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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

UGA offers South Carolina defensive end

3:51 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sam Montgomery of Greenwood, S.C., who is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 weakside defensive end by Rivals, was offered by Georgia last week, according to the website. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Montgomery has around 40 scholarship offers. He is a member of the AJC’s The Super Southern 100. What are Georgia’s chances of landing Montgomery? Montgomery said he had never been to Athens and didn’t really know any of the Georgia’s coaches. Yet Montgomery told Rivals “everybody is equal” and said he hasn’t ruled anything out. However, Montgomery later told that he plans to take his five official visits to Southern Cal, Miami, Michigan, LSU and Oregon. He said he is also considering South Carolina and Clemson

Does UGA still want nation's No. 2 tight end?

7:12 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008

One of Georgia’s top remaining targets appears to be Orson Charles of Tampa, an AJC Super Southern 100 selection who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tight end by Rivals. Tight end Arthur Fontaine of Dartmouth, Mass., rated No. 4 by Rivals, recently committed to Georgia. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Charles said he hasn’t had contact with the Bulldogs since Fontaine’s decision, only discussing the situation with his teammate, quarterback Aaron Murray, who has committed to Georgia. Charles said he had no reason to believe the Bulldogs have withdrawn the offer. “Aaron said they still want me, and he wants to play with me in college,” Charles said. “And [Georgia assistant John Lilly] had told me to take my time to make a good decision, and that a scholarship would always be waiting for me at Georgia. I assume that’s still the situation.” Miami, which already has three commitments at tight end, appears to be the front-runner for Charles, who insisted Fontaine’s decision has no bearing on his decision. He also is considering Florida and Florida State, among others.

Northside's Jones selects Georgia

2:25 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008

For Abry Jones, his college choice came down to feel. Where did he feel the most comfortable? Where was he relaxed? Which place was most like home? Georgia hit the trifecta. "It is where I decided I wanted to be, " said the Northside-Warner Robins defensive lineman. So the 6-4, 250-pound prospect committed to Georgia. He is Georgia's seventh commitment for 2009. He picked Georgia over Florida, Miami and Clemson. "There is an excitement in finding a place and knowing that is where I am going to be playing football for the next few years, " Jones said. Jones was the Bulldogs' top target at his position and rated a four-star prospect by He spent the weekend at Georgia with his mother and watched the G-Day game Saturday. "I was watching the players that play my position, their technique and what they do and then tell myself that those are some of the things that I can do in high school, " Jones said. Jones said he also kept an eye on his position coach Rodney Garner during the game and liked how he reacted to the players. "He is a man who can help you and coach you and he knows who to get you ready to play when it is time to play, " Jones said. Georgia entertained several recruits Saturday. The Bulldogs' scholarship limit is lower this year because of a lack of seniors on the team. Georgia probably will give out 15-20 scholarships.

Baldwin's Corico Hawkins picks Clemson

1:46 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008

Baldwin High School's Corico Hawkins said he will play football at Clemson University next year. Hawkins, a 6-foot, 228-pound linebacker, is rated high on the AJC's Georgia 150 list. He received offers from 28 schools, including Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Auburn, Nebraska and Iowa. "There was a marriage from the beginning, " Baldwin head coach Jesse Hicks said. "He went to the University of Florida numerous times and had a great rapport with Charlie Strong, but Clemson is where his heart was." Hicks said Clemson has been recruiting Hawkins for the last several months. "Some coaches are all business, but Coach [Tommy] Bowden treated him like family, " Hicks said. "It made Corico feel like Clemson was where needed to be. It was a good fit." Hicks said Hawkins has excellent football instincts and a strong work ethic, but he will have to continue to improve his game to compete in the ACC. "He's a student of the game, but he has to be able to play at that speed in order to take his game to the next level, " he said. "He can do it, though. He has all the intangibles." Hawkins, who runs a 4.53-second 40, recorded 101 tackles last year, had one interception and three sacks. He also runs track for the Braves. Hawkins' cousin, Leroy Hill, played football for Baldwin and Clemson. Hill was drafted by Seattle in 2005, and he helped lead the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL.

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