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The Mailman Always Rings Twice: Stetson Bennett Back With Bulldogs

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As was first reported by towniedawg in the Signing Day Open Thread, everyone’s favorite Baker Mayfield impersonator is indeed headed back to Athens.

Stetson Bennett, last seen decamping for Jones County Community College in Mississippi, had been offered a shot at Louisiana-Lafayette. However, with Justin Fields likely leaving the ‘Dawgs were in the market for a signal caller or two and found themselves with a scholarship to give.

Enter “the Mailman”. Bennett gives Georgia not only a quality backup, but one already familiar with Jim Chaney’s playbook. In his lone season at Jones County Bennett completed 192 of 321 passes (59.8%) for 2,303 yards. He also tossed 20 touchdown passes, though he also added a worrying 15 interceptions.

Bennett, along with Belleville, Michigan’s Dwan Mathis, gives the Red and Black two quarterback signees in the current class. Mississippi standout John Rhys Plumlee has been committed for months, but remains unsigned. Plumlee has been asked by UGA to take a “blueshirt”, meaning he wouldn’t be able to take an official visit or sign a Letter of Intent. Instead, he would forego formal recruitment and have a scholarship once he shows up to campus this fall.

Bear in mind however that Jake Fromm will be a junior, Bennett a redshirt sophomore, and Mathis a freshman. Add in promising walk-on Matt Downing, and the Bulldogs may not have a slot for Plumlee. Be that as it may, Bennett provides a solid security blanket for Bulldog fans worried about what could happen if injury befalls Fromm in 2019. Welcome back, Stetson. And...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!