UGA football recruiting is the hottest thing to hit the internet since the release of The Hangover, and the news has been full of recruiting hype.
But for the past month, UGA fans have been waiting to see the school’s top prospects in action.
And the wait is almost over.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs will host Georgia Southern and Georgia Southern’s running back and receiver commit, Jaelon Huggins, in a showdown for the No. 1 overall pick.
And now, the real competition begins.
The battle for the first overall pick is set to start Saturday, when UGA’s first-round recruiting class will meet up at the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens.
And it will likely be a battle of the players, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, with Huggons, Georgia Southern running back Deon Lewis and Georgia State’s receiver commit Kahlil Brown all ranked higher than Huggs, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder who is expected to land in the top 10.
The Bulldogs, of course, have had their own battles with top recruits since they selected the nation’s No. 3 overall pick in 2017.
The school has been trying to land the 6’4, 210-pound Huggans, who was originally a four-star prospect, since January, when he visited the Bulldogs.
But the offer fell through, and Georgia fired Hugghes and Georgia officials later said the school had to make a change in their recruiting plan.
But after the Bulldogs’ fall camp in September, UGAS was in a position to make an offer.
That offer, along with Higgs’ visit, were enough to convince Huggens to visit the Dawgs.
The UGA staff made an offer to the Bulldogs, and Huggbs took it.
Huggins had a productive college career at the U of T, finishing his career as a starter and as a second-team All-Big Ten pick, according the 247Composite.
He played at Florida State and Texas A&M, earning first-team all-conference honors from the Football Writers Association of America and All-American honors from SI.com.
He has the speed and strength to run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, according 247Sports, and he’s shown he can also turn and run.
He has a big frame that allows him to do both running and passing routes.
His long speed will make him a dangerous receiver in the NFL, especially if he can develop into a slot receiver.
But Huggts’ greatest strength is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.
He’s an elite athlete who can stretch the field, which gives him the ability to run through defenders and create separation.
He also has good hands, especially with his hands.
That versatility is what makes him so valuable to the UGA offense.
He’ll be a valuable piece for the Bulldogs this fall, and will be a big reason why the program returns to the SEC for the 2017 season.
The rest of the Bulldogs recruiting class is expected soon, with both the running back recruit Lewis and receiver recruit Brown.
Both players were ranked in the 247 Composite in 2018.
The UGA quarterback commit is expected by most to land with the Dawg organization.
But he will have to make the most of his opportunities.
The quarterback’s career has been cut short, as he was taken by Georgia Southern with the No, 21 overall pick last year.
But with the Bulldogs having only one scholarship quarterback in 2017, he is a big part of the program’s future.
Hoggins has already shown he’s capable of being a reliable option at quarterback for the Dawgz.
He threw for 1,631 yards and 13 touchdowns with seven interceptions in his junior season.
He also ran for 1) 1,937 yards and seven touchdowns with three touchdowns on the ground in his senior season.