The Georgia Bulldogs are going to be in the market for a kicker very soon and, after watching Marshall Morgan this past Saturday, one of the first things they’re going to be sure to want is more consistency.
Not to knock on Morgan, but he’s either absolute money or complete mayhem. Or, as Forrest Gump might say, Morgan is a bit like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
That said, the Bulldogs have already missed on a couple of kickers during this recruiting cycle. One because they got in too late (Anthony Lotti) and the other because Penn State was the better option for him, even after Georgia made it clear he was their guy (Quinn Nordin). The funny thing about the former is he was actually a big fan of the team before he found himself on the wrong end of a snub. After that, it was all about relationships and respect—Lotti figured he got more of both from the staff in Happy Valley than he did from the one in Athens, GA.
That said, Sam Sloman (Atlanta, GA) certainly wouldn’t mind an offer from the in-state Bulldogs. Sloman is a lifelong fan with family ties to the university.
There is a reason Sloman knows so much about Georgia’s history of kickers – he’s watched them.
“That’s my dream school,” Sloman said. “I’ve grown up a fan of them my whole life. My whole family went there.” (Dan McDonald, Rivals)
Sloman doesn’t have many offers on the table, as of now, but with Georgia’s options dwindling at that spot, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them reach out to someone late in the game—especially if there is a scholarship available to do so.
One other tidbit, Sloman honed his kicking skills on the soccer field…just like another great soccer kicker we all know—just figured I’d throw that out there, too.