Tuesday Night Live UGA Football Recruiting Chat 19-APR-2016

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Tuesday Night Live UGA Football Recruiting Chat 19-APR-2016

Bulldawg Illustrated's Lucas Rogers and Heath Holland (edit by Bob Miller)
Bulldawg Illustrated’s Lucas Rogers and Heath Holland
(edit by Bob Miller)

Welcome to Bulldawg Illustrated’s Tuesday night live UGA football recruiting chat with Lucas Rogers, Heath Holland and the BI Crew. We are talking about Georgia college football recruiting for the class of 2017 and 2018 and beyond. What’s the latest news and updates on those 4 and 5-star rated phenoms as we countdown the days till National Signing Day 2017.




JaCoby Stevens
Class of 2017 – Athlete
Oakland High School , Murfreesboro, TN




Zamir “Zeus” White
Class of 2018 – RB
Scotland HS, Laurinburg, NC





Breon Dixon – LB – 6-0 and 214 lbs – Grayson HS, Georgia
Jake Fromm – QB – 6-3 and 224 lbs – Houston County HS, Georgia
Jaden Hunter – LB – 6-2 and 212 lbs – Westlake HS, Georgia
Xavier Jenkins – WR – 6-5 and 195 lbs – Lowndes HS, Georgia
Netori Johnson – OL – 6-4 and 348 lbs – Cedar Grove HS, Georgia
Richard LeCounte III – DB – 5-11 and 174 lbs – Liberty County HS, Georgia
William Poole III – DB – 6-0 and 180 lbs – Hapeville Charter School, Georgia
Justin Shaffer – OL – 6-5 and 356 lbs – Cedar Grove HS, Georgia




updated as of 04-19-2016 at 02:30 PM ET



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287 responses on “Tuesday Night Live UGA Football Recruiting Chat 19-APR-2016

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, that is going to do it for this round of Bulldawg Illustrated’s live recruiting chat. I want to thank everyone who came by to participate or just hang out with us. Special thanks to Lucas Rogers and Heath Holland along with Greg Poole .

    Don’t forget to check on Bulldawg Illustrated’s daily recruiting chat and feel free to continue the recruiting talk! Go Dawgs! Sic ’em!


  2. Avon Barksdale

    If Eason throws for 500 yards and 6 touchdowns against UNC will Kirby admit it was an impressive performance??

  3. Bulldawg Bob2

    Avon Barksdale  Jayson Stanley has worked really hard to come back from that knee injury he suffered during his senior season of high school football. He looked really good.

  4. Lucas Rogers

    Alright guys I’ve got a test tomorrow, so I am gonna head to the library. I’ll catch up with yall soon!

  5. TtownDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie Avon Barksdale Hoage was a Ball Hawk wasn’t he? Dgd !!!

  6. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie Avon Barksdale considering they didnt throw much back then bratkowski sucked haha

  7. Avon Barksdale

    Yeah a lot of those completions were pretty tight coverage. They just went up and pulled them down!

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale  LOL. And I messed up. That was most interceptions thrown in a season!

    Zeke Bratkowski threw 29 in 1951.

    The record for defensive interceptions is 12 by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Hoage in 1982

  9. Lucas Rogers

    if Walker can provide the same pash rush this season we will be in excellent shape! It wasn’t just speed either. I saw him multiple times just straight up pushing the tackle into the QB

  10. Bulldawg Bob2

    Avon Barksdale  Dominick Sanders and he breaks the school record for interceptions in a season.

  11. Bulldawg Bob2

    Brian Herrien was in a similar situation to Ian McIntyre having to wait on his ACT scores to see if he cleared the NCAA clearing house.  NCAA academic qualifiers changed this year and it hit this class hard. There were a number of guys caught off guard and had to retest that would have qualified in last year and years past.

  12. Greg Poole

    Heath Holland Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  something tells me that’s going to happen – if our one of his teachers, that would be one less he would have to worry about

  13. Avon Barksdale

    Early predictions: who is our defensive MVP in 2016??
    I’ll go with Reggie Carter. Just got a feeling he is about to break out!

