We thought coming into today that Kirby Smart might still be on the hunt for help along the line. We didn’t have to wait long to learn that he’d found it.
100% Committed‼️ God’s Plan @CoachEGordon @KirbySmartUGA @CoachMattLuke @coach_thartley @GregoryLenny @HayHay_50 @CoachBeck56 @_Coach_Williams @DASHGwinnett @bigka54 #CommitToTheG #ATD #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/SyZklX6VFU— Cameron Kinnie (@CamoKinnie) February 5, 2020
Collins Hill stand out Cameron Kinnie is a late-rising prospect who developed physically heading into his senior year and began picking up offers from some service academies and FCS schools. Eventually he also picked up offers from Iowa State, Syracuse, and Temple. But when he got the chance to come to Athens it sounds like he jumped on the opportunity immediately.
At 6’3 and 305 pounds Kinnie has a thick lower body and a good center of gravity. He’s going to need to work to add quality weight and develop quickness. But Scott Sinclair’s staff has gotten good results in that department with guys like Solomon Kindley and Isaiah Wilson, so I’m not overly worried. I do like the fact that he gets downfield to finish blocks from his center spot. Kinnie appears to be the type of downfield-mobile offensive lineman we’ve heard Matt Luke was looking for, and which Georgia will need if in fact it transitions to the type of offense Todd Monken has run in the past.
I’m not sure whether Kinnie will start out on the offensive or defensive front. He played both for the Gwinnett County school that also produced Bulldog legend* Brandon Coutu. I’m guessing offense based on nothing more than the above picture with Matt Luke. But it may even change after Kinnie arrives in the Classic City. This appears to have been about using one of the last available scholarships to pick up a big-bodied player with a good motor and high upside. Until later . . .
*Obviously we all have our own definition of “legendary.”