UGA Recruiting Daily 21-June-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 21-June-2016

Clay Webb
Clay Webb earned an offer during the final day of UGA 7v7 Camp
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Sophomore G
Oxford High School
Oxford, AL


Senior SS CB
McDonogh 35 High School
New Orleans, LA


Junior QB
South Broward High School
Hollywood, FL


Sophomore DT T
Greater Atlanta Christian High School
Norcross, GA



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285 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 21-June-2016

  1. BahitsDawg

    BenKellam JaxDawg I think our whole offense is going to be fun to watch and is going to stun the football world.

    I am more concerned with our defense – and that is our new coaches wheelhouse!  lol   Kirby did great picking his offensive coaches and the talent they have to work with is better than what our opponents have a clue.  They will see it soon.

  2. BenKellam

    JaxDawg We are too stacked at TE already. He should really just not label his position. I can see a guy that size/speed being a Jimmy Graham type player for us. Really a WR in a TE body. He’ll be fun to watch.

  3. BahitsDawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Greg Poole good grief.  FSU ahead of Clemson?  Not as long as Dashuan is healthy, imo.

  4. BahitsDawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Greg Poole I watched their spring game this week and their D is going to be stout again.  That percentage is way too low.

  5. BahitsDawg

    BenKellam Greg Poole The no camp thing hurt his rankings and the respect he currently is getting.  That is going to change.

  6. BenKellam

    Greg Poole Man, no respect for Woerner. He’ll be a beast sooner rather than later.

  7. BenKellam

    BahitsDawg MMCSDAWG BenKellam Which isn’t so much the case recruiting-wise at a place like UNC…for football at least.

  8. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG BenKellam Chizek really wasn’t all that great at Auburn.  He and Gus had lightening in the bottle with a couple of exceptional running QBs that could throw when needed.   The Defense seemed to be based on athletic talent more than coaching.  imho

  9. BenKellam

    BahitsDawg BenKellam That’s a good point. The only real tough school they play besides us is FSU. Here’s hoping they rattle off 11 straight wins after the loss to us.


    BahitsDawg BenKellam I don’t believe Kirby and Co. are going to overlook this game on little bit!  His focus and the focus of every single player and coach will be on this game, nothing else!


    BenKellam Not sure if we win by 21, but I agree, and like I said earlier, I expect us to win at the LOS and if that is indeed the case, we will win handily and control Time of possession and field position.  

    They’re defense was absolutely terrible last year.  They can dress it up or talk about Chizek all they want, they were BAD!

  12. BahitsDawg

    BenKellam Still, it is better not to overlook them, then blow them out of the water.  Plus, it makes it more fun to look forward to playing a monster than a puppy.

  13. BenKellam

    I’m kinda thinking were blowing UNCs abilities out of proportion. Take a look at their schedule. They lost to USCe, beat a bunch of scrub teams, lost to Clemson, then got hammered by Baylor. Maybe they got over rated during the season buy running the score up on  crappy acc schools (redundant I know). I’m gonna predict we win by at least 21.


    BahitsDawg MMCSDAWG BenKellam JaxDawg I like that number…  I believe we get pressure on him from our front 7.  The task will be to contain him in the pocket.  I know Kirby likes bringing pressure off the edge from a backer or star type player as well!

  15. BahitsDawg

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole At least if it is the UF field, they are less likely to get hurt like on their grappy gofer hole filled field.

  16. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG BenKellam JaxDawg Over/Under for how many times we pick him off?

    I say 3 with one taken to the house.  Dominique Sanders gets one.  Luella Dawg another.

  17. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Greg Poole That is why they get paid the big, big, big bucks.

  18. BenKellam

    MMCSDAWG BenKellam JaxDawg Now granted, his completion percentage was pretty good for the rest of the season. But I don’t think hes gonna be ready for our DBs, especially once Carter, Bellamy, and big Trent get to him a few times.

