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James Ohonba - Class of 2018 - OT  - Woodland High School, Stockbridge, GA -  (photo from James Ohonba - Twitter)
James Ohonba – Class of 2018 – OT
– Woodland High School, Stockbridge, GA –
(photo from James Ohonba – Twitter)


UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


Today’s Featured Recruits



Isaiah Bolden

Class of 2018 – CB

Bartram Trail HS, Jacksonville, FL



Zachary Carter

Class of 2017 – SDE

Hillsborough HS, Tampa, FL



James Ohonba

Class of 2018 – OT

Woodland High School, Stockbridge, GA



Jordan Pouncey

Class of 2017 – Athlete

Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL

Pouncey’s Junior Mixtape




updated as of 04-29-2016 at 03:45 PM ET








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462 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 29-APR-2016

  1. Lakedawg

    What happened with Sermon, thought he was better prospect than most of the out of state guys?

  2. BahitsDawg

    Adam Schefter
    So Saturday shapes up as a QB day: Connor Cook, Dak Prescott, Kevin Hogan, Cardale Jones, Brandon Allen, Nick Sudfeld all still on board.

    imho, Dak is long term better than Winston.  I wonder who will get him.

  3. BahitsDawg

    2 Dawgs out of first 3 rounds.  That is disappointing.

    However, I am happy for both of them.

  4. BahitsDawg

    Good grief.  As if 3D modeling (CAD) isn’t bad enough.  Toss in BI on another monitor and overproofed Rum, then watch out!


    btw, any of you interesting in CAD should check out  and

    Both are free.  tinker is easier and is online.  No Install!

    sketchup has a paid version and sketchup make that is free.  It is powerful for a free tool.   I use it to make models to print on a 3D printer.

  5. BahitsDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie BahitsDawg lol, yeah, good character guys.

    I honestly wonder if the NFL has some kind of agreement pack that players are taken from around the nation to keep interest up and spread the market.

    Sort of like the Michael Sam debacle.

  6. BahitsDawg

    lol, two Utah State guys picked one after another.

    I don’t honestly understand going outside of the South East except for some really rare exceptions.

  7. BahitsDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie BahitsDawg I just poured a little Wray and Nephew overproof in honor of your astute observation.

    Sometimes, I hate the Falcons.

  8. RumRunnerDoogie

    RobDawg naw hes maybe a 5th rounder. honestly  surprised jenkins was picked in the 3rd

  9. RobDawg

    Realistically he’s about 4more ahead of him being picked as well. He had to prove a point that he could lift the weights. Maybe that’s the former S&C to blame

  10. BahitsDawg

    RobDawg Team back up with the Boss.

    I am surprised the Patriots didn’t snatch Jenkins.  They like Dawgs.  Falcons don’t.  What do the Patriots have that the Falcons don’t?  hmmmmm

  11. RobDawg

    Patriots have two picks coming soon and they need an OT… Wouldn’t be surprised to see Theus in Mass

  12. BahitsDawg

    New York Jets get Jenkins.

    I am surprise he lasted that long and I am disappointed the Falcons didn’t grab him.

  13. RumRunnerDoogie

    RobDawg hell yeaaaa. maybe we wont be moving to london after all!! send the chargers instead## websater

  14. RumRunnerDoogie

    RobDawg i mean seriously, that makes the jags look better for taking a punter in the 3rd round a few years ago lmao

  15. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie thanks for taking bosa so the jags wouldnt lol. i wanted ramsey all the way

  16. RobDawg

    Yep that’s what analysts said, that this was a wasted pick. Could have gone 3 more rounds and still taken him. Gave them an F!

  17. websater

    RumRunnerDoogie websater Joey Bosa and the best TE Hunter Henry from Arkansas. Pretty happy with Henry tbh.

  18. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 websater RumRunnerDoogie well jags should have matt jones do the picks, granted hes probably in rehab by now

  19. Bulldawg Bob2

    websater RumRunnerDoogie  Correct. It is who drafted the player and not how much time they spent with the team. But Rum, I’m the same way. When I thnk of Faulk, I think Rams.

  20. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie i get that but didnt he spend most his time with the rams?

  21. RobDawg

    Well at least Tampa Bay has worse draft grade than us do far…. Dang they gave this pick an F !!!!!!

  22. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RobDawg yea neither have my jags, i guess they are that confident in fowler

  23. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg They may get the OLB in the third round. I don’t hate on the pick. Jones can play, but I am concerned that they haven’t really addressed the pass rush yet.

  24. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie RobDawg yea Daryl smith was a hell of a LB for jax too lol

  25. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie RobDawg  Shut your mouth! #### Although Keith Brooking was a heck of a player and LB

  26. RumRunnerDoogie

    gezz… dont listen to the 911 call from that accident that killed those UGA girls

  27. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie loving the picks so far, and listening to jax sports radio so do they. The best players on the team are going into 3 years in the league so its a young good team

  28. RobDawg

    Hampton was looking a little bigger than his playing weight when he announced Giants pick. Was one of my favorites in red and black though

  29. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Buffalo pulled the trigger on Ragland at pick 41. Still, like Jack, if he stays healthy, they get a first talent in the 2nd round.