  14. RumRunnerDoogie

    ronaldo77 Greg Poole enjoy that we will make u watch a full game with @bulldawg36 instead

  15. Heath Holland

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  needs to get all A’s this semester… take care of that and he will be in the 2016 class.

  16. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  they are going to need him for practice depth even if he redshirts in 2016

  17. Greg Poole

    Lucas Rogers  I watched his film again today. He really is a pretty impressive runner.

  18. RumRunnerDoogie

    ronaldo77 Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale hes just letting his ginger side come out, just tell him u have no soul and he will leave u alone

  19. ronaldo77

    Bulldawg Bob2 ronaldo77 Avon Barksdale I’m a failure and I retract my statement hah

  20. Bulldawg Bob2

    ronaldo77 Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale  Catalina is not a JUCO Ronaldo. He is a graduate transfer

  21. ronaldo77

    RumRunnerDoogie ronaldo77 Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale ah ah I forgot he is a graduate transfer… my bad

  22. Greg Poole

    Aulden Bynum has been getting reps this spring. His dad told me Saturday that he is up to 287

  23. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale  He is expected to finish up this semester at the University of Rhode Island in May, graduate, and then move to Athens and enroll in June .

  24. RumRunnerDoogie

    ronaldo77 Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale well u dont have to worry then since hes not a JUCO transfer 🙂

  25. RumRunnerDoogie

    Lucas Rogers RumRunnerDoogie Heath Holland Bulldawg Bob2 the rum is flowin tonight!!!! hahahaha no chill here

  26. ronaldo77

    Bulldawg Bob2 Avon Barksdale ah yes, our steller track record with OL JUCOs is very successful hah.. Vinca Vance (throws up in my mouth)

  27. Heath Holland

    Greg Poole Avon Barksdale  I think so too… Wynn is an elite Guard. Would not surprise me to see Gaillard see A LOT of PT this year. Had great spring

  28. Lucas Rogers

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 he put up a snapchat of a Bama headrest today 😉

  29. RumRunnerDoogie

    Heath Holland RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers im sure a strong breeze will just blow u away so no issues there

  30. Bulldawg Bob2

    Avon Barksdale  Tyler Catalina will come in and vie for a start on the o-line at tackle. He is good. He has to stay healthy and get the playbook down, but he is a very smart player.

  31. Heath Holland

    ronaldo77  UGA or Bama. Id say Bama. Think one school gets him and the other gets Walter Grant.

  32. Greg Poole

    Avon Barksdale  Don’t think so – Catalina is going to get a hard look and is familiar with the position.

  33. Lucas Rogers

    ronaldo77 I haven’t talked to him in awhile. I need to text him. I know he visited this past week

  34. Heath Holland

    Lucas Rogers  Clemson had a pretty good lead before the staff changes. Wants to commit after junior season

  35. ronaldo77

    Is Leonard Warner an odd man out this year? Only ask since he goes to my old high school

  36. Avon Barksdale

    After G-Day how do you guys feel about the o-line? I’m starting to wonder if Wynn doesn’t wind up winning that LT spot outright…

  37. Lucas Rogers

    Another guy UGA made big moves is with Justin Mascoll. Reallly need to get him in the 2018 class. #2 player in Georgia and is a great player. He really like Lorenzo and always talks about him. Told me he doesn’t have a top list but UGA is up there

  38. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2  Aye. Georgia’s 2016 d-line class was unreal.

  39. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 1mandawgpack  Georgia’s offense is going to look a lot like Alabama’s and you don’t see too many scat backs there

  40. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers  Talked with briefly and he was another prospect  blown away by G-Day. He had a really good visit over the weekend.

  41. Bulldawg Bob2

    1mandawgpack  McFarland is more similar to Thomas Brown or J.J. Green than Sony Michel.

