Georgia football added one of the top-rated tight ends in the country for the class of 2022 in West Forsyth High School’s Oscar Delp.
The Dawgs have gotten a big-name tight end to commit for four consecutive recruiting classes, and that is just how tight ends coach Todd Hartley rolls.
He is responsible for getting Darnell Washington, Brock Bowers, 2023’s Pearce Spurlin and now Delp to commit to Georgia. Not to mention he signed Brett Seither and was the person behind convincing the Dawgs to give Ladd McConkey a shot.
Hartley sets his goals high, and so far, he is batting .1000. Since getting hired by the Dawgs, he has other recruiting wins on the resume, but we’re talking tight ends right now.
Delp ranks as a 4-star on 247Sports composite rankings and ranks as the No. 97 overall, No. 3 tight end and the No. 9 player in Georgia.
Delp isn’t your average tight end. Instead, he is a serious threat regardless of how you use him. He is 6-5, 220-pounds who runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. Delp can block, catch short passes, but he can also go deep for those long passes as well.
He is a special player and a massive pickup. Georgia was the front runner, but with Michigan, Clemson and South Carolina being the other finalists, you just never know.
Bowers and Delp are similar in that manner, and with both of them on the same team, Georgia will have one of the most talented tight end rooms in all of football. The Dawgs also have Washington in that room, so opponents better watch out because there will be plenty of weapons.
Even though recently, Georgia has gotten tight ends and not used them to their potential, looking at Isaac Nauta and such, the 2021 season has proven otherwise.
Bowers is the leading receiver for the Dawgs and has shown how lethal he is on the field. No more of the ‘Georgia doesn’t use their tight ends’ narrative, nope offensive coordinator is helping recruit these guys, and you can bet he will use them.
With Delp committing to the Dawgs, Georgia now has a case for being labeled TEU, or Tight End University. Between Washington, Bowers and now Delp, there is so much potential and talent. As long as they continue to play well, the case is simple.
Some teams have one five-star tight end on their team but rarely do teams have multiple star-studded guys who could start wherever they go. Georgia has Washington and Bowers right now, but also Ryland Goede, John Fitzpatrick and Seither. Granted, not all of them get playing time yet, but they are working hard.
Georgia has elevated their tight end recruiting since head coach Kirby Smart got here, but it’s gotten even better since Hartley got here. Only time will tell now to see how good they end up, but at this point, Georgia has at least two players NFL-worthy with a third and fourth coming to Athens in the next couple of years.