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Georgia junior DT Trenton Thompson has withdrawn from school for the spring semester while dealing with a "significant" medical issue.

The medical issue led to Thompson being taken by police to an Athens hospital. Georgia said in a statement that Thompson had "an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition." Thompson was, according to the Associated Press, "behaving incoherently, and appeared to be experiencing some type of unknown medical problem." The undisclosed medical issue led him to be hospitalized recently for an extended stay. Thompson led the team with 9.5 TFL last year.
Source: ESPN
Feb 24 - 1:04 PM

Georgia approved a $63 million renovation plan for Sanford Stadium.

The Bulldogs just opened up a new indoor facility. Onward to the next project, now. It will be an extensive one. Of the $63 million tabbed for Sanford Stadium renovations, $53 million will be raised by fundraising efforts from the athletic department, with the final $10 million coming from reserves in the department. The money will go toward moving the home locker room, creating a 500-seat "recruiting plaza" above student seating and moving the scoreboard back 30 feet (in order to accommodate for that plaza). The renovation is expected to take about 17 months. Georgia's new locker room should be ready by the time the 2018 season starts.
Source: Dawg Nation
Feb 14 - 10:30 PM

Georgia hired Ole Miss defensive line coach Tray Scott to the same position.

Scott only spent about a month in Oxford. Hugh Freeze hired him from North Carolina, where Scott coached the DL the past two seasons.
Feb 8 - 2:27 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline questions whether a Georgia player will be drafted this spring.

The last time Georgia was hit with a draft-less year was back in those halcyon days of 1992. Their 25-year streak might be about to come to an end. Pauline views C Brandon Klubanow, T Greg Pyke and CB Quincy Mauger as the Bulldogs' three most draftable prospects (relatively speaking), but all three come with question marks and he seriously questions whether any of that trio will find NFL homes in the draft. This would all be a moot point if Nick Chubb or Sony Michel had decided to try their hands at draft glory, but those two dynamic running backs will be back at it for Georgia HC Kirby Smart next season.
Feb 7 - 9:53 PM

Georgia signed three-star 2017 LB Monty Rice.

Rice had also shown interest in LSU, having paid them an official visit in December, but the Madison, Alabama, native threw his lot in with Georgia on New Year's Day and did not budge off that. The 6-foot-1, 228-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 34 inside linebacking prospect in the 2017 class. He had one moment of minor infamy earlier in his recruitment, ragging the home-state Crimson Tide by saying, "Saban didn't do it by himself."
Source: Rivals
Feb 7 - 9:14 PM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell believes that Georgia freshman QB Jake Fromm could push sophomore QB Jacob Eason for playing time early in his career.

Farrell writes that Fromm has "the skill-set to excel in a pro-style offense [such as Georgia's]." The new baby Bulldog ranks as Rivals' No. 20 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Eason, himself, was a four-star recruit in 2016, landing at a lofty No. 7 on the outlet's board during that cycle. In his take-your-lumps freshman campaign this past season, Eason threw for 2,430 yards (55.1% completions) with a 16/8 TD/INT ratio. Given Eason's pedigree and potential, it would be something of a surprise if he was immediately supplanted by Fromm in 2017.
Source: Rivals
Feb 7 - 6:16 PM

Georgia fired DL coach Tracy Rocker.

Rocker has been coaching the defensive line at Georgia since January of 2014. He remained on staff through the head-coaching transition from Mark Richt to Kirby Smart last winter. More interesting than the fact that the Bulldogs will not retain Rocker is the apparent reason why. Per Scout.com's Dean Legge, at least part of Rocker's dismissal is due to his getting into an argument with the mother of five-star DT recruit Aubrey Solomon. Solomon ultimately signed with Michigan last Wednesday.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 7 - 4:31 PM

Georgia signed four-star 2017 CB Latavious Brini.

