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Could UGA take WR Rantavious Wooten away from LSU?

8:34 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008

Georgia coach Mark Richt’s public plea for wide receivers is apparently being answered. Rantavious Wooten of Belle Glade, Fla., who narrowly committed to LSU over Georgia, confirmed with the AJC on Thursday night that he will indeed make an official visit to Athens this weekend. There had been speculation Wooten was backing out on the visit because LSU coaches weren’t happy about the situation. Andre Debose of Sanford, Fla., who is one of the nation’s top uncommitted wide receivers, will also taking a recruiting trip to Georgia this weekend, according to Rivals. Richt recently said that “signing at least two wide receivers” was one of the top priorities for the few remaining scholarships in Georgia’s 2009 recruiting class. Also, wide receiver Marlon Brown of Memphis, who took an official visit to Georgia for the Alabama game, revealed that he plans to return to Athens for an unofficial visit to learn more about the Bulldogs

LSU offers Northview junior DL McCoy

7:32 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008

Northview junior defensive tackle Denzel McCoy received a scholarship offer from LSU on Wednesday. “I found out last night,” the 6-foot-4, 270-pound McCoy said early today. “They called my dad Wednesday morning and he told me after school. “I was a little surprised that they offered, but I’m glad they did.” McCoy, who already has offers from programs such as Alabama, Duke, Georgia Tech, Memphis, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, admitted to being interested in LSU because of former Northview teammate Cordian Hagans, a freshman defensive lineman for the Tigers. “I talked to Cordian about the offer last night,” McCoy said. “He’s saying ‘just take your time, but when you make a decision make the right one.’ “But it would be fun to have that high school repeat and play with him again.” McCoy, who has trips planned to Alabama and Vanderbilt, is scheduled to attend Clemson’s home game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. He’s trying to work a visit to LSU into his schedule

SEC schools interested in Stone Mountain junior Chris Gilzeane

7 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008

LSU wants to know more about Stone Mountain junior fullback Chris Gilzeane. Auburn, Oregon and Tennessee also have expressed interest. “I have no idea how they found out about me,” the 5-foot-11, 220-pound Gilzeane said. “My head coach doesn’t know either.” Gilzeane said he receives about 15 letters from LSU each day. Most of them come from recruiting coordinator Josh Henson. “I haven’t received any offers yet, but I think LSU is leaning towards it,” he said. “I just can’t believe it. I would have never expected a big school like LSU to recognize me.” Gilzeane, who also plays noseguard and middle linebacker for the Pirates, said he has always dreamed of playing for the Miami Hurricanes. “I was born in Miami, so it’s like my second home,” he said

WR Marlon Brown says he’s coming back to UGA for another look

6:46 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008

Georgia coach Mark Richt, who has gone public with his wish to sign two big-time wide receivers in February, is making advances with No. 1 target Marlon Brown of Memphis. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Brown told the AJC that he plans to return to Georgia for an unofficial visit “in the near future.” Brown took his official visit to Athens for the Alabama game. “I’m going back there, and it’s going to be for a basketball game,” Brown said. “I’m still very impressed with Georgia, it was nothing like I thought it would be. I want to go back and meet with Georgia’s basketball coaches because I’d like to play [both] in college.” Brown’s emerging interest is a much-needed boost of energy for Georgia in its national search. The Bulldogs have been reeling after narrowly losing out to LSU on Rantavious Wooten of Belle Glade, Fla., in August. Other than Brown and perhaps Andre Debose of Sanford, Fla., Georgia doesn’t appear to be major players with any of the Southeast’s top uncommitted wide receivers. Brown’s desire to return to Georgia for a second look is proof of his serious interest. He said he couldn’t name a visit date yet because of his own football and basketball schedule, along with making college visits for both sports. Last weekend, Brown took an official visit to Ohio State, where his host was freshman quarterback sensation Terrelle Pryor. Brown said his three remaining recruiting trips are LSU on Jan. 10, Florida on Jan. 24, and Tennessee on Jan. 31. Wednesday was a big day for UGA’s recruiting efforts. Booker T. Washington cornerback Brandon Smith, ranked as the state’s No. 1 prospect, finally scheduled his official visit to UGA

Alabama-bound Bowman: “No hard feelings” toward UGA

5:41 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ridgeland’s Michael Bowman, who committed to Alabama, said he has “no hard feelings” toward Georgia. “Georgia has to make recruiting decisions for what they feel are in the best interests of its program, I understand that,” Bowman said. Bowman, who is arguably the state’s top prospect at wide receiver, said his recruiting “is over” and he intends to sign in February with Alabama. He said he would not change his mind, even if Georgia or any other colleges offer later this season. “Everything happens for a reason, and I don’t feel like there’s a better place for me in the country than Alabama,” Bowman said. “Alabama has always really wanted me, they have big plans for me, and I love everything about the program. I feel like it’s a place we can compete for national championships.” The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Bowman ended up picking Alabama over LSU and Oregon, among a dozen offers. All schools, except for Georgia, had gone ahead and offered Bowman because he is “very close” to meeting college entrance requirements. Georgia, perhaps due to limited slots remaining in its 2009 recruiting class, was waiting on Bowman to fully qualify before extending an offer. The Bulldogs have 14 commitments and are expected to sign no more than 20 players. Bowman is a member of the AJC’s The Super Southern 100, and ranked as the state’s No. 7 overall prospect by Rivals. Bowman was a lifelong Georgia fan who said he was told by Bulldogs that he would be awarded a scholarship if he attended and impressed at the team’s June prospect camp. He ended up winning Best Receiver honors at the camp, but was not offered. Bowman tried to hold out for as long as he could for Georgia, but then decided within the last 10 days that he needed to make a college decision after seeing scholarships starting to fill up at wide receiver at many schools. He officially committed to Alabama after meeting with coach Nick Saban after last Saturday night’s game against Western Kentucky

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