As successful as Kirby Smart has been at recruiting since he became the head coach at The University of Georgia, one position group that hasn't stood out as much as others as far as ranking is concerned is the receiver position. Of course stars and rankings aren't everything. Most sane Dawg fans wouldn't trade Ladd McConkey for 99% of the other receivers in college football right now and he came in out of high school ranked as the #169 receiver in the nation.
With that being said, it's no s
Todd Monken was the right hire for Kirby Smart and the Georgia football program at the right time. We needed an innovative offensive mind to come in and catch the Dawgs' offense up with the rest of the college football world. That high powered offense combined with a couple of nasty defenses led UGA to back to back national championships and has The University of Georgia on top of the college football world.
Gone is Monken and his highly prolific offense to the Baltimore Ravens. Back is for
Let's go ahead and get one thing out of the way at the start......................NOBODY associated with UGA wanted to lose Todd Monken. He came into a program that previously had Brian Schottenheimer and James Coley as offensive coordinator. He came in and revolutionized the Georgia offense into one of the best offenses in college football. Everyone knows the story of the former walk-on turned Heisman finalist and two time national champion. That doesn't happen without Todd Monken. He's plain a
This may not make Dawg fans happy, but I'm not sure anyone could oturight call The University of Georgia TE-U just yet. We're getting there and are definitely one of the best programs in the nation for tight ends. We should be able to claim the title outright soon with the way things are going on the field and in recruiting, combined with the strong history at the position in Athens.
The history of the tight end position at UGA is only rivaled by the likes of Iowa, Stanford, and Notre Dame.
It's hard to write about the history of the running back position at The University of Georgia. Not because there isn't any content there, but because the history is so strong that writing about it just seems like you're repeating what has already been said over and over again. Everyone in college football knows and UGA fans have heard it all. Walker, Hearst, Moreno, Gurley, Chubb, RB-U, etc. No other team in the country has a stronger history at the running back position.
The Dawgs look to
Since Kirby Smart was named the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, recruiting players to Athens has reached an entirely different level. Gone are the days of last minute offers to cover thin position groups on campus. We're in the times of UGA being the hunter, on the field and on the recruiting trail. Smart and company are basically able to pick who they want. Success is a huge reason why, but it starts with the reletlessness from the coaching staff on the recruiting trail.
The 2024 class
It's that time. Georgia's 2023 recruiting class is 99% done and the Dawgs once again finished with one of the best classes in the nation. If you like seeing the stars beside the prospects' names, UGA has a lot of those. Kirby Smart and company also filled many needs with this class. Looking at the classes overall, there are only one or two fan bases that could honestly say that they wouldn't trade classes with the Back2Back national champions.
MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A FIRST ROUND PICK
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!
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