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    Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart's quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,056 (Oct. 22, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what's at stake when Georgia takes on Florida next Saturday. Georgia football podcast: UGA-Florida rivalry showdown has massive implications for Bulldogs Beginning of the show: Georgia's Playoff odds will greatly improve if it beats Florida next Saturday according to FiveThirtyEight. I'll share that data on today's show, and discuss 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert's announcement about his Wednesday commitment ceremony. 10-minute mark: I'll share the outpouring of support shown to former UGA coach Mark Richt after Richt announced he'd suffered a heart attack, and discuss details regarding our DawgNation Invasion tailgate for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. 15-minute mark: DawgNation's recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include Thoughts on Gilbert Update on 4-star Oklahoma commit Michael Henderson who took an official visit to UGA this past weekend Reaction to 4-star linebacker Trenton Simpson's de-commitment from Auburn And an update on UGA running back commit Kendall Milton 35-minute mark: I discuss other SEC headlines including the latest on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's ankle injury, a preview of Auburn-LSU and a look at some of the league's coaches who are possibly on the hot seat. 40-minute mark: I share audio of UGA coach Kirby Smart discussing his plea for the Bulldogs defense to force more turnovers, and I celebrate the performances of a few 'top Dawgs' in the NFL. End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater. The post Georgia football podcast: UGA-Florida rivalry showdown has massive implications for Bulldogs appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Kirby Smart says the Georgia football defense is 'not close' to playing as well as the numbers might indicates. The Bulldogs rank in the Top 10 in the nation in total defense, run defense, pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. Georgia is coming off its second shutout of the season, a 21-0 victory over Kentucky last Saturday. But just as Smart said his offense shouldn't be judged on its performance in the rainy, cold and windy weather, neither should the Bulldogs' defense. 'You can't judge (UGA defense) based on, number one, statistics,' Smart said following Georgia practice on Tuesday night. 'You can't judge it based on a kid playing in the pouring down rain that's not a quarterback (UK's Lynn Bowden), so, we haven't been tested in that regard. 'And we've got to get better, and that's what we're doing this week.' Smart said his defense was 'extremely sloppy in the last game.' Upon further review, Smart said his Georgia defense was 'atrocious.' 'When you watch that tape, there's a lot more concern,' Smart said. 'Tackling, gap fits, if you went to a coach and said watch this game,' they would come in and say, that is atrocious, tackling, fits, eye discipline, leverage, blockers.' 'But walking around, whistling by the graveyard that everything is fine and we're just OK, and we've got good defensive numbers, and that's not the case when you watch the true integrity of it.' To Smart's point, the meat of the Bulldogs schedule is still ahead of them starting with the neutral site game in Jacksonville, Fla., against the No. 7-ranked Florida Gators on Nov. 2. Here's a look at the total offense rankings of the teams Georgia has played, compared to the total offense rankings of the team's still ahead: Vanderbilt (30-6 win)..109th Murray St. (63-17 win)..FCS, 46th Arkansas St. (55-0 win)44th Notre Dame (23-17 win).. 30th Tennessee (43-17 win)108th S. Carolina (20-17 loss)..T-67th Kentucky (21-0 win)102nd At Florida57th Missouri..34th At Auburn.50h Texas A&M.64th At Ga.Tech.119th Georgia coach Kirby Smart DawgNation Georgia football UGA practice observations on Tuesday Bulldogs' defense says it has offense's backs RELATED: D'Andre Swift stands up for team after 21-0 win Georgia football winners and losers from Kentucky game D'Andre Swift gets game ball, carries Bulldogs to victory Georgia game recap, how the Bulldogs beat Kentucky WATCH: Kirby Smart proud Bulldogs able to chop wood' The post WATCH: Kirby Smart reveals Georgia defense atrocious' in shutout win appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That's what the Intel brings. The play sheet today calls for an introduction to a big UGA target that's been hiding in plain sight. That would be Oklahoma commit Mikey Henderson Jr. out of Texas. There's a line lifted from the 2012 film 'Django Unchained' which is now immortal. That's because there is now a GIF of said dialogue available on every smartphone. That Quentin Tarantino line goes: 'Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.' It serves as a fitting introduction for DawgNation regarding Georgia's chances to flip Oklahoma commitment Mikey Henderson Jr. in the 2020 class. The transplanted Texan was once a QB on the 247Sports Composite, but he now aligns on those rankings as the nation's No. 10 ATH and No. 263 overall prospect. The 6-foot-2.5, 238-pounder was in Athens last weekend on an official visit. He took his official to Norman late last month. Those are the only two schools he is considering. At all. He feels he can still chuck a pigskin about 60 or 70 yards. This is his first year playing in the slot and at wide receiver and tight end for Ranchview High. The senior missed most of 2018 (all but three games) with an injury. Henderson plays all over but has developed into a red-zone specialist. This explosive athlete can really elevate for jump balls.Recent clips on social media have also shown him to be a ready and willing blocker. He can erase his assignments from the play. I've been thinking about this clip of OU athlete commit Michael Henderson for the last 48 hours. (via @JLMcCuistion) pic.twitter.com/bzBom02FNB Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) October 19, 2019 Check out his senior film first below. His junior tape is embedded after that. The thought of Henderson attached to the edge or flexed out intrigues in the Georgia offense. He can hammer away in multiple sets in the Bulldog rushing attack. And yet when it is time to go deep and race downfield, he has that, too. It, as we shall finally say, tugs at our curiosity. That attention-grabbing part: Mikey Henderson Jr. There's a 540-pound squat to Henderson to unpack here. Plus his mid-4.6 times in the 40. Maybe it is his 350-pound bench press. The eyebrows raise when he shares he broke his school's record in the power clean as a sophomore. They arch like a volcano peak after learning he can now explode off the ground with 370 pounds. (For those that don't know, that is a serious power clean. Nick Chubb stuff.) 'I'm coming for Saquon [Barkley] and his 405 [pound power clean] and I'm trying to get that my freshman year,' he said. @RanchviewPTR Jr QB & @OU_Football commit @nolimitmikey7 Power Cleans 365lbs! #PTR #CODE pic.twitter.com/sEt75x48uk Coach Whitaker (@coach_whitaker) February 28, 2019 While scanning around the Sanford Stadium crowd on Saturday, there were maybe 10-12 recruits left in the West End Zone bleachers by halftime. Henderson, Oklahoma commit and all, was one of those. His parents had opted to go inside, but he was proud to note his recruiting ambassador was there with him, too. 