You were expecting someone else, right?
That’s usually the type of response I’m accustomed to getting. Remember when Bo Jackson debuted for the Royals and he hit that towering shot to left field that just missed foul? Everybody was taken back by his potential.
This is nothing like that. I am nothing like that.
Now, let’s get you caught up with the most recent UGA recruiting news. Buckle up.
Today’s must reads
Hometown LB picks UGA over Auburn
Jaleel Languins, a 4-star linebacker, committed to UGA over Auburn on Wednesday in what appeared to be an emotional announcement.
The AJC’s Chris Kirschner caught up with the in-state recruit on Tuesday, and he suggested that he may be going out of state.
“Maybe it’s not the hometown that’s best for me,” Laguins told the AJC. “Everybody wants you to stay at home. Maybe it’s best for me to branch out as a man and grow as a man and develop as a man, so I need to get away from home so I can think on my own.”
Laguins is commitment No. 16 for UGA’s 2016 recruiting class, which is shaping up very, very well.
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) August 19, 2015
Jacob Eason to sign some papers
UGA’s prized commit Jacob Eason announced on Tuesday that he intends to sign his financial aid papers with the Bulldogs on Friday, and he’ll do so in a small ceremony with his teammates and coaches.
“It seemed like a good time,” Jacob’s father, Tony Eason, told the AJC. “He wants all of his teammates with him, because they are all part of how he got here.”
It may not be a LOI, but given Eason’s loyalty to UGA from the get-go, it might as well be.
“We knew this was coming. I think what he’s excited about is sharing this moment with his friends, his family and coaches and teammates – and including them in this moment. They were all a big part of it.”
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) August 18, 2015
UGA among many suitors for 4-star DE
Terrell Hall has become a wanted man ever since he de-committed from Ohio State a few weeks ago.
Rivals.com’s Adam Friedman caught up with the 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end on Tuesday, and Hall says UGA, among other suitors, is in the mix.
4-star athlete to head West this weekend
Demetris Robinson, a 4-star athlete, has plans to head west for a visit to Stanford this weekend, according to Rivals.com’s Trent Smallwood. Stanford has long been considered the favorite for Robinson ever since he de-committed from Alabama.
UGA appears to still be in the mix for his services, however, it’s important to note that Robinson will likely not take an official visit to the Bulldogs this fall.
If Kyle Davis or Mecole Hardman, Jr., commit to UGA, it’s hard to imagine the need to continue to recruit Robinson as hard as they have.
Tracking the Bulldogs’ biggest targets
Have you ever thought how hard it is to keep up with all the possible UGA targets and when they would possibly commit? Do you think it would be nice to see every major UGA target, the chief competition and their latest reported commitment date?
That’s what DawgNation cooked up on Monday to put it all there for you with just one simple click.
Key UGA receiver returns to practice
Receiver Isaiah McKenzie was cleared to practice on Tuesday after missing roughly 10 days due to a hamstring injury. This is good news for the Bulldogs, given that Justin Scott-Wesley went down with a knee injury in practice on Monday.
The AJC’s Seth Emerson reports that Scott-Wesley received an MRI on Monday night, per a source, but the results have not been made publicly available.
Other notable absences: Quayvon Hicks (fullback), Reggie Carter (linebacker), Jonathan Ledbetter (defensive lineman) and Kennar Daniels-Johnson (defensive back).
Isaiah McKenzie has returned to Georgia practice in a regular jersey, no apparent limitations. Missed about 10 days with hamstring.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) August 18, 2015