Bulldogs get big leg up on 2018

All eyes will be on Georgia’s top running back recruit Zamir White – in 2018. (DawgNation photo)

Here it is June 27, 2017. So, naturally, you are wondering: How is Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class taking shape? You are the impatient type. Forget about speculating on oil or gold or oranges. The teenaged muscle market is where the real forward-thinkers work.

The Bulldogs are in a celebratory mood this day, as a high school running back from North Carolina ceremoniously committed to Georgia for the season after this coming one. Georgia loves to poach backs from North Carolina – see Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. In fact, as far as we know here, running backs may rank as that state’s third leading commodity, behind regressive legislation and impersonal banking.

This one is five-star back Zamir White, of Laurinburg, N.C., rumored to be both tough and fast. Georgia won his affections over such noted rivals as Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson. No word yet on whether those programs were planning to shutter their windows and sell off their assets as a result.

Sadly, White arrives one year too late to put the Bulldogs in the national championship game in Atlanta, where their revival would have been so loudly celebrated. Georgia will just have to make do with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel until the next set of legs descends from Mt. Olympus (White’s nickname is, after all, Zeus).

Any question whether Georgia has maintained its standing as a leading institution of toting the rock?

For those who may be particularly giddy: The national championship site for Jan. 7, 2019 is Santa Clara, Calif.

Gloating about recruit is a little rash, I suppose. Like cancelling your life insurance after a particularly optimistic palm reading. But any win is a good win in these early stages of the Kirby Smart Era; and it’s the only kind available here two months before the first taste of cupcake at Sanford Stadium (App State, Sept. 2). So why not enjoy, responsibly?

The Bulldogs have a long, proud tradition of celebrating its recruits. As to what happens after that, well, it gets a little fuzzy.

The new back may be rated the top at his position in the country but he is not perfect. There is one alteration required. At Scotland County High, White wears No. 34. That has to change. That number is forever reserved for another recruit, class of 1980, who panned out even better than expected.

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twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

New annual trend = little ten shut out in the playoff. When will the committee just give in to what everyone already knows?

Little Ten = overrated Joke

Haven't scored since 2014 hahahaha

31- Goose egg

OH:IO
OH:IO

@twelveofthirteen


You got 1980. 


I got many w/ more than a few  Hiesmans w/ sugar on top. 


Sucks to be you.

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

Nah, I don't live on an OSU blog as a dawg fan. You live 24/7 butt hurt on a UGA blog as a supposed little ten 31-0 fan.

Now that sucks!

Mic droooooop!

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

Hey 31 - O:HIO

The 24/7 dawg butt hurt continues

31-0 hahahahahaha

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

Delusional like an OSU fan spending so much time on a dawg blog? Hahahah

31- O:HIO = Goose egg queen!

OH:IO
OH:IO

Of course Hummer has to reference 1980. It's the only peg dogs have to hang their collars on.

dawg fan
dawg fan

That 9-2 all time Bowl record against the Big 10 isn't too shabby, unless of course that's a hyped up fraud of a conference with teams that routinely get their brains beat in during the postseason. When will ESPN be broadcasting Urban Meyer's next bowel movement?

The Little 10 is a media darling joke. It's so sad to watch every year.

dawg fan
dawg fan

I know you are but what am I? You are the lamest troll I have ever seen. Absolutely weak.

TOJacket
TOJacket

@dawg fan Yea, I can tell. Everytime I post about the mutts you show up 5 minutes later...the lame inspiring the lame I guess huh?

OH:IO
OH:IO

@dawg fan


Sad? 


Jax, Belk, Birmingham, Liberty - sheesh. That's sad to watch. 



DawgNole
DawgNole

@TOJacket

So we should let you--a loser whose team has been owned by its biggest rival for decades--continue to snipe hypocritically unchallenged?

That would be lowering ourselves to your cowardly level.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@TOJacket

You're referencing how most Thanksgiving weekends leave you sad, of course.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan

That record is 1-10! They get NO credit for that Arkansas game, coming as it did on the heels of yet another rules violation by their slimeball coach and players.

TOJacket
TOJacket

It's that festive time of year when little dawgs and big ones dream of the day they will finally retain 2nd place in the SEC Least...another 3rd place finish would be a disappointment to all of dawgnation!

OH:IO
OH:IO

@TOJacket


One would think dogs are so over The Landings at this point. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO @TOJacket 

Stop flirting, boys. Your ongoing displays of affection are highly inappropriate in a public forum.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@TOJacket

13-3

65-41-5

How does it feel to be dominated for decades by "little dawgs and big ones"?

TOJacket
TOJacket

@DawgNole @TOJacket Once again V-Boy...congrats on leading the series overall...but right now, We run this damn State!!...punk

Coddyhawk
Coddyhawk

Stick to topic and quit spewing your political views.

GoldRush
GoldRush

Steve, really?


"In fact, as far as we know here, running backs may rank as that state’s third leading commodity, behind regressive legislation and impersonal banking."

This is the sports section, let's keep it to sports.


OH:IO
OH:IO

Simply the latest in a series of dog saviors......


Ealy - Bust


Crowell - Bust


Gurlme - Bust


Chubb - Bust


Mediocre (toilet) bowls, one and all


Bring out the off-season national championship banners! This is your time of year, dogs. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

Gurley and Chubb haven't been busts at all. Why do you continue to lie on the blogs, lying hypocrite.

A bust is blowing it out your a*s 0-31 in a highly undeserved playoff opportunity.

OH:IO
OH:IO

@DawgNole @OH:IO


GurlME a) couldn't stay on the field be it injuries and/or suspensions. 


Chubb was a one year wonder against cupcakes and the the weak SEC! SEC! LEAST. 


And it seems you agree that Ealy - The Spitter and Crowell - The Quiter were busts. 


Playoffs? We're 2-1 with a NC, 


dogs? N/A.

TOJacket
TOJacket

@OH:IO Don't forget the unveiling of the Top 3 Class trophy.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

The "Quiter"???

STILL waiting, lying hypocrite.

Stop lying about Gurley and Chubb. Both are considered top-echelon backs by anyone who knows football. You know nothing.

Your record vs the SEC is pathetic--beyond shameful. which is why your ongoing BS potshots against the conference that owns you expose you as a lying hypocrite.

Stifle, and go back to licking your wounds after that disgraceful playoff performance.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

Top 3 annually?

Another lie by the lying hypocrite.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

0-31 is your performance--and that was against an ACC team.

Your shameful performance against the SEC for decades makes that look brilliant.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

You pity a team you've never beaten?

Stop lying, hypocrite.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@OH:IO

That's rich, coming from such a bastion of maturity.

Every one of your smarmy posts solidify your rep on here as a lying hypocrite.

Keep up the good work.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@TOJacket

You're criticizing the backs of a team that has far outpaced yours for decades?!

Are you trying to steal oh:io's hard-earned title of lying hypocrite?