|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Aaron Murray||A+||6'1"/200||Plant High School (FL)||Quarterback||Georgia|
|Orson Charles||A||6'3"/227||Plant High School (FL)||Tight end||Georgia|
Charles played as a true freshman in his first year in Athens. He caught 23 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns.
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and tight ends coach John Lilly spent last Friday at Plant High in Tampa, checking on Aaron Murray, the Georgia-bound quarterback who is still on crutches after breaking his left leg on Oct. 16. "Aaron has tremendous recovery powers; he's actually way ahead of schedule in terms of the healing process, " Plant coach Robert Weiner said. "He wasn't supposed to be able to put any pressure on his ankle until three or four more weeks." Murray is still holding out hopes of returning to action this season, if Plant advances far enough in the playoffs. "You can never count out Aaron for anything, that's for sure, " Weiner said. "While we'd love to have him back out there, we're not going to do anything to endanger his college career." Georgia's coaches also witnessed arguably the best game of the season by 6-3, 227-pound tight end Orson Charles, who is highly coveted by the Bulldogs. "Orson really put on a show for Georgia, as he pretty much does every game," Weiner said. Charles is also flourishing at defensive end, but the Bulldogs want him on offense. He favors Miami over Florida, Georgia and Florida State.
Tampa, Fla., quarterback Aaron Murray, who committed to Georgia, isn’t wasting any time making it to Athens. After Plant High plays tonight, Murray is going to change clothes and begin his seven-hour journey. He will spend the night near the Georgia border, and plans to be at the Bulldogs’ football offices around 11 a.m, about nine hours before kickoff. “This is my first trip for a game, and I want to make the most of every minute of it,” Murray said. Murray is bringing a special guest — Orson Charles, his Plant teammate who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tight end by Rivals. Charles favors Miami, but also is considering Georgia, Florida, and Florida State. Rarely a day goes by without Murray trying to recruit Charles for the Bulldogs. “I’m always mentioning Georgia, but he knows in the end it’s his decision to make, and no one else.”
Residing 1,054 miles from Athens will be a real bummer this weekend for Georgia commit Arthur Fontaine of Dartmouth High in North Dartmouth, Mass. Scout.com’s fifth-best tight end in the nation by will relegated to viewing Saturday night’s SEC showdown between the Dogs and Alabama on ESPN from his home. “I can’t go this weekend,” Fontaine wrote to the AJC in a text message. “But we’ve got a long weekend for the Tennessee game [on Oct. 11]. “I’m going to the Tennessee game.” Despite the temptation of taking in a game and touring campuses closer to home, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Fontaine said he’s remained loyal to the Dogs. “I haven’t visited any other schools,” he said. “I’m committed to Georgia.” Another prized-recruit, quarterback Aaron Murray of Tampa, Fla. confirmed to the AJC Monday evening that he will attend Saturday evening’s contest in Sanford Stadium. It will be the first trip to Athens this season for Murray, a member of the AJC’s The Super Southern 100.
Orson Charles of Tampa, Fla., who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tight end by Rivals, has been to so many college campuses since last spring for recruiting tours, prospect camps, or passing-league tournaments that he can’t quite remember them all. However, Charles will forever remember last Saturday: It was the first time he had ever seen a college football game in person. Charles made an unofficial visit to Florida to watch the Gators defeat Miami. He said Thursday night that he is not attending any games this upcoming Saturday. “It was a great atmosphere, I look forward to play in those type of environments in college one day,” Charles said of last weekend’s experience. Charles said one of the highlights was talking to Florida coach Urban Meyer before the game. The two have developed a friendship during the recruiting process, and Charles said he greeted Meyer with a big hug. Charles favors Miami, but is also considering Florida, Florida State and Georgia. He plays at Plant High with quarterback Aaron Murray, who committed to Georgia. The Bulldogs already have one 2009 commitment at tight end, Arthur Fontaine of Dartmouth, Mass. However, Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly has made it known that he would like to add one more, with the short list of candidates led by Charles but also including McEachern’s Terrell Mitchell.