UGA Football Recruiting 01-Apr-2016

Home >

UGA Football Recruiting 01-Apr-2016

Warren McClendon Jr.


UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


Today’s Featured Recruits


Warren McClendon

Warren McClendon’s Highlights

Amir Riep

Amir Riep – 2015 Jr. Highlights

JD Bertrand

JD Bertrand’s Highlights

Zach Owens

Zach Owens’ Highlights


share content

Author /

Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

313 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 01-Apr-2016

  1. Jesse1

    deltonadawg Greg Poole Only a like Deltona, cause there isn’t a love button. Our generations Billie Holliday.

  2. Jesse1

    ed603 DawgLink He has always maintained that at UGA or LSU, he would be the dominant paradigm.

  3. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco bonsai buckeroo Iffin we have any, they be real quiet, and I mean church mouse quiet about it.

  4. Jesse1

    Greg Poole ZippyMorocco Adam Gordon landed in Philadelphia around 1652. Wound up on the losing end of Battle of Dunbar. Cromwell didn’t much care for Jacobites.

  5. Jesse1

    MidtownTeacher Kind of like when a private school takes a public school squad to the woodshed. A regular event when these undisciplined pure athletes run into a buzzsaw built on coaching, execution, and discipline.

  6. MidtownTeacher

    Hey, i lived near Ansley Park, and like wine and brie. I can also get through the woods on a deer hunt faster than most on this board as my hunting buddies have said “we ain’t never seen a city boy who could hunt like that.” Liking wine and brie is not for sissies unless you think you can out hunt this sissy.

  7. Patbob

    ZippyMorocco Patbob With all of UTK’s problems, it should be a joke, but i understand it is not.

  8. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Could that mean Cleveland gets a shot? Inquiring minds want to know!

  9. DawgByte

    ZippyMorocco Greg Poole Zippy you’re the winner! Hated to see Greg Little’s name on the list as we recruited him hard.

  10. ZippyMorocco

    Colonial Dawg ZippyMorocco Reddawg13 Greg Poole 
    Thanks, CD. Props to you. My brother Id’ed hundreds in the Eaufaula cemetery . They cannot go forgotten.

  11. rugbydawg79

    Greg Poole WOW that was Bad Ass !   wonder what they are doing April 16th ? Thanks Greg that was really good !

  12. ZippyMorocco

    DawgByte Hey Byte. Wine is for sissies. I have been drinking Corner Creek Reserve bourbon since 1500. Are you also into brie, and do you live in Ansley Park? 🙂

  13. DawgByte

    What’s up lads? The wine is flowing at my house! 4 hours of sleep last night waaaaahoooooo!


    Greg Poole One of, if not my Favorite guitarist!   Great way to end a Friday at work!  Thanks

  15. Colonial Dawg

    ZippyMorocco Reddawg13 Greg Poole Zippy, several years ago my brother got really interested in our family geneology.  One of the people we had trouble finding was my great-great grandfather.  We found that he was a Confederate soldier in the 13th Georgia Regiment, and of all things had died in Samaritan Hospital in Richmond and was buried in an unmarked (though not unplotted) grave in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, as were nearly 18,000 Confederate soldiers.  Since I now live in Williamsburg I was able to go over and with the help of the cemetery located my gg grandfather’s grave and put up a marker.  After 142 years in an unmarked grave my ancestor finally received the recognition he deserved from his family.  There are still an awful lot of those unmarked graves in the cemetery though.  Very sad.  Hopefully many of them will be found by their families just as we found ours and will be remembered.


    WOW…  it died down quick in here this afternoon!   You’ll have a GREAT weekend!  MASTERS next week and G-Day the next week!  Springing in the Blues this weekend at Jax Beach pavilion,  be there tomorrow afternoon!  Check you’ll later!

  17. nolabigdawg

    Greg Poole nolabigdawg Don’t know where this cold front, currently coming through is heading, but man we have had more than our share of rain the last few weeks.

  18. Greg Poole

    nolabigdawg we got a lot of rain last night in Athens, but today has been okay and tomorrow looks about the same

  19. nolabigdawg

    Greg Poole If it’s anything like the weather down here on the Mississippi coast, better bring a boat!!

