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Dream Team adds another as Drew commits to UGA

Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: January 28, 2011 11:09 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer

He told everybody he was going to shock the world. After making his announcement, Thomasville (GA) defensive end Ray Drew surprised nobody by picking Georgia.

“It really boiled down to people and academics,” Drew told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Communication is what I plan on majoring in and Georgia has one of the premier communication schools in the nation. And just knowing the type of person that Coach Richt is and the plans that he has for me as far as football and continuing to grow in all aspects of my life played a big role in it.”

MaxPreps’ 18th-ranked player overall and third-ranked defensive end, Drew adds to a stellar Georgia recruiting class that some have labeled ‘The Dream Team.’ At 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, Drew is expected to play outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's 3-4 defensive scheme.

“Yes, I will playing the 3-4 defensive scheme,” he told the Journal-Constitution. “While it is the 3-4, the majority of the time it’s a 4-3 look where the outside linebacker plays on end with his hand on the ground and gets after the quarterback.”

Georgia is not expected to stop adding recruits with the latest pledge from Drew. Outstanding running back Isaiah Crowell is considered by many to be favoring the Bulldogs and former Clemson commit Jeoffrey Pagan also is strongly considering Georgia.

Drew is the 23rd commitment for the class of 2011 for Georgia. Both the number and caliber of recruits that are headed to Athens are impressive given the recent sub-par season and rumors of head coach Mark Richt being on the hot seat.


Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2011 4:54 pm

Dream Team adds another as Drew commits to UGA

Yes it has been frustrating to not play in the national title, but make sure you get your facts correct.  During Richt's tenure, UGA has won 2 SEC Championships (2002 and 2005).  They also played in another one in 2003.  The also have two top 3 finishes during his tenure with multiple top 10 finishes.  The recruiting has been top 10 every year since 2002, except for last year.  Despite their losing record this year, I do believe UGA was a much better team than the one in 2009 and they are going to back on the upswing.  Aaron Murray should be the best quarterback in the SEC next year and although I don't think UGA will win the SEC next year, 9 or 10 wins is a high probability.   Boise...remember 2005, we will do it again.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 4:06 pm

Dream Team adds another as Drew commits to UGA

Richt has never proven he is much of a coach contending only infrequently for SEC titles during his tenure even with very talented teams, but the guy can sure recruit. You have to wonder how much longer UGA fans will put up with having top 20 and often times top 10 recruiting classes and having no national titles (or even playing in the game) and only one SEC title to show for it in Richt's tenure.

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