With Isaac Naura’s entry into the NFL Draft and Luke Ford’s transfer to Illinois the UGA tight end rotation suddenly looks pretty barren. A position which has long been one of the strengths of the squad is set to go into 2019 with only three scholarship players. Only one (Charlie Woerner) has actually seen game action, one (John FitzPatrick) is coming off a freshman redshirt, and the third (Ryland Goede) will be a true freshman coming off an ACL repair surgery. Redshirt sophomore walk on Wix Patton has actually made almost as many hits in the recording studio as he’s taken on the field.
Georgia is already hard at work on the recruiting trail for 2020, but in the meantime the ‘Dawgs also recently sent out an offer for another tight end who could provide some immediate depth.
Blessed to have received an offer from the University of Georgia.. pic.twitter.com/GeymAAuHGP— Brett Seither (@_Brett18) January 11, 2019
6’5, 225 pound Brett Seither holds offers from a large contingent of ACC and Big Ten schools including Miami, Maryland, Michigan State, Pitt, Purdue, and Syracuse. The Warwick, Maryland native, a three star prospect according to 247Sports composite rankings, is considering a visit to Athens as well.
Seither has good size, and has been used in high school flexed out as a receiver and is athletic enough to even play a little safety (see his senior highlights below). He lets the ball get into his body a little more than I like, but looks like he has the tools to become a contributor with the right effort and coaching.
Speaking of which, it’s worth noting as well that Seither’s recruiter at Miami was former UGA graduate assistant and Director of Recruiting Todd Hartley, whose name has surfaced this offseason as a potential replacement for Jim Chaney in his role as tight ends coach. Just tuck that one away. Until later...