  20. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg One would think that if he were taking a job there would be more coverage


    Greg Poole Again….  April Fools!  We all know Dooley’s boy is the WR coach in dallas….

  22. Greg Poole

    I have. I watched him for several minutes Wednesday. He caught my eye because he was wearing no. 5 . 
    He looks good and Rocker was not to hard on him, but he is not ready for SEC action. He still looks like he is carrying some bad weight and you can see him struggle with repeated reps.
    Nothing that more S&C and a strong fall camp can’t cure. I look for him to begin to see the field like Trent did last year. Slowly at first, but more PT as the season progresses.


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Questing for ya…  Have you had a chance to get an up close look at Rochester?  I seen and read about him doing well and in the few practice videos I’ve watched, he looks to be in a LOT better shape than he was last December.


    Greg Poole
    I hope Barnett is able to make it back full strength for Summer/Fall !  He was my sleeper in last years class and I believe he is going to be a good one!

  25. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg It is a matter of their media contracts on gamedays and I think that is their co9ver at other times. They have that IMG contact to consider in additions to the TV deals.

  26. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole Dang.  Dare you to ask Kirby if that policy can be changed for scrimmages leading up to the G-Day game.

    I bet there will be some periscopeing going on by some people in the stands.


    Score Check MMCSDAWG Greg Poole
    They are delusional and probably saying how he’s not all that good about right now…  There was a quote someone found on one of the UTk sites last night, this particular poster was feeling pretty butt hurt about it!!!!

  28. Greg Poole

    We are not allowed to stream practice or interviews. I tried it with Google hangouts a few years ago and get snitched out.

  29. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole  Can you Periscope or Youtube event livestream the scrimmage tomorrow?   You tube you can embed right into your site.  I know it worked good with burn zone.  I will try the LBL one to see what it does.


    Greg Poole What I notice is the write up about the Arkansas OG, that made the list.  Did anyone one else read the comments about this young man?  
    ” and Ragnow could push for All-SEC honors in his second full season as a starter. Ragnow played in nine games as a true freshman in 2014 and started all 13 games at right guard last year. ”

    Does it interest anyone that Pittman was willing to play a True Freshman and if I’m not mistaken Arkansas finished 4th or 5th that year in rushing offense…

  31. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg That’s is correct but I want to know what was behind door number 3. ;-}


    Greg Poole Considering he hasn’t played his Jr. year in HS yet, pretty dard impressive.  His footwork is pretty good already and he definitely understands the principle of the punch!  Look at his hip position when he first punches.  And the great thing is he will only get better!

  33. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole ZippyMorocco That was a good deal later than my family.
     By that time they had spread throughout SC and into GA and AL.

    Here is Stirrup Branch, circa 1850.


    Here is their town home in Sumter.


    1mandawgpack MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg
    I had that problem as well back in HS, I sure wish I had that problem today! ##

  35. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo  No problem for me on desktop and it was normal on my phone this morning.

  36. 1mandawgpack

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg  Who knows, when I was that age, I had a really hard time putting weight on.  I’m naturally about 225, but my coaches wanted me at 240 for football season.  With all the sweating and running, I would struggle putting weight on.  The coaches would talk with the cafeteria workers to get them to put some extra food on our trays.  When it cooled off some, I’d get close to 240, and then it was hell trying to take off that extra weight when I joined the basketball team in mid-December as we always went deep into the football playoffs.  The metabolism of an active 15 to 18 year old boy is a true mystery of the universe.

  37. ed603

    MMCSDAWG ed603 DawgLink  I think he would bring a lot of excitement…who would rather beat Florida and S. Carolina than the ex least the AD would be funny!


    AlphaDawg Another big time Alabama LB.  We are gonna get one of these kids soon.  I know he is at IMG now, but he’s an Alabama kid.  and Good!

