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BOGART, Ga. — Georgia QB commit Brock Vandagriff had a touchdown for every star of his 247Sports Composite rating on Friday night against Calvary Day School out of Savannah.
And then had one to spare in a 42-7 victory.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior completed 17 of his 25 passes for 234 yards and four scores. He also racked up 107 yards and two touchdowns with his legs.
How did his father-slash-head coach size up his night?
“I thought he played well,” Prince Avenue Christian coach Greg Vandagriff said. “He wants to go 100 miles per hour and they had changed their defense and we needed to see their pre-snap alignments.”
He put the ball within the catch radius of his receivers on 24 of those throws. There was only throw he missed. The future Georgia QB missed a drag working to his left from about 10 yards out.
There were other throws that were challenging. It was part of the reason why Vandagriff only graded himself out with a “B” in the win. That’s a tough scale to live up to, but he did turn the ball over once when he dropped back to throw a wet ball with a sweaty grip and even more sweat on both arms.
The ball slipped out of his grip, went up over his head and was eventually recovered by Calvary Day.
“There were some more passes I could have completed and just maybe recall some drops,” Brock Vandagriff said. “But I would say I need to put it in a better spot and just know my receivers better. With that, I think I can do better with that and then the little fumblerooski deal. That’s happened like twice in my career and I just feel like an idiot after it happened.”
“But when you have a wet hand, wet ball and a wet arm that’s not a good combo.”
Check out how Vandagriff broke down some of his biggest plays of the night against Calvary Day.
“We were just glad to be out there,” Vandagriff said. “It was awesome running through that helmet today.”
Brock Vandagriff ranks as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style QB for 2021 on the 247Sports Composite ratings. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Brock Vandagriff: A pregame routine you might not know yet
Vandagriff gets anxious the night before games. Any game.
That was when it really hit him that after everything in this age of the pandemic he was getting to play his senior season at Prince Avenue Christian maybe 15 miles from his future home at UGA after all.
“I always get a little bit of butterflies the night before and do not sleep,” Vandagriff said on Friday night. “But last night it was awful. I probably only slept two or three hours instead of three or four. I can’t every sleep the day before a game. They day before I hunt. I get all amped up about it.”
“I guess it happens when I am passionate about something.”
Touchdown #1: The called shot to Logan Johnson
Prince Avenue senior wide receiver Logan Johnson is one of the most underrated and well-respected high school players in Georgia.
He’s maybe 5 feet, 7 inches tall. Maybe. Give or take an inch. That’s part of the reason why the Troy commit is so well-respected.
It is all about his mindset.
“There’s not one thing you can tell him for him to say ‘I can’t do that’ because everything you say is ‘I got you’ and ‘I got you’ every time.”
Vandagriff hit Johnson for a 28-yard touchdown for the first Prince Avenue Christian touchdown of 2020. It was more of the same from a connection which tallied up 62 catches for 1621 yards and 18 touchdown catches last season.
Vandagriff went off-book with this 3-star prospect for their first one, too.
“I looked at him before the play and I said ‘Run a post’ and he runs a post and ‘Bam’ and was like ‘Dude why did you say that?'” Vandagriff said. “I said ‘Because I trust you.'”
Vandagriff had already computed it all up. He knew Johnson could beat his man with a post.