  30. Bulldawg Bob2

    We interrupt the NFL Draft to bring you an update on Georgia Softball:

    Bulldogs lead Ole Miss by 8-0 still after four.

  31. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie i just remember a LB from washington coming up late in the process and think he ended up at ucla

  32. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg the aorta problem with ragland has scared off a lot of teams

  33. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2  Man. I cannot remember TBH. That seems like so long ago, but I think so. For a little bit maybe

  34. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie yea, wasnt he the guy who flirted with UGA before signing day?

  35. Bulldawg Bob2

    Man. Myles Jack still on the board throught the 34th overall pick. Chargers are now on the clock.

  36. MidtownTeacher

    DawgByte Yes, I think a lot of guys on this board do need to get a life regarding Demetris.  I have seen grown men on this board and others have very little patience for a young man trying to make up his mind.  I feel like this young man has been hated on even though he is a good young man who volunteers and thinks about his future and puts his team first.   I sure would drop UGA a notch or two in my estimation if I was struggling with a decision and I came on here to see a bunch of armchair QBs complaining about me.   

    I think sometimes we forget that we aren’t just fans, that we are part of the process these days.  The veil of anonymity the internet gives us makes us sometimes forget to act with kindness and understanding.   We should have it as fans, but I have long ago given up on fans of any team being respectful.  I still have hope that if we realize we are more and more part of the recruiting process that perhaps in self-interest, we can keep our criticisms of young men going through a tough process to ourselves.  

    I also realize I may have said this a bit strongly in this post.  I can’t think of any one person or post that was terrible, it is just this collective sentiment you can feel anytime DR is brought up.

  37. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  Hard to say. I think it all depends on how their season goes, and  the draft grade they get at the end of the season. I think if Sony rushes for over 1,000 yards again, he would likely head to the NFL unless he got a bad draft grade. Chubb is harder to figure out because it all depends on when he is allowed to suit up and play.

  38. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    RobDawg  I definitely know the shoulda been here last week all too well, my buddy won the charity tournament we fished last thursday on a spot that I was gonna fish all day and knew better than to leave but it had gotten late and we didn’t have a limit yet so I left to catch 5 and was gonna come back, well Chris saw me leave and sat on that spot and caught a 12.5 lber and a 6lber back to back with about 20 minutes left to fish, he won big fish and first place and I was 1st out of the money…..smh

  39. RobDawg

    Qualify that I didn’t catch the big ones I mention above – others did. We finally got to go last night and of course should have been here last week kinda thing. Aggressively bit big rubber worms but nothing of any size.

  40. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    RobDawg  Heck Yeah that’s awesome, the fish at Tussahaw Reservoir have spawned and the big ones are moving back deep, they have been hard to pattern, nothing to brag about for me in a couple of weeks,

  41. Bulldawg36

    I hope not/ because he still landed in the first round- I don’t and didn’t want to help him

  42. RobDawg

    RobG the fishing has been great past two weeks around here. Three fish over 8 pounds in last two weeks from my favorite pond. Of course we went last night and caught quantities not quality. Nothing bigger than prob 2 pounds. How’s your catching going?

  43. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bansai buckeroo Supposing the line stays relatively injury free, Sony and Chubb going over 1000 is doable.

  44. PTCDawg

    The assumption generally seems to be we lose both Chubb and Michel after this season. If Chubb is full speed I expect him to be gone but it’s not so clear to me that sony won’t return.

  45. Jesse1

    Bulldawg36 Da SweatDawgs are gonna kick some bootie. And the run Dawgs going to  pile up the td’s. Whoever winds up under center is going to have a very good 1st team line with several elite capable backups. Only going to get bigger, badder, and better.

  46. Bulldawg36

    Because of money basically without going into long detail. Will definitely move this summer because we need more room for the baby

  47. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Brooklyndawg  Weather Channel is the only place I get my weather from, they are the most reliable, after all it is slightly more than an educated guess when it comes to predicting the weather

  48. Brooklyndawg

    I meant it seems like Accuweather is wrong, at least 75% of the time, so go on with what ever outdoor activities you were planning tomorrow….lol

  49. Bulldawg36

    True. I haven’t fished in years. All the fish in pelzer are infected with raw sewage anyways.

  50. Bulldawg36

    I think Chubb and Sony will both have 1000 years seasons in 2016! Yep that’s my prediction!!!!

  51. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Bulldawg36  if the lightning is really close  I’ll sit under the bridge or if I’m close to the ramp I’ll sit in the truck until the lightning moves out, but rain actually helps fishing, They definitely aren’t getting any wetter

  52. Brooklyndawg

    Possible thunderstorms. But based on the predictions, sounds like perfect golfing weather

  53. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg36  and lol Rob. Hahahahahaha. That’s got to be the post of the day so far.

  54. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    CLTDawg DawgByte Brooklyndawg  ……….or they come from a family that may actually have money

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    Per UGA, there has been a schedule change regarding the UGA softball series this weekend versus Ole Miss

    “SCHEDULE CHANGE: Georgia-Ole Miss Doubleheader on Saturday
    Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and Georgia has been moved to a doubleheader to conclude the series due to the threat of inclement weather in Athens on Sunday.
    Game one will begin at 1 p.m. ET while game two will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET.”

