SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Welcome to Friday. That’s otherwise known as the day before the U.S. Army All-American Game at the Alamodome.
It is also the day when every possible recruiting topic and storyline has been beaten to death by now. Trampled on by a dude even bigger than Isaiah Wilson. Really.
That’s no fun. We like to find the fun.
So we’ve cooked up a what we think is a Texas-sized mess of Friday fun with the help of eight of Georgia’s Class of 2017 All-American commits at the U.S. Army All-American Game.
Are we talking about “Savages” taking on “Savages” here?
Recruiting brother versus recruiting brother?
The rules here are simple. We pit two Bulldogs against one another. We asked them questions about the Class of 2017. The first correct answer wins the point.
(Teaser: The first guy to know which state the Liberty Bell resides in was hard to find. )
The quarterfinals go like this.
- 4-star ILB Nate McBride vs. 4-star WR Jeremiah Holloman
- 4-star QB Jake Fromm vs. 4-star OG Netori Johnson
- 4-star ATH Tray Bishop vs. 4-star OT Andrew Thomas
- 5-star S Richard LeCounte III vs. 4-star RB D’Andre Swift.
Rules: We ask the guys five (and sometimes more than that) questions about one another. The UGA commitment who gets the most questions right advances on to the semifinal round.
What they are playing for: The coveted title of “Who’s the Smart-est Dawg” at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Who was the favorite: The guys leaned toward Fromm. “Jake’s the smartest one,” Netori Johnson said. “We know who’s going to win this.” Jeremiah “JJ” Holloman seconded that.
Fromm countered. He brought up the point that knowing a lot of trivia — like the first round questions about their fellow #SICEM17 recruits — doesn’t necessarily reflect anyone’s intelligence.
He was accurate. As always. But it also shows off a very fun side of him and his future teammates. A very fun side.
5-star Richard LeCounte III was willing to give it a go.
“I’ll try and give everybody a run,” he said.
The rest is self-explanatory. All four of the quarterfinal rounds are embedded below.
DawgFight #1: Nate McBride vs. Jeremiah Holloman
DawgFight #2: Jake Fromm vs. Netori Johnson
DawgFight #3: Tray Bishop vs. Andrew Thomas
DawgFight #4: Richard LeCounte III vs. D’Andre Swift
Check back by 6 p.m. today and we’ll have the semifinals.
The questions get tougher. The topic for the semifinals will cover how much these guys actually know about Georgia football.
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