Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Where's the beef?

By all accounts, Georgia had a very successful 2012 recruiting class. We brought in some amazing talents who may contribute as soon as this fall. But one area that was lacking was offensive linemen. Georgia appears to be the leader for Maryland transfer Max Garcia, who would be eligible to play beginning in 2013, and that would be a good start. The 2013 class already has 9 commitments, filled with four and five star recruits near the top of their class. But so far, Georgia does not have an offensive lineman committed.

Yes, I know it is still way early. But as we found out when Avery Young decided to commit to Auburn after appearing to be headed for Georgia and Davlin Tomlinson went to Bama, we can't sit around and wait on everyone. Why does it appear we are having no trouble getting great athletes at skill positions, but not having the same luck with linemen?

One reason could be the change in coaching. Whether you like Stacy Searels or not, his name was recognized as a good offensive line coach. You don't coach at LSU, Georgia, and Texas without a decent reputation. We replaced Searels with Will Friend, who has done a nice job. But coming from UAB, Friend did not have the name recognition of Searels. While he is building that reputation now, it still may have set us back in that area.

I hope that Georgia pulls in a strong line class to complement all the talent we are finding in the backfields. Here are a few of the names to pay attention to in the coming months:

  • Brandon Kublanow, Center, Marietta - rated the #2 center in the class of 2013
  • DeVondre Seymour - Offensive Tackle, Suwannee - Yes, that name sound familiar. Seymour is the adopted son of former Georgia lineman Richard Seymour (Devondre is actually his nephew)
  • Josh Outlaw - Guard, Lithonia - 3 star recruit rated #20 guard in the 2013 class
  • Jeremi Hall - Guard, East Point - 4 Star rated, 6'4'', 335 monster who is rated the #6 guard in the 2013 class
  • Shamire Devine - Tackle, East Point - another 4 star rated tackle who stands at 6'7''

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