    Whitney Tarpy
    UGA Sports Communications
    Assistant Sports Communications Director

  56. Bulldawg Bob2

    TtownDawg Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg  Me too. Good kid and a good running back. Has really worked hard to get his academics in order.

  57. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  You would be surprised how many commitments that eventually verbally commit and sign with Georgia were silent commits at one point during the recruiting procecss.

  58. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  Actually D’Andre Swift is not as hard of a pull as you might think, and the Dawgs are in it for Akers right now.

    Georgia has a shot at Toneil Carter out of Houston, TX along with Ty Chandler out of Nashville.

    Jalen Holston out of Stockbridge hasn’t been offered yet, but Georgia is interested. Same for JD King out of Fritzgerald.

    Georgia just offered A.J. Davis out of Lakeland, FL. Good running back and there is some smoke here.

  59. JaxDawg

    Eh I think the silent commit thing is blown out of proportion. I’ve seen this talk happen for almost 10 years now and it never happens. It’s mainly recruits just talking and have a good time. We don’t really have 10 silents. Silents to me are still not committed so it’s as good as nothing. Would be nice is Smart actually has changed things, I think he has though. I think we will have a great class and that he will better develop talent than Richt.

  60. JaxDawg

    Swift and Akers are my top two. I don’t think the ole miss situation will really impact anything, nothing will come of it and the recruits won’t think anything will happen to them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  61. Brooklyndawg

    Yeah, disappointing I missed Keith in a very informal setting, would have been perfect

  62. DawgByte

    CLTDawg DawgByte Brooklyndawg Not buying it. Some may, with the emphasis on ‘some’. Somebody needs to take a survey on what D-1 college football players drive around on campus.

  63. Brooklyndawg

    Pretty blatant, just another gangstawannabe. Speaking of which, couldn’t help but notice how Robert N and his entourage were all decked out in black. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they gave us 2 choruses of rap!

  64. CLTDawg

    DawgByte Brooklyndawg You know they get that stuff either as a rental or on credit, right?

  65. CLTDawg

    JaxDawg Toneil Carter. If I had to rank them all, it would go Akers, Carter, Sermon (if he stays healthy with that back issue), Swift. They are all really good players, though. We’ll be in great shape if we nab two of them…and I’m sure all this Ole Miss publicity is helping with Akers right now.

  66. JaxDawg

    Sucks about Sermon, think he was the top RB we could realistically get. Akers and Swift will
    be extremely hard to pull so I’m not going to count them as coming. Who are the other RB targets we have a realistic shot at getting?

  67. DawgByte

    Brooklyndawg Speaking of player perks, I’m sure you caught all the bling these non-drafted (signed and paid contract – yet) football players were sporting last night? Tunsil was wearing shoes that cost $3K. Cry me a river about football players not being compensated. Yeah right!

  68. Brooklyndawg

    This comes to you straight from the category of “even blind squirrels find a nut once in a while (sprinkled with grains of salt), but read on it’s interesting (an advantage of living in Athens is that once in a while you get to talk too some very interesting and talkative folks):

    So, last night my wife and I are eating supper in one of our favorite restaurants when our server appears, bringing with her quite a tall guy. Turns out he’s apprenticing serving, at least for the summer. Very well spoken and very well built.  We get to talking, like at least 3 times, with one eye out for the Manager of the place.

    He claimed that he was a team mate of Robert N and he was actually in the room when Robert took his famous tumble. He claimed that the media jumped on a completely false story, Robert fell over a chair, and the “other guy” in the room owned the MJ. He said “and you know who i mean”.  That’s the salt part….

    Naturally I had to ask him, does Robert REALLY want a panther? He said yeah, he always wanted one, ever since they were kids together. I asked what would he do with it? He said, keep it in a cage I imagine, what would one do with a black panther?

    I asked this young man why was he in Athens, is he on the UGA football team? He said no, he suffered a bad injury his sophomore year and he’s working with his coaches to determine if his body and mind can return to the right place and withstand very hard work. He said he has a younger brother who’ll be a sophomore in the SEC and “he did things the right way”, so I’m thinking the guy speaking would like to mount an earnest come-back as a WO, because there’s no way he’s going to be interested in making a career out of serving food.

    It’s fascinating how close a community CFB can be. He told me I probably just walked by Keith Marshall, who was taking an early dinner and had just left.

    We talked about several other things, including him thinking CKS is THE guy to take UGA to a natty, and keep us winning trophies, and many, many other recruits feel exactly the same way. We also talked about perks and payments. he said that one high profile guy had a completely furnished condo on the Florida gold coast, where he and his friends partied every chance they could.

    Finally I asked him about DRob, is he really enrolling at UGA. He gave me a huge smile and a thumbs up.

    That’s my little squirrels story, something for everyone. But I cannot reveal any other info.

  69. PTCDawg

    So we have one, at the most, in case there are any last minute options like the hinds wr that comes along

  70. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  Yes. If he has his academics in order at the end of the semester and commits to UGA. He is a similar situation as Herrien.

  71. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  Georgia has 21 commitments for the class of 2016 with several PWOs coming in. So that leaves technically 4 spots.

    RB Brian Herrien  could make 22 if he has the grades at the end of this semester. He has the test score, but needs all As. From reports, that is likely to happen

    WR Demetris Robertson would make 23.

