Zach DeBell’s reaction to UGA offer — ‘Skadoosh!’

Zach DeBell received an official scholarship offer from the University of Georgia on Tuesday morning, then two more from Virginia and West Virginia that afternoon.

His response? “Skadoosh!”

Seriously, that’s what he said.



For the non-indoctrinated, that’s something a very pleased Kung Fu Panda says in the animated movie of the same name. I know because I had to ask.

The point is, DeBell is a very happy camper these days and, in terms of recruiting, has come a long way from where he was at the turn of the New Year.

“In January, I had like three [offers],” DeBell said. “They just started pouring in lately.”

For those keeping count — and DeBell is — that’s 23 offers for the 6-foot-7, 265-pound offensive tackle from Tarpon Springs, Fla.

The Bulldogs’ offer is DeBell’s second out of the Peach State. Georgia Tech offered him shortly after he visited the campus during a spring break tour of colleges with his father in late March.

He also hit UGA, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina and Miami during that week-long excursion. Now he has offers from all of them.

DeBell credits that trip for a lot of the attention he is receiving now.

“I definitely think it helped get my name out there,” he said. “I actually had one coach say to me, ‘we didn’t want to be the only one not offer.”

So far at least, Florida, Florida State and Miami have not. But DeBell is hearing the Gators may be close.

As for Georgia, DeBell said he definitely likes what he sees and wants to see more. He plans on attending the Bulldogs’ June 12th camp.

“I think they’re pretty high up there,” DeBell said. “It’s not too far away from home, plus it’s a beautiful campus. I actually didn’t get to spend a lot of time there so I’m looking forward to coming back.”

Asked if he had any Georgia connections, DeBell mentioned Tampa-Plant 5-star prospect James Wilder Jr., who’s also being recruited by the Bulldogs.

“He’s a great guy and we’ve gotten to be pretty good friends,” DeBell said. “I call him Cheeseburger Eddy. I think he looks just like that guy in The Longest Yard.’”

If you’re starting to get the idea DeBell watches a lot of movies, you’d be right.

“I’ve seen probably every zombie movie ever made,” he said. “That’s why I have short hair. If you have long hair or a mullet they’ll grab it from behind.”



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50 comments Add your comment

The Sham

June 2nd, 2010
10:36 pm

Skadooosh! 1st for the 1st time!!!

The Sham

June 2nd, 2010
10:38 pm

now back to the story… what does that really mean? who cares… I’m 1st and now 2nd!!! Geeze I have to get a life… at least some rest.

Good night Chip…

The Sham

June 2nd, 2010
10:42 pm

Talking about similarities,,, Skadoosh is definitely fitting for me…

Good night for real this time!


June 2nd, 2010
10:49 pm



June 2nd, 2010
11:09 pm


Is it me or does this kids physique remind you Clint Boling. At any rate, you can never have enough trench players – and going after Wilder is improtant as Crowell is leaning toward Bama and is also favoring Auburn.

UGA is putting together a good recruiting class – but they need a feature RB as they did not get one last year – Ealey will be a Junior when this years class of players will be freshmen.

Anybody else following Tennessee? Dooley is literally starting from scratch and plenty of holes to fill – will take a couple of good recruitng years to see results. Tennessee has a lot of offers – but many bluechips taking a wait and see. ONe thing to remember – there is opportunity for immediate playing time for the Vols – and young Dooley needs to sell this!


Glory Glory

June 2nd, 2010
11:20 pm

Time for another Plant HS recruit… Aaron Murray….. to start assisting with James Wilder Jr’s recruiting. Looks like it could end up being a 2 for 1 HUGE pickup!!

94 days til kickoff!!!!!!

Glory Glory

June 2nd, 2010
11:24 pm

Oh… And another Plant HS Recruit….. Orson Charles…..

Plant HS = UGA’s JV Team

which means….. GT = UGA’s Pop Warner Team


bruce mac

June 2nd, 2010
11:24 pm

Don’t worry Stan, every dream team has a star running back. Can’t wait til FL vs. Bama 2010. That will be the game of the year at least early portion.


June 2nd, 2010
11:25 pm

Richt needs to go! If he would exert more force on our own state we would win the EAST and certainly UF with much more regularly!!! We DO NOT NEED any more Floridians! THIS IS GEORGIA and we have plenty of HIGH SCHOOL talent here that should be getting these scholly’s!


June 2nd, 2010
11:54 pm

Georgia is a winner and will return to the top in 2010. Florida and Bama are both overrated this season by all the pundits. They lost a lot of talent to the NFL and graduation.


June 2nd, 2010
11:55 pm

This guy is a physical giant but needs to cut back on the cartoons.

Ted Striker

June 3rd, 2010
12:00 am

This was entertaining. Striker liked it.