  19. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Greg Poole Ours and others. All those Mark Richt haters in the national media will suddenly tell us all about the hire of a lifetime Miami made and how we pulled a Phillip Fulmer


    JaxDawg Pretty sure those stats didn’t come against Clemson or any other high ranked team.  We will be READY!  Might not win, but we will be ready!

  21. BenKellam

    JaxDawg Yea but what kinda competition did those stats come from? Was it late garbage time against a crappy team?


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole As ridiculous as that sounds, unfortunately there is a segment of our fanbase that will react that way for sure!  Ridiculousness!

  23. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG BenKellam Greg Poole BTW, Chaney said he wanted to come to UGA bc Kirby would protect him from the media. Pruitt never seemed like he enjoyed it much; he’s not charismatic. He only seemed to interview after a loss because he wanted to jab at the offense callers who did a crappy job.

  24. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Like we should. Better believe that if they beat UF this season their fan base will rush their field.

  25. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Don’t worry, UGA and Kirby’s career will be kicked under the rug if we lose this one. He’ll be written off as bad hire. He’ll only have that hanging over his head. LOL

  26. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole BahitsDawg Surprised it’s not already being done like plasma cutters on steel


    Greg Poole I believe Kirby and Co. will have our Dawgs prepared and Hungry to go against UNC week 1 in the Dome.  This is the biggest game of the season (not most important).   Kirby knows it and so does the entire staff and players.  You only get one chance to make a first impression and I don’t believe Kirby will let this opportunity pass without giving us something to remember!    Chaney face UNC Fedora/Chizek last year, so he is familiar with them.  That’s a valuable asset.  I know the nerves will be high, but I expect the Dawgs to come out and beat UNC both offensively and Defensively at the LOS.  Go Dawgs!  I can’t WAIT!

  28. DawgDaddy

    MMCSDAWG I noticed that about AK not being listed but UT fans swear they have the best running back tandem in the country, lol.


    Greg Poole UTk’s Kamara not mentioned any where….  LOL!  I like the list.  Although Sony may have a better overall season than Hurd and replace him at #2!!!

  30. Greg Poole

    After winning double-digit games (11) for the first time since 1997 and winning the ACC’s Coastal Division, the Tar Heels return in 2016 with a handful of talent and a few important faces to replace. The biggest star that needs replacing is record-breaking quarterback The good news is that the Heels already have his successor ready. That would be junior, who had a very impressive 2015 season as Williams’ backup. He completed 40 of 47 attempts (85.1 percent) for 555 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions last season. He also ran for 101 yards and three scores. That means that an offense with four returning starters up front and three at receiver shouldn’t miss a beat. Oh, and those three receivers were the Heels’ top three wideouts, combining for 140 receptions for 2,080 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Don’t forget that Hood is one of just five returning Power 5 running backs with at least 1,000 yards, 10 touchdowns and an average of 6.0 yards per carry.

  31. BahitsDawg

    AlphaDawg It has to only be a matter of time when that have permanent Henas and also computer controlled tattoos.

  32. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Delta flys both ways, where are the west coast teams beating down the door to head south?  West coast games happen but no teams in any conference can play every other conference each year.  I agree that it is an outdated and tired cliche.

  33. DawgDaddy

    BenKellam I think IM16 came out and said he was fooling around and it got out that he was transferring, he thought it was funny that folks believed him.

  34. BenKellam

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Wasn’t there rumors about him transferring at some point a few months ago that ended up not being true? Maybe this writer just sucks at his job.


    Greg Poole There is no way in Hades kirby would let him transfer to Miami even if he wanted to.

  36. Greg Poole

    Just talked to @Bulldawg Bob2 – His wife is doing well – “treatment working, no new cancer cells and kidney is holding up.”

  37. lagadawg

    Greg Poole ZippyMorocco A few things about Mack Strong. Played at Seattle (1993-2007). 2005 and 2006 Pro Bowl. 2005 1st team All-Pro. Made Seattle’s 35th Anniversity team.  5 times won the Steve Largent award.

