UGA Football Recruiting 12-May-2016

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UGA Football Recruiting 12-May-2016

B.J. Foster - Class of 2018 - RB (Angleton Varsity High School Football, Angleton, TX) (Photo BJ Foster - Twitter)
B.J. Foster – Class of 2018 – RB
(Angleton Varsity High School Football, Angleton, TX)
(Photo BJ Foster – Twitter)


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updated as of 05-12-2016 at 02:00 AM ET








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228 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 12-May-2016

  1. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie yea he hits the road running thats for sure. then again there isnt much he can do in the off season as a ST coach

  2. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2  I don’t know, but it is definitely one of his areas because he is familiar with it. He has also been out in Texas. Out of all the assistants, I think he has the most air and road miles lol

  3. Bulldawg Bob2

    CLTDawg  Hey CLT. Congratulations on graduating from Law School. Hope the move goes well and good luck on that BAR.

  4. Bulldawg Bob2

    4Dawgs  Thanks for dropping in 4Dawgs. Yeah. The Atlanta Bravos are stinking it up pretty bad. Hard to watch. In fact, I don’t, lol.

    And aye. Ready for football again.

  5. 4Dawgs

    Hey everybody, it’s been ages since I’ve checked in with BI.  Hope all is going well! I’ll admit it that I’ve paid more attention to Cardinals baseball than I have Dawg news as of late, but enough with the baseball. Football can’t come soon enough… especially for my husband and the other loyal Braves fans. 🙂

  6. CLTDawg

    Bulldawg36 North Carolina! Just graduated law school this past weekend, and I’m moving up there to study for the bar exam!

  7. CLTDawg

    willypmd BahitsDawg Greg Poole Remember what the NCAA really is…it’s the member institutions. Unlikely that smaller schools, or even larger schools who don’t compete well in football would ever go for that. 

    Plus, the NCAA isn’t the one with the money (it actually makes very little money on football, and the bulk of its revenue comes from Basketball March Madness). It’s the conferences that have all the football cash you speak of.

  8. Greg Poole

    That is a strong premium until you consider it is buying a guarantee of life changing money for him.

  9. CLTDawg

    Haven’t been able to get on much lately…tell ya what…packing and moving is a pain in the neck! 

    I know y’all must have talked about it…What did everyone think about the Mark Richt Jeans commercial?!? lol!

  10. Bansai buckeroo

    No wonder the chickens are screwed up….having to deal with thunder stams and all…

  11. willypmd

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole I felt like the NCAA should provide the top 100 or so NFL prospects (I just pulled this # out of a hat seeing as that would be top 3 rounds you could add or subtract to make more sense based on more reasoning and data than I have) an insurance policy instead of the pay for play proposal.  

    the “stars” of college football generate the revenue (or so the argument goes) so they should get some additional benefit; whereas the bottom x % of players are playing for a degree/love of the game.  Also I think there should be x % of NCAA revenue dumped into a slush fund used for medical issues related to college sports.

  12. Brooklyndawg

    Bulldawg36 Maybe we’re going to give that 5* JUCO that ‘Bama just released a second chance. How Karma-ish would that be?

  13. Brooklyndawg

    RobDawg There have been some rain and lightening delays. Haven’t seen anything posted recently.

  14. Brooklyndawg

    MMCSDAWG crazydawg87 Bulldawg Bob2 He got caught up in one of his MRI machines, and they just extricated him.

  15. RobDawg

    Any other news today from commits who did well at the track meet? Saw Charlie won discuss… How about any speedsters?

  16. Brooklyndawg

    Bulldawg36 Yes, they’re hearing great things about Bulgarian chickens, anabolic steroids, and frogs.

  17. Brooklyndawg

    Bulldawg36 You’re seeing something that our rag of a newspaper is just getting caught up on, because they have nothing else to report. He’s not coming here, and he never was.

  18. RobDawg

    Bulldawg36 I have read this like 10 times and I just don’t get it. What does your post about eating ivory mean?

