UGA Recruiting Daily 15-June-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 15-June-2016

Jake Fromm throws as Sam Madden looks on
Jake Fromm throws as Sam Madden looks on
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Senior QB TE
Houston County High School
Warner Robins, GA


Senior WR CB FS
Westlake High School
Atlanta, GA


Junior QB RB
Clinton High School
Clinton, MS

JaCoby Stevens

Murfreesboro, TN (Oakland)
Athlete, Wide Receiver, Safety



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376 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 15-June-2016

  1. dsw61

    DawgLink I took that comment to mean that he isn’t a prototypical dual threat QB that runs a lot.

  2. DawgLink

    What about the part of Eason not being a “special athlete”? That is where I thought the writer did not know what he was talking about

  3. dsw61

    Saw some clips of Lawrence throwing at the Catersville camp. The one throwing drill I saw him doing looked like a pretty good drill. At least he was standing upright on two feet…and not throwing from one knee. There was also a really good slow motion video of him throwing. He has a really good throwing motion. Holds the ball close to center of the chest and close to number height…which I like because it’s more natural. Good hand break with proper elbow bend. From there his arm motion is on auto pilot and really smooth.

  4. dsw61

    DawgLink The writer is all over the map to the point of being incoherent when talking about Eason’s throwing motion.

    He says Eason’s release is:
    “a repeatable over-the- top motion…” 
    No it’s not. He actually throws more 3/4 than over the top because he throws with level shoulders a lot. Try and throw a spiral with level shoulders while throwing over the top and it will become really clear why he tends to throw with a lower arm slot.

    Then he says this:
    “Though the release looks great, it can be tightened up. At times it appears as though Eason has been drawn up from a textbook and that can lead to some wasted motion; many coaches teach quarterbacks to get the ball up by their ear hole, rather than allowing the quarterback to find his natural release point (anywhere above the shoulder, that allows a full extension, is a good release). When Eason forces the “textbook” mechanics his motion loops and gives a greater opportunity for defenders to read, react, and break on the ball.”
    Eason rarely breaks his hands and takes the ball up to his ear hole…known as premature external rotation of the throwing arm; or in laymen terms…throwing like a girl. I’ve never seem Eason loop his throwing arm on any throws. It’s impossible to have a loop in your throwing arm when you keep your throwing arm elbow bent 90 degrees or less; which Eason does. It sounds like the writer just cut and pasted random stuff from the internet.


    Same things could be said about any QB. QB delivery and mechanics are like a golf swing there is no such thing as a perfect swing. But the great ones make it work and you can’t describe or critique the intangibles that separate the average from the great!

  6. DawgLink

    Not sure what to make of this article. Writer talks good attributes and then shreds Eason. Anyone else feel that way?

  7. dsw61

    Greg Poole I think the OL coaching will be fine:
    From 2012-15, a Pittman-coached offensive line has led the SEC in fewest sacks allowed—three years at Arkansas and one at Tennessee.  Since 2013, eight offensive linemen coached by Pittman have been drafted, including two first-round picks.

  8. Bulldawg36

    We have 3 offensive lineman!!! Three good ones baby!!! Will this be our best class in UGA history? I truly hope so!!!!!

  9. Hobnailboot aka RobG


  10. Bansai buckeroo

    We will know more after this season. And one more with the 17 class with a year under their belt.

  11. Greg Poole

    Now to see if the actual coaching is as good as the recruiting. The energy and enthusiasm of the staff suggests they will be. Attention to detail matters.

  12. Bansai buckeroo

    Well Kirby obviously has this recruiting thing down. Come this fall we will find out about the head coaching and the staff…I’m excited!!!!!

  13. DawgByte

    Have I mentioned recently how pumped I am about this coaching staff? If not… I am!!!

  14. Bulldawg36

    Kirby is making the most of these satalite camps baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I really miss the Franklin & Godfried announcing duo. They were the voice of the SEC for many years! One of the fell victim to Political Correctness and their career went caput. What a shame.

  16. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    That’s the first time I’ve seen Bama get burned, he wore Bama attire through the whole video,

  17. BahitsAgain

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Smart said, “we’ve got to get bigger people, we’re got to get more depth.”

