The onfield execution may have been a little off during parts of Saturday’s G Day game, but as usual Sam Pittman’s execution on the recruiting trail remains flawless.
Sugar Land, Texas offensive guard Akinola Ogunbiyi picked the ‘Dawgs on Saturday over Oklahoma and Texas A&M among others. It’s a big win in a couple of ways for the Red and Black.
First, Ogunbiyi is a top national recruit. He’s ranked the #12 offensive guard in America in the 247Sports composite, and a national top 250 player regardless of position. In addition to the Sooners and Aggies, Ogunbiyi also claimed offers from schools like Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, and Texas. Going into the Lonestar State and snagging a recruit of that caliber is evidence of Georgia’s new, national reach in recruiting.
Second, and stop me if you’ve heard this one, Ogunbiyi is a big dude. The rising Senior is 6’3 1/2, 325 pounds, with relatively little bad weight. The Red and Black continue to hoard large, aggressive adult sons at a reliable rate.
Let’s look at his junior film.
Ogunbiyi moves very well in space, and clearly plays in an offense that allows him to pull and get shots at hopelessly outmatched opponents. If you’re a fan of big dudes getting downfield and clearing the way for tailbacks (and I know you are) then you can appreciate why Ogunbiyi has been a big priority in this class.
The pledge from the new Sugar Land Express (google it) moves Georgia up to #7 in 247Sports’ 2020 class rankings. Ogunbiyi joins five star tackle Broderick Jones among offensive line recruits, and the ‘Dawgs are looking to add at least a couple of more.
We’ll be back later with a little more recruiting news. Until then...