Recruiting evaluations, the star ratings, and player/class rankings are all subject. Many times prospects receive offers simply because of their physical attributes, their athleticism at camps or combines, or even because other major schools have offered said prospect. That is not the case with 2021 5-Star quarterback and Georgia commit Brock Vandagriff. The Bogart, Georgia native checks the boxes of looking the part physically, being able to dazzle in a “pro day” type setting, and has all the big offers, as Vandagriff was committed to Oklahoma at one point in time. What Vandagriff also has is a “Dawg” mentality on the gridiron and an innate ability to make the correct football play an incredibly high percentage of the time.
Brock Vandagriff is putting up video game like numbers during his senior season. Through 7 games, Vandagriff has thrown for 1,878 yards while completing 67.4% of his passes with 22 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. On the ground, Vandagriff has 314 yards on 49 carries, 9 of which have resulted in touchdowns. Yes, there are going to be some skeptics out there that point out he’s competing against Class A Private in GHSA, but that is a two edged sword. The talent level that surrounds Vandagriff is not going to be confused with Kurt Warner’s “Greatest Show on Turf” anytime soon. In fact, the most dynamic player that Vandagriff goes to battle with, and to his credit he’s a baller, is 5’6″ with cowboy boots on. Logan Johnson is the leading receiver for Prince Avenue and is committed to Troy, but Vandagriff is the straw that stirs the drink.
Brock has raised his level of play when the competition has been its toughest. Earlier this season, Brock threw for 3 touchdowns in an epic matchup versus Gunner Stockton and Rabun County on ESPN and this past Friday night, Vandagriff lead Prince Avenue to a victory over rival, and top ranked, Athens Academy with 4 total touchdowns. What is impressive with the coach’s son and 5-Star quarterback is his ability to make those around him better and to compete in all circumstances. Vandagriff has played, and at a high level with a broken foot, a sprained ligament, and other aliments throughout his high school career. Tough, smart, physically gifted, and competes with every fiber of his being. Kirby Smart and company have to thrilled that Vandagriff will be making the 15 minute ride over to campus when January rolls around as an early enrollee.
Regardless of how the quarterback position shakes out for Georgia in the remainder of the 2020 season, Brock Vandagriff is going to be incredibly difficult to hold off from starting as a true freshman for Georgia in 2021.