  72. TeeHDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 TeeHDawg Also, if we miss on those two, we would probably go after a juco OL, Caleb Chandler, or Leonard Warner to fill out 30

  73. TeeHDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 TeeHDawg Thanks. I know that we trending upwards for most of them. Even though we are in Isaiah Wilson’s top group, I know we have to get him on campus. And Alaric Williams, he is a cousin to Carnell Williams and the family ties may be too strong.  He fits our offense better

  74. Bulldawg Bob2

    TeeHDawg  Bulldawg Bob2  I’d be a happy Bulldawg if Georgia were to get all those guys for 2017.

  75. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg websater I agree.  UGA and the coaches aren’t there to get guys to be the top draft pick.  They are there to win games and hopefully, the result is a kid makes it to the NFL.

  76. TeeHDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Since Sermon committed to OU and all that’s going o with Ole Miss and Bama, it got me rethinking about another mock 2017 class with 30 signees still

    QB- PP-Jake Fromm  DT- Tray Bishop
    RB- Cam Akers, D’Andre Swift, Alaric Williams  ( I think Williams goes to AU, but he fits our offense better)
    WR- Xavier Jenkins, Nico Collins, Jeremiah Holloman, Trey Blount
    OL – Isaiah Wilson, D’Antne Demery, Andrew Thomas, Tony Gray, Netori Johnson, Justin Shaffer ( Is Wilson really that long of a shot)
    DL- Aubrey Solomon, Malik Herring, MJ Webb
    DE/OLB- Michael Allen, Markaviest Bryant, Robert Beal, Walter Grant
    LB- Nate McBride, Breon Dixon, Jaden Hunter
    DB- Jacoby Stevens, Richard LeCounte, AJ Terrell, William Poole, Deangelo Gibbs

  77. BahitsAgain

    Reddawg13 Bulldawg Bob2 careful with the Death Threats….. Oh, you were offering to supply him with unlimited Variety dogs and chilli fries.

  78. AlphaDawg

    TtownDawg Bulldawg Bob2 lol I chucked at that one too. What reasons were you not safe before brother?

  79. Brooklyndawg

    I wasn’t implyimg, I was implying everyone else though. This guy didn’t come up with the money and perks all on his own initiative. Bagmen are a given naturally.

  80. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bulldawg36 you are right Bob, proof is in the pudding, but out on the limb I am sitting on, I say what we have now is better, by more than a bit. of course that is on my limb!

  81. CLTDawg

    RobDawg Falcons have actually shored up their OL pretty well this offseason. Two very highly graded tackles, a perrenial pro bowler at center, and guards that know the ZBS. They needed defense.

  82. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  Pruitt is a good coach and Georgia had a good defensive staff. We will have to wait and see if this new coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball as well as the offensive side of the ball is as good or better than the previous regime.

    So far, they are getting all A’s in recruiting though.

  83. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte I suppose it could potentially backfire on them as well. Some recruits may look at these northern schools and view them as carpet baggers and convince other recruits of the same notion. Not sure if kids think like that any more, but you get the idea.

  84. CLTDawg

    Brooklyndawg Keep in mind that Saban isn’t the one out on the front lines actually doing the recruiting, his position coaches are, so it’s unlikely that Davis is being scapegoated for something someone else did.

  85. Reddawg13

    AlphaDawg He will be a great player somewhere, hope it is at the G! His Coaches are trying to get him to go to UGA. And he really likes Kirby. He should be around 250 by start of football.

  86. RobDawg

    Yeah it wasn’t a mistake to strap a gas mask attached to a bong to your head and lighting it. That was absolutely intentional…

  87. Brooklyndawg

    So is Bo the latest victim/scapegoat to get thrown under a bus, and no one else had the first clue? Really?

  88. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg36 Bad as I want UGA to be represented on the Falcons I want them to draft whatever makes them a winner. Winning matters most  to me.

  89. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg Bob2 I hope Meyers bowels lock in the open position and he poops himself to death!

  90. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2  I’m not sure how much talent the schools from other conferences and up north will be able to pilfer from the southeast.

    I think the Texas and California schools have to be more concerned than even Florida and Georgia though.

    As far as the NCAA’s decision goes, no idea.

  91. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte Why in the world would the NCAA, who can’t even manage their own current set of rules, want to create a situation where they have to create a whole chapter of new one’s and then have to monitor them? They’ve just created more work for themselves in placating to schools, who are finding they need to leverage these type of gimmicks to generate more publicity for their program and pilfer more talent from the Southeast.

  92. Bulldawg Bob2

    I posted my way too early post-spring pre-season WR depth chart in Huck’s Projected Offensive Depth Chart article, but I wanted to share it here.

    Here is how I have the receivers after spring practice and the G-Day game with the receivers currently on the roster.

    Terry Godwin
    Reggie Davis
    Shakenneth Williams

    Jayson Stanley

    Michael Chigbu
    Cavin Riley Ridley

    SLOT (Y)
    Reggie Davis

    Isaiah McKenzie
    Terry Godwin

    WR #4
    Michael Chigbu

    Cavin Riley Ridley

    Reggie Davis

    If Javon Wims can stay healthy and gets the playbook down when he gets to UGA over the summer, I think he can crack the top 4 spots. Tyler Simmons could end up being a guy that Chaney and Coley use out of the slot and move around with his speed and athleticism. 

