Seeing as this involves two things about Georgia football that invite puffery, it bears saying that it should be taken with a grain of salt, but check out the sales pitch Smart’s staff is throwing out on the recruiting trail to tight ends:
Prospects like Spurlin can modernize the TE position at UGA. That’s exactly what Hartley said to him when he offered…
But Hartley eventually started talking football.
“He told me that they are done with the hand on the ground tight end and they are looking for that flex tight end that can run routes,” Spurlin III said. “He was like it is now more of a receiver but more of a hybrid position but that’s what they are looking for and he said that I bring that to the table.”
That’s what Spurlin can do. He will be 16 in September.
“It was awesome to hear that from Coach Hartley,” he said. “The new tight ends now play a fun position to certainly watch but also to certainly play, too. It is a really important position and I’m glad to see Georgia is using it in a different way. I hope maybe I can be a part of it one day.”
I’ll believe it when I see it. But I want to believe it. Damn it, Monken, you shouldn’t tease me like that.