  39. DawgLink

    He just publicly supported Fox too. He may be on the way out. Sure would hurt my feelings. Not

  40. ZippyMorocco

    I could be, but didn’t join. I’m just SCV. My highest ranker is Captain J.P.C. Belvin, 11th GA Volunteers, Anderson’s Brigade, Field’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

  41. RobDawg

    So you are Order of Stars and Bars. Each of my however many Great Ganddaddies were soldiers but no one higher than sergeant. Fascinating to research and see what they went though

  42. ZippyMorocco

    Today being April 1, I just finished decorating the graves of 12 Confederate soldiers in the little cemetery next door. One is my cousin, 2nd. LT. William baker Hight, 10th Georgia cavalry.


    dawgmum MMCSDAWG Me too!  We have a couple in the ’17 class and now it looks like we have a good one starting off the ’18 class.

  44. MidtownTeacher

    AlphaDawg 1Dawg under God Might depend if he gains any weight.  270 is a truck load for a sophomore, but he should be able to add some muscle over the next 12 months.  Also, if he camps at Georgia and gets technique help from Pittman, that should help him too.


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Right!  I noticed that too, This kid will definitely grow another inch or two and probably be around 300# when he gets to Athens!  I like


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG
    Kid aint skeered of Butchy pooh.  His family has some big boys in it, Butch might want to be careful how he treads around this Dawgs family!

  47. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Loved that quote. It won’t stop ole buchy from coming to visit unfortunately.

  48. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole Mine? They landed in Charleston, then spread out in the countryside. Stirrup branch Plantation in what is now Rembert, SC (the family name).

  49. 1Dawg under God

    Good morning fam. I am digging the fact we can already pull an elite lineman with the new staff.

  50. Greg Poole

    At Mama’s Boy for large breakfast with Patrick Garbin and Mrs. ec. Patrick TAUGHT an OLLI class this morning on Modern Athens

  51. dawgmum

    MMCSDAWG If only all the commits would be like this. I think this kid is going to be awesome. I hope he’s successful at recruiting like-minded friends.

  52. Bansai buckeroo

    @AlphaDawg…… Apparently I have more than one account and logged into the wrong one this morning…..I need to clean some things up if I can figure out how to do it…haha

  53. dawgmum

    MMCSDAWG ronaldo77 Yes, even though ’18 is pretty far out, this kid sounds like he’ll stick. I like him.

  54. bonsai buckeroo

    I could have sworn I say a ZippyMorocco on the passenger list of the Mayflower…..##

  55. Greg Poole

    ZippyMorocco 1686! Whoa. My came with the wave of Scott-Irish in the late 1700’s

  56. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg36 Well, except for it being the first of the month and me being on call too, I am great!

  57. Reddawg13

    ZippyMorocco Reddawg13 Greg Poole True that, but we still have it better than the rest of the world!

  58. Bulldawg36

    He was trying to be funny..saying you were meaning will friend turn us around. Lol

  59. ZippyMorocco

    Reddawg13 Greg Poole It used to be. My family has been here since 1686. I have 69 Confederate veteran ancestors. The Old South will die with my generation.

  60. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole I always say, “the south is not a region of the country, it is a way of life!”

  61. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG Reddawg13 Greg Poole Lol, I didn’t read the article. No fool like an old fool!


    Reddawg13 Greg Poole They got you Red…  The second sentence of the article reads…  April fools! ###

  63. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Moosechips was also named that at Texas and it didn’t happen, things can change in a minute. However id di happen at FSU. So who knows. I really like Bama football and am not sure i like it.

  64. AlphaDawg

    Bama fan had a good one – Ole Miss is Meowth.
    “Ole Miss used Payday! It’s super effective!”

  65. AlphaDawg

    r/RedditCFB swapped with r/Pokemon and it’s very funny reading how pumped these grown men are to have different Pokemon avitars. Equally funny is the people over there on the r/Pokemon thread talking trash about football teams they have no idea about.


    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Great quote Alpha!  I pretty much exemplify that statement right there! lol


    Greg Poole AlphaDawg It’s not even Cute!  Our programs have all taken a downturn.  Some have maintained, but most have dropped off.

  68. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Interesting scenario, but there is way more to the story than McGarity’s dealings with Richt and Smart. I don’t think the characterization of McGarity as a defender of Richt who was forced to sacrifice him by big boosters is strictly accurate.

    It is not as if everything is lovely outside of football.

  69. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Yeah , the ecdawg thing goes back before LHB. With the exposure of BI, it is probably better that I use my name.

