clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Delp Is A ‘Dawg!

New, 3 comments
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Cincinnati v Georgia Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Georgia currently has a roster loaded with talented young tight ends. But what’s one more?

Bulldog fans got great recruiting news this evening with the news that West Forsyth tight end Oscar Delp has committed to the G. Delp chose the Red and Black over fellow finalists Clemson, Michigan, and South Carolina, and held offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas. In short, he’s one of that handful of recruits in every cycle who’s wanted by every major football program in the country.

Why? Because Delp, the #9 ranked recruit in the Peach State and #97 player in the nation according to the 247Composite, is that rare recruit who’s shown both the measurables to play at the collegiate level and outstanding production at the high school level. Delp measures in at 6’5, 220 pounds and has the broad shoulders and long limbs to easily fill out to 240+ pounds. He’s also run consistently under 4.70 seconds in the 40 yard dash and shown solid explosion numbers.

But what’s really impressive about Delp is his onfield performance. He caught 43 passes for 730 yards and 9 touchdowns as a junior. He’s picked up where he left off this year, with 31 receptions for 503 yards and 4 total touchdowns through six games this season, a jaw-dropping 16.3 yards per catch.

If Delp’s highlights remind you a little of Brock Bowers that’s probably not a coincidence. They’re similar in that they have shown the ability to make tough catches in traffic, run away from linebackers and test defensive backs down the seam.

Delp’s pledge moves Georgia from 5th to 3rd in the 247Sports rankings, passing Texas and Notre Dame. With a ton of momentum on the recruiting trail and at least six (and probably more) more slots to fill, the Bulldogs appear headed toward a battle with Alabama and potentially Ohio State for the top class in the nation once again. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!