Category Archives: Georgia Football

Look, Ma, I’m recrootin’!

This is sooooo cute.

UGA President Jere Morehead and Athletic Director Greg McGarity get at least some credit for keeping the Bulldogs’ class together. According to McGarity, he or Morehead and usually both attended every official breakfast and dinner held for prospects during their visits.

“We met all the kids and also got a chance to be around Kirby and his staff,” McGarity said. “The president and I think it sends a good message that we’re unified and we’re all here to help in anyway we can.”

Greg’s probably a little disappointed he didn’t get a shout out at Kirby’s presser yesterday.

If the football gods have a sense of humor, it’ll turn out that one of them committed a secondary recruiting violation.

15 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

The Smart signing day presser

Have a listen.

47 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

Leaving money on the table

As I expected

As for overall numbers, Georgia has signatures or commitments from  18 players, and Marshall would make it 19.

“You’d like to add a few more, but we’re not in desperation mode by any means,” Smart said. “I’m completely comfortable if we only end up at 18, 19, 20 guys. Because I’m not gonna rush off and get any reaches. … To have those spots available when you have a full recruiting cycle (is ideal).”

This doesn’t bother me, at least not yet.  It’s not a Richt-type, benign neglect approach to recruiting.  Smart’s got a plan.  Obviously, he likes what he sees on the 2017 horizon and is confident he can use the open 2016 slots to fill out next year’s class, after he’s had a full recruiting cycle to sell the program to those recruits.

Now, whether he can successfully implement his plan, that’s the question.  We’ll see.

70 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

PAWWWLLL, Kirby ain’t payin’ attention.

Kirby Smart wants to know what are these “recruiting rankings” you’re referring to.

Smart insisted to former Bulldogs quarterback D.J. Shockley on the show that he didn’t pay attention to recruiting star ratings when asked about sleepers to watch.

“That’s a hard question D.J.,” Smart said. “I don’t know even who the four and five stars are. I try not to look at it and see it that way from that perspective. I look at who the guy is on an individual basis and see the quality of player. Fortunately, I’ve been able to watch all these kids.”

Damn it, Kirby, how can you win signing day if you don’t even know how?

12 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

This is bold.

Man, nothing like raising expectations.

20 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

Just the fax, ma’am.

Georgia fans, you might as well hunker down.  It’s gonna be a long day.

UGA targets on Signing Day

(All listed according to EST)

  • 8 a.m.: 4-star DE/OLB Brian Burns (Plantation, Fla.). UGA, FSU or Florida.
  • 8:30 a.m.: 5-star ATH Mecole Hardman, Jr. (Elberton, Ga.). UGA, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee Note: Televised by Fox 5 (Atlanta) and WXIA-TV (Atlanta).
  • 9 a.m.: 3-star WR Tyler Simmons (Powder Springs, Ga.). The Alabama commit is down to UGA, Alabama and Miami.
  • 9 a.m.: 4-star DT Michail Carter (Jackson, Ga.). UGA, Alabama, Clemson or Georgia Tech.
  • 10 a.m.: 5-star ILB Ben Davis (Gordo, Ala.). UGA, Alabama, Auburn or Notre Dame. Televised on ESPNU.
  • 10:30 a.m.: 4-star OT Jauan Williams (Washington, D.C.). UGA, FSU or Texas A&M.
  • 10:45 a.m.: 3-star S Jeawon Taylor (Montgomery, Ala.). The Florida commit is down to the Gators and UGA.
  • 2 p.m.: 5-star OLB Lyndell “Mack” Wilson (Montgomery, Ala.). UGA or Alabama. Televised on ESPN2.
  • 2 p.m.: 3-star DE David Marshall (Thomaston, Ga.). The Auburn commit is down to Auburn or UGA.
  • 2:45 p.m.: 4-star OL E.J. Price (Lawrenceville, Ga.). The former UGA commit is down to the Bulldogs, Auburn, LSU or USC. Televised on WXIA-TV (Atlanta).
  • 3 p.m.: 5-star DL Derrick Brown (Sugar Hill, Ga.). Down to UGA, Auburn or Tennessee. Televised on ESPN2.
  • 5:30 p.m.: 4-star ILB Jaleel Laguins (Watkinsville, Ga.). The UGA commit will decide between the Bulldogs, Alabama and Florida.
  • TBD: 3-star DE/OLB Jaquwan Nelson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Yeah, you’re gonna get a lot of work done today.

Feel free to waste your boss’ time in the comments section.

57 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

No pressure, Kirby.

Well, not much, anyway.

This could wind up a momentum class for UGA that can stock the depth charts for a couple of legit national title chases in 2017 and 2018. If Smart’s first program shows the state of Georgia is now closed when it comes to rivals sneaking out the back door with five-star recruits, then the first few years of the Smart era will really be something.

Jeebus.  I’m glad that’s settled.

Of course, as this chart shows, there’s still work to be done after signing day.

I guess I really don’t have to point out that one of those schools is different from the others, right?

15 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting