Return to Sender: The Mailman Comes Home With a Scholarship

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Return to Sender: The Mailman Comes Home With a Scholarship

Georgia added another addition to its 2019 class Wednesday night. The Bulldogs added their second quarterback of the day with the return of Stetson Bennett IV.

The news leaked after the football team posted a picture on Twitter announcing him as a Bulldog, but quickly deleted it. Not long after the post got deleted, the team posted it again and finally made it official.

When the quarterback left, he was a preferred walk-on at Georgia. Now, he will be on scholarship. Bennett left Georgia a mere six months ago when he chose to transfer from the program in May. He ended up at Jones County Community College in Ellisville, Mississippi. While at Jones County, he became the starter and completed 192 of 321 passes for 2,303 yards 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Bennett also had 69 carries for 148 yards and four scores. He led Jones County to a 10-2 record and to the MACJC championship, where the team fell to East Mississippi for the title.

Bennett is originally from Blackshear, Georgia, and grew quite the reputation during his time at Georgia. During the 2017 season, he had the opportunity of playing the role of Baker Mayfield during preparations for the Rose Bowl.

He gives the Bulldogs two quarterback signees in the current class with John Rhys Plumlee committed but unsigned. Georgia will now have three scholarship quarterbacks on its roster. The Bulldogs have 21 signees for the 2019 class and have around four slots left to fill by the February signing day.

Check out below what some of the Twittersphere had to say about ‘The Mailman’s’ return home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her four-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.