    And then there is Charlie Woerner. Like Wims, if he can stay healthy and get the playbook down, he’ll play. His size and athleticism is a big time weapon in the red zone as well as short yardage situations.

  93. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2  It will be interesting to see how the camps are regulated or if it will be a free-for-all.

  94. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Those NCAA idiots have created a hornets nest. They should have stuck with their original decision. Spineless fools.

  95. dsw61

    DawgLink Yeah, he’s my all time sports legend hero. I’ve studied his views on hitting to the nth-degree. Guy was a hitting genius. One of these days when I get time during the recruiting lull, I’m going to post some material on what he did and compare it to what gets taught today in HS, college, and in some instances; in MLB. It took me a few years, but when I finally figured out what he was saying when it came to hitting, it was a revelation. It’s fun teaching kids how to hit using his philosophy. The kids really take to it too.

  96. BenKellam

    websater I’m looking forward to watching Lorenzo Carter earn many many millions of dollars for himself this season.

  97. Bulldawg36

    Kind of makes me feel better about Pruitt being gone! Floyd is an outside backer all the way!!!!!

  98. BenKellam

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bulldawg36 Wouldn’t mind them taking Jordan Jenkins. Especially if hes still around in the 3rd round.

  99. BenKellam

    ZippyMorocco dsw61 Honestly its all just pc bs on their part. They are upset that they got caught. But they phrased it correctly. Pressing the wrong button is an accident. They didn’t accidentally smoke a gas mask bong but they did make a mistake.

  100. PTCDawg

    Is a coach supposed to play kids where they will perform the best or where they need them the most? The two are not always the same.

  101. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  It all depends on if a UGA player is there when they get ready to pick.

  102. Bulldawg36

    Are the Falcons gonna draft any UGA players???? The Falcons better be thankful they’re in the state of Georgia or I wouldn’t like them!!!!!!!!

  103. dsw61

    ZippyMorocco dsw61 Well put. A mistake is drinking three shots of whiskey when you only meant to drink two:)

  104. dsw61

    websater Totally agree he was misused. Pruitt had him playing all over the place. I would not have had him dropping into coverage. Pruitt was using Lorenzo in a similar way. The NCAA allows something like 10 hours of practice time per week. That’s not a lot of time to teach a player to be a jack of all trades. I know Pruitt was leaning on the upper classmen because of all the young players on defense, but it seems like putting a premium on pressuring the QB pays dividends.

  105. ZippyMorocco

    That is my all time pet peeve. It wasn’t a mistake. He meant to smoke weed and take money. A mistake is when you press the wrong button on a vending machine.

  106. DawgLink

    Ted Williams considered going 0 for 3 a slump. Man was bad with a piece of wood in his hands

  107. dsw61

    CLTDawg dsw61 Interesting read. No doubt a lot of college kids smoke marijuana. I went to HS in the late 70s; in New Hamsphire; and lots of kids smoked marijuana. Many consider marijuana a gateway drug so there is a real risk of these kids moving on to more addictive drugs. And to think Ted Williams never drank anything stronger than a milkshake for fear it would dull his senses and reflexes. I know the guy was anal about hitting and probably went overboard with his dedication, but he may have had a point.

  108. AlphaDawg

    websater Don’t think we really had a choice. We put the best guy in the best place every week to win. I don’t think ILB is a good spot for a 6’4 guy either but Pruitt had to make due

  109. AlphaDawg

    dsw61 I’m mad at the National guys saying “well you should consider deleting your social media if you’re a player” ….uh no, you should consider not doing illegal things or violating NCAA rules

  110. Score Check

    There is no question Tunsil fell in the draft and it cost him some serious cash.
    As far as Nkemdiche goes this guy appears to have some very serious issues.

  111. Brooklyndawg

    Just very bad and innacurate writing and “reporting” They meant to say, made the mistskes of getting vaught

  112. RobDawg

    The best OL that was available. The bama Center was there. Just saying Falcons need OL help in a bad way.

  113. BenKellam

    websater I definitely think they misused him. He would have been our best pass rusher by a good bit last season. What were they doing putting him at MLB?

  114. dsw61

    So tired of pundits on ESPN describing college kids who get caught smoking weed…a mistake. Makes me wonder how many “mistakes” Tunsil and Nkemdiche have made while in HS and during the last three years at Ole Miss.

  115. Brooklyndawg

    I don’t think the NCAA will do squat but, on the other hand, they would drool over UGA self-reporting. I just don’t want to read any CKS guilt-by-association crap either. The AJC is probably already preparing their text.

  116. Brooklyndawg

    You HATE THE DRAFT, but if you need to know when to begin hating, it’s 7 PM tonight

  117. CLTDawg

    ZippyMorocco CLTDawg I would have probably been fine with both of those picks, too. But Having NKemdichi in Atlanta, where he’s from, surrounded by all the trouble he’s surrounded himself with his whole life would make me nervous if I was about to pay a guy millions of dollars. I think being out in AZ will be good for him.

  118. Bulldawg36

    I hope not either but it is what it is. I don’t think the NCAA will do anything to bama- they couldn’t mess with Cam at auburn

  119. Brooklyndawg

    Kirby is D coach there when their d-line coach screws up by getting caught. I hope that CKS isn’t questioned on what did he know and when did he know it.

