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UGA Recruiting Daily 18-July-2016

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#77 Junior T
T.L. Hanna High School
Anderson, SC


#7 Sophomore OLB
Grayson High School
Loganville, GA


#19 Senior DE
North Shore Senior High School
Houston, TX


#3 Senior MLB
Lee County High School
Leesburg, GA



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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.

303 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 18-July-2016

  1. dsw61

    Watched the rest of the North Carolina-Pitt game. Chaney really didn’t have much talent to work with. He did make one or two questionable calls in critical situations though. He definitely likes to pass off of play action. He uses a lot of two TE sets and on short yardage sometimes 3 TEs.

    As for UNC, they only scored 26 points. Their offense is not at all what I thought it was. Their RB is okay, but he is not on the level of several of the RBs in the SEC. They didn’t run a lot of hurry up type offense like Auburn runs. They were actually pretty methodical. They seem to rely a lot on the deep ball. They take shots down the field throughout the game, knowing they will likely hit a couple.

  2. bahits

    Larry Munson does the new Lingerie Co-Ed kickoffs, “She drove right over orange shirts, just driving and running with those sexy thighs. My God, a freshman!”

  3. dentaldawg

    MMCSDAWG godawgs678 Greg Poole Some of the best memories of my teenage years involve sitting in a dove field, listening to Larry on an old transistor radio.

  4. Bansai buckeroo

    So it’s been decided?. I know he’s a big guy but I thought they were going to try him at receiver… or was that Richt and company?

  5. DawgDaddy

    MMCSDAWG maybe not but I actually have no respect for a Georgia native (which it seems he is) who randomly picks another team to pull for.  What’s up with that?  

    His attitude comes off as arrogant and he lumps all UGA fans into a narrow niche.  As I said, I have no respect for him.

  6. rugbydawg79

    Richmondawg Reddawg13 Greg Poole I think we have 5 of them that are ready to roll right now.

  7. rugbydawg79

    MMCSDAWG godawgs678 Greg Poole I was fortunate to know him really well-I did his Pest Control for years, I wish I had a tape of his call of me killing fire ants in his yard-it just flowed out of him. He was the best and a great guy.

  8. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    godawgs678 MMCSDAWG Greg Poole That’s how we did it at my house growing up as well….what makes me love UGA so much now

  9. RobDawg

    I think we need receivers more than Def players now – personally. I just looked up and Woerner is same size as WRs Mike Rvans and Doriel Green-Beckham in NFL. If he is as fast and runs good routes as the scouting says we gotta gem as a huge WR

  10. rugbydawg79

    RobDawg just throwing this out there–wouldn’t he be something on defense at the Star !

  11. RobDawg

    If he is as speedy as we think he is what does weight have anything to do with WR? Think of the mismatch that creates. Throw him the damn ball

  12. RobDawg

    When you lived in the boonies like I did growing up we had no cable and it was broadcast tv for road games IF the game was on a network, so there was no delay. It was real time and in synch. But I recall many many road games in the early 70s where there was no tv anyway and our family would sit there at home only with radio and Munson and those were as exciting as watching a televised game. Great memories

  13. RobDawg

    I’ve been working from home for over 10 years now. Just gotta try and discipline yourself not to take too much advantage of the freedom

  14. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Richmondawg my hope is Chaney (from what I keep hearing) is the mastermind of getting the ball around to play makers. If Woener is a threat in some way, he’ll use that.


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG godawgs678 Greg Poole Yeah I’ve tried as well, but synchronizing everything is Way too complicated and doesn’t seem to work for me either!

  16. Bulldawg36

    Well they are about the same weight. But l still think blaze is bigger muscle wise because he has been in the program for a while. A&M had a pretty big WR a few years ago.

  17. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG godawgs678 Greg Poole I tried doing that now, it’s just too much of a delay to get right. Even if you get it synced, the first commercial break ruins it again. I wish there was a better way! I love listening to our guys way more than whatever network is calling the game.

  18. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG godawgs678 Greg Poole And before the Janet Jackson wardrobe “malfunction” that forced even more delay between live and sorta live.


    godawgs678 MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Almost every UGA game I watched was done this exact same way!  of course that was back before all the HDTV stuff of today, but the delay wasn’t too bad!

  20. godawgs678

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole We used to turn down the tv and listen to Larry on the radio while watching the games. It didnt matter if there was a 4 or 5 second delay.


    godawgs678 Greg Poole No One!  That’s for sure!  There may be good one’s but there is only ONE Larry!