'She was there,' Henderson told DawgNation. 'She was a soldier, too. It was me and her. Everyone else was inside.' The dots begin to connect. Why would an out-of-state prospect sit amid conditions fit for a reenactment of that 'Forrest Gump' upside-down and the sideways-rain scene if he wasn't seriously interested? As it turns out, he clearly is. If this was a match race between the schools in a 40, Oklahoma still leads. Let's put them on the 35. He is still committed to the Sooners. But what about Georgia? 'Georgia is in there,' he said. 'It is a close race. Georgia is on the 34. It is close.' 5 interesting things from Mikey Henderson Jr. Henderson also said several more thingsthat grab the attention. Pretty much like Mikey Henderson did that 25-yard touchdown in overtime to beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa back in 2007. Georgia got into the picture with Henderson when tight ends coach Todd Hartley came to the staff. Hartley is recruiting him. The most simple way to say things is that Georgia views him as a tight end. Oklahoma is recruiting him to be an athletic H-Back in Lincoln Riley's points-a-palooza. 'Georgia and Hartley really started recruiting me heavily in the summer,' Henderson said. 'I'd say that was when Georgia began to have a serious shot. From talking to coach [Kirby] Smart and coach Hartley over the summer.' He plans to major in communications. Sports broadcasting could be his 40-year plan. He has the tools for it. When he speaks, he conveys his points clearly. ' I'm done,' he said on the subject of taking any more officials other than Oklahoma and Georgia. 'I've got three left but I'm not taking anymore, though. Those are really the only two schools. I'm committed to OU, well, but I'm still looking at Georgia like this is a school I am heavily talking to. It is between those two schools so there's really no point in taking them. I know that one of those two schools is where I want to be at.' ' That's something right there with my situation at Oklahoma,' answering a question on how much he likes to block. 'They want me to play H-back and I don't feel that's what I am. I don't feel like I can showcase my talent enough playing that position. I feel like they block a little too much for my liking at Oklahoma. I feel like on their route concepts and pass plays they do a lot of blocking. If they do run a route, it is like a late check-down route. That's not my game.' 'I just like how they are real,' when asked what he likes most about UGA. 'I talked to coach Smart and I don't feel like they are going to BS' you. I feel like whatever they have to say is real. Georgia, a top program like that, I don't feel like they have a reason to lie to recruits. Because they don't need anybody. They already are elite. They are just real with that and they are down-to-earth people.' 'I've already talked to OU about my concerns with the offense and they know how I feel about Georgia,' Henderson added. 'I was talking to them about it. So they want me to come up there again and sit in the film room and talk about it. So I probably have another visit up to Oklahoma. Do one more and then a decision will be made by the end of the month of November.' 'Just when I was sitting own in that film room with Coach Smart,' he said on the biggest reason why Georgia might flip him. 'He was telling me just how much of a priority I am to them. Just the situation in their tight end room next year. I know the situation. It would be a great opportunity to get on the field early. There's a lot of positions where you can't come to Georgia now and get on the field early. But I feel like the tight end is one of them. They told me that. They pulled the depth chart up and that was the stuff to back it up.' He would like to make his final decision known at the All-American Bowl in Texas. If he gets a late invite to that game, then he will share it there. That was his first trip to Georgia, too. It kind of shocked some members of his family they were in Athens at all. He said they kind of felt that he was all Oklahoma. What is this starting to sound like? Is Oklahoma is the stone-cold fox he's always wanted to be with? But maybe Georgia might just be the better choice for a long-lasting relationship? 'That's exactly like a perfect comparison,' he said. 'I would say that. That's spot-on right there.' It seems that UGA has Henderson's attention, too. OU and UGA: The position fits for Mikey Henderson Jr. His favorite route is the corner post. That is a tell to what position he thinks would be his best Saturday fit. 'I'm not necessarily like a tight end,' he said. 'I'm definitely not an H-back. I would say I'm more like a bigger slot receiver. Because if you look at my film, I can line up in the slot. I can line up outside. I'm just like a bigger receiver and I can run every route in the route tree. I know it well because I played quarterback. Then I've got my hands.' 'I would say I'm like a bigger receiver.' When that discussion continued, the January enrollee said the term 'Flex End' fits his toolbox. Henderson shared his view on what the Bulldogs have at tight end. 'They have a lot of tight ends in that room that would be the traditional tight end,' he said. 'They block and they are good. But they don't have that yards-after-catches thing to them. That's what I feel like. That's what I feel like Georgia is looking for. If you watch my film, that's what I bring. I feel like Georgia is a good opportunity for me to showcase what I do in that offense.' Check that film. Henderson is making plays on balls in the air. Jump balls especially. 'I love going up in the air to get that ball,' Henderson said. 'I feel like when that ball is in the air, I expect to come down with it every time. I like going deep and coming down with it to catch those jump balls. I just like catching the ball, getting it in space, taking that deep shot with my quarterback and going up over somebody.' Can he block? That 370-pound power clean shows he can lift Jordan Davis-sized men off the ground. 'I don't mind blocking at all,' he said. 'That's something that I take pride in. That is all part of being a complete player.' Mikey Henderson Jr. compares Georgia and Oklahoma He likes the winning tradition at both schools. 'I just like the people at Oklahoma,' he said. 'That was my first offer. So like obviously that's the school that I have the best relationship with the coaches. I've done been down there ten times so I know it. In my heart, I would say that it is OU. They show gratitude and love towards my family. But it is not just about the relationship with the people.' Henderson knows Smart can get testy. There are plenty of viral 'GIFs' about that, too. But he views it as a positive. 'I just like how he doesn't sugarcoat anything,' he said. 'He is going to tell you that once you get there when you do something wrong and something goes wrong he is going to get on you. He is going to coach you hard. You can tell it. You can tell it in the locker room after the games. I bet at halftime, too. He's going to coach his players hard. That's what you want. He isn't going to lie about it. He is going to tell you that when you are sitting in his office with your parents and your family.' 