  120. AlphaDawg

    NKemdichi  reminds me of the player on Ballers who’s friend (brother) mooches off him until he’s broke

  121. Reddawg13

    I don’t know how to post hudl vids on here. But a kid I coached in rec ball Kereon Merrell has his highlights up now. He is out in Dodge Kansas on a scholarship right now and has some D-1 interest. Thanks Friends!

  122. Bansai buckeroo

    I’m afraid I have to agree with his coach. Some people get to wrapped up in the decision of an 18 year old kid…..jmo of course

  123. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg CLTDawg BenKellam toss in an aggressive offensive coach and WR coach and it is a formula for fireworks.

  124. BahitsAgain

    Rescue Dawg It is very sad.  My niece is at UGA and the same age range.  We had a brief scare and got in touch with her.  I know it is a little irrational, but human nature.  I can only imagine the grief that the family and friends of those young women are going through.  It is very sad.

  125. Rescue Dawg

    Just stopping by to say hello.
    Would also like to express my sympathies to the families and friends of those kids that tragically lost their lives.
    Stay safe folks.

  126. CLTDawg

    DawgByte He’s got a point. It’s his college decision, and the only reason anyone else knows about it is because DRob’s a big time football player. It’s not like he owes us anything, lol.

  127. AlphaDawg

    CLTDawg AlphaDawg BenKellam Exactly. I’m very happy with the turn around at Wr. OH and I forgot about Ridley. Kid looks like Godwin last year

  128. AlphaDawg

    BenKellam Ever since Gday, I’ve been less stressed about it. Chigbu looked like Michael Bennett, Stanley looking like Tavarres King, TGod doing his best AJ Green impression and the TE game was heavy and involved.

  129. CLTDawg

    BenKellam We got a lot of guys kind of clustered around. Lots of depth, just not sure who’s going to assert themselves as the main starters. Good problem to have, though!

  130. BenKellam

    Man after looking over Huck’s projected depth chart for this season, I’m way less worried about our receivers than I was. Were looking good. Eason will have a lot to work with.

  131. CLTDawg

    AlphaDawg CLTDawg BahitsAgain I’d love him in the third, but I think someone will bite on him in the late second.

  132. CLTDawg

    BenKellam CLTDawg BahitsAgain AlphaDawg There are just rarely UGA players coming out at the position and draft value that matches the Falcons. People forget that when they made the Julio trade, they were really trying to move up for AJ, but the Bengals wouldn’t budge off the pick. 

    Plus, it’s not like NFL teams really make it a priority to draft guys who played at the local college. No team does that, but UGA/Falcon fans sure seem to have a problem with it.

  133. BahitsAgain

    BenKellam BahitsAgain Bulldawg36 oh, grief.  Don’t give BD26 any more off the wall ideas.  Think of his poor wife before introducing him to more conspiracy theories.  lol

  134. BahitsAgain

    How good was the Panthers pick?
    30  Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
    and New Orleans
    2S heldon Rankins DT Louisville
    It is amazing that Nkemdiche almost fell out of the first round.  #29.   He should have been a top 5 or maybe #1 pick, if he had kept his head on straight.   Less to all recruits considering Ole Miss and Freeze.

  135. Bulltoad

    CLTDawg Bulltoad Would love Henry, Ragland, A’Shawn Robinson or Jarraan Reed if any are available.

  136. dawgmum

    AlphaDawg I gotta think Holloman is one of the “secret commits”. He’s always posting pro-Georgia tweets.

  137. BahitsAgain

    CLTDawg All us Dawgs are full blown schadenfreude after what he and they did to us.  That whole recruiting thing was low down dirty.

    I don’t care where a kid goes, just treat school fairly.  Do your flipping or decommitting early – a few months before signing – or don’t commit.

  138. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Even though it annoyed me that other schools could come into Georgia, other SEC schools are the ones I would want blocked out.

    I don’t mind Michigan or other frozen tundra schools coming down here and spending their cash.  Maybe, we all should come up with some business to take advantage of them.  🙂

  139. BenKellam

    CLTDawg BahitsAgain BenKellam AlphaDawg They have like 6 or 7 guys on the roster that were drafted by the falcons from the sec. I guess I tend to notice it more since they never seem to pick georgia kids.

  140. BenKellam

    BahitsAgain BenKellam I’d say it still hurt him quite a bit. Maybe even more than if it were earlier. He like 10 million dollars compared to where he was projected to get drafted, then he went up on that stage and admitted to everything. If it had happened at a time when his PR people could have prepped him on answers he may have avoided most of the damage to old miss too.

  141. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg I don’t care.  The kid can take as much time as he wants.  It is his life.

  142. ed603

    AlphaDawg CLTDawg  Alpha, I have a free app called “the score”. It gives real time updates on all levels of football and bball. Noticed last night it listed all the order of picks, and updated as each pick was made. Great app!!

  143. CLTDawg

    BenKellam BahitsAgain AlphaDawg CLTDawg When will that meme stop? The Falcons have as many SEC players as any team not named St. Louis or Kansas City.

  144. BahitsAgain

    BenKellam BahitsAgain AlphaDawg CLTDawg I am gratefully they skipped on the OSU guy.   That must have been torture for Dimetroff.

