Fall is a ways from being in the air, especially in the Peach State. But college football’s closer that it might seem. To help you stay up-to-date with the latest news, we’re bringing back ‘Dawg Bites, your daily roundup of all the news that’s fit to (digitally) print in Bulldog Nation.
Among NFL ‘‘Dawgs, Nick Chubb has agreed to a well-earned contract extension with the Cleveland Browns. The 3 year deal is worth an eye-popping $36.6 million, but more importantly $20 million of it is guaranteed. It’s a fitting acknowledgement of the impact Chubb’s had over the past two seasons in Cleveland. The big guy from Cedartown rushed for over a thousand yards in both 2019 and 2020, and played a key role in the Browns’ first playoff win in decades. It’s always a nice morning to wake up to news of good things happening for good people.
On the other end of the spectrum, Bulldog recruiting fans got some interesting news when five star 2022 cornerback Jaheim Singletary announced his recommitment from Ohio State.
Decommitted Respect my decision— Jaheim Singletary (@Jaheim2_) August 1, 2021
Recruitment 100% back open get at me pic.twitter.com/6ZB9tPvSCq
Singletary, the #3 player in the state of Florida and #14 player nationally according to the 247Sports composite, has remained a priority for the UGA coaching staff despite his commitment to the Buckeyes. There’s good reason for that, as the 6’1, 175 pound Jacksonville native has impressive length and speed, with the ability to step in as a day one contributor in the SEC.
Georgia figures to be heavily in the mix for Singletary, but they’ll have to contend with the Miami Hurricanes. In fact, perhaps coincidentally, Singletary visited Coral Gables this weekend.
In other recruiting news, Houston, Texas (Kincaid) wide receiver Dillon Bell is scheduled to announce a commitment this evening.
Committing tomorrow 7pm central!— Dillon Bell (@dillonbell6_) August 2, 2021
While Bell isn’t the highest rated prospect Georgia has recruited at receiver in this cycle, he’s been a priority for some time. I believe he’s one of those players who could make a big jump in the rankings.
In crime and punishment news, here’s a riddle for you: What does it take for Dabo Swinney to suspend a starter? I don’t know the answer, but apparently being charged with reckless driving after slamming into a mail truck at 115 miles per hour isn’t quite enough.
Finally, in good news that makes you feel good, Track ‘Dawg Elija Godwin won a bronze medal over the weekend as part of the US Olympic 1600m mixed relay team. That’s great news in and of itself for the Newton County native.
It’s even better when you remember that just over two years ago Godwin nearly died when he was impaled by a javelin that went through his lung, requiring emergency surgery. The Olympics are about overcoming adversity. But it’s not every Olympian who’s overcome something like that. Congrats, Elija. And...