Buildup to former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson’s commitment seems a bit much

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Former 5-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson will announce his commitment soon.

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Buildup to former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson’s commitment seems a bit much

Demetris Robertson would be a fine addition to Georgia’s roster when he’s eligible, if the former 5-star wide receiver commits to the “G.”

But doesn’t the buildup to his announcement seem a bit much?

I understand this is 2018, not 1998. I understand social media buzz is the way of life within college football, both for players and for programs. I understand everyone within the sport has a right to market themselves on Twitter and elsewhere throughout the internet, because why not use those tools for personal gain?

However, is it necessary for Robertson to keep us waiting before he announces his commitment through a video released by Chimin’ Media on Saturday? After all, we’re talking about a transfer decision. This isn’t Robertson’s first experience with the whole commitment thing. And given the snail’s pace of college football news in early July, it’s not like he’ll compete with many headlines when his choice between Georgia, Alabama, Texas and West Virginia is made official.

We’re not talking about National Signing Day here. We’re in the middle of a summertime snooze.

I found myself thinking about that angle of the Robertson interest when reading comments from our Facebook readers over the weekend. I side with the multiple fans who seemed to be less than enthusiastic about the buildup to Robertson’s Decision Part 2.

Perhaps I need to chill when it comes to this topic. But it appears the native of Savannah, Ga., has made up his mind about his next location after recently declaring his intention to transfer from California after he totaled 837 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns in two seasons with the Golden Bears. Why not announce it already?

Again, Robertson is free to do what he desires. He eventually would be a fine addition to the Bulldogs’ roster if Georgia is his choice.

But like a bee hovering close to your ear, the buzz is a little too loud in this case.

Former Georgia player helps Devon Gales

In case you missed it, there was an awesome story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Steve Hummer about how Devon Gales and family will receive a new accessible home thanks to former Georgia linebacker Whit Marshall.

Gales is the former Southern player who was paralyzed during a game at Georgia nearly three years ago. Hummer details Marshall’s goodwill, and it’s incredible.

Here’s more from Hummer’s story:

Mike Elrod, the North Georgia builder who has volunteered to manage the Build for Devon project, was stunned by Marshall’s offer.

“I was in my truck, good thing I was parked,” Elrod said. “When I saw it was Whit calling, I pulled over and parked. His first words were, ‘Whatever you need. I’m all in.’

“It was tremendous. It was a blessing.”

Tremendous, indeed. Inspirational, too.

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