2013 offensive line commit Brandon Kublanow ain’t playing around when he says he’s got something to prove; he’s seen and heard the haters, and he’s ready to make them all eat their words.
“I went to a recruiting service to pay to get my highlights cut and my recruiting started,” he said. “The guy told me that I was too short and that I might have D-IAA potential.”
Keep in mind, the No. 155-ranked player in the Rivals250 from Marietta (Ga.) Walton is listed at 6-foot-3 and 289 pounds.
“It (ticked) me off, so I grabbed my stuff and left. From there I was out to kill people (on the football field),” the Georgia commit said. “My junior year I went out and did it, and my senior year I did that, too. And honestly, I am here to kill people (on the field).” (Dallas Jackson, Rivals.com)
I don’t know who that particular analyst was, but he missed on Kublanow (you can’t get them all right, right?) and, since that time, he’s been showing what he can do against some of the best defensive lineman in the state—including Robert Nkemdiche (Grayson) and Montravius Adams (Dooly); he held his own against both of those prospects and has garnered raves at nearly every camp he’s attended this past year.
He’s also been one of the Bulldog’s most fearless recruiters—along with Brice Ramsey and Tray Matthews—and, in so doing, he’s built a very close relationship with uncommitted defensive line target Montravius Adams (whom Georgia covets).
It’s clear that Kublanow understands he’s still proving himself and he’ll definitely continue to do so at the SEC level, but you have to love the kid’s attitude right now; he’s ready to bust some heads and he’s not worried about taking any names when he does. He’s going to be flat-out nasty.