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Georgia Football Recruiting: **NO MORE POOCH KICKS** Dawgs Land Another 2015 Army All-American


Rodrigo Blankenship – Photo courtesy of footballuniversity.com

Rodrigo Blankenship – ☆☆
#2092 Overall; #9 K; #192 in GA
Sprayberry (Marietta, GA) K
6-1/180

The Bulldogs picked up their 26th commitment this morning when Rodrigo Blankenship, the 9th ranked kicker in the country, announced that he would be a Dawg. Blankenship will not take up a scholarship in this class, however, as he is going to come into Georgia as a preferred walk-on and receive a scholarship his sophomore (redshirt freshman) year after Marshall Morgan graduates.

What stands out about Blankenship? Let’s just say Richt will have no excuse for the pooch kicks anymore.

 

Story on Blankenship here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

ICYMI Georgia Football Recruiting: Dawgs Land HUGE 4-Star Receiver – UGA becoming Wide Receiver “U”?


Darius Slayton - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆☆
#144 Overall; #18 WR; #16 in GA
Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA) WR
6-2/1982

Georgia is doing something this year that they’ve had a very hard time doing in the past: Securing the borders. Mark Richt and his staff are going after the elite prospects in the state of Georgia and they are snagging almost all of them. The latest? 4-Star wide receiver, Darius Slayton, out of Greater Atlanta Christian. Slayton made a surprise commitment to the Dawgs Thursday morning at his Army All-American jersey presentation:

I don’t care what the recruiting sites say about Slayton, he is an elite athlete with 4.4 speed who will be a phenomenal player at the college level. I’ve watched the film, I’ve watched him in person, and I can promise you that he is severely underrated. Slayton plays wide receiver, cornerback, running back, kick returner, and punt returner for GAC, but once he arrives in Athens, I expect him to primarily play receiver. He has tremendous speed, great instincts, and excels at going up and catching the ball at its highest point. Earlier I saw that another writer on the site compared him to former Bulldog, Tavarres King, and although their playing styles are quite similar, Slayton is faster, more dangerous, and has, in my opinion, a much higher ceiling.

I’ve said for months that Slayton was a must get for the Bulldogs, and it seems like I’m not the only one who realizes how huge his commitment is:

The pickup of Slayton now gives the Bulldogs their 25th overall commitment and 6th commitment at wide receiver (One 5-star, Four 4-stars, and One 3-star), a position of great need. Georgia’s recruiting class now sits at #3 on Rivals, #3 on 247 Sports, and #2 on ESPN. This is shaping up to be the best class UGA has ever put together, and there are still a lot of other big names out there that the Dawgs have a great shot of landing.

Check out his Slayton’s junior highlights here.

Stories on his commitment here, here, here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

Georgia Football Recruiting: Dawgs Land HUGE 4-Star Receiver – UGA becoming Wide Receiver “U”?


Darius Slayton - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆☆
#144 Overall; #18 WR; #16 in GA
Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA) WR
6-2/1982

Georgia is doing something this year that they’ve had a very hard time doing in the past: Securing the borders. Mark Richt and his staff are going after the elite prospects in the state of Georgia and they are snagging almost all of them. The latest? 4-Star wide receiver, Darius Slayton, out of Greater Atlanta Christian. Slayton made a surprise commitment to the Dawgs this morning at his Army All-American jersey presentation:

I don’t care what the recruiting sites say about Slayton, he is an elite athlete with 4.4 speed who will be a phenomenal player at the college level. I’ve watched the film, I’ve watched him in person, and I can promise you that he is severely underrated. Slayton plays wide receiver, cornerback, running back, kick returner, and punt returner for GAC, but once he arrives in Athens, I expect him to primarily play receiver. He has tremendous speed, great instincts, and excels at going up and catching the ball at its highest point. Earlier I saw that another writer on the site compared him to former Bulldog, Tavarres King, and although their playing styles are quite similar, Slayton is faster, more dangerous, and has, in my opinion, a much higher ceiling.

I’ve said for months that Slayton was a must get for the Bulldogs, and it seems like I’m not the only one who realizes how huge his commitment is:

The pickup of Slayton now gives the Bulldogs their 25th overall commitment and 6th commitment at wide receiver (One 5-star, Four 4-stars, and One 3-star), a position of great need. Georgia’s recruiting class now sits at #3 on Rivals, #3 on 247 Sports, and #2 on ESPN. This is shaping up to be the best class UGA has ever put together, and there are still a lot of other big names out there that the Dawgs have a great shot of landing.

Check out his Slayton’s junior highlights here.

Stories on his commitment here, here, here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

Crootin': The SEC Is DOMINATING Recruiting And Its Not Even Close


Changing Of The Guard? 

A recent conference power poll had the Big-12 ranked ahead of the SEC for the first time in 7 years. The only reason I think this happened, is because the ACC went 4-0 against the SEC East this past weekend, and that is the first time that has happened in a long time. There is no reason to panic however, because the SEC currently has 10 of the top 25 recruiting classes (rivals.com).

 

  • Alabama (1st overall class)

  • Georgia (3rd overall class)

  • Tennessee (5th overall class)

  • Texas A&M (6th overall class)

  • South Carolina (8th overall class)

  • Auburn (12th overall class)

  • Mississippi State (14th overall class)

  • LSU (17th overall class)

  • Arkansas (20th overall class)

  • Ole Miss (23rd overall class)

Still Dominant

The SEC makes up half of the top 10, and 45% of the top 20. The SEC haters out there will have to endure a lot of pain in the coming years due to the SEC just reloading, but if there is a year for another conference to win the playoff, it might be this year. There is a possibility that the Big12 get two teams in the playoff is all hell breaks loose in front of them, and that would almost guarantee them a spot in the National Championship (depending on seeding).

I fully expect the SEC (aka: Alabama) to win the National Title, not only on the field, but the recruiting National Title as well. The other conferences just need to cope with the fact that high school kids want to come and play in the best conference, with the best coaches, and the most national exposure in the NCAA.

 

-Alex

 

Braxton Miller Possibly Transferring To Arkansas, Florida Targets A Head Coach, And More


Jim McElwain

I said back in November that McElwain is the most underrated coach in College football, and I thought he would get the nod for the Florida job. It has been reported that Jeremy Foley (Florida AD) met with McElwain today, and I am assuming he will at least have a formal job offer by the end of the week. If Florida does not get him, look for Michigan or Nebraska to reach out to the Colorado State coach soon. This could be a nightmare hire for the SEC East. Here is the report.

Pig Suey Braxton Miller?

If Braxton Miller were to transfer at the end of this season, do you think he would follow in Russell Wilson’s path and request the services of Brett Beilema? Imagine those running backs, with a QB that could actually keep a defense honest with the pass. If Arkansas had that against Mizzou, UGA might actually be in Atlanta this weekend. Here is the first report on the possibility of the Buckeye star coming to the SEC.

Tip Of The Cap To Muschamp

In his final press conference, Will Muschamp finally did not disappoint like his career at Florida. Muschamp has been a class act through this firing process, and I am sure he is going to be the most sought after defensive coordinator in the coming offseason. I just pray he does not go to Auburn. Imagine Muschamp and Malzahn on the same sideline? Talk about dangerous. Here is the final press conference of Will Muschamp.

 

 

-Alex

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