  38. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG ZippyMorocco   RB caught a TD against Auburn to propel UGA to an SEC cahmpionship

    SEC and Cotton Bowl Champions
    LE: Billy Payne, 6-1, 197, So.
    LT: Ken Pillsbury, 6-3, 230, Sr.
    LG: Don Hayes, 6-1, 225, Jr.
    C: Jack Davis, 5-11, 200, Sr.
    RG: John Kasay, 5-10, 210, Sr.
    RT: Edgar Chandler, 6-0, 200, So.
    RE: Frank Richter, 6-2, 218, Sr.
    QB: Kirby Moore, 5-11, 182, Jr.
    TB: Kent Lawrence, 5-10, 165, So.
    WB: Hardy King, 5-11, 195, So.
    FB: Ronnie Jenkins, 6-0, 210, Jr.
    PK: Bob Etter, 5-11, 150, Sr.
    LE: Jerry Varnado, 5-11, 187, Sr.
    LT: George Patton, 6-3, 215, Sr.
    LG: Jimmy Cooley, 6-0, 208, Sr.
    RG: Dickie Phillips, 6-0, 210, Sr.
    RT: Bill Stanfill, 6-5, 224, So.
    RE: Larry Kohn, 6-2, 195, Jr.
    LLB: Steve Neuhaus, 5-11, 190, Sr.
    RLB: Tommy Lawhorne, 6-1, 200, Jr.
    LH: Mark Holmes, 5-9, 175, Jr.
    RH: Terry Sellers, 6-0, 182, Jr.
    S: Lynn Hughes, 5-10, 175, Sr.
    P: Kirby Moore, 5-11, 182, Jr.


    ZippyMorocco MMCSDAWG Bulldawg36 That’s good, hopefully you will be sprinting around the house real soon!

  40. ZippyMorocco

    Doc R Bulldawg36 Glen Harrison, Jimmy Poulus, Kent Lawrence, Fred Barber, Bob Taylor

  41. Bulldawg36

    Lars was the man- I remember watching him terrorize Arkansas in the 1987 Liberty bowl


    BenKellam Greg Poole Big difference over there…  Have you heard one single report or interview with respect to J. Pruitt since he arrived at Alabama?  Nope, and you won’t.  Unlike his time here, there is another Alpha dog over there and he’s the boss and there is NO doubt about that.

  43. Bulldawg36

    List the percentages of former coaches returning to UGA
    1. Bobo 30 %
    2. Thomas brown 10%
    3. Bryan McClendon 5%
    4. Mark Richt -100 %
    5. Jim Donnan – 200 %
    6 Joe Kines – 500 %

  44. BenKellam

    Greg Poole Worth it. Waiting for his torpedo to hit t town. Hopefully for their sake saban has a big enough broom to sweep whatever it happens to be under the table like he does with everything else.

  45. Doc R

    Bulldawg36 Worley and Henderson were awesome too.  Same backfield one year with Lars Tate—-3 NFLers at one time.  R. Edwards was a beast.  Too many to name


    ZippyMorocco Bulldawg36  ole Al Poolard huh!!!   Didn’t he go to West Point??  lol!  

    how’s the knee doing?


    Bleudawg Bulldawg36 I was thinking Davis as well, but your right, it’s hard to go against Knowshon.   Lars Tate in 86 and 87 was a beast!

  48. Bulldawg36

    Remember how Hearst turned the corner on vandy in homecoming of 1992? Man was he gone..he went around that corner faster than you could blink your eyes

  49. Bleudawg

    Bulldawg36 man thats a tough question, I like them all. I was fond of Hurst.  On a sentimental note I like 22 (knowing he shouldn’t be on the list).  Moreno was of course fun while he was here.  man so many to choose from.  Davis….maybe

  50. Bleudawg

    MMCSDAWG Bleudawg PatriotVeteran I of course think we have the staff and talent to beat anyone on any given day.  BUT we are young.  Im picking UF because I think they too have talent and a good staff but are a year ahead of us. We catch and pass them next year.


