By now, I presume most of you have heard that Georgia signed its nineteenth member of the class of 2009 yesterday, defensive tackle Kwame Geathers. Geathers comes from a distinguished football family and his older brother Robert started for Georgia in 2003.
Kwame has another older brother, Clifton, who plays for South Carolina currently. Clifton, you may recall, was heavily recruited by Georgia’s staff before electing to matriculate to Columbia. You may also recall that Clifton had some rather provocative comments about the Georgia and South Carolina programs when he signed.
… It’s just that he needs to learn one of life’s more valuable lessons: discretion is the better part of valor. You see, in announcing his decision, it evidently wasn’t enough to be excited about the future. It was also necessary to pee on where he’d been:
“Why USC? It’s a program on the rise,” Clifton said Wednesday. “The Georgia program is on the fall.”
Kwame by most reports eliminated South Carolina from consideration during the recruiting process a while back, so Clifton probably didn’t spend much time doing a sales job on his younger brother – which, based on the above comment, would have come off as fairly lame anyway. But here’s hoping that Kwame gets to lay the smack hard and heavy at the Geathers’ Thanksgiving dinner table for many years to come.