'He is going to tell you if something goes wrong, he is going to get into you. But it is only to make you better. If you can say something to a recruit like that and let them know that you are going to rip into them when they mess up, that's something that I liked about him.' Do some film scouring of your own. Check those reels. There's an Easter Egg that has nothing to do with blocking or route running or catching. He was given the ball on a jet sweep. There were 7-8 defenders with a chance to bring him down. He took that one to the crib. 'When folks see a guy do something like that, then they can tell he a man is a big-time ballplayer' he said. 'I should have been tackled like 10 times on that play. That's when you see a guy is really a ballplayer. You can't coach stuff like that.' Here's a lasting image of Henderson's official: He's out. Real late. His player host, D'Wan Mathis, is leading him around the most expensive nightclub in Athens. That was the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic facility. 'We went to the indoor at like 3 a.m. and he was throwing me routes,' Henderson said. 'Had cleats on and everything. All strapped up.' That's another thing about Henderson that screams potential. He doesn't believe in rankings or stars. 'I'm at the field every day,' he said. 'Every chance I get. I trust my preparation and I don't believe the hype. I believe in my preparation and I know me. That way I know I'm going to do what I have to do when the challenges come.' Miss any Intel? The DawgNation recruiting archive will get you up to speed just as fast as former Georgia All-American LB Roquan Smith found the ball after the snap. The post Stick with Oklahoma? UGA flip? 4-star ATH Mikey Henderson Jr. breaks that down appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS 'Urgency' sounded like the word of the day, Georgia coaches urging the players to perform at peak levels during the practice on Tuesday. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm appeared to be spot on. Fromm was whistling passes through a 12 mph wind, the benefit of a dry football seeming to make all the difference. RELATED: Kirby Smart shares concerns, two passing related Fromm was 9-of-12 passing for 35 yards in the 21-0 win over Kentucky. The Bulldogs QB said after the game that a wet football and inclement weather had affected the game plan significantly. The No. 10-ranked Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1 SEC) play No. 7 Florida (7-1, 4-1) in Florida at Jacksonville's TIAA Bank Field on Nov. 2. Both Georgia and the Gators are idle this weekend. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said he's hoping to get some players back healthy this week. Cornerback Tyson Campbell would be at the top of the list. Campbell was working at full speed in drill work with the second team on Tuesday. Campbell is looking to come off the turf toe ailment that's sidelined him since the second half of the Arkansas State game on Sep. 14. Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was going through drill work with first team players after seeing extensive action against Kentucky last Saturday. Smart has said the competition is deep at cornerback behind Eric Stokes, with DJ Daniel and Tyrique McGhee also working atop the depth chart. Junior Solomon Kindley was back working with the first team at left guard. It's worth noting Cade Mays and Trey Hill were both snapping the football from center during the media viewing portion of practice. Mays has played every position on the offensive line this season except center. Receiver Lawrence Cager, sidelined since the second half of the 20-17 overtime loss to South Carolina on Oct. 12, was not seen at practice. Cager has been playing with a separated shoulder this season, and he suffered a rib injury that sidelined him against the Gamecocks. DawgNation Georgia football Bulldogs' defense says it has offense's backs RELATED: D'Andre Swift stands up for team after 21-0 win Georgia football winners and losers from Kentucky game Georgia football stock report, lock-down defense gets shutout D'Andre Swift gets game ball, carries Bulldogs to victory Georgia game recap, how the Bulldogs beat Kentucky WATCH: Kirby Smart proud Bulldogs able to chop wood' The post Georgia football practice observations: Urgency' the word of the day Tuesday appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Even with Nick Chubb on a bye week, RBU' alums had no problem finding their way into the endzone for their respective teams during this past week in the NFL. Sony Michel had another big week for the New England Patriots. While he posted a modest 42 yards rushing on 19 attempts, he found the endzone 3 times has helped power New England to a 33-0 win over the New York Jets on Monday night. Benjamin Watson made his debut for the Patriots and caught 3 passes for 18 yards. Jordan Jenkins recorded 3 tackles and a quarterback hit in the loss for the Jets. Todd Gurley made his return to Georgia as his Los Angeles Rams picked up a 37-10 victory over the struggling Falcons. Gurley had only 47 yards rushing but made an incredible touchdown catch to contribute to the scoring effort. The touchdown catch came against Vic Beasley, who was taken two spots ahead of Gurley in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Falcons. This had to make Atlanta fans feel even worse as the Falcons who do not have a Georgia player on their roster feel even worse. What a catch by @TG3II! Welcome back, Todd! #LARams #LARvsATL : FOX : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/wAXJCleXiU pic.twitter.com/f42YcuZHLw NFL (@NFL) October 20, 2019 Chubb who spent Saturday in Athens to see Georgia's 21-0 win over Kentucky will face off against Michel this week, as the Patriots and Browns play on Sunday. Two former Bulldogs had standout defensive games this weekend, as Geno Atkins and Justin Houston both had multi-sack games for their respective teams. Atkins brought down Jacksonville quarterback Gardner Minshew twice, but it wasn't enough to guide the Cincinnati Bengals to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cincinnati has not yet won a game this year. Former Bulldog AJ Green has not yet played for the Bengals, as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Houston was a one-man wrecking crew for the Indianapolis Colts, as he finished with 2.0 sacks and 4 quarterback hits. The former Bulldog made things incredibly difficult for Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, as the Colts were able to pick up a 30-23 win that puts them in the driver's seat for the AFC South title. Matthew Stafford once again had a huge game for the Detroit Lions, as he threw for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings. But it wasn't enough, as the Detroit defense got torched by the Minnesota offense. The Vikings won 42-30, pushing Detroit's record to 2-3-1. A couple of Georgia wide receivers also had some success this weekend. Javon Wims of the Chicago Bears scored his first career touchdown, as he hauled in a 6-yard pass in Chicago's 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Chris Conley meanwhile had a season-high 83 yards for the Jaguars in their win over the Bengals. He also caught a two-point conversion. As for this week's Top Dawg our weekly honor that honors the former Bulldog who had the best week in the NFL we're going to go with Houston. He's continued to be an impactful