After Nick Marshall committed to the Bulldogs a couple of weeks ago, Mark Richt got even more good news on the recruiting front.
Dalton offensive lineman Watts Dantzler announced yesterday that he will commit to the Bulldogs after narrowing down his selections to Georgia and Auburn. Dantzler decided to make his announcement on Father’s Day in honor of his late father, Danny Dantzler, also an offensive lineman who lettered at Georgia from 1971-73.
The 6-7, 330 pound Dantzler is yet another in-state player to commit to the Bulldogs, staying with Richt’s plan of building a “Dream Team” of Georgia high-school recruits. Check out the video of Dantzler at the bottom.
Jarvis Jones transferring to UGA
USC freshman linebacker Jarvis Jones announced last week that he will transfer to Georgia. While the recent fallout of USC sanctions may have been a big factor in Jones’ decision, a neck injury Jones sustained in a game against Oregon last season also might have played a part in Jones’ transfer.
After sitting out the rest of last season, Jones, a former Carver-Columbus, Ga. star, could not return to spring practice because the USC doctors did not clear him to play. Even after seeking second and third opinions and receiving positive feedback, team doctors still refused to clear Jones to practice. Finally Jones asked for, and was granted, his release of scholarship.
Already medically cleared by UGA doctors, Jones will redshirt this season and have three years of eligibility starting in 2011. The 6-3, 236 pound linebacker is a 2008 AJC Super 11 and former US Army All-American selection. Video after the jump.
Here’s Dantzler. If you are having trouble finding him, he’s #73. Or, the behemoth clowning fools.
Here’s Jones. He’s #10.