Honestly, this is the kind of stuff that drives me up the wall about present-day recruiting coverage:
Johnson, who delayed his college decision two weeks after signing day so he could visit Mississippi State last weekend, gives UGA some much-needed momentum after a disappointing finish on signing day. The Bulldogs went 0-for-4 on high-profile prospects who announced their decisions on ESPNU.
The missed recruit that hurt the worst was Montravius Adams, the 5-star defensive tackle from Dooly County High School who surprisingly picked Auburn over Clemson and UGA. What was really surprising about Adams’ decision was that he didn’t decide to visit Auburn until less than a week before signing day – and then ended up signing with the Tigers. A lot of it had to do with his longtime friendship with Rodney Garner, the former UGA recruiting coordinator who was hired away as Auburn’s defensive line coach.
I hate to pick on Carvell here, because he’s far from the only one who indulges in bullshit like this, but he’s convenient.
If you think that signing Toby Johnson was a great get for Georgia because it makes up for a disappointing signing day rather than because he’s a talented kid at a need position for the Dawgs, you have badly missed the forest for the trees.
And I know it interferes with the narrative, but I bet if you polled the Georgia coaching staff, they’d tell you that losing Tunsil hurt worse than losing Adams.