It looks like Kirby Smart and Jim Chaney are widening their search for a signal caller for the upcoming class. Greater Atlanta Christian quarterback Davis Mills was in Athens yesterday and received an offer from the Bulldogs.
The 6'3, 190 pound Mills claims 28 other offers, and has really been high on PAC-12 suitors Stanford and UCLA.
He joins McEachern junior Bailey Hockman and Houston County standout Jake Fromm in giving the Peach State three QBs ranked as consensus national top 100 recruits, an unusually strong group for the state. Hockman committed to the 'Dawgs last summer before backing off that commitment after Coach Richt's firing. While Hockman has said he'll still consider the Bulldogs, the proliferation of offers to other quarterbacks since his decommitment may indicate that the Bulldog coaches have moved on.
Fromm is a long-time Alabama commit who Coach Smart has spent a good bit of time pursuing since he took the Georgia job. But Fromm doesn't seem to be wavering on his Crimson Tide commitment, and seems unlikely to do so unless the Tide decide to go in another direction, which strikes me as unlikely. For my part, I rate Fromm tops among the three instate signal callers. While anything could happen, one has to believe the Mills offer indicates that Coach Chaney isn't counting on Fromm flipping. That's to say nothing of offers on the table to Opelika QB Jake Bentley and Florida passer N'Kosi Perry.
What we can say for certain is that Chaney and Smart are not comfortable going into 2017 with only Jacob Eason and Brice Ramsey on campus. Two quarterbacks does not a depth chart make. And while Georgia is grappling with Tennessee for 2018 QB Trevor Lawrence, he won't be helping either squad in 2017. Georgia is likely to take a quarterback in this cycle, but your guess is as good as mine regarding who it will be. Fun, huh? Until later....