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UGA has seemingly gotten creative with its recruiting pitches by emphasizing the opportunity for players to grow their personal brands.

Georgia football podcast: UGA seemingly embracing personal branding with recruiting pitches

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,228 (July 1, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how UGA is seemingly embracing the push to allow players to profit off their names, image and likenesses with its recruiting pitches.

Georgia football podcast: UGA seemingly embracing personal branding with recruiting pitches

Beginning of the show: A fast-moving trend in college football is the push to allow players to profit off their name, image and likeness in the form of endorsement deals. It remains to be seen how these policies will change the shape of the sport, but Georgia seemingly isn’t wasting any time in reminding recruits that — if there’s money to be made off personal brands — the prestige of playing for UGA could provide them a valuable boost.

10-minute mark: I react to five-star cornerback Tony Grimes’ decision to commit to North Carolina.

15-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • Reaction to Grimes’ decision
  • A preview of four-star linebacker Dallas Turner’s commitment decision
  • The latest on five-star linebacker Smael Mondon
  • Thoughts on concerns expressed from some UGA fans about the current state of the 2021 class
  • An update on five-star quarterback Brock Vandagriff’s performance at the Elite 11 quarterback camp

40-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Arkansas coach Sam Pittman’s retort to members of the sports media who think the season will be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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