Recruiting: An updated big board after Glass de-commits

semerson@macon.comAugust 16, 2013 

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PAUL ABELL

ATHENS - Safety Nick Glass was one of Georgia's earliest commitments for the 2014 class. And now he's the most recent de-commitment.

Glass revealed via his Twitter account late on Thursday that he was no longer committed to the Bulldogs, indicating academics were a factor: "I talked with my family and I feel like the best thing for us, is to back off from my commitment and focus on my academics and my senior (year)."

Glass, currently a three-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite, committed to Georgia in April of 2012. This cuts Georgia's list of commitments for 2014 down to 16.

It's not expected that Georgia will sign a big class, as few as 20, perhaps only as many as 25. Glass' situation is a reminder that the commitment list is a fluid number, but it's still true that Georgia's target list is pretty narrow at this point. The major names:

- DE Lorenzo Carter: The Norcross High School star is a consensus five-star prospect and one of the nation's top players.

- ILB Raekwon McMillan: Right now Georgia is a longshot for the Liberty County High School star, a consensus five-star prospect. Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson are in the running.

- DE/OLB Keyon Brown: Georgia is the team to beat for this four-star prospect from Wauchula, Fla., according to Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247.com. Brown will announce in late September.

- WR Josh Malone: The Bulldogs are pushing hard to pull the product of Gallatin, Tenn., away from his home-state Volunteers and other top programs.

- OLB Elisha Shaw: Georgia got another outside linebacker out of Tucker two years ago in Josh Dawson. The Bulldogs would like to get another one.

- OLB Rashaan Evans: He lives in Auburn, Ala., but Georgia is pushing hard for the four-star prospect.

- CB Kendarius Webster: Now with Glass off the table, the Bulldogs will certainly be willing to take another defensive back.

Here is the current list of Georgia's commtments for the 2014 class, with vital statistics via 247Sports.com, and comments from myself:

DT Lamont Galliard ... 6-3, 310 ... Fayetteville, N.C. ... 5 stars
Good enough to contend for playing time next year even on what should be a deep defensive line.

RB Sony Michel .... 5-11, 205 .... Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... 5 stars
A potential immediate-impact type of player, even with Gurley and Marshall around.

RB Nick Chubb ... 5-11, 216 ... Cedartown ... 4 stars
Another tailback good enough to play right away, or at least once carries are available.

TE Jeb Blazevich ... 6-4, 230 .... Charlotte, N.C. ..... 4 stars
Georgia has succeeded lately with out-of-state tight ends, (Arom White, Orson Charles, Arthur Lynch), and hopes Blazevich is next.

CB Malkom Parish ... 5-9, 186 ... Quitman ........ 4 stars
Speedy and skilled, rated in the national top 100 and No. 6 overall in the state of Georgia.

QB Jacob Park ... 6-3, 202 .... Goose Creek, S.C. .... 4 stars
A pro-style quarterback with some mobility, Park chose Georgia over Alabama, Virginia Tech and other elite programs.

DT Dontavius Russell .... 6-3, 300 .... Carrollton .... 4 stars
One of Chris Wilson's first recruits for Georgia, a player who will have a chance to play right away.

OT Dyshon Sims .... 6-4, 278 ...... Valdosta ...... 4 stars
Considered one of the top in-state O-line prospects this year, Sims also had an offer from Alabama, among others.

WR Shakenneth Williams ... 6-1, 195 ... Macon .... 4 stars
Williams plays at a high school (Rutland) that hasn't had much on-field success, but impressed enough at camps to earn an offer.

S Kendall Gant ......... 6-2, 185 .... Lakeland, Fla. ... 3 stars
The tall safety was another Dawg Night addition.

ILB Detric Dukes .... 6-0, 220 .... Tucker .... 3 stars
Flipped to Georgia after originally committing to Louisville, he may be small and "only" three stars, but so was Reggie Carter last year.

CB Shattle Fenteng ... 6-2, 220 ... Hutchinson (Kan.) CC ... 3 stars
Fenteng mostly played at receiver at Loganville High School in Grayson, and is now a cornerback.

WR Krenwick Sanders ........ 6-2, 175 .... Jesup ..... 3 stars
One of Georgia's earliest commitments for the class, having committed in November of 2012.

G Jake Edwards .......... 6-4, 270 ...... Franklin .... 3 stars
An interior lineman whom Georgia hopes will continue to grow in the weight room.

WR Gilbert Johnson ...... 6-2, 190 ..... Miami, Fla. ... 3 stars
Actually looked taller than 6-2 at Mark Richt camp.

OT Kendall Baker .... 6-6, 275 .... Atlanta .... 4 stars
He's got the height for tackle, now he has to put on the weight, a la Xzavier Ward.

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