Hate week interupted – Recruiting news

  • Aaron Murray has returned to class, according the print edition of the AJC.  No ligament damage and as good a prognosis as you could hope for.
  • Cameron Kenney is reportedly kicking the tires with UGA (according to the same AJC article) in the aftermath of the Tony Franklin firing at Auburn.  He is currently a JUCO star and a Dacula native.  As opposed to some other players hedging their bets in the event they don’t like the new coach, this might be a situation where a switch actually could place, as he uses terms like “Georgia boy” and “dream come true” in the same sentence.  I’m not sure how much this makes sense, as the Dawgs will have a couple of pretty good seasoned recievers back for at least two years.  I guess it really depends on how well the coaches think some of those guys can move from split end to wide receiever in the offensive scheme.
  • Speaking of unsure committs, Northside-Warner Robins’ Eric Fields decided Dabo Swinney is the real deal and will stay with his committment to Clemson.
  • Orson Charles still hears about this.  Maybe he’ll come to Athens and shatter Florida’s championship dreams, as well.

3 Responses to “Hate week interupted – Recruiting news”

  1. 1 cousinwalter
    October 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Maybe its just me but I don’t think you can ever run out of a need for good receivers. From what I read on Dawgpost this summer, spring practice, and last winter at the end of recruiting season, the Georgia coaching staff expected lot more from Walter Hill. Once he was kicked off the team or “transfered” or whatever happened, spots opened up.

    I heard that initially the recruiting philosophy for this season as far as WRs go was that CMR and staff would not chase a 5 star WR unless he just flat out wanted to come to Georgia. Rontavious Wooten was the the one they wanted from the beginning but then they got some competetion from LSU. He came to the August camp and the coaching staff was very impress with him. One UGA coach described him as guy you can throw a 5 yard out to and he would take it 75 more yards to the house.

    Remember A.J.Green is only guaranteed to be here for this season and next. Plus, If I recall the year after Reggie Brown, Fred Gibson, Michael Johnson(year before) and Damien Gary left UGA did not reload instantly recruiting Mo Massaquoi. MOMass emerged as the only reliable receiver who was not a tight end.

    It never hurts to be safe. One of the reasons Leonord Pope got so many catches from DJ Shockley in 2005 was that Georgia had a young wr and rb corps. At one point Bryan Mclendon was the starting running back. Tight ends always benefit from an inconsistent running game particularly if they are 6’8 like Pope.

    Depth is always a good thing.

  2. 2 bulldoginexile
    October 30, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    When you put it that way…..

    Great point. I am an optimist, so I expect guys on the team to make contributions, even though you always have to plan for someone not to step up.

  3. 3 cousinwalter
    October 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Murphy’s Law- If something bad can happen it will so be prepared. sorry about all the typos

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