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    fibonaccisquared got a reaction from g-dawg in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    FWIW, they've proven now for a few years in a row that they will maximize WR value and help propel them to the draft. UGA is going to have to prove it with Pickens, Burton, etc in 21 or we'll likely continue to struggle to get the players we would like there.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to RandomFan in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to RandomFan in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    It's probably also a good time to point out we are about to have a lot of existing players depart our roster in the transfer portal. And more importantly not to freak out about it and start claiming the sky is falling with every new player to enter the portal. 
    The staff knows it's coming; there could be up to 14 more players hit the portal over the next month, and a lot of them will be coming very shortly because we need those roster spots to be able to get our 14 to 16 early enrollee recruits in Athens within the next few weeks. 
    Most of the kids transferring out will be players that are buried on the depth chart and looking for opportunities to play elsewhere. There will also be several contributors leave that are looking for more snaps too. Think of Jermaine Johnson as an example. That OLB room is just too deep with quality players, and he might not be the only one that leaves from that room. 
    Other teams and fans will look at these upcoming departures and try to claim it's rats deserting a sinking ship or something similar. That is not the case, so don't buy into that narrative. Some of these guys have legitimate complaints about playing time or lack of opportunities, and that is a symptom of us recruiting at such a high level. But most of these guys will be players that never met their potential and need to move on to greener pastures. 
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to RandomFan in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    acknowledging that he's standing alone in his prediction, recognizing the reality that they might have outdated info.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to Bdawg58 in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    It’s been a tough year for insiders because of no official visits to where coaches(biggest sources for insiders) can get a good feel for where a recruit stands. 
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to RandomFan in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    If you want the full post from what SoFL's guy is telling him from tonight's update, for those that haven't made their way over to his site yet (get over there if you haven't yet). Again, everything in recruiting is fluid and you can never take anything as gospel this time of year. It's just what his plugged in source is hearing as of tonight. 
    TLDR=Finishing with Sorey, Edwards, and Horn.
    Alright so let’s dive in...first off I recognize that this thread will disappoint some. I get it. IMO, this class is really strong, and checks all the boxes. As of 7:10 PM, it’s not epic based on who’s available. This class I think will be like 19’ in that we’ll rely on several of these guys to contribute early. As a reminder we have 20 committed right now and are working under the assumption 23 is the number (likely wrong). Yes this could all change but we think we’re good to go.

    Coming into the season, there were several glaring personnel needs based on anticipated attrition: QB, OL, LB, DL, and DB. After playing the season, assessing Monken’s offense and comparing it with his previous offenses, RB also became a need. This class meets all needs.

    The 5 most important commitments we have in my mind right now are: Brock, TID, Mims, Warren, and Dumas-Johnson. We obviously have great depth at those positions of need as well. Morris, Carroll, Green, Lassiter, & Fairchild are names that immediately pop to me as immediate two deep pushers.

    Transitioning to ESD and remaining targets on the board: Sorey, Smith, Foreman, Horn, Edwards.

    Xavian Sorey-We’ve felt for a long while (3-4 months) that we’ve led or been at worse even for Sorey. While it got sketchy, we expect that to hit. With the way our LBs have been exploited by RBs in the passing game this year, Sorey’s athleticism and versatility jump out here as a solution to that challenge.

    Maason Smith- for about two weeks I was waiting on the word that we’d land this kid. Found out yesterday it wasn’t enough. I kept saying we were trending and with everything going on with LSU we could get him. The time and his willingness to speak for hours with our staff always played a part here. We expect to miss on Smith. Finishing #2 doesn’t matter tomorrow, but with the portal and freebie, it could turn quickly. LSU is the pick. Smith, while a better player than TID today, is a bonus in my mind because we have TID already committed. Not a need/must have but strong want. Kid is special, best this cycle imo.

    Korey Foreman- full transparency I was told we were out here weeks ago. Came down to his perception on our production and that’s being discussed here in other threads. We were hearing USC and mentioned that previously. Not UGA is what matters here.

