Dr. Gary Green is an athletic, wise-cracking, prematurely gray-haired associate professor at Georgia. He knows little about football. But recruits -- and maybe more importantly their parents -- can't get enough of him.
In the rapidly accelerating world of recruiting, getting prospects to decide during the summer before their junior year is not enough for college coaches, as they look to reel in top talent sooner and sooner. Thus was born the junior day.
For Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek receiver Demarre Kitt, the college offers couldn't come soon enough. Now the rising junior is mapping out a busy schedule of visits to favorites Auburn, Alabama, Clemson and Georgia, while the offers keep pouring in.
Georgia defensive star Jarvis Jones is excited about his defense's evolution, and he thinks if all the draft-eligible starters -- including himself -- return for 2012, the Bulldogs will have the No. 1 D in the country.