The Georgia High School Football Daily e-mail newsletter, cofounded by one of my former coworkers, Chip Saye, reports that running back Washaun Ealey passed a summer course at Emanuel County Institute last week, finishing his academic requirements to enroll at UGA. “He’s in,” ECI coach Milan Turner told GHSF Daily. You can contact the newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulldogs Blog’s David Hale had an interesting talk with senior Michael Moore about the returning players and incoming freshmen in Georgia’s receiving corps, including his own chances when opponents double-team A.J. Green. Asked what freshman tight end/receiver hybrid Orson Charles brings to the table, Moore says: “He’s a high motor guy. He always wants to know what to do. He wants to learn more, he runs well, he catches the ball well. I think he’s a better fit for tight end only because it will give him a better advantage. You can flex him out and he’s going to beat up a DB, but he’s better suited for tight end. He looks good.”
While on the subject of receivers, for a Bama fan spin on our discussion last week about how Julio Jones has managed to out-hype A.J., you can check out the RollBamaRoll blog. While taking a few shots at my “homerish” viewpoint (hey, it’s a UGA fan blog in case you hadn’t noticed), blogger “Todd” argues that Julio stole the spotlight because he was a higher profile recruit to start with, he was a bigger overall part of Bama’s offense last year (while Georgia also had MoMass, Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno), the Tide had a better season than Georgia (can’t argue with that) and there’s more uncertainty in 2009 about Georgia’s offense. All valid points, but I think the fact that he’s part of a program that’s a traditional media favorite plays into it, too.
ESPN.com’s SEC blogger, Chris Low, devotes today’s installment of his Hope and Concern series to Georgia. Chief hope: the “depth, experience and versatility” of the offensive line. Biggest reason for concern: “Killer schedule.”