Posted: 11:50 pm Friday, April 18th, 2014

Did UGA pick up commit No. 7 for 2015? (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

UGA will have to wait until at least next week before officially adding another member to its 2015 recruiting class.

Quincy Vasser, a defensive end out of a Texas junior college, tweeted on Thursday night that he had committed to UGA. The news spread quickly on Twitter, and was reported by many recruiting websites.

There was some confusion because traditionally at UGA, recruits have to talk over the phone or meet with Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt first before the commitment is officially accepted. Vasser hasn’t talked to Richt, and the New York native has never been to Georgia.

DE Quincy Vasser (Special)

DE Quincy Vasser (Special)

On Friday, Vasser’s coach called new UGA linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer in an attempt to clear up the confusion. Scherrer was the assistant who made the offer on behalf of the Bulldogs earlier this week (Most offers traditionally come from Richt).

“I guess you could say that everything is ‘unofficial’ right now,” Brian Mayper, the coach at Navarro junior college.

“I know Georgia wants him there. But I don’t think (the commitment) is a done deal until they have a chance to review his paperwork and until Quincy talks to the head coach and defensive coordinator.

“Once all that happens, if everything goes through, then he’s good to go.”

Vasser’s academic transcript couldn’t be sent to UGA on Friday because school was closed due to the holiday. It will be faxed on Monday. “His grades shouldn’t be a problem,” Mayper said. “He’s got a 3.7 GPA, if not higher. He takes his schoolwork seriously. He’s a good kid, and has never gotten into any trouble here.”

On Friday, Vasser told the AJC he was informed by Sherrer that after UGA reviews his transcripts next week, he’ll likely get to talk with Richt and new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt over the phone. Vasser said Richt has already followed him on Twitter.

“I’m excited about Georgia, and I’m ready to make everything official,” Vasser said.

UGA's Kevin Sherrer

UGA’s Kevin Sherrer

The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder said he committed to Georgia over an offer from Maryland, and also had interest from Pitt, Ole Miss, and Florida State. He said he got an email from Alabama on Thursday night within 30 minutes of his UGA tweet.

Why UGA? “It’s a huge school, and I’ve always wanted to play in the SEC,” Vasser said. “Why not? I get the opportunity to play with two of my boys from prep school.”

Vasser played with current UGA players John Atkins and Leonard Floyd at Virginia’s Hargrave prep school during the 2012 season. Vasser enrolled at Navarro last year, and registered 26 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 12 games.

“He has got to be one of the top defensive linemen coming out of junior college this year,” Mayper said. “We’ve had some good ones at Navarro, and Quincy is one of them. He’s pretty special player.

“He’s definitely an SEC-type player. He’s strong, he’s really physical, and he’s got good foot speed and good hand speed. He just always makes plays.”

Vasser will graduate from Navarro next December, and have three years to play two seasons at the major-college level.

UGA’s courtship of Vasser, if it sticks, was fast and furious — and did not follow the same procedure of most other commitments under Richt. Vasser has never been to Georgia, has never talked to Richt on the phone, and has never met any Georgia coaches in person. There’s really not much of an existing relationship between Vasser and UGA, other than a few phone calls with Sherrer and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

Vasser said he plans to make an unofficial visit to UGA in June.

Video below is from Vasser’s senior year at Nyack high school in New York.

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61 comments
dawgs01
dawgs01

not every kid goes to prep school due to grades.  if you feel like you got under recruited or maybe you did not start till your senior yr and never got an offer may be your coach gave a sh** less if you got a scholarship bc alot of coaches dont.  thats why you go prep school.  maybe you played out of position all thru high school bc again your coach did not give a crap about your future thats why you go prep school.  i know alot of people just like to judge other people without knowing the background into a situation.  so not every kid that goes to a prep school has grade issues or trouble issues.  some just want a chance at an education and football is the only way that opportunity will ever come.  i know bc i have worked with a few prep schools being a position coach.  it is a ton of work keeping up with your players bc you have no dorms no meal plans and blah blah blah.  alot of times some of these kids just need some structure not people just constantly judging them.  not every is born with a silver spoon crammed up their butt.  i have worked with kids that only ate when they went to high school and once we got them into prep school they put on wt and got their things together and got an offer and went on to graduate and have a degree.  i would say 80-90percent of prep school and juco kids end up playing at colleges yall have never heard of in front of just a few hundred people but they end up with a degree that they never would have dreamed of having.  i always see fans on here knocking juco and prep schools kids and it is usually tech fans i guess bc yall think yall are better than them.  not everyone is giving the same opportunity in life in fact some people have 100s of chances to make something of themselves while some people have one and thats it.  

HotDawg
HotDawg

Funny how bamalama tries to jump in 30 min. after a kid commits to UGA.

Do your own homework bamards.

HotDawg
HotDawg

A couple of things....Did Coach Sherrer overstep his bounds or make offer with consent of Coach Richt?

And second, the kid must've turned around his grades if he went to a prep school (after senior year in H.S.) and a junior college. Unless there are other factors.

After all that time, hope he he is a good kid that does well.

POAD2014
POAD2014

He is Risen!


Happy Easter or Passover

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

You are correct, Tampa. After hearing the N word, I did not get much else. I am pointing out a double standard, nothing else. I wish the man well. As a minority he has the freedom to endorse such language, while someone in the majority can have their life ruined if they use such language, IF they are also conservative.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

Sherrer has got to understand there is a chain of command. Looks like he jumped the gun a little in not explaining how to accept an offer. Probably everything will be okay but Pruitt and Richt has got to agree and sign off before the commitment is an official acceptance. Assistant Coaches can not make official acceptances before Richt makes sure everything is in order, such as academic and transfer requirements..  

