Posted: 7:12 pm Thursday, June 12th, 2014

UGA beats Alabama for 4-star from Tennessee 

By Michael Carvell

UGA picked up its third commitment in two days when Jackson Harris pledged to the Bulldogs on Thursday.

The 4-star tight end from Columbia, Tenn., picked UGA over Alabama and Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Harris is commitment No. 12 for the Bulldogs in 2015.

TE Jackson Harris (247sports.com)

TE Jackson Harris (247sports.com)

“Anytime you can beat out Alabama, that’s big,” said 247sports.com’s Jake Rowe. “Also, you have a huge body at the end of the line of scrimmage and that’s big; that’s what Georgia has done in the last two classes.

“When you add this guy with (this past year’s signees at tight end with) 6-5 Jeb Blazevich and a 6-6 Hunter Atkinson, you’re really getting big and physical at tight end. As you can see in the NFL, you can’t have enough of those targets in the red zone.”

This year’s crop of tight ends out of the state of Georgia is pretty good, and includes Coffee’s Jalen Wilkerson (committed to FSU) and North Gwinnett’s Daniel Imatorbhebhe (Missouri). But UGA went out of state to fill its need at the position.

“I think Georgia is getting a true inline tight end,” Rowe said. “He’s a guy that can play on the end of the line of scrimmage and that can block. And he can get out in space and catch the football.

“I don’t think he’s a vertical threat. I don’t think he’s a guy that you’re going to flex out into the slot. But he can impact the run game and the pass game. Quite frankly, that’s the epitome of a Georgia tight end.

Curiously, Harris was never offered by Tennessee. But Rowe doesn’t think it’s as big of a deal as some people think.

“I think it has a lot of it has to do with the type of offense that Butch Jones is going to run,” he said. “They’re a spread team and a physical team. With a lot of their tight ends, they will flex the guy out. They’re not playing them as much on the line of scrimmage. So I think it has a lot to do with a lack of fitting the scheme.”

Harris is rated as the No. 8 overall prospect out of Tennessee, and the No. 10 tight end in the nation, via the 247sports composite rankings.

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382 comments
keendaddy
keendaddy

@BamabackerinMiddleGA,

God bless you son., and God bless your family. As a Veteran and a Father myself, nothing could make me happier than knowing the peace of God's Promises. I would much rather discuss football, than trade jabs and barbs. Hope you enjoyed your Father's Day, as much as I did. My Dad's gone, but my kids called and I got to The Cracker Barrel, with my Mom and we got a few laughs, remembering my Great Dad! Good luck to you and the Tide this year and hope to see y'all in the SECCG....

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  

keendaddy
keendaddy

Guess my keyboard thinks with a mind of its own. That would be your Father. You Don't sound old enough to have kids of your own. ! Also, that's Special, not Soecial...

keendaddy
keendaddy

To the classy Bama fans, I apologize for my remarks directed towards Whatever. I respect your program and traditions, yet I'm sure you understand any Dawg fans taking exception to idiots like Whatever, bloviating in his childish style. I don't expect any of you to correct him or disagree with him. I can defend myself and am very proud of The University of Georgia, just as you are of Alabama.

Happy Father's Day too all of you,and Whateverif our Father is still alialive, color him a nice picture of a Bowl full of Sugar, with 45-31 on it!!!

If he's passed on, then my condolences on this Soecial Day!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Oklahoma sends their regards....

keendaddy
keendaddy

Whatever,

Soooooooooo, a loss to Vandy, in Nashville is worse than loss to Louisiana Monroe, in Tuscaloosa Balabama, at the Legendary Bryant-Dummy Stadium???

You are an idiot!

keendaddy
keendaddy

45-31???

Anyone remember what game that was? (2013, actually 2014)

Here's a clue: It would have been a little sweeter, except we lost too!

LostGoat
LostGoat

Alabama v. South Carolina for the SEC title--Alabama should win by 10---their O is probably the best in the SEc.  But, fsu will win the national title.

