Georgia Recruiting: In-State Kicker Likes the Bulldogs, But Will They Offer?

Rodrigo Blankenship holds a handful of Division-I offers, but would shut it down if one came from the home team.

The Georgia Bulldogs have done a fairly decent job of finding good legs for special teams, wouldn’t you say? Guys like Billy Bennett, Drew Butler, and Marshall Morgan have all found great success in a red and black uniform.

That said, with the 2015 class having very little space, and the kicking spots pretty well covered for 2015, I doubt there’ll be an offers made available for that one special leg to replace Morgan—once he finishes his his career at Georgia—but that won’t stop Marietta’s Rodrigo Blankenship from hoping.

Blankenship already has offers from Mercer, Cornell, Wofford, UAB, and Army and is drawing attention from several BCS programs.

“I don’t know if I’d say there are any early favorites,” he said. “I’ve been going to UGA camps since 7th grade and Florida since 8th grade. But right now, I’d say if Rutgers, UGA, or Mississippi State offers it’d be pretty much over.”  (Scarlett Nation, Rivals)

I’ll tell you this much, offer or no, this kid has a HUGE leg. He’s set more than a few records in the state of Georgia and should easily find his way onto a Division-I roster, even without an offer from his home state.

FYI, he’s also a star on the soccer field; the Bulldogs have done pretty well with those as well.

A little video, in case you’re interested, of Blankenship.

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3 comments for “Georgia Recruiting: In-State Kicker Likes the Bulldogs, But Will They Offer?

  1. Brandon
    07/08/2014 at 1:45 PM

    I say… If he can kick it off through the endzone every time… give the kid a spot! We have made far worse decisions concerning scholarship management in the last decade.

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