DN90: Brock Bowers’ commitment shows UGA getting stronger while other conferences threaten cancellation
Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on what four-star tight end Brock Bowers’ commitment means for UGA in the wake of rumored cancelations for other conferences — including the Big Ten and the Power Five League closest to Bowers’ California home, the PAC-12.
DN90: Brock Bowers’ commitment shows UGA getting stronger while other conferences threaten cancelation
College football was always worth fighting for, but for a while it seemed like the sport’s leadership might be content to allow the fate of their game to be decided by outside forces.
That’s no longer true in the SEC.
The conference appears to have fully embraced the #WeWantToPlay movement pushed by a number of prominent players while the Big Ten and the PAC-12 possibly seek excuses to cancel their seasons.
It’s a stark contrast, and the differences between the various leagues were further highlighted Monday when — in the midst of talk of a shutdown — Georgia picked up a commitment from four-star tight end Brock Bowers.
Bowers would be a valuable addition in any year for the Bulldogs, but his UGA pledge — given that it comes as uncertainty swirls around much of the sport — is also attached with a degree of symbolism.
Bowers is from Napa, Calif — in the heart of PAC-12 country. Yet Bowers won’t be playing his college ball in that conference. Instead he’ll join recent signees such as running back Kendall Milton (California), Kelee Ringo (Arizona) and Darnell Washington (Nevada) who chose to leave the west coast to validate themselves by playing for one of the best programs in the nation’s toughest conference.
Furthermore, the looming possibility that the PAC-12 could soon cancel its season means even more elite prospects from California and other western states could soon make a similar trek to UGA and the SEC.
Of course, it remains to be seen if UGA and the SEC can successfully complete a season this fall and keep the coronavirus away, but the fact they’re trying to play while simultaneously working to keep players safe will undoubtedly be noticed — especially by those recruits who don’t see the programs near their home states making the same effort.
For more on Bowers commitment, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.