player for the Colts, even after getting cut by the Chiefs this offseason. On the season, Top Dawgs in the NFL Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears Week 2: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs Week 3: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs Week 4: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Week 5: Sony Michel, New England Patriots Week 6: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Week 7: Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Georgia football coach Kirby Smart shares concerns, two involving pass game BREAKING: Nation's No. 1 TE Arik Gilbert sets quick turnaround for his decision right after his UGA official visit Georgia's offense, and championship aspirations, will go as far as D'Andre Swift can go Georgia football winners and losers following victory over Kentucky Georgia football freshmen report: UGA 21, Kentucky 0 Former UGA players offer prayers and support for Mark Richt after heart attack Former Georgia football coach Mark Richt tweets good news after suffering heart attack Georgia football podcast: 5 pieces of good news as UGA heads into bye week The post Former Georgia running backs have no probelm finding the endzone in Week 7 of NFL season appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That's what the Intel brings. This offering is a chance to get to know senior CB target, Dontae Manning. There's a lot to this young man aside from an abiding interest in playing for UGA. Dontae Manning has made a lot of 'OMG' plays for his Raytown High (Kansas City, Mo.) football team. He plans to take an 'OV' to UGA in December. Georgia coach Kirby Smart has even compared him to a current NFL star. OMG. OV. UGA. NFL. There's an even better set of initials out there that shows what the nation's No. 7 cornerback prospect (247Sports Composite) might mean to even the nation's most elite programs. LLB. Long. Live. Brent. That 'LLB' has meant something to Manning and his Raytown Bluejay community. It still means a lot. Brent Kuhnhenn passed this month after a long fight with cancer. He was the father-in-law of the head coach at Raytown. His trial with his illness sparked a 'BrentStrong' movement within that community. Kuhnhenn's fight led to more than earrings with a logo for his cancer fight. It sparked hashtags, helmet stickers and even widespread T-shirt sales around Raytown. It also inspired an Under Armour All-American with blistering speed and playmaking ability. It still does. Today, the Bluejay family lost a big part of what made us a family, our biggest supporter Mr. Brent Kuhnhenn. I was always told that football had a deeper meaning, and each day I begin to understand the content behind it. This season is dedicated to making you proud. #LLB pic.twitter.com/z0kqVHt4WR CraZ (@dontaemanning_8) October 1, 2019 'I mean everybody knows somebody who has lost somebody to a battle with cancer,' Manning said. 'Or they know that cancer patient personally. It really affected me here because I also had family members that I lost because of cancer. Just being around Brent while he was alive and walking on the Earth affected me. He was just so motivated it motivated me.' 'He was still coming to games. Still living his life. Losing him was a big piece of me. It was a big piece of why I played football and why I still play football.' During the waning weeks of his life, Kunhhenn was a fixture at Bluejay events. That wasn't much different than a lot of his time around the school, but it was different. It led to moments where strong young men fed off the example he was setting. Even in declining health. 'I've got two memories,' Manning said. 'There was one where I scored my second touchdown or something like that and he was just right there and he gave me the biggest high-five and hug. Or there was a picture when I was walking to hug him and he was like I love you' and that was one of my favorite memories of him.' That moment was about a month beforeKuhnhenn passed away. He will cherish it. Always. There's a sincerity to Manning that is uncommon compared to a lot of the prospects on the recruiting trail. His July de-commitment tweet from Oklahoma is a clear expression of that. Please respect my decision pic.twitter.com/AbujRqEklh CraZ (@dontaemanning_8) July 6, 2019 We've been discussing Manning for a few weeks on the DawgNation message board forum and our live weekly 'Before the Hedges' show on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The young man he aims to be is on vivid display in the above examples. But he can really play, too. Half-Way started, Go check me out #LLB https://t.co/iPziokpkFk CraZ (@dontaemanning_8) October 15, 2019 Dontae Manning: The quick-hit things to know Manning is going to go to Georgia. At least in December for an official visit. That's been the case for over a month. He already has strong lines of communication with current members of the team. Dawg Family pic.twitter.com/LVBHGwrCs1 CraZ (@dontaemanning_8) September 27, 2019 Let's quickly rep out a lot of quick info bursts about Manning: Very good size for the cornerback spot: 6 feet and 193 pounds. Plays all over the field for his HS: Offense. Defense. Special teams. Stands out as an elite prospect in all phases. State champion level track speed with strong times (10.67) in the 100 and 200 (21.96) meters during his junior season. Has also cleared 22 feet in the long jump. Manning is a 4-time All-State selection in track. Still considers Oklahoma as a major contender for his decision Has taken officials to Oklahoma and Texas A&M already. Recently nailed down Arizona State, Oregon and UGA as his final officials. He can enroll early, but will not. He still wants to still have his senior year in track. As of now, he plans to make a silent commitment sometime prior to the early signing period. He will sign with his future school during that stretch but keep that on the hush until he shares his decision at the Under Armour All-American Game. He will then have a signing ceremony at Raytown in February. Plans a major which will either bring it all back to sports (Sports Marketing, Communications) or a business management degree pursuit with a minor in graphic design. What position does he aim to play? 'Anywhere the coaches put me I feel like that will be in my best interests to play and do my best. That's where the team will need me the most.' He expanded on that thought. 'Where ever they put me, I am going to ball out. Whether it is at safety. Whether it is at cornerback. Even if it is in a Wildcat' package, then I know that I will be successful.' Said he's been hand-timed at 10.4 seconds in the 100 meters. That's a goal for his laser time during state track season in the spring. His pure 247Sports rating has him even higher. Manning is rated as the nation's No. 3 cornerback prospect and No. 29 player overall. He is the No. 1 prospect from the state of Missouri. Just a little improvisation pic.twitter.com/hsoDmLwiCf CraZ (@dontaemanning_8) October 13, 2019 Check out his junior film. It won't take too long to figure out why Manning said Kirby Smart compared him to NFL Pro Bowler Jalen Ramsey. Dontae Manning: Where UGA sits and Oklahoma looms Manning detailed why he reversed his commitment to Oklahoma over the summer. 'Many people thought I de-committed because I hated OU or I felt differently about them,' he said. 