Oh Karma! How UGA is loving you right now. Laremy Tunsil just had the worst draft night that I can remember and it could turn into a bad night for Ole Miss as well.
In case you didn’t know the back story………………………………..Laremy Tunsil was coming out of high school in Florida as the #1 OT in the nation. He had visited UGA multiple times, and most thought that he was a silent commit to the Dawgs. He and his girlfriend took their senior pics in UGA clothing. All was well until one visit to Ole Miss late in the process. Obviously the Rebels got his commitment, but at what cost?
Pretty much everyone at UGA and most in the SEC was thinking something shady happened. Many talked about it, enough that it caused Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze to send a ridiculous tweet about contacting Ole Miss compliance if you have facts about a violation and to quit slandering young men and their families.
Well Coach, it looks like the ____ just hit the fan!
It was no secret when he committed and enrolled early and it is no secret now that Jonathan Abram committed to UGA primarily because of former UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
He did well enough to start some games as a true freshman last year at UGA. Of course Pruitt is now at Alabama and Abram is currently at Jones County Junior College back in his home state of Mississippi (Ellisville).
Being a transfer student, Abram will have to sit out a year of D1 football before he can return. He has plenty of programs recruiting him to play after that though……………….including UGA.
We can talk as much as we want about who the old staff did or didn’t recruit or how much energy this new staff is recruiting with. It just doesn’t seem like we’ve ever had a problem getting high level linebackers on campus.
Of course we just had Leonard Floyd drafted in the first round last night, while Jarvis jones and Alec Ogletree were also recently taken in round 1. Jordan Jenkins will be coming off the board soon, while we have plenty of very good linebackers still on the roster.
The 2017 class is stacked with big, athletic linebackers and as always, UGA will get theirs. While there are some that we’re looking great for, there are others that we once led for who could be headed elsewhere.
It’s easy to say a prospect’s recruitment is blowing up after he receives a couple of offers. The phrase is often overused, but it appropriate for AJ Terrell.
Everyone was understandably talking up guys like William Poole, Jamyest Williams, Xavier McKinney, Richard LeCounte, and Deangelo Gibbs. These guys have earned all of the attention and rankings they have received, but so did Terrell.
It isn’t very often that you can find a 6’2 cornerback with long arms that can fly down the field and we have him in our backyard.
Along with every other program in the country, UGA’s assistant coaches are hitting the pavement. We’re out visiting our top prospects and trying to get in first on others. One such prospect is Jordan Pouncey, who reported yesterday that UGA is his first SEC offer.
The 6’2 185 pound prospect from Winter Park FL does have offers from the like of UCF (listed as his favorite), Louisville, Duke, and West Virginia. I think it’s safe to assume UCF leads due to the distance factor, but an SEC offer is going to be hard to pass up. Let’s see how hard UGA pursues and how soon we can get pouncey on campus. Continue reading →
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ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 14 Georgia softball team (37-13, 9-9) finishes off its regular-season home games with a three-game series against Ole Miss (35-15, 9-9) at Jack Turner Stadium.
The games kick off on Friday with a 6 p.m. ET first pitch. Saturday will be Senior Day and Strike Out Cancer Day. The team will honor the program’s seniors prior to the 2 p.m. ET start while pink T-shirts with a $5 donation will be available.
ATHENS—– Georgia (22-20 overall, 7-11 SEC) is close to wrapping up a school-record 22-game stretch against ranked opponents by traveling to No. 6 Vanderbilt (31-10, 10-8 SEC) for an SEC series starting Friday.
The Bulldogs are 7-9 during this portion of their schedule after crushing No. 25 Ga. Tech 13-5 in Athens Tuesday. After the VU series, Georgia plays host to No. 9 Ole Miss next week to complete the toughest stretch in school history.
Former University of Georgia head football coach and director of athletics Vince Dooley was presented the Wooden Citizenship Cup Wednesday night in Atlanta during annual ceremonies at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Sponsored by the Athletes For A Better World organization, the award is presented to the professional sports personality who has made the greatest positive influence on the lives of others.
ATHENS, Ga.— Four members of the seventh-ranked and 2016 SEC Champion Georgia men’s tennis team have received Southeastern Conference honors, including two first-team All-SEC performers in Austin Smith and Wayne Montgomery, the conference office announced on Thursday.
Joining Smith and Montgomery is sophomore Paul Oosterbaan, who was named second-team All-SEC. Rookie and Atlanta native Walker Duncan was tabbed to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s track and field teams have added yet another “tremendous” signee with the arrival of Catherine Reid’s National Letter of Intent, according to an announcement from Bulldog head coach Petros Kyprianou.
Reid, a native of the Isle of Man in the British Isles, highlights her resume with a bronze medal finish in the 400-meter dash at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships and caps an extraordinary Bulldog signing class.
So we already know the 5* receiver is announcing his commitment Sunday around 1pm at the College Football Hall Of Fame. We already know that UGA will be in to see him this week, which could have happened yesterday. We already know he has a track meet Saturday at North Oconee High and will likely visit UGA afterwards.
It looks like the Dawgs are turning up the heat on the recruitment of running backs. The biggest news lately has been the recruitment of the 2017 #1 all purpose back, D’Andre Swift. UGA currently sits in a very good place in his recruitment.
We’re also recruiting multiple other out of state running backs in the 2017 class, although it looks like the top in-state RB could be headed elsewhere.
Out latest offers have a couple of things in common. They’re both from south Florida and both of them have the last name Davis.