    (proceeding as planned)


    Bulldawg36 Where you been all morning while we waited patiently??  ###   Hells yeah!


    Greg Poole Where’s the Beef…. Where’s the Beef….   UGA, that’s where it’s at!

  20. Greg Poole

    Lucas Rogers  I was going to say mid-twenties but I really haven’t looked at the roster for openings.  27 sounds good to me.


    BahitsAgain Here’s a quote from someone that I’ve heard before, and it fits this mantra as well!

    “A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.”

  22. BahitsAgain

    Looking at, to make another move up the polls, we will probably need two 4 or 5 * commits without the top 3 adding one, to jump any of them.

    It would probably take 4 or 5 to pop OSU and Bama.   I doubt they are going to just sit where they are, so realistically, this might be it for a while.

  23. Greg Poole

    BahitsAgain I have not taken a serious look at the underclassmen who may declare nor those that might decide to seek PT elsewhere.

  24. Greg Poole

    BahitsAgain  Really difficult to get a handle on that at this time. It is a small senior class but I expect some attrition.


    AlphaDawg BenKellam Depends on what the actual class size ends up being IMO…  The number could grow after the season is over…  Roster management will be in effect.

  26. BenKellam

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam I trust the staffs scouting ability a lot more than my own lol. I just hadn’t heard anything about it until now. Chandler looks like one bad dude if thats who he go with. He definitely has the size that Pittman likes.


    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers I like hearing that…  I loved this kids film, he has a lot to work on but effort wasn’t lacking regardless of the play call or result.

  28. AlphaDawg

    BenKellam AlphaDawg I would think they take Holloman and Webb and say 5 it is, but if not, we might end up showing the door?

  29. BenKellam

    AlphaDawg BenKellam Would someone like Landers be a casualty if they both want to play at Georgia?

  30. AlphaDawg

    BenKellam That’s what I’m saying! But apparently we’ve told them we’re taking 4 wrs


    Greg Poole BenKellam I know the rules, but I couldn’t resist… from urban dictionary…  
    A variation of the word HUGE commonly used by Donald Trump.Hey Don, are you building that tower across 5th Avenue? 
    Donald Trump: Yes, it’s going to be YUGE!!

  32. RumRunnerDoogie

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam well one things for sure, they are going after and getting top OL talent

  33. AlphaDawg

    DawgByte BenKellam Someone said yesterday that you have to be in the top 32 nationally. He’s 37.

  34. BenKellam

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam Is he leaning somewhere else or are we? I guess I may be putting too much faith in the 247 predictions for Gray.


    Lucas Rogers BenKellam You beat me to it young buck, I don’t see us taking Gray either, Thomas definitely and either Juco or Chandler!  I like the Jefferson kid, but I’m biased!  lol

  36. RumRunnerDoogie

    i represent my home state i love georgia its where im from. Found my new favorite recruit, and it has nothing to do hes from my hometown 😉

  37. Lucas Rogers

    BenKellam Don’t see Tony Gray being in the class. I think Andrew Thomas, then try to find a JUCO or someone like Isaiah Wilson. If not then offer Caleb Chandler

  38. BenKellam

    So on the OL we have Demery, Netori, and Shaffer. Do we finish up with Tony Gray, Andrew Thomas, and an outside shot at an out of state guy like Isaiah Wilson? That would be huge.


    Greg Poole AlphaDawg I believe that, watching his interview and his videos it’s hard to believe he was every going anywhere else!!!

  40. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Don’t want to get into a @#$%&^$% contest with anyone but Murray has know for a while and he is very conservative about these things.

  41. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Yeah I hope to soon. Just busy at work right now. Guess I have to trust dawgnation before some random twitter account. I haven’t fact checked


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG

    “He said he made the decision less than a week ago and the coaches at his future school only found out a few days ago.”  From dawgnation article.   quoting him.

  43. BenKellam

    AlphaDawg Nah Smart used to save the silent commits for right after something bad happens. He must have had too many so he decided to let one out of the bag early to make room for Isaiah Wilson.


    AlphaDawg That contradicts the Dawgnation article….   Clearly quotes him differently.


    BenKellam That’s what it’s going to take to beat them on the field, step by step process!  I like the way it’s going so far!


    dawgmum DawgDaddy Almost as good as a Dawg puppy right…  lol.  Very good video!  Pulling for this young man to do great things!

  47. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgLink yea like we get on here to avoid working, we just come for gregs darwin posts

  48. BenKellam

    DawgLink I’m only going to be able to get back to work if he picks us. Otherwise all productivity goes out the window.

  49. SavDawg306

    Yeah Augusta would be my example. Savannah needs to do a better job at getting those young kids in after school activities and off the streets.

  50. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole BahitsAgain hes just checkin in on BI to find new scoops to write up behind a paid wall 🙂

  51. Greg Poole

    dawgmum Just checked – don’t see it

  52. Greg Poole

    SavDawg306  Not political but financial, IMHO. The same is true in Augusta and Macon. Suburban public schools with active parent/booster involvement and financial support have viable programs.

  53. SavDawg306

    Always has been. Some of the larger public schools definitely could have the talent but I think it’s a lack of focus on sports. It seems like the better athletes go to one of the private schools for better coaching. Gets political…

  54. BenKellam

    Greg Poole That thing packs a major punch. Especially the ones with the shorter barrel like that one. One of the largest caliber production handguns made. And it has a hair trigger. She probably wasn’t even expecting it to go off as soon as it did.

  55. RumRunnerDoogie

    SavDawg306 i mean savannah isnt a small city but yet is apparently very short on talent

  56. SavDawg306

    I’d like to say yes bc I played there but no haha. I would say BC, Calvary, and Christian usually have the better talent. All 3 are small private schools.

  57. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie    Yeah, the dog is getting restless and I have to run an errand  *non-problems

  58. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie i would need the BI credit card tho..for u know, “expenses”

  59. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole DawgByte should of sent me to my hometown to cover it greg! i wouldnt go to a bar until after his commit#

  60. DawgDaddy

    TtownDawg  might be a while then, we teed off at 8, I was through by 10:45, it was a 3 man scramble.  we were -10.  No mulligan, string or any silly stuff.  3 teams tied out of 6 and we lost on regression.

  61. TtownDawg

    DawgDaddy  Too darned hot for golf, I want to play again but I will wait for it to cool down some.

  62. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole DawgDaddy Yep, that’s why 1 is so bad, it will be 1:15/1:30 before we know then.

  63. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy Trying not to be cynical…even if it is 12:30, he will have to thank a bunch of folks and so-forth

  64. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole DawgByte I saw that 12:30 time posted this a.m.   Lordy I don’t want to wait until 1.

  65. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG I have an announcement post ready – Murray will file a longer story mid-afternoon

  66. dsw61

    I bet Pittman and Chaney appreciate the talent base in Georgia after some of their past coaching stops. Plus, it’s a little easier to get the attention of out of state kids compared to Arkansas, Pitt and North Carolina.

  67. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Reddawg13 Over what we have been seeing come through Athens GA… The two dramatic upgrades.. Rocker by CMR and Pittman by CKS…The rest of the staff is fine.. but CMR generally kept quality coaches in those slots as well.

  68. WalktheDawg Whisky

    MMCSDAWG WalktheDawg Whisky  Reddawg13 The guy is Kirby 2.0… Same resume..same intensity.

  69. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Greg Poole Well I guess that guy won’t be outside the arena trying to sell them up…

  70. Greg Poole

    BenKellam They keep saying they want a dual-threat guy and they could be looking at this kid as an athlete.

  71. dsw61

    Lucas Rogers dsw61 BenKellam Hope so. Salyer is going to be a top OL recruit in 2018. I could easily see him and Lawrence starting in their second year at Georgia.

  72. BenKellam

    dsw61 Lucas Rogers BenKellam I’d take a Thomas in a second. We’re gonna stack the OL this recruiting cycle.

  73. dsw61

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam Need to sign Andrew Thomas to increase the odds of signing Salyer. Need a verbal commit from Lawrence tot help OL recruitment for 2017 and 2018.

  74. DawgLink

    I posted basically the same thing last night. Sure is a great day to be a Georgia Bulldawg

  75. AlphaDawg

    Lucas Rogers Greg Poole Had a huge Gday. Big and Fast target. I hope he stays healthy and puts on a show.

