Georgia Recruiting: Kelsey Griffin, ‘I just fell in love with Georgia’

The Georgia Bulldogs received commitment No. 28 this afternoon when four-star defensive line prospect Kelsey Griffin (Hoschton, GA) offered his verbal pledge.

Griffin, who was down to Georgia and South Carolina, says that the plain and simple truth of the matter was he couldn’t pass up Georgia.

“I just fell in love with Georgia the first time I stepped on campus,” Griffin said. “The atmosphere there, plus the coaching staff and how they run everything, it all just made my decision that much easier.”

South Carolina made a big push over the last few months, but in the end, it was his strong relationship with Georgia, plus the chance to stay close to his family, that put the Bulldogs over the top.

“I had to think about it, so I went to church, prayed about it and talked it over with my family and coaches, and it just hit me last week that Georgia is where I wanted to go,” Griffin said. “That is where I feel most comfortable.”  (Kipp Adams, “ESPN 150 DT Kelsey Griffin to UGA”, DawgNation.com, 9/21/12)

What Georgia gets in Griffin is a raw defensive line prospect with a lot of upside at the defensive tackle position—a position that will see a significant amount of attrition over the next two seasons as Kwame Geathers, Abry Jones, and Cornelius Washington all make their presumed exitss—and a kid who has a ton of character off the field.

At 6-1, 285, Griffin is still maturing into his frame and while he’s been a monster on the line for his Mill Creek High School team over the last couple seasons, he’ll see his share of growing pains once he transitions to SEC play where the offensive lineman are bigger and stronger.

That said, Griffin’s natural instincts as a run stopper and overall use of solid technique to muscle through opposing linemen make him a player worth being excited about; and certainly one that could be a major contributor within a season or two of arriving on campus.

 

 

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College Football: Lane Kiffin Still Knows How to Make An Exit

Lane Kiffin…still a bit of a prick I see.

What a maroon.

The reason for that abrupt exit, some reporter had the audacity to ask Kiffin about a player’s injury status.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grown ass man act like such a two-year old. Good grief, somebody get this man a pacifier or a baby bottle before he throws another tantrum.

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Georgia Recruiting: Brendan Langley, ‘They said they are holding two spots’

Most Georgia fans know all about Kell High School cornerback Brendan Langley. At one point, the standout defensive back was thought to be heading for a verbal commitment to Georgia. However  a “misunderstanding” caused him to reverse field and look…