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Im in Kansas. So I have no one to discuss UGA football with so please be understanding.
One thing that has always been in my thoughts is that Jarvis did not choose UGA. He went to USC. Then he got injured and Im sure now they were trying to get that scholarship open. So he comes home and UGA gives him the chance to display his talents. Because of that and his new and very positive medical report he will be a top 10 pick. He should be so grateful.
But more importantly in state athletes who are being recruited outside the state should see the honor and commitment CMR n UGA have to our guys. That demonstration should build trust.
Sportsmommy, I hope u read this. Thats why your son should go to UGA.
I think Jarvis is grateful for that. He loved his time at UGA.
It genuinely bothered him to leave, and he's got a bunch of people around that program rooting for him. Quality kid who was always a pleasure to be around. Never took any of it for granted.
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Good point, for today's recruits. I wonder if any see loyalty from the university as a consideration.
But Jarvis is a great example and DGD. I hope he has a long and storied NFL career.
JJ is a very humble and good kid. He said on several occasions of how much he appreciated Georgia and he want to give back to UGA by his play. I have no doubt that he appreciates the opportunity he was given. Unfortunately some kids dont see it that way. I honestly wish every kid we get would have the heart and work ethic that he does. I am thankful also for the way that Richt has given kids chances that they might other wise not get.
Maybe he'll donate a few million toward the Jarvis Jones Indoor Practice Facility.
Lmao!!! U r my guy!
I looked at it like the parable of the Prodical Son. Even though Jarvis leadership and play probably saved CMR's job, Richt just impresses me on how he is more than just a coach. I dont mean to be pious but Gods will was for JJ to play at UGA.
First off, UGA benefited as much from Jarvis as he did from UGA. Secondly, I don't care where the talent is from if it chooses to wear the Red and Black. 4 of the guys our offense will rely on this year (Gurley, Marshall, Theus, and Murray) are out of staters. Get the best talent regardless of their zip code. Kids should choose the best school for themselves. Do I believe UGA has a lot to offer? Absolutely. Do I think it is the best choice for every single kid? Heck no. I hope BAW and all top talent choose to go to UGA as I think the classic city is the greatest place in the world, but I also understand that other schools have a lot to offer as well.
Anybody that has a clue knows that if it wasn't for Jancek, Jarvis would have been at UGA his freshman year.
On the subject of taking care of our own, if you are a Georgia athlete, you are crazy to go outside of GA. Say Jarvis gets injured in his pro-day. He is still going to make 6 figures in GA because he is an ex-UGA player.... period.
If you are a division 1 athlete from GA that can play at UGA, you are moron if you don't go to UGA. The reason being that if you don't make it to the NFL, you will still have it made.
Every highly touted recruit thinks they are destined for the NFL. Who can blame them? But only the ones with at least half a brain consider what would happen if they aren't quite as good as everybody is saying they are.
Home town folks take care of our home town kids. Leave your state and you are on your own. You better hope you are as good as everybody is telling you that you are.
Im not discounting our out of state talent. But it would have been nice to keep kids like Adams and Kamara in state, right? Yes by all means do whats right for u. Obviously, UGA was right for JJ. And JJ was right for UGA. My point was and is that CMR is a honorable coach who does more than coaches his kids. He cares about their developments as men and players. Koltob Houston hasnt played a down for GA. Did Richt send him packing? Nope...kid is getting the same love as everyone else. Honorable!!!
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