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Blog: Talking scheme, targeting Georgia and an injury to a 2015 commitment

Catching up on some items from the last few weeks :

–We hit on Georgia’s defensive scheme under new coordinator Jeremy Pruitt in a previous blog, but here’s an interesting comment from 2015 defensive end Chauncey Rivers after he switched his commitment from South Carolina to Georgia last month:

“They’re switching to a 4-3 defense and I think that will give me an opportunity to come in and play as a true defensive end,” Rivers told South Carolina recruiting guru Phil Kornblut. “It’s what I want to play in college.”

–Speaking of recruiting, Wisconsin’s hire of former Georgia running back Thomas Brown to coach that position for the Badgers looks like a big plus in recruiting these parts for the Big Ten school.

“He has been a great recruiter in whatever area he has recruited in and we want to get into Georgia and into the Southeast,” Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen told the school’s official athletics website.

With Brown on staff, Marshall signed nine players from Georgia in its 2014 recruiting class, including three from Atlanta where Brown recruited.

“There’s so much talent packed into that small area,” Brown said on Marshall’s website, according to Madison.com “Not just the city of Atlanta, but also metro Atlanta and the surrounding counties. There’s such a wealth of talent there. And then we could benefit from getting guys from there in here to have success early on … and start a new wave of guys from Atlanta.”

—Georgia 2015 football commitment Rico McGraw from Ensworth (Tenn.) broke an ankle in basketball practice last month, ending his season. He is expected to return for his senior football season, according to The Tennessean

McGraw is a four-star cornerback commitment.

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