UGA already has a commitment from a junior quarterback, 4-star Bailey Hockman of McEachern High School, but it appears the Bulldogs may not be finished at the position for their 2017 class.
Johnathan Lewis, a 3-star dual-threat quarterback from Jersey City, N.J., announced on Twitter Wednesday that he received an from UGA. His has two other reported offers, Boston College and Rutgers.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder is a different type of quarterback than Hockman. Lewis is considered to be a dual-threat who can both run and pass, while Hockman is more of a traditional dropback passer that is the typical fit of UGA’s offense.
Lewis is rated as the nation’s No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in his class. Despite running a pro-style offense, UGA has a history of targeting dual-threat passers every few years.
UGA holds two commitments from pro-style quarterbacks, 5-star Jacob Eason for this year and Hockman for next year. An offer was extended to 4-star quarterback Jake Bentley of Opelika (Ala.) High School on Saturday, but like Eason and Hockman he is a pro-style passer. Trevor Lawrence, another 5-star pro-style passer, holds an offer for 2018.
So UGA is set when it comes to traditional quarterbacks, but seems to have an interest in accepting a player with dual-threat abilities. Junior Faton Bauta is the only dual-threat quarterback on UGA’s roster. It seems that the coaching staff is interested in filling the spot he will leave behind.
Lewis is rated as the No. 15 overall prospect from the state of New Jersey for 2017.
— # 1⃣ (@Kinglew__) November 26, 2015
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