Mark Richt got two great pieces of news today. First, he got to go through the buffet line at lunch before they ran out of corn.
If anybody cares this is what I'm eating for Thanksgiving! I am very thankful this very moment! God bless America! pic.twitter.com/xRXeBVWVpF— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) November 26, 2015
But then, four star Texas tailback Devwah Whaley publicly announced his commitment to the 'Dawgs. Whaley appears to have been privately committed to the Red and Black since September. But apparently he decided today was the day to make his plans known (thereby causing recruiting writers across the southeast to have to wait a little longer to go back through the dessert line . . .not that we're bitter).
Whaley also had offers from the likes of Texas,Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Baylor, TCU, and Notre Dame. 247Sports ranks him the fourth best tailback prospect in the country for 2016, one slot ahead of fellow Bulldog commit Elijah Holyfield. Whaley and Holyfield are close and by all accounts want to play together in Athens. You can see highlights from Whaley's recently completed senior season here:
Whaley has my favorite 40 time: faster than whoever is chasing him. I'm not sure he has elite sprinter speed like a Todd Gurley, but he's got great burst through the hole. He's not afraid of contact and runs with good balance. He's also not hesitant getting to the next level. Some high school backs like to dance and jitterbug in the hole or cut back unnecessarily looking for daylight. Not Whaley. He gets upfield decisively. With his acceleration that often allows him to get on top of and past second level defenders before they know it. This is a solid pickup for a Georgia backfield that will need to replace Keith Marshall in 2016. With A.J. Turman still starting at missing kid on milk carton, Nick Chubb coming off injury, and Brendan Douglas not looking like a feature back, the Bulldogs needed to secure players at the position in this cycle. With Holyfield and Whaley that mission's been accomplished. Until later . . .