Today is the beginning of the early signing period, which is like Signing Day for football without the stupid hat tricks and unwarranted pomp afforded high school football players. Coach Fox is expected to sign Florida forward Cady Lalanne, the nation's No. 142 overall prospect according to Rivals. The fact that Coach Fox's first 2010 signee is a top 150 guy is promising, considering UGA has been largely absent from that list in prior years. The bad news is that there are seven Georgia players on that list and we have signed none of them. Only Jelan Kendrick, a national top 10 prospect and the top guy in state, remains uncommitted at this point.
Coach Landers also expects a good day. Point guard Ronika Ransford, guard Khaalidah Miller, and center Ariel Johnson are supposed to sign with the Lady Dawgs. Both guards are top 40 prospects. It's another top 15 class to add to last year's stellar group. It's nice to see the girls program getting a bit more recruiting attention.
In sports only I care about, blue chipper Kate Fuller signed with the women's tennis team. Fuller was the 2008 Georgia Junior Tennis Player of the Year and is a top national recruit. Alpharetta's Rachael Hart is also expected to sign with UGA.
Manny Diaz and the men's tennis program has commitments from two national recruits, but I don't know if they were signing today or not. Garrett Brasseaux of Covington, Louisiana and Californian Campbell Johnson are both top 20 prospects and are committed to the Dawgs.