  22. godawgs678

    Greg Poole My goodness I miss Larry. I got a football signed by him abut a month before he passed. No one will ever replace him

  23. BahitsDawg

    godawgs678 So, by good guys, you are not talking about Auburn, Vols, Gators, or SCar?

  24. BahitsDawg

    godawgs678 Bulldawg36 from roaster on gdogs

    83Jeb BlazevichTEJR6-5248
    85Jordan DavisTEJR6-4235
    18Isaac NautaTEFR6-4237
    88Jackson HarrisTESO6-6247
    89Charlie WoernerTEFR6-5249

  25. godawgs678

    Bulldawg36 Have you seen pictures of him? He’s gotta be a good 20 lbs bigger than Blaze. Dude is a monster. He looks like a NFL DE

  26. Richmondawg

    Reddawg13 Greg Poole he is 6’5″ 250# as a true freshman, why would anyone line him up as a receiver? He would basically loose a year of coaching when you switch him to his true position,TE, as a SO. I don’t get why this Woerner at WR keeps coming from. Hell, your best bet is probably to RS him this year with all our depth at TE and roll him out in 2017 as a fully developed player at that position, especially since Nauta is ready to go right now.

  27. Bulldawg36

    Did Will mustard say anything delusional on the car wash with Kirby? Haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.

  28. Bulldawg36

    She’s doing better today. She finally slept pretty good last night for the first time in two weeks.

  29. BenKellam

    Hes got the insider information. He basically just guaranteed us that we get Holloman ##

  30. RumRunnerDoogie

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole i think hes outgrown it. hell he might even be bigger than any TE on the roster at this point

  31. BahitsDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole I think for kick-offs we have an all girl langerie squad that comes in.  Maybe, the cheerleaders?   

    Would this be a title 9 violation?

  32. Reddawg13

    BahitsDawg Reddawg13 Thanks! I just don’t want my home to now become the local office and get flooded with folks all up in my yard and house.

  33. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole AlphaDawg Me too Bro! Ride that thoroughbred to a championship.

  34. BahitsDawg

    Reddawg13 I hope it works out well.  I went through something similar a few years ago.

  35. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Greg Poole and then Kenyan took off on one and scored too, big time part of the game!

  36. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole and safety has gotten out of hand it is a contact sport and there is and always will be risk. I understand some of the new rules, but please don’t degrade the game so bad that we begin to play touch football in shorts and helmets! No one ever held a gun on anyone and made them play football it was a choice.

  37. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole I still think Brice steps up and ends up number two. Behind Eason of course.

  38. Reddawg13

    Well found out last Thursday my office is closing. The lady that works for me will retire and I will now work out of my home and my truck. So no more going to the office, not sure how that is going to work.


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Ask N. Saban about the effect of kicking off and the effect of the onsides kick they executed against Clemson last year in the NC game.  That single event changed the complexion of that game.  He studied them, he watched them during the first few kick offs, they knew Clemson was leaving a HUGE hole, and what did they do?  take advantage of it and change the momentum of the game!

  40. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole exactly, it’s a major part of field position and can alter the game in a matter of seconds. How many games have kickoff returns been a significant factor in the win? Probably thousands. There’s offense, defense, and special teams! It’s the wrinkle you cannot forget or it will come back, it’s strategy! HELL TO THE NAW


    Greg Poole Not only NO, but HELL NO…  That is ridiculous and will forever change the game as we know it.  Player safety is paramount in our game these days and we as a society are working hard to ensure we are playing the game as safe as possible. But we are still playing the game of Football (American Football).  If you remove kickoff, then you have changed the game and I an not in favor of that at all.  The kicking game is directly responsible for 6-8 points per game.  So your down by 9 score a TD and line up for the onside kick… opps we changed the game, you don’t kick off no more, so there is no onside kick possibility.  It’s ridiculous!


    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Been on the Eason train since just after G-Day…  And I ain’t getting off!  Only adds fuel to by fire!

  43. converted 1981

    BahitsDawg Used t be “Der Wienerschnitzel” a Hot Dog Chain in California.  One of their older slogans was “Cop a Wiener Dude Attitude”

  44. converted 1981

    Greg Poole Based on this LSU Should have been the Best Passing Team in the SEC.

