Jarvis Wilson – ☆☆☆
NR Overall; NR CB; #20 in MS
Tupelo (Tupelo, MS) CB
On Thanksgiving Eve, Georgia flipped its fourth player of the 2015 class. Jarvis Wilson, a 3-star cornerback from Mississippi who was once committed to Mississippi Stae, decided that he’d like to take his talents to Athens, GA.
Wilson has amazing athleticism and pretty good speed. He has decent cover skills, but what stands out to me is how fast he is able to close on the ball. He reminds me of former Dawg, Greg Blue, in that he can absolutely lay the wood. Many believe that Wilson will play cornerback at Georgia, which is obviously a huge need for the Bulldogs. I don’t see him starting as a freshman, but I do think he’ll get a significant amount of playing time.
The pickup of Wilson give the Dawgs their 24th commitment and 6th commitment at defensive back. Georgia’s recruiting class now sits at #2 on Rivals, #3 on 247 Sports, and #2 on ESPN. This is without a doubt shaping up to be the best class UGA has ever put together, and there are a lot of big names out there that the Dawgs still have a great shot at landing.
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Georgia Tech Hype Video
5 Keys for Georgia to Beat the Nerd Herd
Here are Gentry Estes’ five keys for Georgia to beat Georgia Tech.
Here are my three keys:
Expect the Unexpected – This was one of my keys for the Florida game earlier this year, and Mark Richt clearly didn’t listen to my warning. Florida put in a wide receiver to hold their first field goal attempt, and he took off and ran 30 yards for a touchdown. Paul Johnson, like Will Muschamp, will do ANYTHING to beat Georgia. Richt has to be on the lookout for trick plays and aggressive play-calling.
Be Able to Settle Down – This will be Jeremy Pruitt’s first time facing Tech and the triple option, and as a result, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the nerds are able to move the ball pretty well at the beginning of the game. Pruitt must be able to calm his guys down and make solid adjustments if the Dawgs are going to win this game.
Keep Giving Them the Chubb – Last year, when the Dawgs were losing 20-0 to Tech, they turned to #3. This year, they won’t have that luxury, but they’ll have someone that can still do A LOT of damage. No one has been able to slow down Nick Chubb this year, and Tech’s 71st ranked rushing defense certainly won’t be able to. Georgia needs to repeat what they did against Auburn and just pound the rock over and over and over again.
Drew Butler’s Breakdown
Former Bulldog and current Arizona Cardinal punter, Drew Butler, wrote a really good breakdown of what to expect tomorrow as the Dawgs take on the Yellow Jackets.
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When our collective worst fear regarding Todd Gurley’s knee was confirmed a few weeks ago, Georgia head coach Mark Richt spoke glowingly of the star running back. The most obvious and accurate summation Richt offered: He loved the big games.
Although the legitimacy of the Georgia/Georgia Tech rivalry can be debated, the 2013 matchup was a big game if for no other reason than the large deficit that the Dawgs found themselves facing with a first-time starter at quarterback. In this particular instance, Todd’s love vested itself in all-out trolling of Georgia Tech.
As I watched this game, I was never terribly concerned. Georgia had trailed Auburn (a much, much, much, much, much better team than Georgia Tech) on the road in a much, much, much, much, much more hostile environment by a similar margin and made things pretty damn interesting. Sure, Aaron Murray wasn’t playing at Bobby Dodd Stadium against the Jackets and he did lead the comeback against the War Eagling Tigers. But this was Georgia Tech, not Auburn,
Even without Murray, the general consensus among Georgia fans was: Just wait for Gurley.
And he made us wait.
Through the game’s first 28 minutes Todd Gurley had eight touches for just 25 yards of offense. Then, on Georgia’s final drive of the first half he hauled in two passes for 22 yards and a score. Gurley was a non-factor again in the third quarter, accounting for just seven yards on three touches. And then, he was back. In a big way.
Three of his six fourth quarter touches resulted in either a first down or a touchdown. The overtime came, and Todd Gurley’s statistical line was unblemished:
4 carries, 50 yards, 2 TDs.
Yeah, he loved the big games.
Here are those four overtime plays. It’s all Georgia needed to cap off a brilliant comeback.
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That’s all I got/
That’s a serious question I have.
I understand the geographical convenience, but Clemson’s close and much more enticing as a potential rivalry game.
I understand the theoretical recruiting impacts, but Tech has never threatened Georgia in that field.
I understand the history of it, but does that matter in the college football playoff era when a late season win isn’t as valuable as a late season win over a real and consistent threat?
I wrote at length about this over at Bleacher Report, but what matters most in this instance is a hypothetical scenario. Pretend the following comes true:
- Arkansas wins today, propelling Georgia into the SEC Championship Game.
- Georgia wins out, including a win over Alabama in the SECCG.
- Enough teams are picked off or Georgia’s win over Alabama is enough to propel the Dawgs into the Top 5(ish) of the AP and Coaches by general consensus.
The Bulldogs would need, in this hypothetically but not necessarily impossible scenario, something to put them into a position to leapfrog an otherwise undisturbed Top 4 team.
Does a win over Georgia Tech do that? This year, maybe. But a double-overtime win over unranked GT (last year’s game) certainly wouldn’t. A 42-10 thrashing of the Yellow Jackets (2012) probably wouldn’t either.
The point is this: very little is to be gained from beating Georgia Tech late in the year. Perhaps something more impressive should be taken on.
Leonard Fournette Doing Herschel Walker Type Things, What Each Coach Would Bring To Thanksgiving, And More
Herschel > Fournette
I have watched the Leonard Fournette play several times, and still come to the conclusion that is was not near as awesome as Herschel running over Bill Bates. Bates was an All-American at UT and a Pro-Bowl selection for the Cowboys. Herschel did not run over some scrub DB from A&M, and Fournette is not even a top two freshman running back in the SEC. Here is the impressive (but not Herschel impressive) run from Fournette.
What do you think Mark Richt would have brought to Thanksgiving this year? That is tough question to answer, but I think Richt would have brought the deserts. Everyone likes them, but not everyone buys into eating the because they do not trust how good they are actually going to be. Here is what every SEC coach would have brought for Thanksgiving this year.
We do not watch Gameday to see who the guys pick. We do not watch Gameday to see a tearful story by Tom Rinaldi. We do watch Gameday to see the signs, and we have seem some of the best signs this year. The guys over at Busted Coverage put together a list of the best signs of the year, and you will not be disappointed. Here is the full list.