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Elite 2012 OT has UGA in top group

  • Class of 2012 offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek) is considered by many to be the top overall prospect in the Carolinas for the next recruiting cycle.


The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder holds verbal offers from the following schools: Florida, Oregon, California, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern California, Tennessee, Central Florida, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Wake Forest.

    The Bulldogs are one team that stands out early. 

    “Right now I am probably looking the hardest at LSU, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio State,” Humphries said. “I would like to hear from Alabama, I like them a lot. I have gotten some interest letters from them. I am probably hearing the most from North Carolina and Clemson.”

    Humphries will get the chance to see the Bulldogs in person this weekend when he travels to Columbia, S.C., to see UGA take on South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference opener for both programs.

    "I am probably going to go to South Carolina this coming weekend for the South Carolina/Georgia game."

Humphries says he wants to take a significant amount of unofficial visits this fall so he can narrow his list in the spring.

The Bulldogs have had great success recruiting the Tar Heel State, particularly the Charlotte area, under current head coach Mark Richt. Starting tackle Trinton Sturdivant is from Anson High in Wadesboro (40 miles east of Charlotte), last season’s starting quarterback Joe Cox and former reciever Mohamed Massaquoi both came from Independence High in Charlotte. Class of 2011 commit Christian LeMay is a product of Butler High in Matthews, N.C., which is a suburb of Charlotte.

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