We interrupt your New Year’s Day bowl viewing for what could be some pretty momentous recruiting news for Bulldog fans.
UGA fans may have been dismayed this summer when Brock Vandagriff, the nation’s top pro style QB prospect out of nearby Prince Avenue Christian, announced his commitment to Oklahoma over the hometown Bulldogs. But who could blame him when Lincoln Riley’s team had produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners at his position?
Now however it looks like the ‘Dawgs may not be out of the Vandagriff sweepstakes after all.
The 6’3, 200 pound junior told SI recently that Lincoln Riley was the deciding factor in his decision and that if the Sooners’ boss were to leave coaches from Georgia and Florida knew they were “right there” in second and third, and that if Riley we’re gone he’d probably “commit to Georgia the next week.”
While classified as a pro style passer by recruiting services, the Prince Avenue star has run the 40 in under 4.70 seconds and ran for over a 1000 yards during his sophomore season. In short, he’s perfectly suited for the kind of things we think James Coley wants to do on offense.
Vandagriff is not only one of the top players in the Peach State, he’s also one of the top twenty players in the country for the class of 2021. Distance may be a factor in him not going to Norman, but it’s also possible that he may want to get more than seven miles from home. Only time will tell.
But if Kirby Smart can keep him home, Vandagriff could become the centerpiece of Georgia’s 2021 class. Until later...