This one is hard. Just when you think you have everything figured out, tragedy strikes and puts things into perspective. The game of football has brought all of us together in different ways. We watch and cheer as our Dawgs hit the field every Saturday. We scream and celebrate as the players showcase their athletic abilities Between the Hedges.
Some know these guys by their number and position. We talk about roster spots and how many players we have at a certain position. Those that follow
It's that time again. The holidays are over and the national championship game is about to be played. Early enrolle recruits are making their way to campuses across the nation to begin their college football journey. But before then, some of these recruits will get a chance to showcase their talents at the annual All-American Bowl. The game is tomorrow at 1pm on NBC and will put the east squad on the field against the west squad.
While each team is loaded with high profile recruits, it's al
First there was Davis and Wyatt, now there is Jarrett and Hall. The previous duo are first round NFL picks and the latter hopes to do the same. While Jarrett has been on the commit list for a while, it has taken Hall longer to make a final decision. The four star defensive lineman from Jacksonville has been high on Georgia for the longest. UGA receiveved his last visit and received his last in-home visit.
That was for good reason. Not only has her been high on Georgia for a while, the Dawgs
Make no mistake about it, Coach Diribe and the rest of the Georgia coaching staff have put the work in to secure the commitment of five star edge prospect Damon Wilson. This has been a battle with Ohio State for what seems to be the longest time. As a matter of fact, there was a point this fall where I would have predicted him to the Buckeyes.
Then the top 5* target visited for the Tennessee game. Most of the time one game doesn't decide a recruitment, but this game certainly didn't hurt th
There hasn't been as much "hoopla" involving Georgia and the 2023 class as there was in previous classes, with most of the hay being in the barn for Kirby Smart and company. How glad were you when Nakobe Dean chose the Dawgs out of the 3-5 teams he was still considering on signing day? How about the last minute flip of George Pickens from in-state Auburn to UGA? That's my favorite recruiting memory between the Dawgs and my most hated team in the entire world!
There has been one prospect who
There actually hasn't been a ton of drama surrounding Georgia recruiting as in previous years leading up to National Signing Day. The Dawgs had 23 solid commitments already in the fold, with nine of those prospects already in Athens and practicing with the team. There were only four primary targets left on the board heading into today, with a few transfer portal targets left to decide.
The one who made the most noise as far as UGA is concerned is Daniel Harris. The 4* DB actually committed
NEW YORK - It's no secret that this Georgia offense is different than previoud versions that played 'Bewteen the Hedges'. When the Dawgs want to turn it on, they can turn it on in a hurry. When they want to be explosive in the passing game, they go out on the field and do it. When they want to run the ball down thier opponent's throat, they get behind that massive offensive line and do it. From the opening game thrashing of Oregon to showing Tennessee's supposed high-powered offense how things a
NEW YORK - Most people like to know where they were and what they were doing during special occasions. A person goes out of their way to make it special when proposing, so the moment can be remembered for ever. Parents and families bring out multiple devices to catch every single moment of their child's first birthday party. Fans of the national champion Georgia Bulldogs know exactly where they were and what they were doing on January 10th, 2022 when Stetson Bennett led the Georgia Bulldogs to t
NEW YORK - Everyone in UGA circles has known the story of Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett for a good while now, but the entire country found out this week when the leader of the defending national champions was named a Heisman finalist. Dawgs Central was there to cover the activities and was afforded the opportuinty to speak with Bennett for 30 minutes or so Friday afternoon at the Marriott Grand Marquis on Times Square.
Bennett, who was once known more for his hair than his place on th
NEW YORK - Stetson Bennett has always had to have confidence in his abilities as a quarterback, due to the fact that others doubted him time after time after time. Coming out of high school he didn't even have a recruiting ranking in the 2017 class, while the Georgia coaching staff doubted him enough to only offer him a spot as a walk-on quarterback. After transferring to Jones College for a year Kirby Smart and company trusted him enough to offer him a last minute scholarship before national si
Alright, the pics below are pics that I took from the Marriott Grand Marquis Hotel on Times Square at the Heisman Trophy Media event yesterday. I threw a few pics in of NYC as well.
I'm working on a more detailed article, which will include official pics from the Heisman folks and more detail about Stetson Bennett and his remarks.
Stetson Bennett is a pro with these interviews. Dude was poised and polished and really puts thought into his answers.
He talked about the Stetson fade
As if the transfer portal hasn't made things crazy enough in managing a college football roster and recruiting, NIL has made it to where December will be absolute nuts. Of course NIL was meant for student-athletes to make money off of their name, image, and likeness, but not necessarily meant for schools to use ahead of time just to get them to go there. This process is confusing enough for teenagers without the added in pressure of "organizations connected to the schools" offering hundreds of t
The 2022 class for UGA came in as the #3 class in the nation with five 5* prospects, seventeen 4* prospects, and eight 3* prospects. We knew some of these guys would have to contribute early coming into the season.
