Days after adding Todd Monken and Buster Faulkner to the offensive staff, Georgia added another key piece to the future of the Bulldog offense. The Bulldogs landed a commitment from 5-star quarterback Brock Vandagriff on Tuesday morning.
Vandagriff announced that he was staying home, as he hails from Bogart, Ga. which is less than 15 miles from Sanford Stadium.
The addition of Vandagriff does likely mean that Georgia will no longer be pursuing fellow 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams. Georgia had been recruiting both, as Williams was the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country.
Vandagriff visited Georgia this past weekend after Georgia had announced the hiring of Monken as the offensive coordinator. Vandagriff shared what he liked about the Bulldogs’ new offensive coordinators.
“He is a great guy and fun to be around,” Vandagriff said on Sunday. “I didn’t get to talk much with him about football. We kinda small talked and played some corn hole mainly.”
This is not the first that Kirby Smart has landed an elite quarterback prospect, as Smart signed Jacob Eason as a 5-star prospect in the 2016 class and Justin Fields as a 5-star quarterback in the 2018 cycle.
Georgia brought in graduate transfer Jamie Newman for the 2020 season, but he will have just one season of eligibility. Meaning the quarterback job for the 2021 season should be wide-open. Vandagriff does plan to enroll early, meaning he will be in Athens in the spring of 2021 to compete for the job. The Bulldogs also have Stetson Bennett, D’Wan Mathis and Carson Beck on the roster as scholarship quarterbacks.
Jeff Sentell breaks down Georgia football quarterback commit Brock Vandagriff
- Vandagriff has had a season in which he caught 34 passes at wide receiver in high school.
- He’s also had a season in which he picked up 7.3 yards per carry on the way to 1,001 rushing yards.
- But he’s also had a season in which he threw for 3,190 yards.
- The junior has also been timed at 4.69 seconds on a laser in the 40-yard dash.
- He also sent every kickoff try during his sophomore year out of the end zone.
- Vandagriff could likely punt in college. That’s even if he couldn’t hit an offensive lineman in the numbers on a four-yard curl route.
Georgia football commit Brock Vandagriff highlights