RandomFan Posted January 6, 2020 Share Posted January 6, 2020 (edited) Since it's looking like Vandagriff is going to be our QB commit for the 2021 class sometime in the near future, according to several solid sources, I figured it was time to get ahead of the "I'd rather wait on Williams" crowd. Or at least create a thread for that discussion so we don't clutter up the recruiting thread. Let's start with saying I think most everyone agrees that Stockton is far and away the best QB prospect of the 3, but he isn't available until the 2022 class. He still has 2 years of high school ball left, but I think the general consensus is as long as he develops as expected he has a chance to be the best QB to come out of the state of GA in a loooong time. Yes, better than Fields or Lawrence or Watson. But the bad news is he's heavily linked to Mike Bobo. Bobo and his family are very, very tight. Americus has been saying recently that he feels fairly strongly that if Bobo is coaching in the south next year, it's going to be extremely difficult to pull Stockton away from him. I think it's likely Boom gets fired from USC next year, so that's a wait and see there to determine where Bobo ends up. And also we all know how strong of a recruiter Kirby is, so we obviously can't count UGA out even with the presence of Bobo in the equation. Just know that UGA isn't in the drivers seat of his recruitment at this time. But considering the two QB's for 2021 ,Williams and Vandagriff, there was some interesting stuff on DawgNation yesterday. As I've said before, Justin Robinson's dad posts over there and he had a pretty strong opinion about the two. For clarification, Robinson and his ECLA team played Vandagriff this year and it was a barnburner of a game that ECLA had to score over 60 points in order to pull out the win. Comments from him: Quote No tape, seen them both in person and I would take Vandy (Vandagriff) with zero hesitation. If you're #1 in the nation it's because you've been on a big stage with big time talent and produced. Vandy has done just that multiple times. Quote The one thing I saw that stuck out was although William's is accurate, Vandy is STOOPID accurate and he makes all of throws with ease. William's didn't seem as polished as Vandy. Both are mobile but I've seen Vandy in a score for score, high intensity atmosphere and he didn't blink. He made throw after throw after throw against a defense that had its share of D1 kids on it. He made some really good runs as well. Like I said looking at them in person they both are superb but I've seen Vandy in that fire and after that game Chad Simmons did a video as soon as he pulled into his garage about it. When I get home I will make a Hudl highlight of that game and upload it to this thread and when you're watching it I want you to remember that hes playing one of the best defenses in the state regardless of classification. Quote Here's a few clips of Vandy from our game. Notice the arm strength/ velocity, pin point accuracy and his ability to manipulate the pocket when pressured. He's deceptively fast also. There's an assortment of throws..deep post, skinny post, slants, back shoulders, etc...I even put a few perfect throws at the end that weren't caught. This is why if I had a choice between Vandy and William's I'm taking Vandy hands down. This kid is the real deal. Oh, and the throw he made to the kid that was on the ground while ROLLING OUT TO HIS LEFT is my favorite. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6071128/5e115473688ed508b4a35204 This was the second round of the playoffs. It was a helluva sight to see I promise you. The kid makes every throw with ease and he knows when to throw with velo and when to put some touch on it. Hes special. Our defense was stout. We completely shut down 2 6A teams, 1 5A team, 1 4A team and a 3A team and they ALL went to the playoffs. Our defense against Vandy was to put up 60+ lol Quote My son played baseball with/ against Brock growing up and I'm on record saying he could be a high draft pick. Word is hes strictly football going forward so we'll see. Interesting tidbit...his dad used to travel the country teaching people how to implement the 4-4 defense so I can almost assure you Vandy is well versed on defenses and what to look for and how to recognize disguises. To contradict that train of thought, SoFL brought this info from his source Quote SoFL_Dawg Posts: 8,539 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate January 5 Yes, but Vandagriff wasn’t our first choice. Williams was/is the guy for 21. Behind the scenes, Coley felt Williams was the best QB he’s ever worked out at UGA. The feeling now is the first to commit, which likely won’t be Williams. If both wanted in, im sure staff would take both. That is unlikely to happen. What are everyone's thoughts? Edited January 6, 2020 by RandomFan PapaJoe and 95Dawg 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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