KOREY
KOREY

WhatExcuseNow get a life loser and by the way Bama's on a two game losing streak but some how you've failed to mention that I wonder why BOY.

keendaddy
keendaddy

I love it when we involve the TE in the Offense. I know blocking isn't glamorous, but a really good blocking TE is worth his weight in

gold. If you are lucky enough to find one that can block and catch, you hit the goldmine. Now, what seems to be UGA's problem in snagging more studs on the OL? A stouter OL, gives us an extra weapon in the TE. When he can be used as an Offensive Receiver. Get him in the Secondary, and he creates a problem for the little DB's, or diverts a LB. Sometimes, I don't think Coach Bobo, uses our TE's enough. I really enjoy watching an Offense that utilizes a FB & TE, to their fullest capabilities....

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Both Bama and UGA are recruiting a 2015 QB Blake Barnett and this kid is pretty good. He was committed to Notre Dame but backed off that. Oregon is the leader but both UGA and Bama are getting a visit. Fact is he is at Bama this weekend and then on to UGA and LSU.

keendaddy
keendaddy

Whatexcuse,

you hang out in a UGA site, why exactly? Scared or just childishness? This story was about a TE that chose The Dawgs over the Tide. The fact that you'reover here in UGA site and story, says you're jealous. We could care less about bama, or we would be in your blogs, lol. It's no wonder Jackson Harrs wanted nothing to do with juvenile tide fans. Grow up...

Roy123
Roy123

WhatExcuseNow get a life!

thebucket
thebucket

I heard today that Terry Godwin is shutting down his recruitment and staying committed to UGA. If that's true that's good news. Anyone else heard that?

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@keendaddy


Cracker Barrel sounds good right about now.  My 13 year old decided to attempt to make Lasagna for the first time today.  God help Us.  She's working hard so, however it turns out, I will grin and bear it as it makes its way to the stomach.  But Olive Garden or Cracker Barrel may be on tap very, very shortly.  Just know your Dad is looking down and thinking what a fine man he fashioned til the Lord needed him for more important business. Enjoy the rest of today and the memories of the past.  We are blessed indeed. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@KOREY 60-7 in 5 years and you are getting a kick out of a 2 game losing streak. I guess that is all a dog fan can find pleasure in.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@keendaddy you didn't make an Avatar with the Honey Full Moon over Savannah? I hope you got  PIC or 10 of last nights full moon. It mush have looked HUGE over the ocean.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie 

I ain't down wit dat Willie... bogus information... Barnett might be visiting Athens for a tryout but UGA is passing on the QB in this 2015 recruiting class to get some separation from the already 3 deep players at the QB position... besides UGA is in the middle of recruiting the #1 rated pro QB in the 2016 class Jacob Eason.. who could very well commit to UGA 7/18 during DawgNight... UGA also  already sniffing on another HS sophomore QB out of Roebuck S.C. and found another one this week... right here in metro Atlanta... a HS head coaches son.

LSU got a commitment in May from the #4 rated player out of FL 2016 4* QB DT Feleipe Franks... good luck to Alabama in their quest to find a QB of the future... hint.. QB's like to air it out... not so much.. just hand it off 80% of the time...

"BELIEVE" in the G

ARdawg
ARdawg

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie It wouldn't be a big loss if UGA missed out on that kid. Georgia is currently QB rich but, that could all change the first week of the season

thebucket
thebucket

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  Barnett certainly looks the part: 6'4" and 193 lbs. He is also a December graduate, which means he is an early enrollee.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhatExcuseNow (aka  KY JELLY TROLL) 


Just keep it on the forefront of your mind(gotta have a mind to participate) that


V A N D Y   H A S    N E V E R    E V E R   L O S T  T O..............   LA-MONROE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LMFWAO

DawginCO
DawginCO

@WhatExcuseNow  You should be embarrassed child.  What exactly do you think you are proving?  You did nothing.  I, as a fan, had nothing to do with the National Championship in 1980 or the loss you seem so fond of harping to Vanderbilt.  All you are doing is posting in giant neon letters your emotional problems.  Grow up.  Your Dad should kick your scrawny arse for being so childish.  Mine would have.  Even when I was eight.

The_Real_KJ
The_Real_KJ

@WhatExcuseNow  WhatExcuseNow driving hard to unseat WhiskeyBreath from his title of "Most Easily Butthurt Gump on AJC".

Grant1296
Grant1296

Excuse...

I'm somewhat confused...(but I'm kinda slow)

Bama has nothing to prove...

