Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep covers some new grass with 4-star TE commit Pearce Spurlin III. He ranks as the nation’s No. 2 TE and the No. 76 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
There’s a staple in this profession to stop for a minute and take a good look around. From all sides.
Think like a drone. Blast high into the air. Do that often while things are getting very busy with Georgia football recruiting.
It is important to look at things from up high. The big picture is always there. Especially when a vet reporter sees something we just don’t see anymore.
That would be a 2023 commitment that chose the ‘Dawgs way back in September of 2020. Pearce Spurlin III committed to the ‘Dawgs 22 months ago.
We’re all on a new set on tires since then. Spurlin has even been committed to the G for farlot longer than that.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound high school senior has parents and grandparents with UGA degrees. Both of his aunts and uncles are alumni.
Since Spurlin made his commitment, we have seen 63 other prospects commit to Georgia. 63!
He committed before nine of the 23 members of the 2021 class. Those fellas are about to start their second season in Athens.
Spurlin committed before 29 members of the 30-man signing class in Athens. Those guys had their first UGA fall practice in full pads yesterday.
When he committed to Georgia, he was the second member of the class to do so. The prospect who chose the ‘Dawgs first is now committed to the Florida Gators.
We just don’t see that these days. And probably shouldn’t expect to either.
Especially with a national championship program like Georgia wanting to see development in the crucial sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Spurlin was different early on. He was an early easy eval. Todd “Rooster” Hartley knew his regal tight end room of elite athletes needed a player like him. The 6-foot-6 senior has vast athleticism, wingspan and ball skills.
Plus, those roots run a deep Georgia red. He only took one official visit back in June to the ‘Dawgs.
The ‘Dawgs knew what they had. I bet Hartley and Kirby Smart don’t need to see him play a down as a senior to know he has the goods. That’s the same for Spurlin and Georgia.
He’s committed to the plan for the 2023 class.
“We are just setting the pieces in place for kids who love UGA and happen to be the best players in America,” Spurlin has said a few times now.
He said back in February of 2021 that he wanted to be the “best-recruiting recruit” Georgia has ever had. That’s some lofty company there.
Spurlin has continued to recruit kids harder than ever. He’s always dropping messages on social media to the guys he wants to see with him in Athens.