    Donovan Edwards- about a week ago I was told Donovan was a Dawg. I was ecstatic because I think we need this kid. Some of y’all figured that out in why I was happy. 3 primary reasons why: First, Monken’s system favors RBs in the passing game more than TEs(someone is welcome to fact check that for me). Secondly, we’re anticipating both White and Cook declare for the NFL; in the passing game those remaining aren’t as dynamic as Donovan. Finally, and while I’m optimistic about Lovasea Carroll and his skill set, I personally feel like he’s a tough runner with incredible speed running on train tracks. This is just based on tape, & I need to see more. Edwards imo is a taller but similar version to D. Swift. I think we need that and Monken favors that in his usage. Our pick is the Dawgs. I’m aware of the insiders and their picks but I trust my guy. What he’s hearing he’s not budging and I’m riding with him. He’s always right, most of the time  . He is confident though. So am I.

    Jimmy Horn- Come to find out, staff has been recruiting this kid for a couple months. This wasn’t an “oh ****” offer. Kid is a FL skill player, and we know they’re typically a safe bet. 8A ball here, highest division in state. He was a take ESD or NSD. Bottom line is we wanted him, and we are being told we have him. He will sign tomorrow. I’m not quite sure what he can be, but we know he’s dynamic. Get him on campus and figure it out. Dawgs.

    Not giving this much attention but on Lee Hunter there’s been chatter today but we’re not expecting to sign him as of this post.
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    fibonaccisquared got a reaction from AutumnEffect in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
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    fibonaccisquared got a reaction from Carter in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    This would be an exceptional pickup on short notice if we can make it happen. Figure out the money and make it happen.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to Ransack in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    Also before anyone wonders why we won't end up with MJ Morris next year see the post above. MJ's father is worse.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to Carter in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    Yeah kinda what I was getting at lol I saw guys posting about it on the vent. Some folks feel the same way about Adam Anderson. Not saying I agree. But I get it. Wrong way to go about it for JJ’s dad but it doesn’t sound like JJ agrees. I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone knowledgeable of the game who doesn’t think JJ is one of the best players on this whole team. Unfortunately there will always be some parents who think they know better than any of the coaches. 
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to sdogg in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    Hope it happens  
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to 95Dawg in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to AutumnEffect in Coaching Rumors 2020   
    "May I offer a roster spot in this most trying of times?"
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to 95Dawg in Coaching Rumors 2020   
    Didn't want to start a whole thread
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to 95Dawg in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    Ringo's mom
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to g-dawg in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    while it is really cool to be around Deion Sanders - after about a week, when he realizes he is at "Jax State" and Deion has to coach 60-70 players and not just 1 player - Nugget will think of milk when he thinks of the decision he made.

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    fibonaccisquared reacted to 95Dawg in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    FL fan tweeting at Sorey.  Sorey pins and the guy deletes tweet.  Brilliant