  19. Brooklyndawg

    PTCDawg I have another pic but it shows some bones sticking out of the ground. Might be that union guy the Mafia took care of decades ago.

  20. Red Dawn

    I’ve been reading and listening to the podcast. The satellite camp stuff is fscinating. Not surprised that Kirby chose to accept camp invites from in state to reinforce relations with HS coaches vs going out of state like the BiG10

  21. Red Dawn

    High level D1 recruits are Trey Blount, Andrew Thomas, Jamaree Sayler, Realus George and now Robertson. They had 2 SRs take preferred walk on spots at Stanford and Notre Dame despite D1 offers/interest. Lots of others will get interest.


    Red Dawn Oh, and welcome back.  It’s pretty much a dead period around here now a days, but still some good info put out from time to time!

  23. Red Dawn

    Howdy. Haven’t posted in a while. Did y’all see that DRob’s cuz is transferring to Pace. Pace is going to be loaded, really kind of scary considering Pace is only 2A team loaded with D1 talent. Rumor is Oprah is the commencement speaker. Pace is carrying a big stick right now amongst Atlanta private schools.

  24. Bulldawg36

    I’m ready for UGA to have a JUCO break out. Too many of these guys have not panned out!!!!!

  25. Brooklyndawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 MMCSDAWG Oh, God, BB2, I’m praying for you brother, and especially for the mrs. Dang, life can be unfair.


    Greg Poole godawgs678
    HUGE!!!   Big time LB we haven’t had in a while…  We’ve had good ones, but this kid will be able to play all 4 downs and not miss a beat.

  27. godawgs678

    Multiple crystal balls coming in for Nate
    McBride to the good guys the past two days.

  28. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg According to the article, these policies were purchased by Fournette’s parents at a cost of around hundred $160,000.

    As to your point about all players, I’m not sure what you would be insuring against in the case of players with little chance of making the league. There would have to be some NFL insurable interest in order to price the risk.

  29. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole I hope we put a good one on Chubb.

    I really think all college players should have a basic insurance policy for serious injuries regardless of their NFL chances.

  30. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hello by beloved Bulldawg Illustrated brothers and sisters. Checking in. It’s been a crazy, hectic week for me and Mrs. BB2. 

    Just ask that you please keep Mrs. BB2 in your prayers regarding her health. Thank you.

  31. Greg Poole

    Media days will start soon:

    SEC:  July 11-14,  Hoover, AL (Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey)
    BIG 12:  July 18-19. Dallas (Omni Hotel)
    ATLANTIC COAST:  July 21-22, Charlotte, NC (Westin Hotel)
    BIG TEN: July 25-26, Chicago (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
    AMERICAN:  Aug. 1-2, Newport, RI (Hyatt Regency)
    CONFERENCE USA:  July 25-26, Irving, TX (C-USA Offices/Las Colinas Marriott)
    MOUNTAIN WEST: July 26-27, Las Vegas, NV  (Cosmopolitan)
    SUN BELT: July 25, New Orleans (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/Omni Riverfront Hotel)
    PAC-12:  July 14-15, Hollywood, CA (Loews Hollywood Hotel)
    MID-AMERICAN:  July 28, Detroit (Ford Field)

  32. Greg Poole

    Two prospects whose recruitments don’t quite match their ratings yet (in a good way) are Travis Etienne and Shane Clennin. Etienne is a 5’11, 200-pound running back from Jennings (La.). He is currently rated the No. 38 running back nationally on the 247Sports Composite and I’m very confident in saying there are not 37 running backs better than Etienne. He won the fastest man challenge at the New Orleans Nike Opening camp, running a 4.38 in the final race. On film (appears on the website version of this email) Etienne shows the ability to make defenders miss in confined areas and then immediately get up field.
    With a including Alabama and Arkansas, I’m betting Etienne will see his ranking shoot up in the next eight months.
    Clenin, of Festus (Mo.),, and because other programs know that Bret Bielema and his staff know offensive linemen, they are now taking a look, too. The competition against which the 6’6, 285-pound Clenin plays is pretty weak, but on his highlight tape he does dominate it in the fashion you’d expect of a top prospect. He gets out of his stance well when pulling, seems to have good lateral agility and is aggressive. In time he should gain more power to be able to blow opponents off the ball. Clenin is currently unranked, but that will change.

