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What Does the Ryan Puglisi Commitment Mean to Georgia?

Jason Brassell

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 field and news of Gunner Stockton coming on strong, I'm not as concerned if we don't take a quarterback in the 2023 class. It does out the Dawgs in a "Can't Miss" situation for the quarterback in the 2024 class, unless you want Todd Monken choosing his starting quarteback from the portal for a year or two down the line.

I'm no quarterback expert by any means, but I believe Ryan Puglisi is one of the quarteback prospects that can be "That Guy" for his team. He is a gunslinger and can make ALL of the throws. He has what it takes upstairs to come in and quickly learn Todd Monken's NFL like system. He's also not cocky by any means, but has enough swagger to lead a team. If I'm being honest here, as much as I've liked/loved some of our quarterbacks throughout the years, I believe Puglisi is the most talented we've brought in since Matthew Stafford. I think the recruiting services will eventually adjust their rankings to show that they at least agree that he is a 5* quarterback.

If I had to honestly rank the 2023 and 2024 together on one list, I'd have te Georgia commit at or near the top:

1. Dylan Raiola
2. Ryan Puglisi
3. Malachi Nelson
4. Jackson Arnold
5. Nico Iamaleava
6. Arch Manning (look at my posting history, I had him here when I thought we were getting him)
7. Dante Moore
8. Eli Holstein
9. Julian Sayin
10. Jadyn Davis
11. Christopher Vizzina
12. CJ Carr
13. DJ Lagway

Now, let's be transparent here. Georgia or any other football program would be lucky to land any of these guys. They're all very talented players and there's probably very little that separates 1-13. For me 1-4 are the cream of the crop, 5-7 are right on their heels, and then 8-10 are slightly a level above 11-13. This is just a talented group overall and there have been years where any of these guys would've been ranked #1 overall.

I can say this. I have been told that the UGA staff has Puglisi at the top of the board with Raiola also.

Puglisi is the type of quarterback that you can build a class around. While it may be a bit of extra work with him being up north, he'll attract top offensive and defensive prospects to come play ball with him in Athens. Nothing is a guarantee with him or any of the guys listed above, but I truly believe Georgia has its quarterback of the future.

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