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

If I posted the words included in this video I would be banned for life from this blog and probably brought up on hate crimes charges by Obama and the unjustice department. Talk about a double standard. Does the AJC know they are broadcasting the N word over and over? Guess it's ok for ajc as they are good liberals.

I love SC football, but I love all Conservatives even if they are Dawgs, Gators, tigers, etc...if you are a liberal SC fan, I will give you a verbal beat down and physical beat down if needed.

We need Makers (all good SEC fans) and not Takers (liberals, govt employees). Just Ranting!

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

He sounds like he might be a good fit at LB, under Coach Pruitt's system. He will have good size at that position. I don't think he would gain enough weight to play on the DL, but if he indeed has those quick feet and tackles hard, he would make a good LB for UGA.

Upnorthgc
Upnorthgc

Hmmm correct me if I'm wrong..... He went to prep school, I thought prep school you stay a semester get your grades then transfer to d I?

Why did he end up at a juco? He didn't get the grades at the prep school to transfer to d I?

Now he has a 3.7 or higher? Hmmmmm

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Georgia Tech had 117 people at their spring game. That is not a typo. 117. LMFAO!!!!!!!! Even their own fans know their team isn't sh!t and never will be! Paul Johnson needs to see the writing on the wall. 

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

RandyHall....have some nuts and call them and say 'don't screw this up'.  What a Maroon!!!!!!!!!!

NCDawg
NCDawg

Very interesting scenario.  I watched part of the highlight video... he has good closing speed for a DL.  He isn't prototype size for a DE but he may end up being used as a OLB more than putting his hand in the dirt.

BCB
BCB

Welcome Quincy. GO DAWGS!

TampGator1
TampGator1

But can he knock a last minute throw to the ground?  Richt and Pruitt have to see him do it three times in a row before accepting his commitment. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@dawgs01  BS 90% go to prep school for grades. Hargrave Military Academy gets a lot because of the FORCED study habits to get their grades up.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@HotDawg  Like the Dogs have never come in and offered after a kid commits to another team or tried to flip a kid before signing day?


Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@POAD2014


Do not E V E R  have an "inside the house" Easter Egg Hunt just because it's raining, especially if most of your "egg hunters" are younger than 6.

HotDawg
HotDawg

There is a good chance someone else in his high school athletic dept. put together the video. But I'm sure Vasser thought it was cool to send out to colleges as edited.

Maybe it "cooled off" some colleges on making an offer out of high school.

Bet his junior college tape doesn't have the same rap garbage included.

Who does the kid think he is marketing his skills too?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@WeRunTheEast


Because of you, I actually watched the video and listened to the lyrics.  Did you even listen to what the music video is even saying?......."They are going to love me for my ambition......I took it as my name.......my vision."  But, as I posted earlier, you would rather just label and generalize about people."  The lyrics were about changing the person's culture.  But you didn't bother to listen (understand)  that part, did you?  You just keep on hating and generalizing......and please.....don't change your culture or have any ambition to do so.    

TampGator1
TampGator1

@WeRunTheEast


Do you generalize about people.......all the time?  Or just 90 percent of the time?  You better check under you bed before going to sleep tonight.  A liberal might come out in the middle of the night and take everything you own before you wake up.  What then? 


Question:  I am a moderate, but why do extreme conservative types have so much fear of anything different than them? 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt  where did you get that number? You know it is a lie. They don't even take a real count of people that enter for the Spring Game. 

You wouldn't have been in Athens to see the spring game in weather conditions like that.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgGoneIt Tech fans have enough sense to get out of the rain, what's really funny is how you and your other delusional crotch-sniffer will have to embrace yet another season of being a mediocre team in the big SEC,SEC. Man i have roughly 130 more days of reading yalls hopes and dreams of being relevant in anything other than swimming, gymnastics and tennis, and then find out you cheat at swimming. Laugh on mutt.

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@Quackmeyer I can't remember a commitment going down like this, with virtually no existing relationship, no contact with Richt, etc. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds over the next few weeks or months

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@TampGator1


Freedom of speech but I thought you might still be in mourning over the Gators 2013 edition!!!!!!!!!!

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@TampGator1  Maybe the coaches recruiting your O-linemen should tell your O-line recruits not to block their own teammates! 

NCDawg
NCDawg

@TampGator1 Tampa, your question might make sense if he were a safety but this guy is a DE.  SMH.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@TampGator1  TGator...come up with a new schtick...we don't need to knock down a throw to beat UF...go dogs

HotDawg
HotDawg

Tampa, you can get that message across without all the vulgarity.

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

I also find favor with all Conservative Tech fans, Clemson, etc... God Bless those that work in the private sector, paying the freight for govt employees and the Takers.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

@Dewnsav @TampGator1As long as Driskel (?) is the QB at Florida, the passes will usually not be close enough to either the defender or receiver for that to be a concern.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Dewnsav it is not hating to tell the basic truth of why players go to get PG work. They need better grades because so were not going to make it as Special Admits.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Dewnsav it has nothing to do with liking Bama or not. You act like the dogs don't do the same crap you are crying about Bama doing.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Snagglepuss there are more than 117 in that one photo alone and you can't even see the people on the other side or in the Letterman's Club

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt funny it isn't from the TECH people so those numbers mean NOTHING. You believe everything you read on twitter then you are not to BRITE.

They don't even take a count at the spring game.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt you will have to show that.

Who made it official? 

If you believe twitter are factual you need to find a better source. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@WDE so you know what people do at Swinging Richards? All the gay comments and homophobic comments from you dog fans lead us to think many of you are closeted.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@WDE @Football2013 That was directed at DawgGoneIt, as i have said before, dont throw shat if you cant catch it. What did his post have to do with this recruit, nothing.