Monday, June 29, 2009
Bulldogs land Ogletree
Georgia continued its hot streak on the recruiting trail by landing Under Armour All-American safety Alec Ogletree (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) over the weekend.
Though Ogletree was an in-state prospect, there was a buzz about the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder being bound for Miami. This was a very good pickup and keeps one of the better talents in the state.
That's also the fourth Under Armour All-American that UGA has landed. Offensive linemen Brent Benedict (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) and Kolton Houston (Buford, Ga./Buford) and wide receiver/athlete Da'Rick Rogers (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) previously have already pledged to the Red and Black.
Two-way lineman Henry Anderson (College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy) said he currently has eight schools on his list and plans to narrow it to five in the near future.
"Michigan, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, Florida State, Stanford, Virginia and Wisconsin are my eight," Anderson said.
The 6-6, 245-pounder could play a number of positions in college. Most schools say defensive end, but Clemson likes him as a tight end, while South Carolina and Vanderbilt (which have also offered, but are not in the top eight) like him as an offensive tackle.
Both of Anderson's parents graduated from Wisconsin and he plans to head to Madison in the near future for an unofficial visit and then narrow his list further. Anderson is looking for the best school for him on an off the field. He plans to major in either business or political science and then head to law school once his playing days are over.
"I want to go to a school with a great academic program as I want my degree to mean something," Anderson said. "But I also want to go to a program that competes for conference championships and goes to bowl games on the field."
Brown to see Big Ten
Defensive end Quenton Brown (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) will visit Michigan State this week. He holds offers from the Spartans, Ole Miss, Central Florida and West Virginia.