Georgia Bulldogs news: FSU trying to flip UGA commit, Stetson Bennett signs with agent, more

2024 5-star tight end UGA commit Landen Thomas talks about his recruitment process on Jan. 21, 2023 at FSU's Junior Day.
2024 5-star tight end UGA commit Landen Thomas talks about his recruitment process on Jan. 21, 2023 at FSU's Junior Day. /

It was a slow weekend of news for the Georgia Bulldogs, but not completely devoid of some interesting stories.

FSU is trying to flip the No. 1 tight end in the 2024 recruiting class away from Georgia. Landen Thomas attended the Seminoles Junior Day and is planning another trip to Tallahassee. This could be fallout from the change in offensive coordinators, as Thomas was heavily recruited by former OC Todd Monken.

Two-time national champion quarterback Stetson Bennett has signed with a major sports representation agency. According to reports, Bennett has inked a deal with ESM and Dan Everett. The agency also represents such stars as Jalen Hurts, Jonathan Taylor, Mac Jones, and Georgia legend Nick Chubb. The signing lifts a little of the cloudiness surrounding Bennett’s future intentions.

The Georgia basketball team was utterly walloped by No. 1 Alabama over the weekend, 108-59. It was the largest in by the Tide in series history against Georgia. The 16-11 Bulldogs will now travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks on Tuesday.

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The Georgia baseball team got off to a disappointing start, falling to Jacksonville State 8-5 in the 2023 season opener at Foley Field. The Diamond Dawgs took the second two games of the series with the Gamecocks, 10-3 and 10-5, taking a 2-1 series victory. Georgia will welcome Princeton to Foley Field this weekend.

One of the Muschamps is leaving Athens. Defensive analyst Robert Muschamp, who is the nephew of co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, is taking a job with the Los Angeles Chargers as a quality control coach.

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In ongoing court proceedings, federal judges are displaying some skepticism that college athletes are not indeed employees of the institutions. The NCAA argued that classifying student-athletes as employees would create gender inequality, to which one judge responded, “don’t you already have that?”.

Kentucky signee and 5-star prospect DJ Wagner is done with his high school career, and a bit prematurely. Wagner’s high school team was removed from the New Jersey state championship tournament due to an on-court altercation.

The USFL will hold its first-ever college draft on February 21. Per a release from the league:

“The 10-round traditional draft starts at 1:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Head Coaches and General Managers for all eight USFL teams will remotely draft the rights to 80 players who are eligible to join professional football. The USFL will provide real-time coverage of the 2023 College Draft through and its social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram”

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