'Really I felt like I needed to start over because I didn't do my recruitment right. I didn't really take the time out to look at depth charts and everything like that.' 'OU remains really like my number one choice right now or right at the top of my decision. But that's why I de-committed.' That said, he feels Oklahoma still recruits him as hard as any other school. 'I would say out of all the schools it is still Oklahoma,' he said. 'They treat me like I am their son. I get texts from coaches from Oklahoma every day.' The Bulldogs were among the top three schools hitting him up at this time. Georgia was already recruiting him at the time he de-committed. The Bulldogs have been recruiting him since his sophomore year. That's when the staff saw him at a team camp he attended with a teammate. 'It really started like my sophomore year,' he said. Why is Georgia now a finalist? 'Just Georgia being an SEC school and the chance of winning a national championship,' he said. 'Then them just spitting out DBs into the league, too. I have a good relationship with the head coach and even the position coaches which just got there.' 'I really have a good relationship with the program.' He said that he speaks with Smart on the phone almost every week. 'With coach Smart, when we get on the phone he really doesn't talk about the football aspect,' he said. 'More of who I reminded him of. As far as Jalen Ramsey. He went on to talk about track speed and how I am lengthy and how I can be used basically anywhere on the field.' Where did that 'Dawg family' come from on that above tweet? 'That's because I really know the program,' he said. 'I reached out to a couple of players at Georgia. Just having conversations about the program and everything like that. That feels like family. That's why I used that term. Then they treat me like family, too. We text like family. It is just like that.' When those talks happen, those Georgia defensive backs shoot him straight. No chaser. Those details include the plan for how UGA spits its DBs into the NFL. When he visits UGA in December, he will want to see: How the position meetings go How the players interact with one another and the staff Getting the real 1-on-1 about the program from the current Bulldogs How hard will his decision be? 'I think it is hard because it has to do with my whole entire life,' he said. 'But at the end of the day, I feel like I am going to know. I will. Because that will be the place that feels like home.' Manning doesn't know his choice right now. He feels he has more research to do. 'I'm looking for an overall family,' he said. 'Someplace where I fall in love with the campus. When my parents see it, too. They just fall in love with it. A place they would approve of minus all of the football aspects.' What motivates Dontae Manning The SEC grind is grueling. It almost becomes too taxing for a player to truly excel when they don't have a 'why' that fills their life with a burning desire to be great. Manning also a purposeful horizon there. 'Where I'm from as far as Kansas City, not a lot of people I would say make it out' or have a positive outlet to display their talents,' Manning said. 'I would say that motivates me. But I also do it for the people that I have lost and the people who can't play football. That's maybe due to an injury or the people who wish they could but maybe are not just cut out for it. I just play for family and what I could potentially be in this game.' His teammates call him 'Crazy 8' and 'Speed' or 'Tae' and 'Locksmith 8' at times. That last one deserves further review from the cool nickname department. 'It is a lockdown thing,' Manning said. 'Then only I've got the keys. If you are open, then it means I only want you to be open for a period of time.' That's proof positive he's a cornerback at heart. It sounds like something Deion Sanders might say. To open the window in coverage just long enough to lay the bait. To get a quarterback to risk a downfield throw. 'Yes, sir,' Manning said. 'That's it.' Manning's film does not equate to a china shop cornerback. Or a 7-on-7 hero. His favorite play on his highlight tape has nothing to do with offense or defense. He flashes brightly on special teams. 'It was on kickoff running down the field, getting by a blocker and then picking up the ball carrier and then slamming them on the ground,' he told DawgNation. There's something bigger here for him with the game than his highlight-reel touchdowns. 'I think the big thing for me now is seeing my teammates succeed,' he said. 'I'm one of the chilliest or funniest 18-year-olds you will ever meet. I am always on my friends to excel. My friends know me for trying to put them on to another college coach to get their name out there. Just even those simple retweets every day. I want my circle to succeed more than anything. I love it when people succeed around me. Especially the younger guys and the young kids. If you see me around kids, then that's when you will see the real me.' The post DawgFamily? Nation's No. 7 CB Dontae Manning details his long-time interest in UGA appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia football fans worried that Kirby Smart has no interest in an explosive passing game can rest easy. Yes, Smart believes a powerful run game is an important component to any offense, but he wants Jake Fromm to continue to throw the ball effectively, too. The No. 10-ranked Bulldogs planned to evolve their passing game against Kentucky before a storm front with wind and rain changed the blueprint for success in a 21-0 win. ' We worked really hard,' Smart said, asked about improving the pass game on the heels of the 20-17 overtime loss to South Carolina on Oct. 12. 'The concerns coming into the week were: Can we get separation, can we create some space, can we get healthy, can we run the ball explosively.' The explosive runs took care of themselves in the second half with D'Andre Swift breaking loose on three runs of 20 yards or more and the team totaling six of 12 yards or more. One of the key players Georgia got back healthy was redshirt freshman receiver Kearis Jackson, who has provided a spark for the offense. 'That kid plays with passion and energy, (and) he doesn't care if he gets the credit,' Smart said. 'He's a winner. He fights his butt off. He took a tough injury (broken hand at Vanderbilt) and came back, and he's more excited about his block than catching the ball and doing anything with it. 'That, to me, is what winning programs have. It's what winners do. It's the kind of guys that I want on my team. I want guys lined up all over that are like that.' Smart credited his team for hard work in the days leading up to the win over Kentucky, citing leadership as a key. 'I think when you start with a core leadership, guys like D'Andre (Swift) and Jake (Fromm) and J.R. (Reed), Andrew (Thomas), those guys, they believe in each other,' Smart said. 'That's all you need. Players that believe in each other. 