    Greg Poole BenKellam Long time til February!   A lot could happen between now and then.  All I know is Pittman is a night and day improvement over what we had last season.  Nothing against R. Sale, but he was in over his head and our entire offensive staff seemed dysfunctional.  The key for me, is the fact that Pittman and Cheney have worked together before and there is no feeling out or getting to know expectations involved in our offensive core.

  52. Bulldawg36

    Who is your favourite UGA RB of all- time besides Walker & Gurley? Mine would be Robert Edwards! Deceptive speed and could break tackles! Will always wonder what kind of season he could of had in 1995 when he turned his angle in that cow pasture!!!!!

  53. BenKellam

    Greg Poole You know I think Isaiah Wilson and Calvin Ashley will round out the class nicely. Hand me another pitcher of koolaid. I’m thirsty.

  54. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Yes, I’ll go to both sessions. This visit is my favorite non-football event of the year. It is a great thing that UGA and the team does for those kids.

  55. CoffeeDawg

    This is great news! 4Dawgs and I have a 9 year old who is a Camp Sunshine camper. What an amazing and magical place. Last year was her first year and she really enjoyed seeing the team and getting autographs. She isn’t much of a football fan just yet, but still thought it was pretty cool and knew mom and dad would be excited about it.
    She especially enjoyed meeting Coach Richt. She is so excited about returning to Camp Sunshine this year and asked just a few days ago if the football team would be there again. I didn’t know, but I will be happy to pass along the good news tonight.


    Greg Poole You going out there this year boss?  I like every photo we can get before camp!!! lol


    Bleudawg PatriotVeteran Not sure why you picked UF??  I agree we may not win it all or even the SECe this year, but I too am ready to “get it on” between the white lines and see how this team develops and matures throughout the season!

  58. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  m Thye cut was the best block on the reel. Most of those plays, like the video of most really big guys, are just rolling over much smaller guys. 
    Note the first play on the reel, he is way too slow getting to the hole – all that said, in a couple of years after high school he will be very good

  59. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg He really blows some of those guys up completely.  Looking forward to seeing him in Athens.

  60. Bleudawg

    PatriotVeteran I have my Kool Aid IV wide open. I dont however believe we will win the East. Likely UF imho. I do however expect a very talented class and a ton of underclassmen performing at a high level. Like every year before I am predicitng next yearis the year…… only this time I really believe…

  61. Doc R

    MMCSDAWG dsw61 Chubb with 201, Sony with 148, rest of backs combine for 74 yds, then you have Lambert 8-10 for 33 yds, and Eason 16-22 for 267  
    Go add that up, and you will have your game total

  62. dsw61

    Hmmm…so Chaney’s offense put up 415 yards against UNC last year in a losing effort. With UNC only returning seven starters on defense this year, and the benefit of better talent at UGA, one would think Chaney can do better than 415 yards of total offense.

  63. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 That’s the name you’ll be calling her when she scribbles on a newly painted wall with crayons…but what’s the every day short version going to be?

  64. PatriotVeteran

    If you set your goals low and you meet those goals, you’ve gone nowhere’s .     I truly believe UGA will win the SECe and SEC this coming season.    If we set these goals and meet them, we’ll be in seventh heaven, but I surely don’t expect a goal of 8-4 as a real goal.     Think positive and don’t short change CKS, coaches and our Great 2016 Football Players, they will rise to the occasion.       CKS and Staff will get them ready, the players will give 100plus % and we fans, will roar on every play.      GO DAWGS and we’ll be with you on every play.

  65. Bulldawg36

    I think we will beat em…they are not that stout Boise st team we opened up with in the dome in 2011

  66. BahitsDawg

    Bulldawg36 I go back and forth with worry and confidence, but in reality, we should beat them down.

  67. Bulldawg36

    It’s getting surreal my friend. That stomach is getting nice and plump. The babies name will be Antanassia Maria Kennedy


    Greg Poole They rank 90th nationally in total defense, that’s 5 spots ahead of the 95th ranked UNC tarheels!

