A few things that got my attention from yesterday:
- Ray Drew had this question for his new head coach: ‘Coach, once I’m on campus, can I keep recruiting for the next year’s class?’
- Yes, the puppy that committed with Isaiah Crowell is named Uga.
- Mark Richt rededicates himself to competition: “They know they have to earn it. They really feel like they can make an impact at the University of Georgia and that they can do it sooner than later. I think everybody better hook it up and get ready to compete because we are not giving anybody a 100 percent guarantee. Everybody has to make sure that they earn it.”
- David Ching notes that Richt signing seven of the top ten players in the state is unprecedented for him.
- Another sign that Richt is all in with this class: Jay Rome will get a shot to play at what is arguably the deepest position on the team.
- The coaches are keeping things in perspective: “This hopefully will give us some positive momentum,” Bobo said, “and we need to keep that going.”
- Speaking of Bobo, he’s the subject of my favorite story from the recruiting trail.
… But a couple weeks ago, when Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome announced for Georgia, Bobo called that probably the best he’s felt since the day Matt Stafford committed.
Ironically, Bobo had lunch that day with former teammate and old friend Kirby Smart.
“We didn’t talk,” Bobo said with a grin. “We just sort of sat in silence.”