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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger brought immediate stability to the Georgia offensive line when he started the first game of the 2021 season against Clemson. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Sedrick Van Pran-Granger: One “Amazing” reason why he is a great choice for SEC Media Days

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep shares why Georgia redshirt sophomore OL Sedrick Van Pran-Granger was a perfect choice to represent the ‘Dawgs at SEC Media Days this month.


At first glance, I bet folks might wonder if Georgia intends to bring the wrong sophomore to SEC Media Days this month.

The Bulldogs will have sixth-year senior Stetson Bennett IV, true senior Nolan Smith and also redshirt sophomore center Sedrick Van Pran-Granger in Atlanta representing the team.

That’s with that Brock Bowers fella out there. Georgia’s single-season record holder in touchdowns catches would have been a strong choice, too.

Here’s what I thought when I learned SVPG would be front and center in front of the SEC: Immediately yes.

That’s not just because Sedrick can really play. That’s obvious.

He started wire-to-wire for Georgia last fall as a redshirt freshman. He was smack dab in the middle of those SEC trenches for grown men.

The New Orleans native was a true anchor. Even after highly-capable starting right guard Tate Ratledge went down after the first few snaps in the opener against mighty Clemson. Van Pran-Granger’s first career start was tough enough, but then he saw his right guard leave the game after the first series.

Van Pran’s first start against the Tigers was excellent. His work later on? Stellar. Did you see his first rep and his last reps against Michigan in the Orange Bowl? Hoo-rah.

He finished the 2021 season as the man in the middle for the national champions. Helping to wall off Bama’s stout front. While he did not garner any Freshman All-American honors, he did play in more snaps (90 percent of the total on offense) than any Bulldog last year.

SVPG was in every possible offensive play against Clemson, Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan and the second Alabama game.

That was to be expected. He took a redshirt season in 2020, but he was the nation’s No. 1 center prospect coming out of Louisiana. Van Pran-Granger had the goods to put together a season like that early in his career. Especially with that first year to get bigger and stronger and soak up Georgia’s scheme.

But that’s not what made this such a great choice by the Georgia football program.

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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger gives a thumbs-up sign to a teammate before his first college start against Clemson on Sept. 4, 2021, in Charlotte, NC.
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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger: A important piece of backstory

This young man immediately captured my attention after his first UGA game visit in September of 2018.

Van Pran-Granger was a high school junior. He aspired to be a graphic designer. He was candid, clever and intelligent. He already sounded like a guy that would one day kill it at SEC Media Days.

But there are a lot of great interviews that can’t hold down “A” gap against the Razorbacks.

Much less the Crimson Tide.

There was the character he showed to commit to Georgia and stay with what made the most sense for his future through the transition from Sam Pittman to Matt Luke. He knew Athens was still the best fit for him despite Georgia losing one of its most beloved assistants.

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