  70. AlphaDawg

    Lakedawg heard the rumors too. Would make me really feel he was just a puppet for our big boosters if so. Boosters threaten to push out McGarity if he doesn’t get rid of Richt and hire Kirby, once they get Kirby, they push him out anyways, so Kirby can hire his yes man. Would also make sense with all of the complying McGarity has been doing lately.


    Lakedawg It’s kind of like the CMR stuff, there are a lot of rumors and innuendo flowing around it, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true!  I have no personal knowledge or inside info on it though.  Just what I’ve read from others.  Definitely would not hurt my feelings at all!

  72. AlphaDawg

    1mandawgpack AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG oh yeah and they pride themselves for coming in and stealing some players. LOL well you may have got one or two 4 stars out of Georgia that UGA wanted before, but I’ve got a feeling we’re going to start taking the ones we want and you’ll get our left overs. Oh and we’re going to take the only talent in your state as well. 

    Kirby is doing that to UT and Bama now. Making these guys fight harder to keep their own in-state stars.

  73. Lakedawg

    Been hearing last several days pretty strong rumors ADGM hanging it up, anyone know a date? Hooray if true,

  74. 1mandawgpack

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG  We lived in Nashville for 6 years and the quality of HS football there is relatively poor.  Several of the “powerhouse” programs were the schools that our kids were zoned for.  I went to a couple of games and watched and despite being well over 2x the size of my alma mater, we would have beaten them handily.  So, I trust the coaches as far as evaluating talent, but there’s a reason that most of UT’s roster is from Georgia.

  75. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG ZippyMorocco ronaldo77 Only thing negative I’ve heard about Chaney is he has abandoned the running game on occasion. Haven’t heard anything bad about character or personality.


    ZippyMorocco MMCSDAWG ronaldo77

    Good catch Zip, we were talking OL so I was wrong in the coach.  I haven’t heard anything but positive about Chaney either, and from what I have read it sounds like Pittman and Chaney are even better together!

  77. godawgs678

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg I saw on the interwebs a hillbilly said “Losing Wray literally makes me sick”. It made me happy, I wont deny it.

  78. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg They thought Richt was a “decent” coach. Just wait until you’re at USC’s level of recruiting against us. Always get our scraps. We need Stevens and then I truly will be happy about plucking the only talent in Tennessee.


    AlphaDawg How sweet was an 18 commit from UT land!  Wonder how much of any effect all the negativity coming out of Hillbillyville is going to have on these 17/18 recruits.

  80. AlphaDawg

    Can we get a commit already?? I’m starting to think our staff can’t get it done


    ronaldo77 Nope, All I’ve heard and read is positive!  I know for a fact that every OL at Arky went to his house and tried to get him to change his mind.  That’s all I need to know.  I also read where this young man said his commitment is final and he will only visit UGA the rest of the way!

  82. ronaldo77

    Awesome news about getting a OL 2018! Its so far off though that anything can still happen with him.

    I’ve heard some remarks from TENN fans saying that Chaney wears out his welcome a lot of the times, anywhere he goes. Has anyone heard similar things as well?

  83. Greg Poole

    The anyone get a chuckle from all of the articles that posted yesterday informing us that UGA football’s new slogan is Attack the Day. They have been using it in their social media stuff for a while. I guess it is news when Georgia says it is news.


    haws1178 Me too!  Big Athletic boys!  His wing span looks to be about 10 ft already!  Long arms.

  85. Jesse1

    Greg Poole haws1178 6’6 255-265 now. Could see Big Max topping out a bit taller, and he’ll darn sure be 300+ when he arrives.

  86. Greg Poole

    Georgia’s recruiting effort is everywhere these days. All the traditional power programs nationally are hearing from the Dawgs.

  87. Jesse1

    Kirby seems to have circled Cincinnati, long a hotbed for Div-1 and NFL talent as a place where UGA will be planting a flag. Lineman, linebackers are like running backs. And old Rush Propst can clue ya in on Colerain. Archer with discipline & coaching=Colerain.

  88. haws1178

    It’s always nice to cherry pick a player from another state especially when it’s Tenn .