  45. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  That a little different from his earlier comments. One might take that as encouraging if one wanted Eason to start the opener.

  46. AlphaDawg

    “Jacob’s very talented. But Jacob’s got to earn the trust of that team.” 
    A message to Eason? You’ve got the goods, now go lead the team?

  47. Greg Poole

    This year the SEC generated an estimated $375 million in TV money, by far the most of any conference (we estimate that the Big Ten made $291 million from its TV deals last year, second-most among college conferences). The SEC also collected another $140 million from football and basketball postseason play. That’s $515 million in total, or roughly $37 million per member school. No other conference comes close to matching that per-school revenue – the Big Ten and Big 12 both sit at just over $30 million – and only the Big Ten was able to crack even $400 million in gross income.

  48. AlphaDawg

    Bansai buckeroo Not a bad article to read. Sounds like Gibbs helped his cousin pick UGA because it was the better coach and better opportunity to get to the NFL. If he’s consulting kids to UGA, than I’m not as worried about his choice.

  49. dsw61

    JaxDawg I’m not joking when I say this; but if Solomon visited Michigan in January or February, he would very likely change his mind. I spent the first 22 years of my life in New Hampshire, which is a similar climate to Michigan, and the winters can get real tiring. Then there is the months of March and April where the snow is melting and mixing with the dirt making dirty snow and mud, while the trees are still bare. Yuck! I prefer the south.

  50. dsw61

    godawgs678 Well that’s good news. I’ve been wondering what’s going on with his recruitment.


    JaxDawg Sometimes officials are used for schools you haven’t been to a dozen times and that are nearby…    I think I would worry more if I were Michigan!

  52. JaxDawg

    I hope we can get Marvin Wilson to visit since Solomon didn’t have us in his 5 officials

  53. Bansai buckeroo

    I don’t know why poker/potato first came to mind……smh. And I was in the business.

  54. Bansai buckeroo

    Muschamp was on there as well.. He had some pretty good lines. Don’t tell 36. He might stroke out..##

  55. godawgs678

    I’m a little disappointed we didnt get a commit this weekend. Yeah, I’m greedy. I know.

  56. Greg Poole

    Augusta Area Dawgs: The Augusta Bulldog Club is holding its summer event Wednesday evening – tickets are $25 (includes dinner) and A.J. Green will be honored. Loran Smith and Scott Howard will speak. 

    Info here >>

  57. BahitsDawg

    Bulldawg36 After Saban’s slap down of Paul Finebaum, he now owns the remaining shares in ESPN.

  58. BenKellam

    Bulldawg36 Because hes a hypocrite. I’ve basically given up on most of the ESPN talking heads. I rarely even watch sportscenter anymore. It turning into a soap opera. Nothing but drama.

  59. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 37 rushing attempts: 42 passing attempts…47/53…415 total yards of offense on 79 total plays run.

  60. AlphaDawg

    Joe Dawg Greg Poole If any player was moving to a new position, I would bet on Tyler simmons going to RB. He’s 5’11, 194lbs. Could easily get to 200+ with our S&C program and he runs a 4.41

  61. dsw61

    MMCSDAWG dsw61 Pitt’s first drive used 8:19 of clock.  Pitt’s time of possession for the game was 35:15.

  62. BahitsDawg

    dsw61 good stuff DSW.  Thanks!

    I feel confident about this one, but after Boise, I am a little more controlled.  Before that game, I was going on their sites and reading all their comments.  I made a few, but was respectful.  Looking back, I really thought it would be a cake walk.   sigh…


    dsw61 Exactly…  Unless Chizek has done some magical since January, we should be able to run on this team and in turn control TOP.  All I know is we are less than 60 days until it’s Game on!

  64. Score Check

    Greg Poole
    Have the felony charges stemming from the BB gun incident been reduced yet?

  65. Bansai buckeroo

    I’m a little surprised we have had that many off field issues with a new sheriff in town… I would have thought the players would be feeling out their new coach and not acting out as much…

  66. dsw61

    Watched the first half of last year’s North Carolina – Pitt game last night. Chaney did not have much to work with other than Tyler Boyd, who Chaney tried to get the ball to every which way he could. James Conner, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, had a season ending knee injury in their first game so Chaney was having to deal with that all season. Based on what I’ve seen in the first half, I think Georgia will be able to run the ball against UNC even if Chubb and Sony don’t play. Especially given the fact that UNC’s two senior starting LBs are gone. It wouldn’t surprise me if Chaney runs the ball a lot in the UNC game. Also don’t know how UNC covers UGA’s TEs or slot receivers. I also think UNC will have problems with UGA’s pass rush. Pitt’s DL had success in the first half pushing the pocket, and UNC will be without their stud RG as well as the starter who just got injured.