  145. CLTDawg

    This Tunsil stuff should be a warning to all of these players with Draft aspirations: be very careful who you let in your “circle.” Someone is out to get that guy, man.

  146. BenKellam

    BahitsAgain AlphaDawg CLTDawg Well the falcons don’t like the SEC much. I was surprised with their first pick. Definitely thought we were going LB with #17. Maybe they change things this year.

  147. CLTDawg

    Bulltoad CLTDawg Yeah I hope they go somewhere in the defensive front for the second round. If Hunter Henry is still there though, it could be tempting.

  148. CLTDawg

    QuoteLightSport AlphaDawg CLTDawg Jenkins would be a good get. One of the more pro-ready guys in this year’s class. I gotta think they are targeting the front 7 at this point.

  149. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg CLTDawg I am hoping they get Jenkins.  At the beginning of the season he was better than Floyd.  He got dinged up and played through.  He is a warrior and Dawgs would love the Falcons for it.

  150. Bulltoad

    CLTDawg I like the fact that it was an SEC player and a position of need.  You would also think that Quinn would have good insight since he coached at UF.  I still would have preferred a DL but maybe they get one in the 2nd round.

  151. CLTDawg

    I know all the Jags fans on the board gotta be happy, too. Ramsey might be the best player in the draft! Huge get, right there.

  152. AlphaDawg

    CLTDawg AlphaDawg You know where I can find a list of the teams picks numbered? I just tried finding one but can’t

  153. BenKellam

    Bansai buckeroo It’ll start with only the top tier guys who know that teams will hold a place for them and slowly expand from there. It’ll be interesting for sure.

  154. CLTDawg

    Well, as more comes out, it looks like the Falcons taking Neal at 17 was a pretty reasonable pick. He wasn’t expected to last past the Jets at 20, TD couldn’t find a trade back with the right return, and both Shaq Lawson and Myles Jack have injury concerns. Big, fast, thumping safety. Could be worse!

  155. Reddawg13

    BenKellam Ole Pi$$ and Dr. Freeze been doing shady and crazy for a while! Hope the ax finally falls!

  156. Reddawg13

    FWIW.  Talked to a Buddy at the gym this morning and he has an in with one of our Coaches, won’t say which one, and that Coach says we get D Rob on Sunday. Of course until he announces and shows up, who knows.

  157. ZippyMorocco

    Netori Johnson and justin Shaffer are at Cedar grove. We don’t need Harbaugh there without Kirby.

  158. AlphaDawg

    ZippyMorocco BenKellam If Tunsil does anything remotely smart with his draft money it would be to hire a private investigator.

  159. AlphaDawg

    BenKellam What’s going to happen to Bama? Can’t just fire a guy and say we’ve cleaned up the program, you can’t punish us now.

  160. BenKellam

    Ooooohhh boy. This is a perfect chance for the NCAA to take its man card back. I hope they throw the book at ole mi$$. I felt bad for the guy…sorta but honestly his corner should have never let him get out on that stage after his account “hacks.” Btw, that word is thrown around way too loosely these days. I would put it at like an 95% chance that it was his step dad that put that stuff on his social media. And he must have been planning this for a while to have saved all those texts between Tunsil and coach.

  161. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg36 nah man you should be happy that Kirby is staying on top of who’s in his state. He’s aware and he’s letting his presence be known.

  162. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 I agree with you. I’m happy for Floyd and his family for being drafted so high. I honestly didn’t see that coming. Makes the G look good putting two top 10 picks back-to-back in the draft.

  163. Bulldawg36

    Oh ok I see now.. Wish Kirby wouldn’t of accepted- Michigan should camp with Tech instead.

  164. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  CKS was invited and accepted – there is no ‘have to’, Smart could have declined.

  165. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  Better start looking for tickets. The cutoff for season ticket holders was pretty high.

  166. Greg Poole

    DawgByte I understand. Certainly NCAA has little leadership. However, it is a business organization run by educators (bureaucrats). I think one qualification for NCAA president should be having spent time as a CEO.

  167. Bulldawg36

    The comment was supposed to be with the tweet of UGA having to camp with Michigan. Why do we have to camp with them for?

  168. Bansai buckeroo

    Good Morning Folks and congratulations to Mr Floyd in being the first SEC player taken in the draft…

  169. Bulldawg36

    I hope we pound ole miss next season! I may make the long drive down there to Oxford! I hope Eason has about 400 yards passing!!! Pull the upset! Similar to richt pulling the upset over the vols in 2001.. Even though I don’t think this ole missy team will be as good as that 01 vol team

  170. DawgByte

    Greg Poole DawgByte I was talking about leadership specifically within the NCAA and more broadly across the US.

  171. Greg Poole

    DawgByte I get your comment but this change is more about the organization being inappropriate to manage the interests of such widely varying institutions. 

    The change was about the smaller institutions being frozen out of camps like Dawg Night. Schools like Georgia State, Mercer, West Georgia (etc.) used to be invited to Dawg Night but were prohibited after the vote. 

    It is probably better this way because it will diffuse the anti-SEC press (the ACC and Big 12 pretty much escaped any criticism).

