Who is UGA’s most undervalued commitment?
My answer to that question would likely be 4-star prospect Charlie Woerner of Rabun County. Woerner told DawgNation.com on Tuesday he’s planning to take his official visit to UGA this weekend. This will be his only official visit.
Woerner would also qualify as the most under-the-radar recruit, too.
He doesn’t have a Twitter account and prefers a low profile. He saw no need to tour the evaluation and prospect camps to increase his star rating and ranking. He only made two college visits this summer. Both were to UGA.
The senior committed to UGA back in August and that pretty much wrapped his recruiting process. Woerner said matter-of-factly back in November he wasn’t going to de-commit from UGA regardless of what happened to Mark Richt and what level of coach might come in to replace him.
He was going to play for UGA. Period. That sort of attitude has already endeared Woerner to a large portion of the fan base.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder was a favorite of Richt’s staff at UGA and it appears he is also a high-value recruit for Kirby Smart. He also considered offers from Alabama and Oregon before he chose UGA. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh also went after him hard, but Woerner did not bite.
Woerner can line up at either receiver or tight end. It doesn’t matter to him. He just wants to play where he can help the team.
What kind of athlete is he? Well, he’s played running back, receiver, safety and just about everything in between for his high school. Check out the clip below for a great gauge of his athleticism, agility and overall speed.
Moves pretty well for an athlete of that size, right? Well, that’s to be expected out of the nephew of former UGA All-American and now College Football Hall of Famer Scott Woerner.
Woerner is rated as the nation’s No. 24 receiver and No. 134 player overall. He chose to focus on his high school team rather than touring the combine and evaluation circuit or that rating would likely be a lot higher.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. All player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.