Pearce Spurlin III: Anchor 2023 legacy commitment shares an insider’s view of big UGA visit weekend

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Pearce Spurlin III was in Athens this past weekend for another huge recruiting event.

“Success,” he said. “Go ‘Dawgs. Go ‘Dawgs. That’s how I would quickly sum it up.”

Spurlin, one of the anchor commitments of the 2023 class, pledged to the Bulldogs back in September of 2020. But he’s been a ‘Dawg a lot longer than that.

He’s from a family with generations of Bulldogs. The nation’s No. 3 TE (247Sports Composite) shared his thoughts about all things UGA after an eventful past few days.

There’s a close relationship with 5-star QB Arch Manning to detail, but the honest truth is while they spent a lot of time together, there was not a lot of football talk.

The big picture was renewed momentum. The vibe was different. The energy was abundant.

That’s partly due to the fact that Georgia won it all last year, but more to do with the infusion of new coaches inside those pristine new buildings.

Spurlin is an appropriate host. He feels Chuck’s Fish is the spot to eat in Athens, along with several others.

“We got a lot of big-time names that were up there this weekend,” he said. “We did a really good job of recruiting all those big-time names. Of course, the coaches and all the team personnel are going to do their job but we had a great time. A lot of big names. I think we put on well for them.”

He said the way Georgia sold itself was reality. Culture. The practices. The work.

4-star WR Pearce Spurlin III is a UGA legacy. He's rated as the nation's No. 3 TE in the class of 2023. (Jeff Sentell / DawgNation)
Jeff Sentell, Dawgnation

What did Pearce Spurlin III think of practice and the key visitors?

“It was the first day in pads man,” he said of Saturday’s workout. “There was going to be a buzz everywhere. First day in pads. Those guys looked really excited to get out there. Lots of new faces.”

He said rising junior MJ Sherman looked very good. He feels a “beast” year is in store for the young OLB. It sounds like it is his time.

“Those defensive guys you just replace and reload,” he said. “That’s what it is. Stetson [Bennett] looks really good, too.”

The former Georgia resident, who now lives in Florida, used the phrase “intense intense intense” to describe Saturday’s practice.

Did he think the national championship allowed the guys to just play loose and fly around?

“Nope, not really,” he said. “It is just getting started. Georgia is just getting started. You can take that either way, really. You can take it as they have to stay on top. Or you can take it as they are on top but now it is time to really get this thing rolling. Really rolling. I think that is what it is. I think the guys in that program now have the mindset for that. To really get it rolling.”

He came back to that thought later, to sum up, what he saw.

“We won the natty,” Spurlin said. “It was great. That is great. Now let’s keep going. Let’s go win another one.”

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