Georgia’s talent at the tight end position made the position a non-starter–where recruiting was concerned–in 2017. There simply wasn’t a need to add any additional talent.
That said, there were some who looked at the lack of names, next to tight ends coach Shane Beamer, and wondered what exactly he brings to the table?
His special teams acumen left much to be desired, that’s for sure.
If you’re still on the fence about Beamer’s value, he’ll have the chance to redeem himself soon enough. The Bulldogs stand to lose a couple of major players at the end of this season in Jeb Blazevich and Jordan Davis.
Both are entering their senior seasons, and Jackson Harris is approaching the end of his collegiate career as well.
That said, the Bulldogs are in the market for at least one tight end in 2018 and George Takacs appears to be the name with the most traction lately.
He offers the size (6’7, and around 240) and receiving ability you love, but Kirby Smart likes his tight ends to block, and that may be why Takacs is so high on Georgia’s list–the kid is nasty where that’s concerned.
He’s not afraid to knock a defender on his backside, and he certainly doesn’t shy away from many challenges at his size; and he’s been known to play with the same level of energy until the whistle blows.
He won’t blow past defenders, but he’s a considerable target with steady hands.
At one point, Florida was the favorite to land him, but his current ‘Top 3’ consists of Wisconsin, Georgia, and Notre Dame.