    From SB nation recruiting newsletter


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG I know…  I left out my disfavor for someone about to make a trip to Hiroshima…  lol!

  34. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Yep. That would make him 2017. His Hudl vis says junior and most of those have been updated to current status — but I’m sure Jake is right.


    Greg Poole HEROES!  Don’t want to get political so I will simply say we should never forget the “Greatest Generation” and their sacrifices to this wonderful country we call home!


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG godawgs678
    According to Jake’s article over on Rivals he is a “Rising Senior”  So that would imply he will be a Class of 2017 prospect to me.  Says he is approaching the Rivals250 territory…

  37. Greg Poole

    Cliff Kimsey
    Born in Cornelia, August 3, 1921, Kimsey played fullback on Cornelia HighSchool¹s undefeated 1936 football team.  While at Cornelia, he was selected
    to play in the first Georgia High School Association All-Star Game and was a
    three year letterman on the baseball team. At the University of Georgia,
    Kimsey shared a backfield with Frank Sinkwich and Lamar ³Racehorse² Davis
    and played tailback, fullback, and blocking back during his collegiate
    career.  In 1942 Kimsey was the recipient of UGA¹s Outstanding Senior
    Athlete Award.
    A member of the Greatest Generation, Kimsey, on graduation day in Athens,
    was handed his diploma and walked a few paces where an Army sergeant placed
    orders in his hand to report to Ft. Benning.

  38. Greg Poole

    dsw61 It is not so much that they are just now learning to use their feet – rather it is the methodology. I was talking with someone about this a couple of days ago. All linemen at every level are taught footwork but the devil is in the details. Without bashing former coaches, let’s just say that Pittman is teaching a group of techniques that are very different from the last coach.


    dsw61 MMCSDAWG Greg Poole godawgs678 It’s all about maintaining balance and drive…  I too remember seeing that video and the one I saw he was working with the TE’s blocking on the 2nd level, LB’s. CB’s, etc.  I am sure they have been taught this technique before, but maybe they just weren’t doing it quite like Pittman wanted.  Once you engage if your not balanced and have a good base the defender with just throw you aside (most likely to the side your momentum and weight is already leaning).  You will hear the phrase “Get Wide” when you hear an OL coach teaching players how to block in the open field or on the second level.   I like seeing our staff focusing on those “little” things that make you a better player, blocker, team, etc…  Getting that block at the second level is the difference in 4-6 yards and  15+ yards or taking it to the house!

  40. dsw61

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole godawgs678 Pittman seems to be very confident in his ability to develop players. I like coaches with that attitude. I watch video of the OL practicing in the spring…and I see Pittman teaching them to do little chop steps with their feet when they engage the defensive player. As I watch the video, it’s clear that it’s new to the players. They don’t look like they’ve used that technique before. I see stuff like that and wonder if using your feet like that is important; and if so; why are they just learning it.

  41. dsw61

    godawgs678 Probably taking his last EOC today. My daughter says they are easy. My guess is that he gets the all “A’s” he needs to qualify.

  42. dsw61

    Greg Poole I get the sense it’s just killing him not being on campus. He’s definitely giving off a vibe that he can’t get here soon enough, and get to work.


    Greg Poole godawgs678 Kid is really raw, and only played one year of football, but there is potential there for sure with his size and mobility!

  44. dsw61

    Greg Poole Heard one pundit say that the Braves’ minor league teams are also at the bottom in HRs. The pundit went on to say that Braves need to sign more power hitters. I just SMH. The Braves have plenty of 6’0, 6’1, 6’2, 6’3, 6’4, solidly built players in their organization. The problem is their hitter instructors are terrible. The fact they weren’t able to fix BJ Upton’s swing is proof their hitting instructors don’t have a clue. It’s not just the Braves organization either. Chris Davis tells the story of how some in the Ranger’s organization was giving him all kinds of bad advice on how to hit.