'Where we are right now is not where we need to be. We're not a finished product. We've got to get better. It's what we're gonna do this week.' DawgNation Georgia football Bulldogs' defense says it has offense's backs RELATED: D'Andre Swift stands up for team after 21-0 win Georgia football winners and losers from Kentucky game Georgia football stock report, lock-down defense gets shutout D'Andre Swift gets game ball, carries Bulldogs to victory Georgia game recap, how the Bulldogs beat Kentucky WATCH: Kirby Smart proud Bulldogs able to chop wood' The post Georgia football coach Kirby Smart shares concerns, two involving pass game appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Arik Gilbert has made his mind up. The nation's No. 1 TE prospect on the 247Sports Composite ratings tweeted out he will make his college commitment on Wednesday evening at his All-American Bowl jersey presentation ceremony from the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. I will be commiting live at the All American Jersey presentation on October 23rd. Shoutout to @BUnterwagner and @TheiSmooth for the collaboration on my official top 5 edit. pic.twitter.com/oY31035m8S Arik Gilbert (@arik_gilbert) October 22, 2019 That escalated quickly. Gilbert was just in Athens over the weekend for his official visit to Georgia. It leads to two conclusions: UGA sealed the deal over the weekend with its long-term pitch and just how much the program has appreciated the recruiting relationship over the years. Gilbert saw Georgia one last time before he was ready to move on and choose from a contender pool which includes a very strong contender in Alabama along with Clemson, Texas A&M and LSU. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior rates as the top prospect in the state of Georgia for 2020 and the nation's No. 10 overall prospect on the 247Sports Composite ratings, too. The post BREAKING: Nation's No. 1 TE Arik Gilbert sets decision date right after his UGA official appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia offensive lineman Ben Cleveland said it was back yard football Saturday night at Sanford Stadium. And it was just what the Bulldogs needed. 'It's the kind of game we all grew up playing in the back yard, crappy days you go outside and you play football with your friends outside in the yard, and that's what (Saturday) was,' Cleveland said. 'We went out there, we said before the game we wanted to have fun, play physical, just get after it. That's exactly what we did.' It added up to a 21-0 win for the No. 10-ranked Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1 SEC) against Kentucky (3-4, 1-4 SEC) on cold, rainy night in Athens. Georgia outgained the Wildcats 270 yards to 177. Both teams stuck primarily with their run games throughout the action. UGA quarterback Jake Fromm was 9-of-12 passing for 35 yards. The ball so slick that the Bulldogs attempted just one pass in the second half. At one point, Georgia had 25 consecutive run plays. 'He just didn't have the feel of the ball in his hand, with it being wet, he didn't have he confidence to throw it, and he'd rather take it and run it himself and get what he can rather than make a bad decision and throw it in the hands of the defense,' Cleveland said. 'So he's really playing smart at quarterback. Even when it does look like he's a little shaky back there, but he knows what he's doing.' Fromm said Georgia knew the weather conditions would limit the pass game, they just didn't know how much. 'You know going into it, it's going to be a ground and pound game, and you have to accept that and guys have to take that as a chip on their shoulder and it's let's go out and execute,' Fromm said. 'Eventually the body blows just keep adding up. Tthe physicality of the game took over.' Indeed, the game was tied 0-0 at halftime before Georgia broke through on D'Andre Swift's 39-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs gained 140 of their 235 yards rushing in the second half. Brian Herrien added an 8-yard TD run in the third quarter, and Swift scored again from 3 yards out in the fourth quarter. Cleveland said the backs did what they were supposed to do, following the offensive line blocks and hitting the holes hard. 'Most of our rushing yards came from the last half of football, so we let them piggyback off us,' Cleveland said. 'That's what they come here to do, is sit here and find holes and make yards. We do what we're supposed to do and they do the rest.' Swift leads the SEC and ranks 12th in the nation with 752 yards rushing. Swift's 6.84 yards per carry ranks also leads the SEC and is 12th in the country. Georgia ranks second in the SEC and 14th in the nation in rushing with 236.9 yards rushing per game. DawgNation Georgia football coverage Bulldogs Freshman Report: UGA 21, Kentucky 0 Georgia defense buys in to offense, we've got each other's backs' RELATED: D'Andre Swift stands up for team after 21-0 win Georgia football winners and losers from Kentucky game Georgia football stock report, lock-down defense gets shutout D'Andre Swift gets game ball, carries Bulldogs to victory Georgia game recap, how the Bulldogs beat Kentucky WATCH: Kirby Smart proud Bulldogs able to chop wood' The post Georgia offensive lineman Big Ben Cleveland chimes in on back yard' football appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Welcome to Good Day, UGA , your one-stop shop for Georgia footballnews and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. Georgia football D'Andre Swift D'Andre Swift does not care what you might think of Georgia's offense. 'We're going to do what we need to do to win games,' Swift told reporters after win. 'And if people don't like what we're doing, they shouldn't come to the games.' To Swift's point, the Georgia offense did enough to win the game, largely because of the junior running back. He put up a season-best 179 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns. The effort earned him SEC Player of the Week honors and placed him at the top of the SEC rushing leaders list. Swift didn't care that the game was played in a constant downpour. Or that he was ripping off huge runs. He wanted Georgia and quarterback Jake Fromm to throw the ball. 'I was like, Jake we've got a good opportunity, let's throw the ball,' Swift said. 'But then Jake said it was hard to throw the ball because it was wet.' Last week, Swift made his thoughts on the issues with the Georgia offense perfectly clear. Georgia needed to get the ball to its playmakers down the field. And despite what some on Twitter might think, Swift still very much believes Fromm is the guy to do it. In the past few weeks, as concerns about Georgia have risen, Swift has become outspoken. He's become more confident in his own abilities and with the Georgia team floundering, Swift took it upon himself to try to provide a spark to the team during halftime of a 0-0 game. Whatever Swift appeared to do the trick, as the Bulldogs final four offensive possessions ended touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, kneel down. Swift also broke the deadlock himself, by slicing through the Kentucky defense for a 39-yard touchdown. TOUCHDOWN!!!! D'Andre Swift @DAndreSwift !!!! #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/JS1PTlbZwp Hiro Katsuki (@KatsukiFB) October 20, 2019 While Kirby Smart said it was hard to take anything away from a game played in that much rain, one thing became crystal clear: If Georgia is going to accomplish its championship goals this season, Swift is going to be the biggest reason why. Any time you have an opposing coach openly campaigning for you to go to the NFL like Kentucky's Mark Stoops did, you're a special a player. In three career games against Kentucky, Swift has 401 yards and 4 touchdowns. If they cared about football as much as they about basketball in Kentucky, Swift would be right up there with Christian Laettner as far as Kentucky killers. Two years ago, the University of Georgia RB depth chart included Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, and D'Andre Swift. Wait until NFL fans see Swift next year. Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) October 22, 2019 But Georgia will play tougher teams than Kentucky in the coming weeks. Georgia's schedule during October pales in comparison to the gambitit's set to face in November. The Bulldogs open the month against the No. 7 ranked Florida Gators, host the 5-2 Missouri Tigers, visit No. 9 Auburn, host Texas A&M and close with a visit to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech. Georgia's offense is going to need to be much improved from what it was in the month of October if it's to make it through that November stretch without a loss. But Georgia entered last November facing a similar stretch of games and desperation. Georgia turned to Swift to help carry the Bulldogs to the SEC championship game. Related: Georgia RB D'Andre Swift stands up for team, puts critics in their place He ran for 104 yards and a touchdown against a Florida team that ended the season ranked in the top-10. He followed that up with a 156-yard performance against Kentucky, which won 10 games. Then against Auburn, he went off for a career-high 186 yards. Swift played his best football in November last year, and it coincided with Georgia playing its best football of the year. He's going to need to do that again in November and possibly in December and January. If Georgia is going to reemerge as one of the best teams in the country, it's going to need to take up the mindset of Swift. 'He brings energy without making plays. He's heart and soul. A leader. He's inspirational,' Smart said.' The runs kind of get the fans involved. Swift gets the team involved by all the things he does and says. He cares.' A few teammates have already taken up Swift's new mantra, as offensive lineman, Ben Cleveland repeated Swift's phrase of 'Whoever counting us out, can't count,' after Georgia's win over Kentucky. But those suspect of Georgia's title chances will continue to mount as long as the passing offense continues to look like what it has the past two weeks. For as great as Swift is, most still believe you'll need to create explosive plays in the passing game if you're going to beat Clemson, Alabama, LSU or Ohio State. And right now, Georgia ranks 72nd in the country of completions of more than 15 yards down the field. One member of the Georgia team still has confidence in what the Georgia offense is doing. 'I don't doubt what they are doing, eventually it will work, they just kept leaning and pushing on those guys,' Linebacker Monty Rice said. 'I don't think anything is misfiring it looks fine to me, it looks like the same offense that we've always run here. We went to the national championship using the same offense, so I think it's fine.' That national championship run was led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who both combined for over 2,500 yards that season. Against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, the two ran for a combined 326 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Bulldogs are going to need efforts like Swift's Kentucky display if they are to reach the highs of the 2017 season. If Georgia is going to be 'fine' as Rice indicates, it will be because of Swift literally carrying the Bulldogs offense there. Georgia football running back D'Andre Swift speaks after Kentucky game More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Georgia football winners and losers following victory over Kentucky Georgia football freshmen report: UGA 21, Kentucky 0 Former UGA players offer prayers and support for Mark Richt after heart attack Former Georgia football coach Mark Richt tweets good news after suffering heart attack Georgia football podcast: 5 pieces of good news as UGA heads into bye week Georgia basketball lands commitment from 2020 guard K.D. Johnson Georgia defense bought in to offense: We've got each other's backs' 3 takeaways from Georgia's 21-0 win, some reminders for booing fans Dawgs on Twitter I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week. Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) October 21, 2019 Hoping for a quick recovery for coach @MarkRicht ! Maybe take a few days off before heading back to work coach. The Joneses are praying for you. Feel better Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 21, 2019 #ATD #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/hLi1cIzotf Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) October 21, 2019 Sony Michel powers in for his third TD! Michel now has 18 Rush TD in 23 career games (Including playoffs). #NEvsNYJ (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/DggzjzNVhj NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 22, 2019 Good Dawg of the Day This is Willo. She likes to awoo while she eats. Tonight's meal was worthy of a gentler, but perhaps more meaningful, second awoo. 13/10 pic.twitter.com/I6vWGvwEsd WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) October 22, 2019 The post Georgia's offense, and championship aspirations, will go as far as D'Andre Swift can go appeared first on DawgNation.

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  • A woman is recounting a terrifying and vicious dog attack at a park in Pineville, North Carolina, Monday and when police tried to seize that dog, the owner took off, leading police on a slow-speed chase for miles.  >> Read more trending news  Abryana Heggins said she remembers all the thoughts that were rushing through her mind as a huge dog attacked her at a Pineville dog park.  'I just kept thinking 'What's happening? Why is this happening? How am I gonna get this dog off of me,'' Heggins said.  She said it all started when a very large dog owned by Terilyn Jackson started attacking a husky in the park.  'At first, he grabbed the husky by the back of its neck and then, grabbed its tail and started shaking its head aggressively,' Heggins said. 'The woman got a whistle and blowing at him.' She and her friend Jaylen rushed to get their dogs out of the park, but suddenly, she said she felt pressure on her arm.  'I just ended up being dragged across the ground by the dog, and he started shaking and locked onto my arm and there's people yelling, and she's yelling and Jaylen is trying to rip the dog off my arm,' Heggins said.  Her friend jumped on top of the dog and fought it until Pineville police arrived. Officers told Jackson they needed to take her dog into custody, but they said she took her dog and drove off.  Officers turned on their lights and sirens and followed her. They said she drove the speed limit the entire time, but refused to stop.  At one point, they said she tried to hit their patrol car. Six miles later, she arrived at an animal hospital on Archdale Drive in Charlotte.  Eventually, police arrested Jackson.  'I could have been an 8-year-old or a child and that would be worse than what I got or Jaylen,' Heggins said. Her friend Jaylen suffered several bites and broke a finger during all of this.  The dog is under what is called a 'rabies quarantine.' Animal control officials are monitoring it while police look into its background and decide if it should be put down. 
