Hokies Recruiting: Lawrence Cager Decision Preview and Prediction

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Dec 30, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt holds up the trophy after after defeating the Louisville Cardinals. Georgia defeated Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl held at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


When Georgia was listed as the team in the lead for Lawrence Cager, there were many that were surprised, and the Bulldogs have fallen behind the few teams in the past couple weeks since he released that list. However, the big issue was the fact that Georgia hadn’t offered Cager a scholarship but that has changed.

The fact that the Bulldogs did offer Cager a scholarship is big, and could have an impact especially with National Signing Day still a month away. The Bulldogs also are a team that could offer Cager the chance to get a lot of early playing time if he can earn it.

The issue for the Bulldogs may be the timing of their offer so close to his official announcement. There are no indications that Cager was waiting for an offer to commit to the Bulldogs, and Georgia has not surged up many people’s recruiting boards in their pursuit of the 4-star wide receiver from Maryland.

The Georgia Bulldogs do have a chance, but the biggest change that has happened in the last few weeks in Athens is the departure of Mike Bobo to take the head coaching job at Colorado State. That is the type of big change that probably hurts Georgia’s chances to get Cager a lot.

Cager could end up in Athens, but it does not seem likely.

Chance: 10%

Next: Miami is definitely a sleeper for Cager.