I admire Bama and there program..

I also think most Bama fans are decent fans. (Wet for example)

So...why the Georgia hate???

Grant1296
Grant1296

Yep...

That and beating the hell out of Tech

keendaddy
keendaddy

Johnny, I'm sure it did, but I wasn't at the Beach ti appreciate it. But, I remember others....

keendaddy
keendaddy

Whatexcuse,

Like I said, you sound like a very immature guy, lol. Since our lost to Vandy gives you such a thrill, I'm sure you love reminiscing about Louisiana Monroe! Oh yeah, Oklahoma sends you their love, lmto...

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Delusionaldog(aka  THE KY JELLY BOY) @thebucket 


That would be very much akin to  Semi-boneless Delu-dog..................except when BuzzardBreath/KY JELLYBreath and/or WEN/KY JELLY TROLL/WENNY-THE-POOP is near him.


Ahhhhh.  Late spring but love blooms  E T ER E N A L!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thebucket
thebucket

@DawginCO @thebucket  A subscriber to one of the recruiting services told me that, but I haven't seen the story yet. Guess we shall see.

steelernation55
steelernation55

@The_Real_KJ @WhatExcuseNow  whatexcuse now is just mad because being from  Bama she is having a hard time dealing with the fact that her brother bent her aunt over and she was born

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Grant1296 you really need to get a more fulfilling life cause that is just pathetic.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@WhatExcuseNow  So what again is that supposed to prove, child?  Thumping your chest about something that you had absolutely nothing to do with is pretty pathetic.  I guess that is what little boys that can't do anything else do when they feel like their "manhood" is being threatened.  Do you use a ruler to reassure yourself every night?  You have a great deal of growing up to do, boy.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Ok..I get it...

Let the Banter begin...

Grant1296
Grant1296

Don't worry about me POAD.

Quite fulfilling to tell ya the truth...

And by the way...your comment was so very insightful...

Oh...by the way...my life isn't fulfilled because of a

Comment on a blog like yours is...

Talk about pathetic...

ARdawg
ARdawg

@WhatExcuseNow @ARdawg Color me amused azzhat. I don't know what's more disturbing, a needle pen!s Bammer spending all her time on a UGA blog or the fact that she collects and saves posts from a year ago. You are one twisted individual.  I guess I should be flattered you saved my posts but I have a feeling you've saved them all. Now that's a moron

DawginCO
DawginCO

@WhatExcuseNow  Why am I not surprised that you posted totally irrelevant nonsense?  Boys do that all the time.  

Grant1296
Grant1296

Ohhh.....wait....

One more thing excuse...

Try not to ally yourself

with the mental midget

POAD ....

You will completely lose all credibility ...

ARdawg
ARdawg

@WhatExcuseNow @ARdawg Ah I see. She and her bammers lost yet another recruit to Georgia. Stings, don't it? For some reason she believes herself relevant on a Georgia blog rather it's just more evidence of her insanity and delusion. Likely not completely your fault. Obviously you've been the incesteous target of many brothers and the other bammers in the trailer park. You should take up needlepoint cause this Bama fan stuff ain't working for you. It's really a gross display of your ignorance

ARdawg
ARdawg

@WhatExcuseNow @ARdawg You've developed your own little world where your tripe and vitriol are actually relevant. It's called insanity and tainted with delusion. Likely not your fault though. You've obviously been the incesteous target of your brothers and the other Bammers in the trailer park. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it

DawginCO
DawginCO

@WhatExcuseNow  So I guess you hate yourself then, eh?  Because pretending is a lie and you pretend  to be a grown man.  You also pretend to be intelligent.

Too bad for you because you aren't fooling anyone.  Fail.

Grant1296
Grant1296

He does so try to ride your coat tails ...

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Grant1296 now that is funny! A UGa fan talking about riding coattails. What is it you have done the help yell the SEC chant? NOTHING is what the dogs have done to improve the SEC brand in football.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Well you know it all mental midget.

It's obvious that the SEC competition that

GA faces still thinks

UGA is relevant...

Not so much for tech in the. ACC

Grant1296
Grant1296

Your a moron POAD...

You live on a blog...

Talk about a fulfilling life...

Your a pathetic joke, and everyone knows it