Catching on

By the way, as we ponder the superb way the staff went about its business filling the holes in the receiving corps, it’s worth mentioning one coach in particular.

Cortez Hankton, Georgia

Georgia does not sign the No. 1 class in 2019 without the big flip of five-star George Pickens on the first day of the Late Signing Period, and the credit for that success goes to wide receiver coach Cortez Hankton. Adding Pickens soothes the loss of another five-star wide receiver, Jadon Haselwood , from earlier in the process. Under Georgia’s position-specific recruiting responsibilities, Hankton also got four-star Makiya Tongue out of Louisiana, and while he was landed after Rivals100 receiver Dominick Blaylock had committed, Hankton managed to keep that commitment intact.

Not too shabby.  Of course, now he’s gotta coach ’em up, but since he’s the same position coach responsible for the performance of the kids who just left that we’re fretting over, I’d say he’ll probably do okay.

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5 responses to “Catching on

  1. 86BONE

    Very catchy headline Senator! My Athens sources continue to laugh at me when I ask about this recruit or that recruit. Every conversation we have ends in “if Kirby wants a kid, he gets that kid”.
    I am beginning to believe them!

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  2. The “process” CKS is using as a foundation of success, student athlete wise/staff wise is producing a natural attrition with in the program…THAT is what came out of the recruiting cycle this year, UGA continued to add need without coaches in position, plus the egg UGA laid on national tv…CKS just keeps on “choppin”…..

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    “Of course, now he’s gotta coach ’em up…”

    Anybody can catch a slant.

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  4. St. Johns Dawg

    Captain Obvious says: UGA is recruiting at it’s best level ever in the history of the program.

    Captain Cautious says: UGA will be just as susceptible to transfers come Nov-Jan as any other SEC or Top 25 program. This is the world of college football we live in now.

    Kirby’s real magic (or his judgment) will come in getting the best young players on the field to win games AND keep them interested in staying.

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