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Dawg Night brings in top talent for Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs held their annual Dawg Night on Saturday evening. Georgia’s one-night camp generally features some of the top prospects from around the Southeast, but Saturday’s event was one of the most loaded events head coach Mark Richt has had since he started putting on the camp.

Defensvie tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1-rated player in the ESPN 300, was in attendance as was other ESPN 300 talent, including wide receiver's Kyle Davis and Binjimen Victor, Florida State tight end commit Isaac Nauta, athletes Demetris Robertson and Mecole Hardman, offensive linemen and former Georgia commit E.J. Price and Terrance Davis, defensive tackles Derrick Brown and Antwuan Jackson Jr., defensive end Xavier Kelly, running backs Devwah Whaley, Carlin Fils-Aime and Elijah Holyfield, and defensive back Trayvon Mullen.

Not every player participated at the camp, but that is of little importance. Georgia was just using this camp as a way to get as many big-time prospects on campus as possible before the start of the season.

Dawg Night also featured several players already committed to the Bulldogs, including five-star quarterback Jacob Eason and ESPN 300 prospects Ben Cleveland and Julian Rochester.

While the talent for the 2016 class was plentiful, there was also several top 2017 targets in attendance such as running backs Kurt Taylor and Anthony McFarland, quarterback Trevor Lawrence, wide receiver Deangelo Gibbs, and defensive back Jamyest Williams.

Georgia even landed a commitment from 2017 wide receiver DeeJay Dallas from Brunswick (Georgia) Glynn Academy. Dallas chose the Bulldogs over offers from Florida, South Carolina, Auburn and Missouri. He joins quarterback Bailey Hockman as Georgia’s other 2017 verbal commitment.



Georgia was hoping to secure an official visit from the 137th-ranked player in the nation, Terrance Davis, and with a strong impression from the Bulldogs, it looks like Georgia was able to do just that.

ESPN 300 defensive end Xaiver Kelly made the trip from Wichita (Kansas) East High School to Athens to take in Dawg Night and by all accounts, including his twitter account, the four-star prospect enjoyed his time at Georgia.

Four-star South Carolina commit Bryan Edwards was also impressed with how he was treated by the Georgia coaching staff during his trip to Georgia.

Fils-Aime, a Florida native, has the Bulldogs near the top of his list and his visit to Athens certainly didn't hurt Georgia's chances of landing the talented back. Georgia's running backs coach Thomas Brown actually challenged Fils-Aime to a race during the camp, but the plans to actually run the race fell through.