UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Getting 2 Big Commits at The Opening?!?!?!

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Dawg fans got more big news yesterday that could help make July one of our biggest recruiting months in recent memory.

One of our biggest targets regardless of position is 4* OT Andrew Thomas from Pace Academy. The #10 OT and #49 overall prospect in the nation will now be announcing his commitment at The Opening.

There isn’t necessarily a set time right now, but The Opening runs from July 8th through July 10th. Of course he isn’t the only one thinking about making an announcement while in Oregon.

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UGA Recruiting: Picks Flowing in for 5* LB/DE to Commit to the Dawgs

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UGA has an absolute ridiculous amount of momentum going in recruiting right now. Dawg commits in the 2017 class have mentioned having more than a handful of silent commitments, while many top targets are setting up to announce their commitment in July.

One top prospect whose recruitment will be over sooner rather than later is 5* WDE Robert Beal.

The former Norcross and new IMG Academy star has already taken his recruitment down to UGA, Alabama, and Florida State earlier this month. Soon it will be time to go from 4 to 1 and the Dawgs seem to have a ton of momentum!

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Still Fighting for 6’5 4* Receiver

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Looking to Steal One Out From Under Clemson and South Carolina

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We have consistently talked about Sam Pittman and what he has already done for offensive line recruiting so far, and deservedly do. As much as he has done, UGA receivers coach James Coley is working to catch him.

His big get so far is probably swiping Riley Ridley into Athens right out from under South Carolina’s noses last year. He’s looking to do the same with another prospect this year, only this time it would be swiping a prospect from South Carolina out from under Clemson and USCe.

OrTre Smith is the #1 player in South Carolina and the #3 athlete in the nation.

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UGA Recruiting: Dawg Commits Join Holloman in Twitter Fun

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If you base recruiting off of what recruits post on twitter, you’re going to be very disappointed more times than not. While many follow recruits on twitter, we have to remember that it is what it is and that these kids sometimes just like to have fun. Saying that, it’s still fun to follow if you don’t take it too seriously.

Tuesday, Jeremiah Holloman was having a good time with pro-UGA tweets. Does that mean he’s automatically coming to UGA? Absolutely not, but it’s cool to see that the Dawgs are at least on his mind. Yesterday a couple of Dawg commits joined him in the fun:
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Aaron Murray Hosts Youth Football Camp at Stratford Academy

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UGA Swimming and Diving: Schmitt, Margalis Earn Berths In Rio Games

Jun 29, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; (Left to right) Cierra Runge, Allison Schmitt, and Melanie Margalis react after the finals for the women's 200 meter butterfly in the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

June 29, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — Georgia’s impressive showing at the United States Olympic Trials continued on Wednesday as former Lady Bulldogs Allison Schmitt and Melanie Margalis punched their tickets to Rio.

Georgia now boasts five American team members in Schmitt, Margalis, Chase Kalisz, Jay Litherland and Olivia Smoliga. Gunnar Bentz is expected to be named as well as a relay participant. Georgia also has Canadians Brittany MacLean, Chantal Van Landeghem and Javier Acevedo as well as Finland’s Matias Koski.

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UGA Gymnastics: Rogers Named to Canada’s Olympic Team

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June 29, 2016

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada — After a stellar performance at Canada’s Olympic selection camp, former Georgia gymnast Brittany Rogers was named to the Canadian Olympic gymnastics team, announced by Gymnastics Canada Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement came on the heels of Rogers posting the best combined two-day score at the camp with a 113.551 as well as a dominant display on Wednesday where she took the best score, 57.084, by a comfortable margin of 1.15 points over the second-place finisher.

Rogers’ nomination to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be her second chance to represent Canada on the biggest stage as she also was a member of her national team at the 2012 London Games.

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UGA Track and Field: Bulldogs Aiming For Olympic Invite

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June 29, 2016

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EUGENE, Ore. — Six current members of Georgia’s track and field teams will compete in the coming U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., alongside a number of former Bulldogs vying for a spot on Team USA.

The Trials begin with the men’s 20-kilometer race walk final at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday. Three of Georgia’s current or former competitors start the action on Friday at historic Hayward Field.