  42. Lucas Rogers

    Score Check Lucas Rogers UGA is his leader now, and he is a dawg fan at heart so I like the chances

  43. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 Heath Holland Avon Barksdale  Yeah. I got a up close and personal view of that one. You could here the crack of the pop pretty well lol

  44. Heath Holland

    ronaldo77 Heath Holland  hes a scat back… staff seems to want bigger dudes for this class. 5’8 165 lbs. But I think hes a good ball player, has an unreal gas pedal.

  45. Score Check

    Bulldawg Bob2 Score Check
    I have put Drob out of my mind if/and until he actually shows up in the summer.
    Who is likely our next 2017 commit?

  46. Bulldawg Bob2

    ronaldo77 Heath Holland  Unfortunately, he may be a casualty of the staff change over, but he and McGee have talked. His recruitment is far from over.

    I really like McFarland, but if UGA misses on him, they should be OK. The running back class for 2017 is very deep though.

  47. Greg Poole

    Avon Barksdale  Saw Wimms up close – in fact, saw all of the recruits – he is a big boy.

  48. Heath Holland

    Bulldawg Bob2 Score Check  D-Rob or Holloman imo. Watch Demery if can get him on campus soon

  49. BenKellam

    Heath Holland BenKellam Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 Oh man I didn’t realize all those guys were in state.

  50. Avon Barksdale

    And that’s without Wims, Woerner, Simmons, and possibly D-Rob….not to mention Mr 8 yards per carry! Hell I could play QB with all those weapons!

  51. Heath Holland

    BenKellam Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2  was just talkin bout in-state guys, yeah it was nasty nationwide too

  52. Heath Holland

    Avon Barksdale  Jamyest impressed me and Lucas last yr at Dawg Night, but his best position is RB. I would take Terrell, Gibbs, and Poole over him without a doubt.

  53. Lucas Rogers

    Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers Heath Holland Avon Barksdale you see him truck that guy late in the 4th? lol

  54. BenKellam

    Heath Holland BenKellam Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 Gary. Even though he didn’t end up near here.

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    Speaking of TEs below, when Greg Poole and I were interviewing players after the G-Day game, Blazevich had a good “war wound” on his nose.

  56. Avon Barksdale

    Hate to hear that! Kid can play but not like we don’t have plenty of other options

  57. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2  Good point and many PWO’s don’t get a scholarship till they are juniors or redshirt sophomores.

  58. ronaldo77

    Heath Holland Whatever happened with Mcfarland? looking at CBs, he is all about Maryland now. He was supposed to be the next Gurley for us

  59. Bulldawg Bob2

    Avon Barksdale  Georgia definitely put on a show for the fans and college football world on Saturday.

  60. Heath Holland

    Talking RBs below, I feel that UGA sits in a fairly good spot for Swift, Sermon, Akers, and recruiting Brian Robinson hard. Akers is gonna be a really tough pull. Think the staff missed on an eval of Cordarrian Richardson, hes a big RB with vision and power and fairly good speed. Like him much better than Sermon. Ty Chandler is impressive as well.

  61. ronaldo77

    Greg Poole ronaldo77 I’ve heard we are targeting taller DBs. Its crazy how all of that talent was at Archer over the past 2 years and we get none of them

  62. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  I don’t think any of them will get ‘ships unless they become constant rotation contributors.

  63. Avon Barksdale

    Isn’t it amazing how many options suddenly seem possible on offense! Noticed one formation with 2 WR, 2 TE, and the RB split out wide – with Sony that could be deadly!

  64. DawgDaddy

    Lucas Rogers Thomas is listed at 6-5 295, did he look lean for a lineman at that weight?  I know we are looking at some real BIG guys.

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  Yes. Austin Connor, Justin Shaffer and Jacoby Stevens said it was definitely more organized.

  66. Bulldawg Bob2

    I am expecting Georgia to sign close to 30 for the 2017 class, but it will depend on how many of those PWO’s the Dawgs took in 2016 get scholarships between now and then.

  67. Greg Poole

    Has any of the recruits mentioned Georgia’s recruiting organization? It is noticeably different than in the past. More people, complete control of the process from the time the prospect arrives.

