Mark Richt confirms and attempts to explain – it would be a real stretch to say he’s shedding any light – that Georgia is pursuing Virginia graduate transfer quarterback Greyson Lambert.
“To me, having three is a small number on scholarship,” Richt said. “It’s just like at any position, if you’ve got guys that are interested in your school you spend time with them, talk to them and see if it’s a good fit. I mean, everybody’s gotta compete for their job, and that’s true for all sports. So this is really no different.”
This is the second quarterback Georgia has been linked to over the past month: Notre Dame transfer reportedly visited Georgia before deciding on Florida State. Richt never confirmed the recruitment of Golson, and the SEC’s rule against graduate transfers who have been in trouble at their former school may have had an impact as well.
Lambert is under no such restriction. He will have two years of eligibility at his next school, and is coming off a year in which he started nine games for Virginia, but struggled at times with interceptions.
“If there’s a transfer who has the talent base to help you win, then you recruit him, you talk to him.” Richt said. “It’s well wtihin the rules. I don’t know if the word is honoring, but you’re rewarding a guy who’s gotten his degree and given him an opportunity to make a change if he wants to or stay if he wants to.”
As someone who watched Lambert play last season, all I can say is that if he elects to come to Georgia and winds up in the final mix for starter, Richt and Schottenheimer will have done an impressive job coaching him up. More depth can’t hurt, though.
It sure would be interesting to hear what the coaches are saying in private on this, no?