  • Pete Burdon received a call from his daughter about a post circulating on Facebook that was getting a lot of attention.  >> Read more trending news  Gunnery Sgt. John Guglielmino, a Marine Corps veteran from Clay County, Florida was sick in the hospital and his daughter’s final plea was to get as many visitors as she could to say goodbye to her dad.  “I contacted her right away and I said would this be a good time to go over there,” said Pete Burdon, a retired Navy civilian who spent 37 years working with the Navy. Burdon said he responded to the call because it felt like it was important to say goodbye to a fellow veteran, even if he didn’t know him personally. Last week he gave him a hat and a hero’s salute. “When I joked with him you can see that he tried to smile and then he tried to salute after he put that hat on, that was really a touching moment for me,” Burdon said.  His daughter Katherine Boccanelli told me her father served three tours in Vietnam. She said he suffered a stroke back in April and he was diagnosed with cancer from exposure to Agent Orange. She didn’t want him to feel alone with his last few days on earth so she put the post out on social media.  What she didn’t expect was to see the outpour from the community.  “For her it was a step she didn’t know was going to happen when she put it out there, about a 100 people showed up in that short time,” Burdon said.  Burdon says he said goodbye to Guglielmino in the hospital and he’ll be there tomorrow to say his final farewell at the funeral.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Crossroads to Victory Church in Raiford, Florida.  Guglielmino’s family says any veterans who visited who wanted to come out and pay their respects are welcome to attend. To contribute to the funeral services, click here. 
  • Within the past month, residents in Virginia-Highland have told police there were a dozen sightings of a peeping Tom in their neighborhood. Police have now released a photo of a person of interest, Channel 2 Action News reported. Neighbors who live on Greenwood Avenue have called police to report sightings of the man peeping into windows since September, Channel 2 reported. In some cases, he’s allegedly climbed on top of air conditioning units to try to look into bathroom windows. “There was a man standing and looking directly at me through the cracks in my blinds,” a woman, who asked the news station to remain anonymous, said. “We came face to face in the window. It’s very, very violating.” Last Thursday about midnight, another neighbor’s Ring doorbell camera spotted the man near her home, Channel 2 reported. The 12 sightings happened along the same street but at three different buildings. The most recent sighting was Saturday about 11 p.m., when a resident chased the man off while holding a screwdriver, the news station reported. “My fear is that eventually he’s going to get bored with just peeping into people’s windows,” the woman said. Anyone with information on the person of interest is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000. In other news:
  • Officers with the Kissimmee Police Department banded together to help save a choking baby's life last week.  Kissimmee police said the child's mother approached a patrol vehicle in the area of North Clyde Avenue and Mabbette Street on Saturday and said that her 1-year-old child was not breathing or responsive after choking on a goldfish cracker. >> Read more trending news  Video captured the moments an officer began thrusting on the baby's back repeatedly as other officers responded for assistance. The baby soon became responsive and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officials said the baby was crying at the hospital and seemed to be doing well. 
  • More than $4,000 worth of fake Nike Air Max, Nike Air Jordan and Balenciaga shoes were seized by U.S.Customs and Border Protection officers recently at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson. CBP said in a Tuesday news release that the shoes were from Hong Kong and found by officials in an express consignment facility. They were in four separate packages labeled 'casual shoes.' >> Read more trending news  Real Balenciaga shoes are sold online at prices ranging from $700 to $1,000. The price for legitimate Air Jordans ranges from $100 to $1,000.  'Counterfeit brand-name shoes is a multi-million dollar criminal industry that preys on consumers looking for deals,' CBP Vicksburg/Jackson Port Director Michael Morris said in a statement. “It’s best to keep in mind that if a product seems too good for the price, it may not be legitimate.” Days earlier, CBP said it seized more than $2.2 million worth of counterfeit shoes in Los Angeles.
  • Update 7 p.m. EDT Oct 22:  Police in Sumter, South Carolina found the remains of missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams in a landfill after searching for over two months. >> Read more trending news According to WIS-TV, police discovered the remains on Friday, and through DNA testing, determined that they belonged to Adams. Daunte Maurice Johnson, the man suspected of killing Adams' mother, told officers he killed Adams in August. Update 2:25 p.m. EDT Aug. 7: Police said Johnson told detectives he dumped Navaeh's body in a trash bin at a Sumter apartment complex Monday after killing her and her 29-year-old mother, Sharee Bradley, The Associated Press reported. Authorities said the bin had been unloaded by a trash truck before reports of Bradley's death and Navaeh's disappearance first surfaced. Authorities were searching Wednesday through 46,000 pounds of garbage in Richland and Sumter counties, Sumter police Chief Russell Roark said, according to the AP. Roark told reporters police were also searching other areas for signs of Navaeh. “We keep hope that perhaps she’s still alive,” Roark said, according to WIS. 'We’re going to continue to search. We’re going to continue to take information. But based on what we know now, based on the information he’s provided us, she would be deceased.' Update 3:25 p.m. EDT Aug. 6: Daunte Maurice Johnson, the man who had been in custody after being seen running from the apartment building, is being held in the Sumter Lee Dentition Center and is facing murder charges, WIS reported. Police said Johnson admitted to killing Sharee Bradley and Nevaeh Lashy Adams and provided information where the little girl's body was located, WPDE reported. Original report: Police are desperately searching for a missing 5-year-old girl from South Carolina after her mother was found dead in their apartment in Sumter County. Police were called Monday evening after a family member found the body of Sharee Bradley, WACH reported. But her daughter, Nevaeh Lashy Adams was not there.  Police are now looking for the little girl who is described as 4 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 50 pounds. She has black hair that is braided and has colored beads, The State reported. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on the girl's mother to find out the cause of her death, the newspaper reported. A man was seen running from the apartment and was taken into custody, but no charges were announced against him and police are not sure if he had anything to do with Bradley's death, The State reported. Anyone with information about Nevaeh Lashy Adams is being asked to call Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or their nearest law enforcement agency, WIS reported.