WATCH: UGA great Terrence Edwards breaks down 5-star commit Dominick Blaylock
Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. This play sheet open with a film study provided by the all-time leading receiver in UGA football history (Terrence Edwards) on 5-star UGA receiver commit Dominick Blaylock.
DawgNation was able to get Terrence Edwards in the studio to break down what he sees on tape from 5-star receiver commitment Dominick Blaylock.
Check out page 118 flush right. That’s the UGA media guide for this year and look at all that “Boardwalk” real estate Edwards owns along the UGA record book for receivers.
Is there really anyone better to break down what the Bulldogs are getting with Blaylock?
The senior from Walton High has been steadfast in his commitment since his decision in July of 2017. He currently stands to be the first 5-star receiver that UGA has signed since Marlon Brown in 2009.
(Editor’s note: The above video was filmed as part of a series before 5-star WR Jadon Hasewlood de-committed back on Oct. 2.)
What did Edwards have to say about Blaylock?
It might be a safe bet that you’ve already pressed play on the featured video above to find out.
In the video, Edwards breaks down Blaylock in terms of:
- Ball skills
- The way he runs his routes
- How well Blaylock tracks the ball in the air
Another round or three of Intel for Dominick Blaylock
I was able to get my eyes on a copy of Dominick Blaylock’s career stats as he is eight games into his senior season at Walton High School.
- Freshman year (2015): 41 catches for 795 yards/ 8 TDs/19.4 yards per catch in 11 games
- Sophomore year (2016): 59 catches for 904 yards /8 TDs/15.3 yards per catch in 10 games
- Junior year (2017): 53 catches for 911 yards / 7 TDs/17.2 yards per catch in 11 games
- Senior year (2018): 41 catches for 791 yards/7 TDs/19.3 yards per catch in 8 games
- Rushing: 16 career rushing touchdowns and 514 yards on 5.8 yards per attempt
- Passing: Blaylock has completed 7 of his 8 pass attempts for 81 yards
- Scoring: 47 career TDs in 40 games
- Notable: These numbers have been accomplished despite playing in approximately just 30 games.
The nation’s No. 6 receiver prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports Composite ratings will leave behind a mark on the Raiders record books that will read like a crater.
Kind of like Edwards at UGA.
Check out where he stands all-time in that program’s history:
- Pass reception yards (3,401): 1st
- Pass receptions (194): 1st
- Pass reception TDs (30): 1st
- Receptions per game (4.9): 1st
- All-purpose yards (4,755): 1st
- Punt returns (21): 1st
- Punt return yards (201): 1st
- Kick return yards (588): 1st
- Kick returns (29): 1st
- Punt return TDs (1): T-1st
- Total points scored (284): 2nd
- Touchdowns scored (47): 2nd
What about Dominick Blaylock’s single-season records?
There is another long list to share for the nation’s No. 32 overall prospect for 2019. Pay attention to the fact he has two of the top three single-season totals in receiving yards at Walton High.
He already has 791 receiving yards so far along his senior season in just eight games and is set to author more Walton High football records in regard to that total.
- Pass receptions (59 in 2016): 1st
- Receptions per game (5.9 in 2016): 1st
- Average yards per punt return (20.8 in 2015): 1st
- Pass receptions yards (911 in 2017): 2nd
- Pass receptions: (53 in 2017): 2nd
- Pass reception yards (904 in 2016): 3rd
What about Dominick Blaylock and the state record books?
This guy is good. State’s all-time best good. That seems like the simplest way to describe that.
The next thing I wanted to do with this post is to see where Blaylock’s career resume was trending among the Georgia High School Association’s all-time state records.
With that, it requires a surf over to the invaluable Georgia High School Football Historians Association website. Some good folks continue to do great and timeless work chronicling the best football coaches, players and teams in Georgia prep football history.
Where does Blaylock rank among the state’s all-time best receivers? Quite nicely.
The strength of a 795-yard freshman campaign followed by what appears to be three consecutive years of 900-plus yards will do that to a career yardage total.
He’s fourth all-time in state history with likely at least four games left to play, if not more than that, for a contending Walton team.
That’s even though Blalock has been sipping Gatorade after halftime in blowouts for close to a dozen games of his prep career.
Receiving yards, Career (Minimum 3000)
- 4,477 – Stan Rome (Valdosta) 1970 – 73
- 4,343 – Jermaine Allen (Americus) 2000 – 03
- 4,002 – Blake Gowder (Union County) 2006 – 09
- 3,401 – Dominick Blaylock (Walton) 2015-2015 (Still ongoing)
Blaylock, at 791 yards this season, has a slight chance at the state mark provided the Raiders go deep in the state playoff this year. If he tallies up a few 200-yard games in the second season, he could do that.
If he did, he would also challenge the state record for receiving yards in a single season. That mark was established by Demarco Robinson of M.L. King in 2010 with his 1,655-yard effort.
The 5-star senior actually appears closer to breaking the all-time state record held by Rome (the father of former UGA tight end Jay Rome) for career receptions.
I’ve found an entry for Rome with 201 catches in a database maintained by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Yet there is also a competing encyclopedia entry on the GHSFHA site that credits Rome with 209 career catches that refers to that as the state record. I have reached out to a couple of individuals who would likely be the state’s leading historians on the matter.
Blaylock, with 194 career catches after his eight games this year, is poised very well to challenge that state record in 2018.
I’d also like to see what the career totals look like for Marietta’s Ramel Keyton. According to the stats that are posted for Keyton on MaxPreps, Keyton does have 184 career catches for 3,353 yards. His career definitely deserves to be mentioned in this conversation.
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) September 24, 2018
Latest nickname entry for Dominick Blaylock
Needless to say, Blaylock has become a quick fan favorite among the UGA fans. The talent is there, but he’s earned a legion of fans for his unwavering support to Georgia and Kirby Smart since his commitment back in July of 2017.
With that, it has inspired a few nicknames. My DawgNation colleague Brandon Adams and I see the fans come up with their favorites all the time on our broadcasts.
Dom The Bomb? The Dominator? The D-Bomb? We’ve heard a few and most of them are all quite clever.
He’s been called “Milkshake” for the way he shakes defenders and the fact that his mother makes him a customary milkshake every night. Every. Single. Night. Of. His. Life. (We will write about the 5-star milkshake mother and the family influence on Blaylock in a forthcoming blog.)
I came up with a new entry while slapping the keys for this story.
How ’bout “The Stealth Domber” for Blaylock?
This young man simply does not seek the spotlight. Does not call attention to himself.
He flies under the radar and then levels the defensive schemes in his way. Blaylock would be a Stealth 5-star if there ever was one.
Check out more quality work by Walton Raiders All-Access Videographer @clounsbury20 so far on his season documentary. He’s got the skills and that @domblaylock_1 fella is pretty okay too: https://t.co/tbSPcpvjM4 pic.twitter.com/GFQ4Efn2Q9
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) September 25, 2018
Here’s a bet that Blaylock will provide plenty more opportunities for nicknames in the future. The great ones usually do.
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