BREAKING: The Mailman returns as the Bulldogs welcome back Stetson Bennett IV
Who says you can’t go home again? Right? That’s the case here as the big capper to end the early signing period came late in the day for Georgia. But for those that worry about the QB depth chart in Athens, it appears that Stetson Bennett arrives right on time.
Bennett, the former walk-on who excelled against the Georgia first-team defense at times in 2017 as the scout team quarterback, has re-signed as a part of the 2019 recruiting class.
He left the Bulldogs after spring practice this year to pursue his opportunities at the junior college level.
The hope was that his skill set would be noticed by a major program. Something that was even on UGA’s level even.
It seems safe to label that plan a success.
Bennett picked up “The Mailman” nickname on the prospect circuit because he was always on time with the ball plus his distinct choice of headwear at those events.
The Blackshear native had spent this past season at Jones Community College in Mississippi. Georgia tweeted out his addition to the class, then quickly deleted it only to re-tweet it again.
It was definitely not rocket science to figure out his worth to the program given the events for UGA at the game’s most important position over the last week.
SIGNED ✅ #ATD
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) December 20, 2018
The 6-foot, 185-pounder can apply a redshirt year to his 2017 season at Georgia. He originally came to UGA in the 2017 class. So that will leave him with three seasons to play three years for the Bulldogs.
Bennett finished the 2018 season at Jones leading the program to a 10-2 record. He completed 145 of his 259 passes for 1840 yards with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. That was good for a 56 percent completion rate.
His strengths are his accuracy, timing and mobility. Bennett was rated as a 2-star recruit coming out of high school. He passed up a few scholarship opportunities in order to walk-on to play for the Bulldogs.