UGA Recruiting Daily Thread
POSITION: PRO QB
HT, WT: 6-3.5 214
SCHOOL: Oconee County High School
CITY, STATE: Watkinsville, Georgia
# OF OFFERS: 13 offers
UGA OFFER: Yes, March 21, 2017
Max Johnson is a four-star quarterback from Oconee County High School. He stands at 6-3.5 and weighs 214 pounds. Johnson ranks as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback for 2020 and the No. 10 prospect in Georgia. He competed in the Nike Opening Atlanta Regional last Sunday, and out of the 2020 quarterbacks, he looked the most polished. Johnson ran a 4.84 40-yard dash on Sunday.
Despite being labeled as a pro-style quarterback, it appears he can be quite agile and escape the pocket if need be. Johnson isn’t afraid of pressure and will sling it with a defender rushing towards him. His arm strength is incredible, and I like his ability to tuck it and run if he needs to. Johnson’s spot on with his throws, and he places the ball where only his wideout can grab it. He’s a smart quarterback and has a high football IQ. Any team would be lucky to snag this quarterback at the next level because he just gets better as he gets older.
Johnson currently holds 13 offers and I expect that to double before the end of his junior season. The latest offer came from Texas A&M on March 22. He recently visited Miami, where his uncle Mark Richt coaches. Johnson visited Georgia on Feb. 24, however, his dad was on campus Tuesday watching practice. It’s not sure if Max was there or not. I expect Johnson to be one of the most sought-after quarterbacks for the 2020 class, and it to come down to Georgia and Miami.
POSITION: PRO QB
HT, WT: 6-4, 215
SCHOOL: Marietta High School
CITY, STATE: Marietta, Georgia
# OF OFFERS: 19 offers
UGA OFFER: Yes, October 22, 2016
Harrison Bailey is a four-star quarterback from Marietta, Georgia. He stands at 6-4 and weighs 215 pounds. Bailey ranks as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback for 2020 and the No. 9 prospect in Georgia. He competed in the Nike Opening Atlanta Regional on Sunday and with Johnson, stood out the most. Last season he threw for 2,812 yards on 208 completions for 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
He has a heck of an arm, and can chunk it down the field with ease. Bailey isn’t afraid to sit in the pocket and make a decision. However, he doesn’t have quite the movement outside of the pocket that other quarterbacks do. Bailey’s a true pro-style quarterback, as his best stuff comes from the pocket. He’s got a high football IQ, and puts the ball in perfect places for his wideouts. Bailey sees the field well, and seems to have a great group of receivers around him. He’s got to make better decisions at time and seems to force balls into places. But with the right development, he’s going to make a great quarterback at the next level.
Bailey holds 19 offers, with the latest coming from Kentucky on March 21. He recently took a visit to Florida State on March 10. His next visit will be to Knoxville to visit Tennesse on March 31. It appears to be between Georgia and Florida for this quarterback, but its still wide open in my opinion. Bailey’s got the talent to make noise at the next level wherever he decides to play.