    Ted said way back in 1971, that he was seeing fewer and fewer hitters in baseball that were truly skilled with the bat. Hitters who had finesse and could hit for both average and power and didn’t strike out a lot. It still amazes me why young modern day hitters don’t copy the best hitters. When I go to the cages I just want to bang my head against the chain link fencing listening to what kids are being taught. If you want to maximize your god given talent to hit a baseball…copy Ted Williams and some of the other old timers who knew how to use their bodies. Here are some pre-steroid players who hit for both power and average. The lowest career average of the bunch is Mantle at .298. The rest were over .300. The barrel path used by all these great hitters is no longer taught.
    Hank Aaron:  6’0 180 lbs  755
    Willie Mays:  5’10 170 lbs  660
    Mickey Mantle:  5’11 195 lbs  536
    Jimmie Foxx:  6’0  195 lbs  534
    Ted Williams:  6’3 205 lbs  521 (Williams missed five years during his prime due to military service)
    Lou Gehrig:  6’0  200 lbs  493
    Stan Musial:  6’0 175 lbs  475

    “There has always been a saying in baseball that you can’t make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.”

  45. godawgs678

    Jake Reuse just put out there we offered another OL. He is a 6’8 OT. Behind a paywall, so not sure who it is, but I LOVE all these OL offers. Whoever wants to join, better hop on the train! The days of signing 3 OL in a class are over. Hallelujah!

  46. godawgs678

    Herrien posted on Twitter this morning “This is it”. Sounds like he might hear about his grades today. 

    Or he could just be deciding between Chick Fil A and McDonalds for breakfast. Who knows…

  47. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole I knew about some of these. However, some of these people I’ve never heard of. LOL


    AlphaDawg Bulldawg36 Throw T. Simmons on that list as well.  He played some QB is HS too.

  49. AlphaDawg

    Alright Zip! I just spend some quality time creating a list of coaches, committed players, current players, beat writers, and some fan accounts I’ve found to be the best. 
    Anyone who doesn’t have a twitter but would like to follow, bookmark this URL. Let me know if people need to be added or removed, send me their twitter handles if you want changes

  50. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole the teacher is cute.  No wonder the kid’s mind wasn’t focused.  lol  +the gator hoodie shows low intelligence

  51. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole If Nike offers McGreedy enough money, we will see it on the field regardless of fan displeasure.

  52. Bulldawg36

    NBA needs to quit taking players right out of high school and one year after college. Man the talent is gone!!

  53. Colonial Dawg

    DawgLink BUT!  As of last night’s win the Minnesota Twins are now baseball’s worst team in W-L record by .008.  Hey, the Braves have to take their victories where they can get them.  ####

  54. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole  Great coach and man.  I didn’t play for him, but my Mom has been very active in the TCCHS booster club since my playing days back in the late 80’s so my family got to know Coach Pilcher well.  I bet if he had it to do over again, he would have never left TCCHS for Bainbridge as that program is and has been a complete mess for many years, but they gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse.  Anyway, his health is pretty poor, but I wish him the best in retirement.

  55. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole LOL y’all old school dawgs. smh. I think it looks fine. LOL Plus that guy who made it designed it for himself personally.

  56. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy the kid is a good quarterback.  He is not big enough to play at Georgia, however

  57. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I saw that earlier, I wish him the best of luck.  He will always be a DGD.

  58. 75tranzam

    Greg Poole To be fair a headline quote from Derrek of “When does basketball season start” isn’t as sexy…

  59. Greg Poole

    ZippyMorocco Yep. He is a very good defensive coach but, as you know, Vandy will never have the necessary quality depth to be even with the best in the East.

  60. Colonial Dawg

    Greg Poole I guess it would be fair to not rank Kirby very high since he hasn’t coached a game yet.  But 2 spots below Muschamp?  You’ve got to be kidding me!   Right now I wouldn’t trade him for anybody.

  61. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole 
    His defense his pretty stout. If the offense improves, he can win 6 games.