Recruiting Early Signing Day 2021

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    The best possible replacement for Gardner we could hope for. Now just need to get a bag ready for a transfer.
     
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      the new guy is who I was referring to. :lol:
       
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        He looks like he has a nice frame. His feet certainly move better than Strickland’s. Hopefully Barber ends up overachieving. That’s all we can expect with this kind of recruiting.
         
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          This is a solid pick up for a coaching staff that can't land quality OL to save their lives (or their jobs). We've discussed this before, but if we're not landing high 4-stars (or 5-stars) like all of our primary rivals seem to do, we need to land quantity and hope that a few of them pan out. We've - at least - brought in a lot of bodies (vs. Butters and Muschamp's failure to bring in enough OLs). We are at a point now that we can start weeding out the 18 & 19 signees if they're not going to get on the field (Simonds & McDowell specifically). Adding this kid with the other two keeps our numbers where they need to be, and hopefully we'll add another one.

          Also - anyone listen to the Stadium & Gale recruiting podcast? They said that Hammond and Montgomery will not be in the class - they're not expected to sign in Feb. And now that Gardner signed w/ JSU, he's out. I put the over/under on the remaining 5 at 1.5 earlier in the thread - we're already down 3 of those 5. So the last two are Rucker & Strickland.
           
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            Still got a shot with Leigh too...not sure how good of a shot but it’s a possibility
             
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              He's just a different player on run plays vs pass plays. On run plays, he's a 6'6" guy that gets low enough to maybe play guard and mauls people. Pass plays he looks really weak against guys he has 50+ pounds and and has horrible hand placement. He's a 'hugger' on pass downs and that's not a good thing.
               
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                Is Strickland back in with Hammond out? Also, do you know the deal with Montgomery? I wouldn't think he's not a take with our Y depth and rucker prob being out.
                 
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                Anyone notice how our line is looking awfully Caucasian this cycle? Btw the counters are working out that Rucker will not be in the class and Strickland is out as of now...we’d have four spots to play with essentially...the portal kings better get to work
                 
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                  Rivals ranks 75 OTs and Leigh is the only one not committed. We might have some competition and we don't always do well with that in recruiting.
                   
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                  Man, I have no clue on any of the three. Stadium & Gale said both Montgomery & Hammond are out, and will not sign - seemed to be from a 'reliable source'. They were pretty confident in saying so. I think we're waiting on Rucker's grades and I think Strickland is getting pushed out, there's no reason for him not to sign (he apparently doesn't have grade issues). We should probably add another OL, and getting an OT is preferable. But I would like us to save at least two spots for the transfer portal.
                   
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                  Not our fault Gardner can't read.
                   
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                    Well he did sign with an HBCU...so technically he will be taught it’s our collective fault while he gets his degree in AA studies
                     
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                      I think his final 3 is UF, Oklahoma, and maybe Clemson? That’s some tough competition. We got playing time and his GF who has family in Florida and wants to go there. But we were also outside of his top 5 not long ago...who knows
                       
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                      Regardless of who Mullen has coached, be it dual threat, pro style, 5 star or 2 star he's made them all winners at the college level for the past 15-20 years which is what he supposed to do.

                      At one point UGA had Eason, Fromm and Fields on the same roster. All 5 stars. They haven't won crap since 1980. They ask they're QBs to basically hand the ball to one of their stud rbs and don't mess up. So what is Georgia selling these QBs that's so great! They all seem to flock there. Carson Beck was an hour away from Gainesville.

                      It just seems to me QBs should be beating down Mullen's door and they're not. I don't think it's personality. Maybe he has really bad breath? I think if we could figure this out we would understand the bigger picture of his overall lack of recruiting ability.
                       
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                        Strickland has grade issues too
                         
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                          The problem I have, is he has talent issues...he belongs at a UCF or FAU type program
                           
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                            Wow, a bad take all around. Meanwhile, one of our commits (Burke) teammate was right there for the taking and we accept a commit from an unranked OL who has grade issues? Just when you think our OL recruiting can't get any worse!
                             
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                              Our decisions in recruiting are really odd at best
                               
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                              I was not far from him when he was on the field Saturday night. The whole COVID thing is such a shame for these kids(the ones who can read). It’s just an entirely different setting. Even beyond the overall experience, usually the visitors are largely in the N end zone and around a ton of people, often interacting with fans. Every time I saw him he was basically alone and at one point was a safe 6 feet from Stricklin along the sideline. It’s like he was trying to imagine how it would normally be, but didn’t seem to really be enjoying himself. The only positive fur us is it’s obviously like that everywhere to a degree. Just a bad year to be a recruit.
                               

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