Georgia racks up on Dawg Night

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia got some big prospects to bite on Dawg Night.

The Bulldogs' one-night summer football camp resulted in five commitments Friday, but don't expect them to have an immediate impact. Only one -- four-star offensive lineman John Theus -- was a rising senior. Three were rising juniors and one was a rising sophomore.

All three 2013 prospects are skill players: running back Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee), quarterback Brice Ramsey (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County) and wide receiver Tramel Terry.

"Coming here again and seeing the coaches and talking with them I decided to go ahead and commit," Henry said. "I love their facilities, the coaching staff, especially Coach [Mark] Richt. They are so nice. It can be all about football. When it's not, they make you feel like part of their family. What they have is so smooth."

Henry, 6-foot-2 and 232 pounds, is a monster back who rushed for more than 2,800 yards and 39 touchdowns last season as a sophomore.

"I am a one-cut back with size," Henry said. "I can run low in the hole and be physical. That's what it's going to take in the SEC. You have to be physical and you also have to be able to catch the ball. I can do those things.

"I haven't come close to reaching my full potential. I just want to go to Georgia and be a Herschel Walker type of running back. I want to have that mentality and live up to their legacy at the running back position. I want to do what God blessed me to do."

Henry committed to Georgia over Florida.

Meanwhile, the Dawgs may have landed their quarterback of the future in Ramsey. He has known what he was going to do for quite some time and was just looking for the right moment.

"To be honest, I couldn't wait for this to happen," Ramsey said. "I couldn't wait for Georgia to offer, and they finally did back in the spring. I wanted to commit but I wanted to wait for the perfect time. Tonight was the perfect time. Honestly, Georgia was the only team I was really ever considering."

Ramsey, 6-3 and 198 pounds, believes he's a nice fit for the Bulldogs' offense. He also can't wait to get to Athens and work with the Bulldogs' coaching staff.

"I just feel like Coach Richt and Coach [Mike] Bobo are so down to earth," Ramsey said. "I like their coaching styles and I like the offense. I feel like I have the arm to make all the throws in their offense. I also feel confident that once I finally get up here I can get into the mix."

Perhaps the most surprising decision was the commitment of Stanley Williams (Bethlehem, Ga./Apalachee). This 5-7, 180-pound speedster ran a sub-4.3 last night. That's not what was so surprising. It just shocked many that he made his decision so early in the process. Williams, a running back, is a member of the 2014 class.

"Coach Richt offered and I committed on the spot," Williams said. "I kind of discussed things with my parents last week in case something like this would happen, so I already knew coming in what I would do if I got that offer.

"Georgia is close to home; it's a great school, organization and coaching staff to be around. I love it. It's UGA. It's my dream to play between the hedges."

Theus is considered the No. 28 overall prospect in the 2012 class and is ranked sixth among offensive tackles. Coincidentally, his brother, Nathan, committed to Georgia last year on Dawg Night.

After the additions, Georgia has 11 commitments for the 2012 class, three for the 2013 class and one for the 2014 class.

Dave Hooker contributed to this story.

Jamie Newberg has been covering recruiting both in the Southeast and nationally for 19 years. He can be reached at jamienewbergbw@yahoo.com.