  69. Bulldawg36

    It’s our time! We need a championship like Jim Chaney needs a slice of chocolate cake!!!!!

  70. Bulldawg36

    Those damn feathered birds better be worried about us..because Sony michel is gonna eat em Alive!!!

  71. Greg Poole

    Smart takes over a team with a solid defense but numerous offensive questions, including who the starting quarterback will be. But thanks to six straight top-10 recruiting classes, Smart has some gifted guys to work with. The secondary is absolutely loaded, and freshman could be a star at quarterback. Running back, when healthy, is one of the best players in the country. There will be growing pains. This is Smart’s first job as a head coach, and he’s replacing one of the best. If Smart can recruit and build like mentor Nick Saban did at Alabama, Georgia could end its title drought sooner rather than later.

  72. BenKellam

    BahitsDawg Bulldawg36 Nah I’m thinking they’re both gonna be awesome. Especially with our up and coming O line.

  73. BahitsDawg

    Bulldawg36 The last two sets of backs we brought in, the lesser ranked back became the greater back.

    I like Holyfield a lot, but Herrien is something special, too.  It wouldn’t surprise me if we had the same result this time as the last two times.

  74. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG There is a regular reader (who never comments) in the Athens area that makes candied, smoked bacon. That stuff is beyond good. He uses the thick cut bacon…drool…we call it crack bacon.

  75. Bulldawg36

    Chubb is da man. Hope a 3rd back will be ready. it should be interesting to see how Holyfield and Herrien progress


    Greg Poole Look at you posting my local radio show here on BI!   Frangie is a homer to some extent, but I can actually listen to their show without breaking my radio!   Thanks boss!

  77. AlphaDawg

    tmdawg12  AlphaDawg LOL – not insulting you guys but I assumed someone would ask what the heck he was talking about.

  78. AlphaDawg

    Translation: The greatest of all timers are made in the off season putting extra work. Attack the Day

  79. BahitsDawg

    tmdawg12 btw, I hope you don’t miss watching the GT game.   If the little one plans it to interrupt your game time, that is a bad sign that she will interrupt many more games to come.

  80. Greg Poole


  81. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole BahitsDawg Crowell’s thing played out over a much longer period and we kicked him off the team.  Did he have to go to court, or were the charges dropped?   Will Bama kick these guys off?

  82. Greg Poole

    dsw61 WalktheDawg Whisky   IDK about any methods the trainers might have but I can’t see Chubb in anything but a black jersey this fall camp.

  83. Red Dawn

    I think this DA exercised good judgement. 2nd amendment are not something to be infringed upon as the Senate emphatically proved yesterday. Trace amount of drugs don’t prove intent to distribute

  84. dsw61

    WalktheDawg Whisky My guess is that the bone has already incorporated the PCL graft; and if not yet; then it will have by fall practices. Meaning by the start of fall practice the graft will likely be as strong as it’s going to get. The one thing I’ve always wondered is how a RB or WR works their way back to getting tackled again after major knee surgery. Do they just clear the player to play and let them get tackled; or do they have some method to ease the player back to getting tackled on the field.

  85. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Reddawg13 tmdawg12 Yeah, I’m thinking Saban made some close friends when he was at LSU. Crazy they are still loyal to him.  Maybe this guy was one of the ones who wanted Les gone?

  86. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG Reddawg13 tmdawg12 If one of our guys gets caught with a stolen gun, I don’t want him “getting away with it”.

    The insanity needs to stop.   Bama can go to hell.   I was just starting to like them a little.


    AlphaDawg Reddawg13 tmdawg12  MMCSDAWG Money and influence do the talking in those parts!

  88. Reddawg13

    AlphaDawg Reddawg13 tmdawg12  MMCSDAWG Well he may have let them go so he could let LSU players go later with no repercussions.

  89. AlphaDawg

    Reddawg13 tmdawg12  MMCSDAWG I’m amazed a person in LA let Bama boys free. I thought LA natives were loyal to LSU

  90. Reddawg13

    Until I see some games and get a good read on our ability I will continue to say, “It Can Be Us!” Once the season starts I may have to add “next year” to that phrase, but for now I am sticking with it!


