I don’t think anybody expected Brian Schottenheimer to walk in the door and seamlessly carry on the high level performance Mike Bobo brought to the recruiting trail. Still, it’s worth noting that Georgia got its first commitment for the class of 2017 from a quarterback that Schottenheimer made a priority. It sounds like he hit it off.
“Coach Schottenheimer is a pretty cool guy, and I think I would fit really well in that system,” Hockman said. “If I want to get into the NFL, I think that is the place. He is also a very personal guy, more than some coaches who are all about football and not getting to know you. I think that is a big deal with coaches. With my dad being a coach, I have been really personal with coaches my entire life, so I think that changes my perspective a little bit.”
And how did he pitch the deal with all-world Jacob Eason coming in the 2016 class?
“Jacob Eason is going there and he is obviously a great, big time quarterback,” Hockman said. “He would either be a redshirt freshman or sophomore my freshman year. We would have to just go in and compete and see what happens.
“Taking a quarterback every year is pretty normal, so anywhere I go I will be competing. What coach Schottenheimer would say is ‘Drew Brees and Philip Rivers each competed against each other when they came in, and they are both top quarterbacks right now. If we both go there and compete, it would make each of us better.”
That’s a pretty well-played “I used to be in the NFL” presentation. I suspect we’ll hear more talk like that.