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UGA Equestrian: Kyndall Harper to Compete at the NRHA Derby

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June 29, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. – Rising junior Kyndall Harper of the Georgia equestrian team has been selected to compete at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Collegiate Reining Derby June 30, 2016 at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. This marks the second year running that Harper has competed at the NRHA Collegiate Reining Derby.

“We are very excited for Kyndall to be representing UGA,” Assistant Coach Laura Brainard said. “We are very proud of her and look forward to her performance and continuing success in the sport.”

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The Latest on UGA Sports and Recruiting, Latest Posts, Recruiting Board, Weekly Features

Hit the Classic City Chat for LIVE UPDATES. From there, navigate the dropdown to the specific day. This is where you’ll find the updates.

Also check out or latest posts and four year recruiting board below, as well as our UGA game, player, coach, and recruit of the week!

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs a Legit Threat to Steal 5* OT from Alabama and Michigan

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Sam Pittman is at it again!

The icing on the 2017 offensive line recruiting cake would be 6’7 350 pound 5* offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson.

Wilson was in town a couple of weeks ago for a HUGE visit, one that cemented the Dawgs as a legitimate threat in his recruitment. Although he has named a top 5 that includes UGA, it has been thought that this has been a Michigan/Alabama battle for a while.

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs, Tigers, or Gators for Bishop on July 25th?

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It’s probably safe to say that Tray Bishop would be an Auburn Tiger if 2017 national signing day were last year.

There’s still a chance he could be this year, but The University of Georgia has really ramped up the pursuit of the 4* athlete from Terrell County since that time. The Florida Gators have also jumped in the mix and are trying to make a move.

The 6’3 195 pound athlete has been getting closer to making the decision of where he wants to play his college football and just sped the process up. he’ll now be making his commitment on July 25th.  Bishop named his top 3 in late May and it included the three teams mentioned above.

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UGA Recruiting: Will This 2019 Athlete Be One of the Next to Commit to UGA?

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Just May Pull in 5* and #1 Guard in the Nation

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Here’s one thing Kirby Smart seems to understand from the beginning……………………you win football games in the trenches. Of course guys like Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley, and Herschel Walker can just about make any offensive line look good. A good offensive line can help you win championships.

Here’s something else Kirby Smart gets…………………hire guys that are as good at their job or better at their job than you are at yours. So far Sam Pittman is on FIRE in recruiting and coaching is what he’s always really been known for.

He’s seemingly been able to transform UGA offensive line recruiting in less than a year. One big offensive lineman that he has been all over is the #1 guard in the nation for the 2018 class, Jamaree Salyer.

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UGA Recruiting: 4* Receiver had Twitter Going Crazy Yesterday!

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Jeremiah Holloman’s recruitment continues to get more and more interesting each and every day. The one time Michigan commit had UGA his leader at one time after decommitting from Michigan. He’s backed off saying that UGA leads, with Auburn and Tennessee though to be the main competition. He says that he is even more wide open than that.

Yesterday he either had UGA on his mind or was just having a good time on twitter. Both are fine, but we’d definitely prefer that he had the Dawgs on his mind. Check out these tweets, plus more in his feed below:
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MaxPreps Top 10 Plays Of The Year 2015-16 – Includes 5’5 Dunker

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UGA Swimming and Diving: Smoliga Wins 100 Back To Qualify For Rio

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OMAHA, Neb. — Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga won the women’s 100-meter backstroke at the United States Olympic Trials on Tuesday to qualify for the Rio Games.

Smoliga, a rising senior, posted a winning time of 59.02 to punch her ticket to the Olympics, which will be held Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Smoliga became the third-fastest female American ever in the event, trailing only Missy Franklin’s 58.33 and Natalie Coughlin’s 58.94.

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UGA Baseball: Summer Update, Curry Honored Again

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June 28, 2016
ATHENS—– University of Georgia catcher Michael Curry has been named a Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-American, the organization announced Tuesday.

A 5-11, 205-pound native of Gainesville, Ga., Curry was named to the second team that featured 10 positions players (including a designated hitter and utility player), five starting pitchers and two relievers.

Curry, who made 50 starts including 43 at catcher in 2016, led the Bulldogs and ranked third in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with 11 home runs. He batted .262 and finished second on the club with 34 RBI. He posted a .990 fielding percentage in 395 total chances.

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