The University of Georgia reports that the Bulldogs have landed another four-star wide receiver on National Signing Day. Isaiah McKenzie, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be sporting Georgia red and black in 2014. McKenzie is a prolific route runner with blazing speed. McKenzie runs a 4.5 forty-yard dash and has exceptional hands. The talented wide-out was also courted by Virginia Tech and Mississippi. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs will bring home this 5’8, 170-pound stud.
So far, the Dawgs have landed exceptionally-gifted prospects on National Recruiting Day. Among other headliner signings were defensive end Keyon Brown. The Bulldogs have landed another four-star wide receiver in Shakeneth Williams. The Dawgs sport an obvious top ten class with previous commitments prior to National Signing Day. However, the Red and Black may have boosted that rating further with their latest acquisitions.
Among some of the highly-touted signings that occurred before National Signing Day are a duo of talented running backs. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel headline a star-studded cast. Michel was ranked the number-thirteen prospect overall in the 2014 recruiting class. The heralded prospect boasts a five-star caliber rating and is also the third-ranked running back nationally. Michel joins a platoon of talented running backs. Incumbent starters Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall will be the Dawgs’ featured tandem of half-backs. Behind “Gurshall” on the depth chart are Brendan Douglas and J.J Green. Both men gained critical playing time in the 2013 season. Green and Douglas filled the shoes of the injured Marshall and Gurley. Marshall was sidelined with an ACL tear after the Dawgs visited Tennessee in October.
Michel has all the tools. He has speed and power and is a clear future starter for the Red and Black. Joining him will be Nick Chubb, a four-star recruit and the sixth-ranked running back nationally. The Bulldogs have pulled in fifteen other commits. Among the long list, tight end Jeb Blazevich and defensive-tackle Kendall Blazer. Blazevich could see immediate starting time. Senior tight end Arthur Lynch has graduated and projected starter Jay Rome suffered a season-ending injury in 2013. The latent effects of Rome’s injury have yet to be seen. Any aggravation to his injury will cast Blazevich into a likely starting role. In two tight end and jumbo packages, Blazevich will make a splash immediately. The 6’5, 240-pound recruit from North Carolina will be a wonderful remedy for Lynch’s absence.
Kendall Blake will add depth to a senior-laden Georgia defensive line. Blazer, along with fellow recruit Keyon Brown, could emerge as freshman starters. The 6’6, 297-pound monster will likely split time with sophomore Chris Mayes at nose tackle. Blazer, along with Brown, will now be under the guidance and tutelage of new hire, defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. The Dawg defense can suddenly showcase a vicious front seven. Complementing breakout defensive end Ray Drew and future star Leonard Floyd, Brown and Blazer could also make instantaneous impacts. National Signing Day has been greater than anticipated for the pride of Athens. Culminating with the landing of a four-star wide receiver, the Bulldogs have much to look forward to in 2014.
By Keith Fuchs