  172. Bulldawg36

    True. Also they must of felt sorry for Harbaugh. He must of called the ncaa president crying on the phone

  173. Bulltoad

    DawgByte dsw61 Greg Poole I would hope that Tunsil was humbled last night by what happened and will grow from it.  He will probably be either great or a bust.  Personally I think he will be great like the honey badger turned out.

  174. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 A crisis in leadership. A common theme in this country as we’ve become totally wussified.

  175. Bulldawg36

    Just wish somebody would of snitched on him a couple of years ago while it was still fresh.

  176. Bulldawg36

    The NCAA is weak!!!!! They can’t even stick to their no Satellite camp ruling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  177. DawgByte

    dsw61 Greg Poole That is precisely what I was thinking. Of all the teams to draft Tunsil Miami is probably the worst. He’s going to be down at South Beach living Lavida Loco!

  178. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Yes I’m hoping it pisses Harbaugh off enough that we make any coach trying to satellite camps down here miserable that they go to another state. It would be great to settle in this mentality that it’s UGA first, then you.
    The fact that the coach invited Smart without caring what Harbaugh had to say about it is the best part.

  179. Greg Poole

    I going to ask for creds to that camp. There should be some good photo opps, if nothing else — Smart and Harbaugh shirtless?

  180. Bulldawg36

    I bet the ncaa won’t do much to ole miss. Probably if tunsil would of told the money story while he was still a player at ole miss then yeah they would of went after em..don’t know about now tho

  181. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  That is the best thing about it. The camps don’t mean jack as far as UGA recruiting is concerned in-state. This alliance with Harbaugh might be helpful when recruiting the edges of civilization.

  182. AlphaDawg

    Good to see our HS coaches getting UGA involved even when Harbaugh was originally scheduled. If we could get every HS coach to do this, this satellite thing won’t be that bad.

  183. AlphaDawg

    “Once I found out the NCAA changed the rule, I called (Smart) and he said, ‘I’m down with coming,’” Smith said.
    “Coach Harbaugh had told me from the beginning that it was my camp … so he didn’t care who else came. I didn’t know how to handle that, because it is my camp. But it is Coach Harbaugh.

    “So I contacted him. I felt like it was out of respect that I let him know that I wanted Georgia to come to camp also. Coach Harbaugh said, ‘Yes, that’s fine. Let’s all work the camp, and let’s coach these kids up.’”

  184. Bulldawg36

    Floyd is a certified G and an athletic stud!!!!!!! Good luck to the man. I really thought his first year at UGA was his best. But maybe the NFL will bulk him up some more so he can handle those big NFL Ol

  185. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 Really Smart move (pun intended). This simply kills any further negative mention of CKS in connection with the camps. He will be in a bizzllion photos with Harbaugh and will get some of the glow from CJH’s media darling status.

  186. Greg Poole

    ZippyMorocco  There is no question that they gave up something to bring in those kids. The problem for them is that they seem to have given up some degree of control in addition to any other inducements.

  187. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 AlphaDawg That’s a big blow to their DL. Maybe we can scoop up some recruits

  188. dsw61

    Greg Poole I thought the whole Tunsil debacle last night was an embarrassment to Ole MIss, Hugh Freeze and the NCAA. It will be interesting to see how Tunsil handles his affinity for drugs down in Miami.

  189. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg 
    Did you wonder why laquon treadwell, from Illinois, signed with Ole Mi$$?

  190. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Aye. It is 180 degrees from how I thought UGA would approach the camps. 

    Maybe Smart and Harbaugh are going to have a cage match? ###

  191. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Anything is possible, and it certainly  appears that there is a  ‘cowboy’ culture  at  OM.

  192. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  We’ll that is an interesting strategy. I didn’t expect UGA to team up with UGA and South Carolina — or any other non-teams for that matter.

  193. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Possibly, but there’s also the possibility Richt makes him into a good man like Ray Drew, either way I hope the NCAA rips Ole Miss over this

  194. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  Yep. That was absolutely one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen at an NFL Draft.

  195. TeeHDawg

    Morning guys. Some thoughts on the Laremy Tunsil debacle last night…
    1. Honestly feel bad for the kid to be humiliated on one of the biggest nights of his life like that. Whoever did that doesn’t realize Tunsil will be fine in the end. He lost money tonight but he’s still a millionaire.
    2. Message to the recruits, yeah you will do stupid stuff as a teen and young man, keep your circle small and don’t trust everyone. Everyone doesn’t have your best interest.
    3. People can speak negative on it and say whatever, this goes on at almost every school. Some just have a better system in place in case it hits the fan.
    4. If Ole Miss and Hugh Freeze doesn’t have any reprecussions, the NCAA is pretty much laughable and things for the rest of college football may get ready to run rampant.
    5. If I’m Greg Little, I’m trying to bail before a light gets shined my way too.

  196. deltonadawg

    ZippyMorocco deltonadawg Bulldawg Bob2 I don’t see how. He admitted on tv that they gave him money.

  197. deltonadawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 deltonadawg It was pretty funny when the NFL rep ran on stage and said Tunsil had no more comments LOL.

  198. Bulldawg Bob2

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen. 

    That has to be one of the more interesting drafts I’ve had the pleasure of watching.

  199. deltonadawg

    So Tunsil said Old Miss gave him money to pay his mothers electricity bill. I’m pretty sure that is a violation lol.