For the next week, the UGA recruiting pundits will be busy as bees trying to figure out whether or not uber recruit Aaron Murray will pick UGA or Florida.
Hours before Tom Savage made the announcement that he was picking Rutgers over UGA, the message boards came alive with rumblings that Aaron Murray was a silent commitment to UGA and that he was already helping the Dawgs recruit for the future.
Here's why this is no big deal, no matter what happens:
The Dawgs have already landed one QB in this class and another one is wanted to depth purposes, but certainly not needed. Assuming Stafford leaves this year (which he won't, regardless of the type of year he has), then you have Joe Cox with eligibility through '09, Logan Gray with eligibility through '11, and Zach Mettenberger with eligibility through '12. So, no matter what, we'll be three-deep for at least another year, so we can really push for an elite QB next year (in which case that WILL be necessary).
Besides, Aaron Murray is one helluva talent, but he's not the end-all-be-all like some of those on the message boards are suggesting. He, much like Tom Savage, is a great QB and any team will be lucky to get him, but this isn't basketball. One player cannot win or lose games by themselves and the signing of said player does not guarantee a National Championship.
Don't get me wrong. I like Aaron Murray a lot. He's very mobile, he's extremely accurate on the run and he has great pocket awareness. In the SEC, where someone is breathing down your neck every second, having a QB that can move around and create some space is a very beneficial weapon of choice.
At the end of the day, I hope Murray's a Dawg and everything seems to be pointing in that direction. He's visited UGA three times this year, has spent tons of one-on-one time with Mike Bobo and I think even though he tends to be a more spread offense type player, I think he likes our system better than he does Florida's. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
So no matter what happens on Thursday, the Dawgs will be fine. Oh and did I mention that Mettenberger doesn't suck, either?
In other news, the Dawgs landed the commitment of Dallas Lee, on Offensive Lineman from Buford, GA. Right now, he projects to be an offensive guard or center in college, which perplexes me some given the depth we have at guard and the needs we have at tackle. Either way, I'm not one to question Stacy Searels, who I think has earned our benefit of the doubt after last year's job. So I'll just say "OK" and move on.
So, welcome to Dallas Lee, come on down to Aaron Murray and don't forget about us, Jarvis Jones.
Until next time kids.
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