    Reddawg13 tmdawg12  MMCSDAWG Pretty sure he got a nice Christmas bonus from someone!!   I hope The UGA administration has taken note and stops all this nonsense with the local and campus police.  Don’t they know our guys have worked hard and sweated their butts off and don’t deserve their futures ruined, while everyone else is sitting around soaking up the AC.

  92. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Does it really matter that Nick Chubb says he will be playing on day X?..Great that he has that kind of attitude… But the only guy that matters is Ron Courson…. No need to risk an early return for a unique talent like Mr. Chubb…

  93. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole DawgDaddy This fish chose not to bite on that one. I don’t see 8-4. I am not predicting yet but it won’t be 8-4.


    tmdawg12 Morning TM…  So what’s your legal opinion of the DA’s findings in the Cam Robinson case??

  95. dsw61

    AlphaDawg So he’s basically saying that if you’re a young adult who works outdoors in the heat; like landscapers and construction workers; the law doesn’t apply to you.


    Greg Poole I stopped reading when he states… 

    ” North Carolina’s defense figures to continue its upward trend under defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, who turned the Tar Heels’ defense around in a big way last season. I expect that to continue in 2016, and that should give Georgia a loss in week one.”  

    Upward trend?  did he do any fact checking?  They ranked at or near the bottom of every single defensive stat, they have to replace 2 LB’s, etc.  So I stopped reading.

  97. dsw61

    Greg Poole My guess is that if Chubb feels like he’s healthy and the doctors clear him to play, he’s going to want to play more than 10 snaps per game. The UNC game is 45 weeks post surgery. If he doesn’t play in that game, it becomes really tempting to keep him out of the Nicholls State game to give him another week. Then comes SEC play with Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennesee, being the first three games. Barring any setbacks, targeting one of those three games for his return seems reasonable.

  98. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Doing some digging on this I read that this was cut from the final version of ChubbTown. Which makes you wonder who pulled the plug

  99. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole That’s me too Greg, I just want to not have 1 or 2 total head shaker type losses each year.  Play hard every game and they will be in them at the end instead of UGA fans streaming for the exits early.

  100. Greg Poole

    dsw61 Georgia should be ‘in’ every game. While I do not see them winning all of them, I do think they will play each of them hard. New coaches, new system – having a chance to win every game is about all that can be asked.

  101. dsw61

    Greg Poole If Eason starts I’m fine with an 8-4 season. What’s funny is Hubbard says 70% of the fans polled are expecting 9-3.  I don’t think 9-3 requires pumping the brakes any more than his predicted 8-4. Either are realistic IMO. Notice how 70% of the fans polled aren’t expecting a NC or Georgia being in the playoffs. Sounds like expectations are very reasonable.

    Hubbard also tends to focus on the negatives, and brushes over the positives. Retaining Rocker and Sherrer is a big positive IMO. Pittman is clearly an upgrade over Sale. Chaney and Pittman have worked together and that combo is likely a better combination year one than Schotty-Sale year one. Marshall and Rome didn’t contribute much last year; and as for Hicks; we’re not even sure how much Chaney will utilize a fullback. Hubbard also must have missed all the catches made by the TEs in the Spring Game.

    Oh…and UNC lost two key starting senior LBs to graduation…which is why I mentioned yesterday how I;m wondering how they will handle Georgia’s TEs.

  102. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy Click bait – Summer, things are slow – what to do? Write a story to grab attention.  Note that he included Mizzou as a possible loss.

  103. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Seems he is going the worst case scenario route with his story, it could happen but I would rather think that all of the games he is predicting a loss are at worse toss ups, so we will will our share of those and maybe more.

  104. DawgLink

    I suspect if Chubb is ready for the NC game that he will get few touches. The staff will be very cautious with him.

  105. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole It was probably just the heat that caused it to spontaneously combust