Posted: 11:06 pm Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

UGA adds 2nd football commit of day, could add a 3rd 

By Michael Carvell

UGA picked up two commitments on Wednesday, and could add another one on Thursday.

Gary McCrae, a 4-star athlete from Randolph-Clay High School, committed to UGA on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, 3-star cornerback Deandre Baker of Miami pledged to the Bulldogs.

Gary McCrae (247sports)

Gary McCrae (247sports)

UGA has 11 commits for 2015, and could add another one when tight end Jackson Harris announces at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Bulldogs are considered the heavy frontrunner for the 4-star tight end from Columbia, Tenn. He’s also considering Alabama, Vanderbilt and Florida.

Back to McCrae: He plays quarterback and outside linebacker at the Class A school located 160 miles south of Atlanta.

He attended UGA’s summer camp on Tuesday, and measured in at 6-3 ½ and 215 pounds. McCrae won over the Bulldog coaches with his workout, and earned an offer before he left campus on Wednesday.

By the end of the day, McCrae had committed to UGA over Kentucky, Louisville, and Michigan State. His runner-up school was Auburn, even though he hadn’t earned an offer from there yet.

“I think Auburn was fixing to pull the trigger,” he said. “If Auburn would’ve offered first, I would’ve committed there.”

What if Auburn offers now? “I’m committed to the G now,” McCrae said. “I went up there and visited. I like facilities, the atmosphere and how they treat players up there. It’s a dream come true. I’ve been a Georgia fan since I was little.”

The main reason that McCrae has always been an UGA fan is because his hometown’s most famous football player is Thomas Davis, the former All-America safety from UGA who now plays linebacker for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

“Have you ever heard of him?” McCrae asked. “He’s in the NFL now, and I’ve always looked up to him.

“I called him (Davis) today, and I told him that I was committed to Georgia. He was excited about that. He said he was going to call me back because he was in a meeting with his teammates.”

McCrae isn’t sure what position he will play in college, but he’s not too concerned about that. He’s just glad he’ll be playing at UGA.

“Coach Richt said he was going to offer me a scholarship as an athlete. He said I could play any position on the field. I’d prefer to play outside linebacker or defensive end, but I will play wherever they put me.

“I went ahead and committed because that’s always where I wanted to go. My mind was made up: If Georgia offered, I was going to take it.”

McCrae made a jump in Wednesday’s rankings: He’s now rated as a 4-star and the state’s No. 28 overall prospect.

 

486 comments
BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

 To all DogNation including Alternative, Hot, Midtown, Keen, AR, NC, Moist and my own fellow BamaNation including WB, I sincerely apologize for the MORONIC statements I have generated to date.  I am completely embarrassed and disappointed with the responses I've posted.  I've attempted to remove ALL the statements to this point on my own, but for some reason, my computer's shock wave player continues to fail sporadically so if there are any I miss it is not from lack of trying.  And ABSOLUTELY NO, I'm not looking for any response or seeking ANY ATTENTION what-so-ever.  And to KEEN, I have an Earthly father I don't communicate much with, but am proud of as he is a retired Vietnam Vet and Selma, AL Police Officer.  But TODAY, ironically on Father's Day, I found my one true FATHER once again after 20+ years of missing out on Him.  God is Glorious and welcomed me back to his side after so many years of straying from His Path.  But not any more.  So, GOD BLESS TO ALL and PRAYING ALL OF YOU FIND THE PEACE AND SERENITY THAT HAS ENVELOPED MY HEART AND SPIRIT.  Good Luck to you, your family and team.  Sincerely TimH  


And I forgot 350.  My apologies sincerely. 

BrownianMotion
BrownianMotion

auburn doesn't have to worry much about recruiting stars---just wait for ga players to get kicked out for some crime and sign them up!  they take anybody good with a pulse---they like the criminal types, the rule breakers!! just win baby!!!

Kushdawg
Kushdawg

With addition of the TE from Tennessee these are some nice gets but don't we need some linemen on both sides of the ball!!!!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

i want my Daddy's records!

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

TE Jackson Harris commits to UGA. That's 3 commits in a day and a half span. Go Dawgs! We're rolling now!

DavidArmour
DavidArmour

What other Ga commitments ready wanted to go to the SEC champions Auburn Tigers?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

So Mr. Carvell, do you get a certain amount of money a comment or what? Because if so, you're rolling in the dough as we speak.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

No doubt Mike getting some hits on this story. The Harris commit tonight should do well.

SinceVince
SinceVince

CJP may just be our next head coach when Richt continues to come up short or loses to a program like Vandy.

thebucket
thebucket

You know you just have to feel sorry for someone who lives in the ajc blogs so he can type completely meaningless drivel on all stories pertaining to UGA. And he does all this while hiding behind other teams names and wont reveal his real team. And he calls us delusional!!!!!!!!!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

First you have to know who your daddy is...Troll

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@DavidArmour you mean the Auburn team that 2-6  vs Georgia  since 2006. The team   that  didn't win a conference game in 2012? The one that averages losing  to Georgia  by 23 points per game  the last  3 years. If  Auburns  winning ab NCAA investigation is probably if not underway is  forthcoming.