We've seen Mykel Williams get multiple starts. Brett Thorson is kicking the crap out of the ball. Dillon Bell has come in and made some plays in AD Mitchell's absence. We've been told Gunner Stockton has been tremendous running the scout team offense. Oscar Delp has somehow earne
Recruiting couldn't be going much better for the defending national champions. The Georgia Bulldogs have the No. 2 class in the nation this cycle and have as many as 179 top targets planning to visit for the historic matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow. Kirby Smart and company also had the No. 2 class in 2024 until about 30 minutes ago.
Now it is the No. 1 class in the nation after four star linebakcer Demarcus Riddick announced his decision to Commit to the G. Riddick is the 43r
You've probably heard this more than once and you'll probably hear it a few more times. This historic matchup in Sanford Stadium featuring the #3 Georgia Bulldogs against the #1 Tennessee Volunteers is attracting a ridiculous amount of talent. In all honesty, it's probably the most highly rated recruits to ever be in Athens on a gameday..............and we've had some good ones.
So who are the most important visitors? Who are the ones to keep an eye on? Are there any who could be on commit
Is it FINALLY that time?
It has seemed like an eternity that UGA has led for 2023 5* EDGE Samuel M'Pemba. Georgia has really made M'Pemba a priority since this spring and has done an incredible job recruiting the 6'3 240 pounder. The Missouri native who is playing his senior season at IMG Academy has been to Athens multiple times this summer and this fall for Gamedays. The main competition right now for the Dawgs is Tennessee. He took an official visit the weekend the Vols played Alabama. E
With Kirby Smart having a defensive background as a head coach, it's pretty much a given that he should be able to recruit highly ranked defensive players. Of course he has done just that and they're getting drafted in droves. Our offensive recruiting hasn't been disappointing by any means, as we've also brought in highly ranked players on that side of the ball as well. Honestly, it's hard to see much in a negative light coming off of a national championship.
If there was an area where one
Since Kirby Smart took over as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, it always seems like he's been able to land the right recruit at the right time. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but is it just a coincidence that we get good news on the recruiting front in the form of a commitment almost every time we get some sort of bad news? It's almost like clockwork!
Negative recruiting says Georgia can only recruit defense? Here's five 2024 offensive commits! The Dawgs miss out on the quarterback wit
Just because there is a bye week in the schedule doesn't mean that recruiting also slows down. As a matter of fact, it actually picks up in a way because the coaching staff uses the free time as an opportunity to hit the road (air) and go see top targets. Kirby Smart and company jumped in cars, planes, and copters and hit the Friday night lights across the country this past weekend.
Kirby Smart was able to go to Florida to see 2023 5* EDGE Damon Wilson (more on him later) and 2023 4* DL Jor
The University of Georgia isn't the No. 1 team in the nation for no reason at all. Of course there are a variety of things that factor in to winning a national championship and continuing to sit at the top spot in the rankings. Kirby Smart knows that it all starts with recruiting. He has consistently mentioned having the "Jimmies and the Joes". Looking at the past couple of recruiting classes, it's evident that Smart and his staff know that you need a lot of defensive backs that can cover a lot
Georgia has been after 2023 4* CB Chris Peal for the majority of this year, offering the 6'0 175 pounder in March. This is actually a decent bit after his other top schools, with Michigan, UNC, and NC State all offering in 2021.
This immediately peaked the interest in the Noath Carolina native and he took his official visit to Athens the first weekend in June. Pretty much since that time UGA has looked like the team to beat. Peal took other official visits to NC State, Michigan, and South C
If I weren't trying to write an article here I would just use a large font and type A LOT or EVERYTHING and call it a day. We'll continue in the interest of taking a deeper look into his commitment.
Current rakings aside, this is one of the biggest commitments for UGA in the past few years. I'm concerned that Georgia fans don't realize how important his commitment is because he currently doesn't have five stars beside his name. With Carson Beck looking good when he's gotten his time on the
Reruiting is picking up around the nation as we approach December's early signing period for the class of 2023. There has been a lot going on lately as far as UGA is concerned for this class, as well as the 2024 class. Since so much has been hapening, let's just get right into it:
Georgia picked up a huge commitment on october 10th, as 4* RB Roderick Robinson decided to flip his commitment from UCLA to the Dawgs. This was the day after his weekend official visit for the Auburn game. The 6'1
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Kirby Smart ALWAYS has a plan.
Everyone knows the story by now of legacy RB recruit Justice Haynes committing to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Of course that's not fun to see, but we told you not to panic because Kirby Smart ALWAYS has a plan. That plan comes in at 6'1 and 230 pounds of muscle.
The Dawgs have gone to California again for a very important commit and after visiting this weekend, Roderick Robinson has decided to become a part of RBU! The four star running back was committed