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    fibonaccisquared reacted to 95Dawg in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    ROWE: What 2020 has taught us about Georgia's culture
    ByJAKE ROWE 3 hours ago Busy times are ahead for beat writers across the country. Transfer season is right around the corner and it has already started for Georgia. In a span of nine days, Dawgs247 learned of three players who plan to move on from the program -- redshirt freshman quarterback D'Wan Mathis, redshirt freshman wide receiver Makiya Tongue, and fourth-year junior wide receiver Trey Blount.
    History tells us that there's more where those came from and the reaction from some national media, other fan bases and even a relative few who follow the UGA program will be, "what in the world is going on?"
    You might also hear that statement's first cousin, "is Kirby Smart losing it?" or "are things that bad in Athens right now?" It'll almost be an example of confirmation bias in some cases, especially when it comes from rival fan bases, national media, and opinion writers. Georgia has recruited at an incredibly high level since Smart arrived with one SEC Championship and one playoff appearance to show for it in five years. Something must be wrong, right?
    I'm not saying that UGA's program is without flaw. The Bulldogs have been in contention for the College Football Playoff into December in three of the past four years, but they haven't gotten over the hump. There's no shortage of things that need to improve. Georgia needs to field a more dynamic offense to compete with the best of the best. It has to finish when it leads in big games. Players and units that enter a season with high expectations need to do a better job of meeting said expectations. After a three-score loss to No. 1 Alabama and a two-score loss to No,. 6 Florida, UGA desperately needs a win in a big game. All of these things are true. Georgia isn't the best of the best right now. It isn't the standard.
    But talk of culture problems should be silenced by what we're seeing right now. Smart may or may not be the guy to get Georgia where it hasn't been in 40 years, but the 2020 season has taught us a lot about what's going on inside the program. The Bulldogs had one opt out coming into the year and it was from a guy, Jamie Newman, who had been with the team for eight months. Newman was on campus, around teammates an coaches, for approximately half of that time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was nothing else until Mathis entered the transfer portal less than two weeks ago.
    Junior nose tackle Jordan Davis and senior safety Richard LeCounte III are almost certainly headed to the NFL after this season. There's a good chance that both are taken in the first four rounds and both have been touted as potential first-round picks. When Davis went down with an elbow injury against Kentucky and LeCounte was involved in a dirt bike accident once the team returned home from that game, sustaining a concussion and rib injuries, would anyone have batted an eye if they had decided to end their UGA careers? Would anyone had blamed them if they had decided to get healthy and train for the NFL Draft? The answer to that question is a resounding "no."
    Both are still with the program. Both are practicing and trying to put their ailments behind them. Both are getting closer and closer to returning to the football field. In a day and age where players are routinely sitting out non-playoff bowl games to protect their future interests, these two are working hard to return to the field in a season where the Bulldogs have nothing for which to play outside of love of the game and pride.
    Maybe that says something about them and their competitive nature. Maybe it says something about how they feel about their teammates and the program. It more than likely says something about both. We may not get the opportunity to watch Davis or LeCounte play again this year, but the fact that they've gone through a single practice since suffering injuries is a statement in and of itself. 
    According to Smart's comments on Tuesday, junior center Trey Hill could be joining those two. Hill has played this season with meniscus damage to one knee. When he had a similar injury in the other knee, he elected to have arthroscopic surgery on both to get completely healthy. When Dawgs247 first learned of the two procedures, I couldn't help but think he was getting healthy to train for the NFL Draft, but Hill is still with the program. He's still in the facility. Even when most, if not all, classes are online, Hill hasn't made the decision to move on train for the NFL Draft. Will he return at some point this season? No one knows the answer to that. Will he try? It appears so.
    If anyone wants to argue that Georgia has underperformed the past few years, I wouldn't argue with them. The good far outweighs the bad but Smart was hired to win championships. He has one SEC title on his shelf in five years and that's it. His seat isn't hot or even warm, but it might get that way down the road if Georgia doesn't knock again at the door or get over the hump fairly soon. They don't hand out hardware for elite recruiting classes. But when it comes to how things are being run and the culture within, there are real-time examples that should encourage those who want to see the program thrive. That's only part of the battle but it's a necessary part.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to Carter in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    I have no insight into his specific situation so I'm not sure. In terms of production, yeah it seems like he'd be just fine staying there and showing out. In terms of off the field, behind the scenes regular life... I think a lot of those guys are going to be unhappy and looking at their options. LSU is going to be a miserable place to be for a while.
    It's crazy to think how pretty much everyone thought Orgeron was a lock to stay at LSU as long as he wanted after last season, but his seat is as hot as can be already with everything going on and LSU is very likely on the hook for some significant sanctions and liability. Fans are already saying he's not the coach they need to get through what's coming and it's hard to disagree with that I think... Orgeron is a walking, talking pile of garbage.
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to SacFalcFan in UGA-Georgia-Related-News   
    I think arik left because of this.. 
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    fibonaccisquared reacted to SacFalcFan in December 2020 Recruiting Thread   
    Bigtime pickup with Green!!!!  All 4 vol locks are now dawg commits.. LOLOL  Mondon, Green, Mims, and Morris..  atlanta vol is always wrong, but they still listen to him.. hahaha
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