  67. Greg Poole

    Greg Poole  I get it, but Roquan is one that is going to stay put on defense, for sure.

  68. BahitsDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie BahitsDawg I half expect to see a couple of “Quality Control ‘of’ non-Athletic administration” guys named Guido and Bruno

  69. TtownDawg

    dsw61  It looks like he’s telling him…you may be taller than me but, I will still knock you on your a$$.

  70. BahitsDawg

    dang.  I just looked at the coaches and staff numbers on    Kirby has control of the program!

    Kirby Smart – Head Coach
    Mel Tucker – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
    Jim Chaney – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    Tracy Rocker – Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Line
    Kevin Sherrer – Outside Linebackers
    Sam Pittman – Offensive Line
    James Coley – Wide Receivers
    Shane Beamer – Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator
    Glenn Schumann – Inside Linebackers
    Dell McGee – Running Backs
    Lukman Abdulai – Director of On Campus Recruiting
    Kevin Beard – Quality Control – Offense
    Eric Black – Football Recruiting Video Production Coordinator
    Hannah Brinks – Football Graphic Design Coordinator
    Mike Cavan – Special Assistant to the Head Coach
    Jay Chapman – Assistant Director of Football Operations
    Wendel Davis – Graduate Assistant / Defense
    Patrick Doherty – Quality Control – Offense
    Olten Downs – Player Relations Coordinator
    Ed Ellis – Senior Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning
    Aaron Feld – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Bryant Gantt – Director of Player Wellness
    Brett Greene – Director of Video Operations
    Bakari Guice – Player Relations Coordinator
    Christina Harris – Director of Recruiting Administration
    Ann Hunt – Administrative Associate to Head Coach
    Jonas Jennings – Director of Player Development
    Josh Lee – Director of Football Operations
    D.J. Looney – Graduate Assistant – Offense
    Marshall Malchow – Director of Recruiting
    John Meshad – Director of Athletic Equipment
    Blaine Miller – Quality Control – Defense
    Luke Moore – Player Personnel Coordinator
    Mollie Moore – Recruiting Program Coordinator
    Will Price – Assistant Director of Football Performance Nutrition
    Rodney Prince – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Kevin Purvis – Associate Equipment Manager
    Scott Sinclair – Director of Strength and Conditioning
    Sidney Smith – Director of Football Performance Nutrition
    Jesse Stone – Graduate Assistant – Offense
    Travares Tillman – Graduate Assistant – Defense
    Jay Valai – Quality Control – Defense
    James Vollono – Special Teams Analyst
    Clark Williams – Assistant Video Coordinator
    Will Windham – Quality Control – Defense

  71. Joe Dawg

    Greg Poole Joe Dawg  We have lots of possibilities for sure. Sometimes I try to imagine what some players could do at another position.

  72. BahitsDawg

    AlphaDawg I will save you the time.  Kirby will come on and guarantee us the National Championship and a number one class.   ####

  73. BahitsDawg

    Bansai buckeroo Dude is a rock.  He is going to bust it up this season.  Our Dawgs are being mistakenly overlooked.

  74. Greg Poole

    dawgmum  I think you will get that opportunity. Don’t see him taking a redshirt this year.

  75. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole BahitsDawg

    Shavoyae Brown (another RB)
    Shattle Fenteng
    MarSHAll Long
    David MarSHAll
    Shaun McGee
    RaSHAd Roundtree
    Shakenneth Williams
    Shaquery Wilson

    ok, 8

  76. dawgmum

    Greg Poole Joe Dawg I’d like to see Brian Herrien run it. He seems like he can do anything he sets his mind to, and I think he could make some plays.

  77. Greg Poole

    Joe Dawg  Nick and Sony will play and Holyfield will be ready. Don’t forget Brian Herrien, Tae Crowder and Brendan Douglas.

  78. Joe Dawg

    Roquan should be able to carry the ball 10 – 12 times a game until Nick and Sony are completely ready. Didn’t he rush for over 300 yards in one game?

