UGA Recruiting: Four Dawg Targets in GHSF Daily Player of the Year Watch

Justin Fields’ big opening day – 228 yards passing and 153 rushing with a hand in six touchdowns – propelled him to the top of the GHSF Daily Player of the Year Watch.
All eyes will be on Fields this week in Rome, where his second-ranked Harrison Hoyas will face No. 1-ranked Rome of AAAAA. Rome DE Adam Anderson is No. 4 on the POY Watch list.
There are two new players on the Watch. They are Taylor County RB Lyn-J Dixon and Rabun County QB Bailey Fisher.
The POY Watch is designed to be a fun look at some of the best players. Players naturally will drift in and out, and that should not be taken as a critique of their season. It is an honor to appear in the POW Watch even for a single week.

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UGA Football: Dawgs Put Eight On Preseason Coaches All-SEC Teams

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team has a total of eight players on the annual Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams, according to a league announcement.

The Bulldogs have three First Team selections, which ranks third in the conference.  Senior tailback Nick Chubb, junior defensive lineman Trenton Thompson and junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith were part of the 26-man First Team.

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UGA Football: Catching Up With Coach Smart After Practice

ATHENS — The 15th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs conducted a two-hour workout in full pads Wednesday at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

The following are excerpts from head coach Kirby Smart‘s press briefing following Wednesday’s practice:

On practice:
“Today was a lot more physical day of the week. Monday and Tuesday was a lighter day to get their legs back from the camp grind, and we got back after it today. I thought they responded well. We had a good practice today, good tempo. We worked on some more special teams situations, and trying to work on more things like end of game, beginning of game, halftime, two minutes before the half, a lot of situations like that.”

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The Latest on UGA Football and Recruiting

Hit the Classic City Chat for LIVE UPDATES on UGA football, recruiting, and other Dawg sports. From there, navigate the dropdown to the specific day.

Also check out or latest posts and four year recruiting board below, as well as a twitter feed from UGA media covering UGA football.

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UGA Recruiting: Dawg Targets Among GHSF Daily Top Performers of the Week

Two Class AAA QBs have 450-yard nights
A couple of Class AAA quarterbacks from north Georgia had nights to remember on Friday.
In Gainesville, East Hall’s Austin Parker passed for 457 yards and five touchdowns against Habersham Central. In Tunnel Hill, Ringgold’s Cole Kibler passed for 452 and four against Northwest Whitfield.
Ironically, their teams lost to higher-classification schools – East Hall to Habersham Central 72-55 and Ringgold to Northwest Whitfield 48-29.
The quarterbacks have more in common. Both were good last season. Parker threw for 2,626 yards and 27 touchdowns. Kibler threw for 2,492 and 26.
Both are about 6 feet tall, and neither has a scholarship offer. Kibler, a junior, has had several schools contacting the Ringgold coaching staff, including Ivy League schools Harvard and Dartmouth. 
It’s later in the game Parker, who East Hall coach Bryan Gray says should be a “no-brainer” prospect.
“He is a tremendous leader and person; kids gravitate towards him,” Gray said. “Sadly, he is highly under-looked. He is 5-10, and people seem to be shy about that. I am completely mystified. He is extremely athletic, very strong arm, very intelligent. Habersham is a very athletic AAAAAA team this year. It is not like he went against a lesser program.”
The performances of Parker and Kibler are among the better ones featured this week. Here are more. For game highlights of selected players, provided by the NFHS Network, click on the names in blue.

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