  68. ronaldo77

    How realistic could you see us getting 11-12 of the top 15 GAstate players? Besides Gibbs and Jamyest, I feel like we sit well

  69. Lucas Rogers

    I talked to Andrew Thomas (2017 OT from Pace academy) after G Day for a bit. He was pretty blown away by the game. Even used the word “surreal” to describe it. Also mentioned how important the fans were in his recruitment, and how it’s nice to know the fans love you. I expect him to end up in the UGA signing class.

  70. Heath Holland

    RumRunnerDoogie Heath Holland Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers  don’t wanna embarrass yall with all this sex appeal

  71. Heath Holland

    BenKellam Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2  man was it… some dudes in that class: Brown, Rochester, Jackson, Carter, Clark.

  72. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2  Aye. 2017 isn’t as deep as last year’s class. UGA will have to really make sure to go hard after the few top ones out there.

  73. Lucas Rogers

    BenKellam Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 sure was, and this year it’s not very deep

  74. Heath Holland

    Greg Poole Heath Holland  I mean you can thank that for garnering Netori commitment. He was blown away. As were the other recruits.

  75. Heath Holland

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam  agree here… fell behind AU and UF, but regaining some momentum. UGA really need to keep this kid home.

  76. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam  Like Lucas said. Right now, Jaden Hunter is Georgia’s best recruiter right now for AJ Terrell. His recruitment is going to keep blowing up though if he stays healthy.

  77. Greg Poole

    Heath Holland Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2

    Crazy said that M.J. Webb was looking at Georgia again since Kirby arrived

  78. Heath Holland

    Bulltoad  UGA sits really good… don’t see him anywhere else. Says January decision, but I expect him to commit to a school before his senior season

  79. Bulldawg Bob2

    TtownDawg Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  Offensive line analysis and scouting is hard to do. Just look at the guys that Pittman and UGA signed as PWO’s for 2016 like Gotheard.

  80. RumRunnerDoogie

    Heath Holland RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers ok lindsey lohan. we need to get u a dang avatar too

  81. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  and Josh Hall is another o-lineman flying under the radar. He is a 6 foot 4 and when I talked to him earlier last week, he was pushing 305 lbs. Plays for Milton HS out of Alpharetta.

  82. Heath Holland

    Lucas Rogers Bulldawg Bob2 Heath Holland  this ^^^ his film is REALLY good.. really the only true DT in-state that is a high ceiling dude. I like MJ Webb too. Keep in mind, if Michail Carter was in the 2017 class he’d be a top 5 player in-state.

  83. BenKellam

    What are our chances with AJ Terrell? Haven’t seen a corner hit like that in a while.

  84. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  Keep your eye on Michael Cone out of East Paulding High School from Dallas, GA. A 6-5 and 310 pounder that is flying under the radar.

  85. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers Heath Holland heath is still alive? thought he died from not eating food #

  86. Heath Holland

    I will say this, the turnaround in the Netori recruitment was some excellent stuff… I mean this guy had UGA as his 3rd favorite school behind the scenes before the weekend, now he is on the commit list on Tuesday. This G-Day experience REALLY hit a homerun with these dudes. UGA took over the lead for Blount who was leaning Bama and Holloman who was slightly favoring Tennessee. These 2 dudes are UGA biggest priorities at WR this class along with Nico Collins. RIGHT NOW, I do not see Xavier Jenkins ending up in this class.

  87. Avon Barksdale

    What linebackers do you think we end up with? Seems like we’ve got about 32 different 4 star guys listing us in their top group!

  88. Bulldawg Bob2

    It’s been a little quiet on the defensive line recruiting front for 2017 so far, specifically at defensive tackle, who do you see Georgia looking good for Lucas Rogers Heath Holland ?

  89. Heath Holland

    Avon Barksdale  he ran the fastest time in the nation at the Rivals Speed Challenge… watch his film, 6’2 CB that will STRIKE you. Long arms too, hes a bad dude. I would expect his ranking to steadily climb. Lecounte is the best player in GA for 2017 class.

  90. Lucas Rogers

    Greg Poole Very important. All the recruits told me they didn’t know UGA had that good of fan base, and how important that is to them.

