UGA Commit Spotlight: Matt Landers

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UGA Commit Spotlight: Matt Landers

Matt Landers (photo Matt Landers - Twitter)
Matt Landers
(photo Matt Landers – Twitter)

Matt Landers was the Bulldogs first out of state commit and he may not have the most stars but he has great measurables.

Landers is a three-star recruit from St. Petersburg high school in Florida and he may not be the most polished receiver, but his great size could lead to him having a great future. Being 6’5″ gives Landers loads of potential to be an outstanding receiver for the Bulldogs and he is very similar to a current Bulldogs player.
The player that comes to mind is Javon Wims, who was recruited to the Bulldogs last year but was not a day one starter. However as the season progressed, Wims gained more favor with the coaching staff and earned more playing time, where he shined. Wims was a bit of a project when he arrived in Athens, but the coaching staff was able to work with him and turn him into a very effective receiver.
I believe that Landers may follow a similar path as Wims, but what really makes him an intriguing player is the fact that the staff will have four years to work with him rather than two like Wims. Over the next four years, if Landers is able to grow and develop as well as Wims, then he could go down as one of the Bulldogs greatest receivers.

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Michael Pope is a Journalism student in the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in sports. He enjoys covering all sports, especially basketball, football, and baseball.