  76. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG WalktheDawg Whisky  Reddawg13 and Beamer, Coley, Mcgee and heck the S&C coaches, I guess we are all saying WOW, what a staff!

  77. BenKellam

    Lucas Rogers BenKellam I’m just glad to be in the conversation honestly. Seemed that there always used to be a couple of the top guys that would rule us out immediately for one reason or another.

  78. Lucas Rogers

    BenKellam Lucas Rogers yeah that is true. Think Gibbs goes elsewhere and possibly Jamyest. Right now Georgia is in good position with Beal, but will be interesting to see how it all turns out

  79. BenKellam

    Lucas Rogers We have a legit shot at every one in the top 13 besides the QB that picked stanford. And that was likely because we got the better one in Fromm.


    WalktheDawg Whisky  MMCSDAWG Reddawg13 Getting Shuman is going to be a big one.  They called him the defense “whisperer” over at Bama and from what I’ve seen so far, this kid is going to be a good one!

  81. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole What a freshman year for me in Athens! Little did I know how well I had it.

  82. WalktheDawg Whisky

    MMCSDAWG Reddawg13 Hiring Pittman and keeping Rocker….He gets my top grade.


    Reddawg13 I like you opinion and agree as well!   There is definitely something different happening at UGA right now and I absolutely believe kirby did an amazing job of putting together a staff.

  84. AlphaDawg

    WalktheDawg Whisky  Reddawg13 Greg Poole It’s not often we get the punchline of the day before 9AM. Congrats sir

  85. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Reddawg13 Greg Poole Well that would give at least one Auburn grad a job cooking

  86. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Greg Poole Isn’t his wife supposed to be crazy?  Want to spend a day with a crazy woman..married to a weasel?

  87. Reddawg13

    I always have recruits that I really want. I have always said, “we will get who we get and then we need to coach them up!” I believed that during the CMR era and I believe it now that we are in the Smart era. What I do also believe is that the ones we will get under Smart will be better recruits as a whole and I firmly believe that the chances of getting them coached up has reached a higher level! Of course JMO.

  88. Greg Poole

    WalktheDawg Whisky I understand where you are coming from. They will not hesitate to jump on any story that moves the needle. UGA fans should never lose sight of the fact that they are not supporters of the program – the fact that their new site is called DawgNation notwithstanding.

  89. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Greg Poole Bansai buckeroo I think I will start posting old articles that the Urinal wrote back in the Kemp era….Or the Goff firing era…or the Investigative journalism over Todd Gurley….

  90. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Bansai buckeroo You don’t know my Grandmother, thanks for the permission!

  91. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo  Anyone may post any content that is not political, obscene (in your grandmother’s opinion) not taken from behind a pay-wall.

  92. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Bansai buckeroo You have a right to your opinion… Just keep feeding the beast that will bite your program in the arse ..

  93. Bansai buckeroo

    Well I actually think some of their stuff is pretty good. Not all of course but people are starving for anything Georgia this time of year. So unless Greg has a problem with it I will continue to do so and let people decide wheather to click on the link.

  94. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Greg Poole The greatest part of this …Pickle boy was trying to get into good Ole Jabari (Peach Bowl) Davis’ hands

  95. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole If you are wrong….. you will have to cover an Auburn practice in the heat of the day!

  96. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Bansai buckeroo Was going to pass on this tirade.. but since you posted a link to this rag…. To restate a discussion from this morning about how stupid the AJC is …Can you devote two travel spots to Punter and a third to PlaceKicker?…. Hey dumbarse AJC.. one of those Punter slots is your backup QB…he is going anyway…Do these folks deserve clicks?

  97. WalktheDawg Whisky

    Greg Poole Is there enough red cloth in the state to make that man a T-Shirt?

  98. dsw61

    Greg Poole The most accurate thing about that article is the first sentence. I would think Tennessee is also going to be a must win.

  99. RobDawg

    Show the Reggie Ball version of us whooping Ga Tech I’d like to enjoy that one again

  100. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Good news, but they may as well take down that 10 second vid, I had to watch it the second time to actually see the play.  That was a long way off.

  101. Greg Poole

    I’m confident that UGA will add another 4-star to the class today at about 12:30