  79. Jesse1

    Greg Poole BenKellam Remember John Ray at West Virginia? Went 6’10” 330. At one time he’d been near the 400 mark, but Nehlon got after him between his junior and senior year, he paid the price, and  arrived in Morganton a svelte 340 lbs. Four year starter but had he kept to his ways, he never would have been the dominant player he became.

  80. Greg Poole

    BenKellam Call me back when he weighs 350. I hear he is going to prep school in ATL rather than starting college. The idea being to get the body fat down to a reasonable level (for a lineman). It’s possible for him to be a sought after player if he can do it.

    He is slow but he is serious and goes hard.

  81. Greg Poole

    Rocker watches Stephon Wynn during an early drill – Wynn left camp with an offer.

  82. Bansai buckeroo

    Top…. You have any recent pics of TT….keep hearing about how he’s changed his body..thx

  83. BahitsDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie tmdawg12 There must be a new vicious stupid drug on the streets.  Maybe, it is being marketed to athletes as a super steroid.  ###

  84. BenKellam

    tmdawg12 I wonder if they can just award the fulmer cup to the entirety of the SEC instead of having to pick one specific team.

  85. Jesse1

    Greg Poole dsw61 Wide receivers are to the game what running backs used to be. The combination of hostility, agility, mobility, and size is worth a dozen running backs.

  86. Greg Poole

    tmdawg12  Well, if I need an attorney, I want one who is blood-thirsty  – so take it a term of endearment.


    Greg Poole Very honest and harsh assessment, but I couldn’t find much to really argue in his perception of our program the last 35 years…

  88. TtownDawg

    Good Morning Dawgs!  I was anticipating a commit this weekend, but, in Kirby I trust!  Go Dawgs!

  89. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg If you don’t get one at camp you almost always get one a week or so after. With this staff, it’s no sweat!


    Greg Poole  We getting another new contributor over here on the LH/BI world???  That’s awesome if true!

  91. BahitsDawg

    ZippyMorocco BahitsDawg Greg Poole 
    As player: (1954–1955) (1956–1961)As coach: (1969–1974)
    (defensive coordinator)Atlanta Falcons (1974–1976)
    (head coach) (1977–1982)
    (defensive coordinator)Philadelphia Eagles (1983–1985)
    (head coach)Atlanta Falcons (1987–1989)
    (head coach)Georgia Bulldogs (1993)
    (defensive coordinator)

  92. BahitsDawg

    1).  WTHeck happened?  We had predictions for 2 commits over the weekend.  Where be them?

    2). Bama got a commit and are now back to 15.  However…… WE ARE STILL AHEAD OF THEM @ NUMBER 2!!!!!   GLORY GLORY!!!!!

  93. AlphaDawg

    Love it when we get catered breakfast at work…yummm. Nothing like starting off the day with fresh coffee and bagels

  94. Greg Poole

    ronaldo77  I doubt if the CBs are related to what the other kid did or did not do. The next few weeks will answer a lot of questions.

  95. ronaldo77

    See some CBs in for Warner, does this have anything to do with Bryant not pulling the trigger? From what I’ve heard it’s one or the other in this class. I would be very happy with both though.

  96. dsw61

    Score Check Yeah, I’ve been thinking the same thing. It’s a chicken and egg scenario. Lawrence has made favorable comments about OL recruiting though. If I’m a QB, I’m going to pay more attention to OL recruiting than any other position.

  97. dsw61

    Greg Poole Regarding Chubb’s “slew of torn knee ligaments”; there are three grades of ligament damage. My understanding is that the only Grade 3 complete tear Chubb had was his PCL. The others were Grade 1 or 2, which aren’t nearly as serious. Also, unlike the ACL, the PCL is not very involved in lateral movement. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

  98. Score Check

    UGA getting a top ranked WR soon would certainly give Trevor Lawrence something else to think about.

  99. RobDawg

    That dude has dedicated the time in weight room. to be a rising Junior he is a physical specimen.

  100. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy Thanks. When your equipment consistent gives you a tack sharp focus, all you have to worry about is getting in position to get the shot.

  101. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy It’s funny, my family name used to be spelled without the “e”. My Dad told me that his grandfather liked it better with and “e” and just started spelling it that way – so, we might be distant relatives.

  102. Greg Poole

    One site reported that UGA offered Zacch Pickens even though he could not attend yesterday. However, he and his Mom were there.

  103. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole morning Greg, thanks for all of the pics and info this past weekend.  Great job in some not so good weather.