UGA QB Carousel Continues As Georgia Bulldogs Land New Commitment From 2017 Gunslinger (Video)


The Georgia Bulldogs quarterback circus continues as Greyson Lambert is in, Jacob Park is gone, Jacob Eason looms, and the 2017 #2 pro-style qb Bailey Hockman has now jumped on board.

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The quarterback position at the University of Georgia has been a hot topic dating back to the end of the 2014 season when senior Hutson Mason finished up his career in Athens. After the Georgia Bulldogs recent spring there seemed to be no clear winner of who would assume the helm and lead the Dawgs from the position.

Following the “G-Day” game this past April many still contended that Brice Ramsey appeared to be “the man” who would take over the quarterback position. However, UGA head coach Mark Richt and staff still made it fairly clear that the battle for the position was one that was still open and fair game. Then, out of nowhere former Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert was announced to be transferring in to join the “red and black” for this season.

The announcement of Lambert coming into the program must have struck the nerves of Ramsey, Jacob Park, and Faton Bauta. This is evident seeing that Jacob Park has announced that he will be departing UGA to seek to play elsewhere after the news of Lambert becoming a Dawg broke.

All of this uncertainty at the quarterback position is taking place while the #1 overall 2016 pro-style qb Jacob Eason looms to come in the following season and possibly take over right away. Well, the plot has thickened even more as the Georgia Bulldogs have landed a commitment from the 2017 #2 pro-style quarterback Bailey Hockman.

Hockman (6’2, 201) hails from the state of Georgia playing at McEachern High School in Powder Springs. McEachern High School may sound familiar to UGA fans as it also where the Bulldogs landed a commitment from 5-Star defensive tackle Julian Rochester only a short couple of weeks ago. Hockman, a 4-Star gunslinger is listed as the 2nd overall pro-style quarterback and the 3rd overall prospect in the state for the 2017 Class per Composite Rankings. Hockman has also taken part in the 7-on-7 sessions at Sanford Stadium this week and has looked sharp.

Hockman is the first commitment to the Dawgs for the 2017 class. The report card on him is that he is highly intelligent in terms of his football I.Q. This is most certainly a testament that he has grown up around the game and that his father is his coach. He has proven skills of being a leader on and off the field and is well-disciplined at the qb position. The Powder Springs prospect is a lefty but has great arm strength and is able to show it off when necessary. Likewise, he possesses a great deal of finesse and touch with a nice spin on the ball when released.

Bailey Hockman passed for a total of 3,597 yards this past season while compiling 42 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He has received offers from 16 different schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

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His decision to commit to UGA may come as a surprise to many considering the abundance of quarterbacks on the roster in Athens and with Eason coming in soon. The fact that he did says a lot about the UGA program and new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Georgia has had the slogan “Running Back U” tagged to it for some time now. The Dawgs may soon pick up the moniker of “Quarterback U” if the trend of bringing in top talent at the position continues on as it has in the most recent past. In the meantime, the Georgia Bulldogs quarterback carousel continues to spin round and round and only time will tell when it will stop and a legitimate starter and star is solidified.

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