Georgia football coaches, recruits celebrate commitment of top-100 prospect Brock Bowers
While the rest of college football was fretting over the Big Ten’s reported cancellation of the 2020 fall football season, Georgia coaches and recruits did have something to celebrate on Monday morning, as the Bulldogs landed a commitment from 4-star tight end Brock Bowers.
Georgia went a long way to land Bowers’ commitment, as the tight end prospect hails from Napa, Calif. Despite the distance, as well as the inability to tour the football program due to the NCAA’s recruiting restrictions in the dead period, Bowers and his family still took a trip to Athens, Ga., in July to get a feel for the campus. The family seemed to like what they saw based on the news he gave the Georgia staff on Monday.
— Brock Bowers (@brockbowers17) August 10, 2020
Bowers is the highest rated pure tight end prospect that the Bulldogs have landed since signing 5-star Isaac Nauta in the 2016 class. He is rated as the No. 92 overall prospect in the country and the No. 3 tight end in the class. Georgia did land 5-star athlete Darnell Washington in the 2020 cycle and he too will line up at tight end.
The addition of Bowers is bit of a change from some of the tight ends Georgia has landed in the past. The likes of Washington, 2019 signee Ryland Goede and 2018 signee John FitzPatrick are all at least 6-foot-6. Bowers is of a smaller but more athletic build, as he checks in at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds.
But as mentioned above, Bowers is a pretty incredible athlete for his size.
Missing the practice vibes 🤞 #3 pic.twitter.com/WsIhiUu8wB
— Brock Bowers (@brockbowers17) May 21, 2020
This is the second straight cycle that tight ends coach Todd Hartley has been able to go west and land one of the top tight end prospects in the country, as he plucked Washington out of Las Vegas in the 2020 cycle.
He, along with several other Georgia football coaches, was understandably excited about the news.
— Todd Hartley (@coach_thartley) August 10, 2020
— Glenn Schumann (@CoachSchuUGA) August 10, 2020
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) August 10, 2020
FEED THE 🔥🔥🔥 @coach_thartley
— Montgomery VanGorder (@Coach_Gummy) August 10, 2020
A number of Georgia recruits also celebrated the news on Monday. Bowers becomes the 12th commitment in Georgia’s 2021 recruiting class and the fourth to be ranked among the top-100 overall prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
— Lovasea Carroll (@LovaseaC) August 10, 2020
— ♚ David Daniel ① (@David_X_Dope) August 10, 2020
— Jared Wilson🙏🏽💪🏾 (@j_wilson55) August 10, 2020
— Jamon Johnson (@1Jamondj) August 10, 2020
The most notable reaction though came from 5-star quarterback and fellow Brock, Brock Vandagriff. When Bowers visited Georgia, Vandagriff, who lives in Bogart, Ga., made it a point to meet up with Bowers and help show him around the town.
— brock 🌊 (@BrockVandagriff) August 10, 2020
The Bowers addition gives Georgia the No. 14 overall recruiting class in the 2021 cycle. Though using the average commit rating, only Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson have a higher average commit rating than Georgia’s 93.64. And the Bulldogs are still in the running for a number of their top targets including 5-star Amarius Mims, 5-star Smael Mondon, 4-star Nyland Green, 4-star Xavian Sorey and 4-star Terrion Arnold.
The news of the Bowers’ commitment was also met with a lot of excitement from a number of Georgia fans as well. Bowers is Georgia’s second commitment during the month of August, with Jared Wilson committing on Aug. 3.
— Sir Ted Lasso (@theodorelasso) August 10, 2020
Welcome to the family!! Go DAWGS!!!⚫️🔴🐶 pic.twitter.com/hf17DcXKVZ
— GO DAWGS!!!! (@UGAPlowboy) August 10, 2020
— JenniferSpurlin (@Jennife50610348) August 10, 2020
BREAKING: 4 ⭐️ TE Brock Bowers (@brockbowers17) has Just Committed to Georgia!
The Top 50 Player and #2 TE chose the Bulldogs over Washington, Oregon, Penn State, and others
Bowers joins 5 star QB Brock Vandagriff, 4 star OT Micah Morris, 4 star ATH David Daniel, and others pic.twitter.com/f4yGqtvDOv
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) August 10, 2020
Actually, I think Brock Bowers is similar to Hayden Hurst. pic.twitter.com/lN2G8cprXd
— AvGeek (@Ax_Dawgs) August 10, 2020
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