The University of Georgia got off to a slow start in recruiting the 2018 class, and even suffered a series of decommitments this spring. But things have really picked up of late and the ball kept rolling today with the commitment of Oklahoma offensive tackle Owen Condon.
Condon is rated a four star prospect by Scout and a three star by 247Sports. Condon chose the ‘Dawgs over offers from programs including Oklahoma State, TCU, SMU, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt.
At 6’7 and 300 pounds Condon fits the mold of the bigger offensive linemen Sam Pittman has been looking to bring to the Classic City. Amazingly he still has plenty of room to add weight to a frame that somehow is almost lanky at three bills. 325 would easily fit on his frame without a lot of bad weight. I would expect Condon to get a look at right tackle for starters, then maybe shift inside to guard if his feet don't allow him to play outside.
Owen’s mother Sheri is a UGA graduate, and the Red and Black lept into contention for his services after a visit and offer in March. While I’m always a little leery of early commitments from out-of-state prospects, I get the sense that there are very few offers that would pry Condon away.
After a solid haul up front in the 2017 class Georgia probably doesn't have room to sign a large OL class. With this commit and the recent pledge of North Gwinnett’s Warren Ericson, Georgia likely only has 3-4 spots left up front for 2018. Guards Jamaree Salyer (Pace Academy) and Trey Hill (Houston Co.) would likely have two of those spots if they commit.
Georgia would then likely have a spot open for a left tackle. All in all, UGA may be headed for back-to-back solid OL a recruiting cycles for the first time in a while. Until later...