The 6-foot-2, 184-pound Brini is the nation's No. 39 cornerback. Brini decommitted from Georgia in October, but he ultimately decided to become a Bulldog over offers from FIU, Miami, USF, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. Scout.com notes that he "knows how to make a play on the ball" and calls him a "solid tackler for a long corner."
Source: Rivals
Feb 1 - 4:51 PM

Georgia signed three-star ATH Eric Stokes.

Florida and Ole Miss were also hoping to land Stokes, to no avail. Rivals ranks the 6-foot, 172-pounder as the No. 51 athlete prospect in the 2017 class. He is among the fastest players in this cycle, having run the 100-yard dash in 10.4 seconds.
Source: Dawg Nation
Feb 1 - 4:41 PM

Georgia signed three-star CB Ameer Speed.

The Bulldogs scored his pledge over Virginia Tech, Michigan State and North Carolina. The 6-foot-3 Speed is a rangy corner rated as the No. 36 prospect at his position.
Source: Rivals
Feb 1 - 12:07 PM

Georgia signed four-star 2017 WR Jeremiah Hollomon.

Hollomon has enrolled early with the Bulldogs and will be strutting his stuff for HC Kirby Smart and company come the start of spring practice in a month or thereabouts. Auburn had been weighing heavily in his thought process as he sorted out his options over the summer, but the Tigers weren't ever able to climb the mountain for his pledge. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder hails from Covington, Georgia, and ranks as ESPN 300's No. 104 prospect in the 2017 cycle. The outlet calls him a "huge threat on the fade and vertical routes." Beyond his receiving chops, the Worldwide Leader also offers this bit of high praise: "Best perimeter blocker we have seen in this class when not catching the ball." Georgia's current collection of baby Bulldogs is remarkable and one that will likely finish as a top five class in the country once the National Signing Day dust has settled on Wednesday.
Jan 31 - 6:58 PM

Georgia received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Tray Bishop.

Bishop initially committed to Auburn in July, then reopened his recruitment in December. He then pledged himself to Georgia's cause on January 1. That isn't to say that his recruitment has been completely shut down, though. Since committing to the Bulldogs, he has taken official visits to both Auburn and Florida. He made his visit to the Gators this past weekend. Over the summer, ESPN's Tom Luginbill praised Bishop's "explosive reactions and quickness." At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, he runs with a remarkable fluidity. "You really appreciate his speed when he gets in space," Luginbill wrote. Bishop punches the ESPN 300 clock at No. 97 overall.
Jan 31 - 6:31 PM

Scout.com's Brian Dohn writes that "there is no reason [Georgia] should be concerned" over a possible flip from four-star 2017 verbal WR commit Mark Webb.

Webb took an official visit to Penn State this past weekend, but Dohn doesn't see that gunking up the works for Georgia. That's Dohn's opinion, at least, but we will toss out a "not so fast my friend" on this one. Following his weekend visit to the Nittany Lions, Webb's father said that the aforementioned visit "made him reevaluate some things."
Jan 31 - 6:03 PM

Georgia four-star 2017 verbal CB commit William Poole III has shown no signs of backing off his pledge.

"I grew up a fan of Georgia since I was knee high," Poole said. "My whole family, they’re Georgia Bulldogs." This familiarity made the decision to head to Athens an easy one for the 6-foot, 179-pounder. He hails from Atlanta. Scout.com notes that Poole "may not be a burner or the most explosive player, but he has quickness and he reacts well to receivers." The outlet believes he possesses "great anticipation" and "great awareness."
Jan 30 - 7:46 PM

Georgia signed ESPN JUCO 50's No. 11 overall recruit T D’Marcus Hayes.

Kirby Smart and crew fended off Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida to secure the hulking offensive tackle. Hayes was a December graduate who'll be in Athens for spring practices. Luckily for him, the Bulldogs need tackle help immediately. The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder blends "near ideal size and quality initial quickness in his first and second step," according to ESPN, but needs to continue "to refine his hand placement and consistency in pass protection."
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 10:32 AM


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