GTBob
GTBob

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie He should thank Tech fans for it. And FlatTire. Otherwise the blog wouldn't have more than 20 comments.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@Bubbatavious And another thing, you gotta admit Vandy got tougher under James Franklin's coaching. He's gone to Penn State now and they will go back to being the "Vandy of old"...the type of team you schedule for homecoming

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@Bubbatavious We will go back to beating the stuffing out of Vandy like we always do this year. Last year was a slip up. It happens to the best of them (Bama losing to Utah and Louisiana Monroe in Saban's first year, Florida losing to Georgia Southern, Michigan losing to App State, etc). In 2012 we whooped em 48-3. That should tell you enough.

nscvials
nscvials

@thebucket Didn't know your rules bucket.  Hiding my real team?  How's this - AUBURN.  And you are delusional or on drugs.  Which is it.  When every year gets to the 4th or 5th game then the UGA cry is "Next Year!"  Well, "next year" just never comes for the criminals in Athens.  In 16 years Tennessee has won the BCS, Florida has won the BCS 2 times, LSU has won the BCS 2 times, Alabama has won it 3 times, and Auburn has won it 1 time and took a 3-9 team to a 2nd place finish in another year.  And Georgia?  Next year, baby, Next year!


God, it must be tough being a UGA fan and never winning anything of consequence in your lifetime.

CarterCollins
CarterCollins

@Dawgilama @DavidArmour ...If that makes you feel better, please hold it close to your chest and think of it often while watching Auburn in the Championship games.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

That's pretty appropriate....the only think techies are good for...Trolling! Lmao!

SinceVince
SinceVince

@DawgGoneIt... excuses excuses... we almost lost to Vandy in 2013...  That should tell you enough.

SinceVince
SinceVince

@DawgGoneIt...another thing...we should have beaten Vandy even without Ray Drew...just another kool aid drinking excuse.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@nscvials @thebucket 


Nobody asked for Y O U R  real team. The smell always gives you BARN idiots away so we already knew!


BARN   =      Lost  A L L   their SEC games in 2012. Every damn one of them!!!


F I R S T   T I M E   I N   H I S T O R Y .


BARN   =    Lost to UGA  6 of last 8 games(Should have been 7 of last  8).  Most of those UGA wins the Dawgs played  E V E R Y    P L A Y E R  that showed up with a UGA jersey!!!!


BARN   =   Hasn't won   S Q U A T   without  utilizing thieves and other criminals that had been booted from other schools that take a little pride in their programs!!!!!!!

GTBob
GTBob

@DawgGoneIt Maybe, but my obsessions are keeping the AJC blogs rolling. Somebody has to help pay the bills around here.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhiskeyBreath @Delusionaldog




Who gives a rat's patooty about either of you juveniles(Buzzardbreath and The KY  Jelly Boy).


I'm thinking you two are much closer than you let  on!!!!!!!


In fact so close that your "exhaust pipes" look like a double barrel shotgun!!!


Buzzard breath can now go under the name "KY  JELLY  BREATH"!!!!!

DawginCO
DawginCO

@GTBob  We did quite nicely on Bill King's blog for several days with no trolls.  Don't flatter yourself.  Many Dawg fans don't come here because they don't want to deal with you trolls.  They would flock on here and talk Bulldog football in droves if you and the other parasites went away.

GTBob
GTBob

@DawginCO Also, I just checked out the Bill King blog. 7 posts in about 5 hours. Wow, it is really on fire. Want me to get it going a little?

GTBob
GTBob

@DawginCO So I am keeping the UGA fans away? I think every non UGA fan on the blogs owes me a thank you.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Bill runs a homer ship. Maybe he can raffle off a free picture with the 1980 NC Trophy.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@GTBob  You are soooo smart GtBob!  He just put up a new blog.  He had been gone for over a week.  But horse's rear ends like you will go there to spew your useless sewage and ruin a brand new blog just because you lack even basic decency.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Bill's has been off of work for quite a few days. He said so in his last blog.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

Not keeping everyone away...the sad fact (for you) is that there are just so MANY articles about UGA superiority, UGA recruiting wins, UGA OWNING the GT Fleas....UGA fans just can't cover all those articles and make comments. But hey, great to admit that you don't suffer from that problem...because NO ONE writes about the insects because there is NOTHING worth writing ABOUT. LMAO that you trolls lead such pathetic lives that you have nothing better to do with your time. You do understand that this is why you've never been with a woman, right? :-)

DawginCO
DawginCO

@GTBob  That is just the point you drooling idiot!  You shouldn't be here.  You ruin these blogs by displaying the absolute worst in human behavior.  Go look at the blogs and show me where, when you joined the conversation, you did not act like a complete classless, hate filled, fool.  You can't because you do it each and every time you show up.  And you lack the basic decency to be ashamed of it.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Hence it being a UGA blog.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  That is his job.  It isn't the "College Football Blawg" it's the Junkyard Blawg.  And he does make incisive points about nagging issues.