  91. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  I’ve talked with Jacoby a good bit and he really likes UGA and Coach Smart and Tucker.

  92. Lucas Rogers

    Greg Poole The news with JAcoby pushing his date up is good news. Him and Max Wray training together is also really good. I really like UGA chances here. I have my CB in for him to Georgia


    Sitting back trying to follow along. Still not that easy on phone lol. Keep it coming guys! How many more offensive lineman do we take on 17 and who you think we finish with?

  94. Lucas Rogers

    Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers crazydawg87 Maryland at the moment. Think things kind of went off track with him. He will be back this summer though, so will see what happens then

  95. Heath Holland

    Bulldawg Bob2 Lucas Rogers crazydawg87  McFarland isn’t coming to UGA. Miami or Maryland

  96. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers @Heath Holland How big is Georgia’s 2017 class likely to be? Will they sign over 25?

  97. Heath Holland

    Avon Barksdale  He really really likes Georgia… gonna be an absolute battle to the finish with Tennessee and Bama. Family ties at UTk may be tough to overcome. FWIW, AJ Terrell is a better DB prospect than Gibbs imo

  98. Lucas Rogers

    crazydawg87 I think 2. Toneil Carter, Trey Sermon, D’andre Swift, Cam Akers are most likely IMO

  99. BenKellam

    Lucas Rogers So if we really have 10, the class is basically full. How many spots do we have this year?

  100. Heath Holland

    Greg Poole  Georgia is leader right now… would surprise me if he ends up elsewhere, but ive been surprised before. Biggest threats are Clemson and USC at the moment. Look for summer time decision

  101. Lucas Rogers

    Avon Barksdale visit REALLY helped UGA. Still think TN has advantage though, especially with Warrior there

  102. dawgmum

    Bulldawg Bob2 dawgmum Heath Holland Greg Poole That’s good odds, but you didn’t round up. ##

  103. Bulldawg Bob2

    dawgmum Heath Holland Greg Poole  I’m 91.2345678 % confident that D-Rob will pick UGA…..

  104. Heath Holland

    dawgmum Heath Holland Greg Poole  bingo.. nobody outside the family truly knows, I feel that Cal, ND, and GT are in it, Cal being the biggest threat but I think the relationships at UGA with the coaches and players and having a better QB situation and favorable depth chart may win out, but the biggest thing here is distance… is momma gonna let him go to California? Shes liable to but her only OV visit was to UGA, makes me feel good bout how UGA sits with him.

  105. dawgmum

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers dawgmum Heath Holland How sure are you? Round it up to the nearest .5%

  106. Lucas Rogers

    dawgmum Heath Holland Greg Poole ehhh not great, but good. Just such a weird recruitment. Hard to get a good idea on where he will go

  107. Lucas Rogers

    Start off saying:

    G-Day was an unbelieve experience. All the recruits I have talked to have been ecstatic. A lot have been sending messages in all caps when talking about it. Momentum is definitely in the building. Poole was a great get, and the DB class has a chance to be crazy good. Netori was kind of a surprise IMO and I think the G Day experience ultimately won him over. Also William Poole was on periscope a few min ago and said there were more than 10 silent commits, so yeah theres that lol

  108. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers Heath Holland We’ve talked a lot about running backs on the board, who do you like to be a Dawg for 2017?

  109. Lucas Rogers

    Greg Poole don’t think another one comes this week. I’m waiting on Herring to pop. Also like Jacoby moving up his date

  110. Heath Holland

    Bulldawg Bob2 Heath Holland Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  thanks Bob… no thanks for you Lucas.

  111. Bulldawg Bob2

    crazydawg87  It was epic and historic CrazyDawg. Never seen anything like it. Felt like LSU home game in 2013.

  112. Bulldawg Bob2

    Heath Holland Greg Poole Lucas Rogers  You are a stud in my book Heath … that didn’t sound as creepy in my head …. lol

  113. Bulldawg Bob2

    Welcome to Bulldawg Illustrated’s Tuesday night live UGA football recruiting chat!