“The general consensus among these families and players has been that UGA waits too late to offer them.”

Welcome to Freshman Day, kids!

The highest compliment is this:

What’s the biggest way to know that this plan is the next wave? Watson said Alabama just reached out. They want to host a “Freshman Day” of their own.

Score one for Smart. Alabama is already copying something in place at UGA. That’s progress.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

27 responses to ““The general consensus among these families and players has been that UGA waits too late to offer them.”

  1. MLB2

    Congratulations, Bluto! Just noticed you are over 30 million hits. I’ll go click some adds to celebrate.


  2. Dog in Fla

    “UGA to host a historic ‘Freshman Day’ to throttle up its recruiting efforts”

    Throttle Up V.I.P. Guest List Ninth-Graders with K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the 70’s


    • Walt

      Ted Nugent’s? Really? Ugh.


      • Hogbody Spradlin

        If Fla is posting NRA Ted, it’s okay.

        Boy do I smile thinking about the album version of that song. Greatest guitar slide EVAH!


    • Bazooka Joe

      Listening to that, he really needs to just retire already… unfortunately there are a number of bands that are hanging on too long – the Who, Tom Petty, etc…


  3. J Scott

    What the heck is in the water in Grayson??


  4. Go Dawgs!

    Georgia’s joined the rest of the SEC in 21st century recruiting. I have no idea what’s going to happen when Kirby puts his team on the field this fall, but I’m quite pleased with the developments on the recruiting trail.


  5. TnDawg

    This is getting absolutely rediculous. When’s the K through 6 day?


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Count me as all for young kids visiting college campuses, particularly Georgia kids visiting UGA. As Georgia kids, this is what they inherit from Georgian’s who have gone before them. Might sound corny or opportunistic to some folks, but I’m all for it. Would love to see thousands of Georgia kids come for G-day too.


    • Cojones

      I think you just hit on Kirby’s strategy to get 93k butts in the door. If Athens and immediate surrounding town’s schools don’t do it, you can send for the bused-in topping off crowd from Atlanta JHs.


    • 92 grad

      I went to the summer music camps hosted on campus every summer 10th-12th grade. Thousands of kids attend the middle school music camps too, which are obviously shorter and involve hotels, but the high school ones couped us up in Russell Hall for 2 weeks every summer, great times.


  7. I find it a bit creepy as well but it’s better than hearing from instate kids that Garner never even contacted them.


  8. CB

    “The general consensus among these families and players has been that UGA waits too late to offer them.”

    Another excellent tossing of the shade in Richt’s direction. Bear in mind that the main reason for late offers is because UGA didn’t generally offer more scholarships then they had available (like Bama does), as such they were often left standing at the alter by some of the big time recruits and had to scramble to fill out a class.

    Overall this method benefits the kids because you’re not pulling scholarship offers from long standing commits on signing day because unbeknownst to them they were plan B from day 1. If plan A ends up signing and you don’t have any space left then the kid is screwed. These commits may have skipped out on OV’s to other schools at your request thus limiting their options to sign elsewhere. This method it’s at the expense of the program, but I can’t fault a guy for being honest, even if it hurt recruiting.

    Also, I believe we offered Pappoe when he was an 8th grader.


  9. So let’s offer a scholarship to every high school freshman so we don’t offend anyone. That’ll turn out well.


  10. Throw out some offers to the pee wee league


  11. 92 grad

    If the UGA athletic dept really had its at together they’d sponsor a statewide 7 on 7 spring league, each region could have a 6 game season and Smart would have his own farm system….


  12. AusDawg85

    Shit…why don’t we just do this right? Genetic grooming and in vitro fertilization for some dedicated UGA alums (pre-screened, of course, marriage optional).