Best of Atlanta

June 3rd, 2010
12:01 am



June 3rd, 2010
12:18 am


((( 30-24 )))

Albert the Alligator

June 3rd, 2010
12:19 am

He’s just waiting for that Gator offer so he can join James Wilder in the Swamp.

Check yo self

June 3rd, 2010
12:44 am


((( 45-42)))


June 3rd, 2010
12:46 am

UGA’s Varsity got there butt kicked by Tennessee and Kentucky. Yea, go ahead and put the Pop Warner team out there. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

AlaBAMBA Nation

June 3rd, 2010
1:07 am

Do you Tech fans really believe that Nesbitt has a shot at winning the Heisman? A quarterback who has no chance to pass for more than 2500 yds and no chance to play QB in the NFL. Well if that is the case I think Blair Walsh is going to win the Heisman. Some of you Techies have your heads in the clouds.


June 3rd, 2010
4:52 am


June 3rd, 2010
12:46 am
UGA’s Varsity got there butt kicked by Tennessee and Kentucky. Yea, go ahead and put the Pop Warner team out there. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Yep, we lost to Kentucky and Tenn. and we BEAT GT…….so I guess GT is worse than Kentucky and Tenn!!!lmao

See how stupid you sound?…….who was that other teamGT lost to? ummmmmm I forget…..hahaha.

Jim in Ga

June 3rd, 2010
5:30 am

Check yo self,

You need to update the score in your post. That one’s from two years ago. And they say Dawg fans live in the past.

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June 3rd, 2010
6:41 am

DeBell is a classic example of the 2011 talent that is out there that is not yet widely known, Rated down the list a bit on both Rivals and Scout at this point, but the more he visits schools/camps, the more his stock will rise.


June 3rd, 2010
7:42 am

Another brainless recruit for UGAG.

Check yo self Jeff

June 3rd, 2010
7:43 am

I don’t think so Jen. Clemson beat Kentucy, and Tech beat Clemson, twice. So what does that say. UGA got lucky. Nice try.

Check yo self Jim

June 3rd, 2010
7:47 am

Jim in GA, not nearly as bad as when you guys repeat the past seven years over and over and over again. Hypocrite. So yea, keep telling yourself your going to win the National Title again and again and again.


June 3rd, 2010
8:08 am

..Let me see. Georgia beat USC. South Carolina whipped runner up ACC champ Clemson and Georgia ran over the ACC Champ gt….does that mean the Georgia is the real ACC champ?


June 3rd, 2010
8:09 am

saw where Alan Posey is now a 4 star on ESPN’s recruit listings.
Just saying. He’s a player…


June 3rd, 2010
8:15 am

Lucky CYSJ? Lucky is what Tech got against Climpson… Our RB’s RUN THIS STATE!! Hope your boys have dried out from that MUDHOLE the Dawgs stomped in that @$$!!! haha


June 3rd, 2010
8:22 am

Oh Zack…Skadoosh from me…you’re the skadooshiest…Please,Please,Please come to Tech..
You & I could have so much fun..IYKWIM…. Toodles, Flagboy…


June 3rd, 2010
8:47 am

This just in puppies…UF QB recruit Jeff Driskel rated #14 in the ESPNU 150 for 2011……LeMay rated #28…just sayin girls get ready for at least 6 more years of Jax beatdowns

Long Gator

June 3rd, 2010
8:49 am

Just another puppy dog to whoop up on.

We run “your state”

Johnny DangerDawg

June 3rd, 2010
8:56 am

This guy sounds like the kind of hard worker you want on your team. He will condition himself to be as fast and strong as possible in the event of zombie attacks.


June 3rd, 2010
9:16 am

Zombies? Cartoons? Sounds like a Jawja bulldog to me.

Guido Killin' Dawg

June 3rd, 2010
9:27 am

I’m guessing flag boy is gay

this guy reminds me of jeff owens because of his goofiness


June 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Gator fan – what happened to your basketball team after the one class went pro?? get ready to follow that path.
no more cupcake schedule
no more anxiety excuses
but I suppose you will still will cover up your failed drug test though, you got to keep that streak alive!

Get ready for a new ERA !!! you have NOONE to cover AJ…


UGA 82

June 3rd, 2010
9:38 am

I hope we get this kid, he’s got a great sense of humor. Seems like the kid has got talent (solid offer sheet), with a good head on his shoulders. Good luck to the kid. GO DAWGS!


June 3rd, 2010
9:53 am

258dawg as usual another delusional puppy…perhaps you haven’t be keeping track of recruiting. UF will beat you girls silly every year…I can’t see the Gators losing to a second tier SEC school like uga in the next 6 years or so…please keep cmr he’s our bitch….and you know it down deep in your second rate rear ends that you cannot match up with the Gators we just simply have better players, and green might not ever want to go over the middle again againt uf


June 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

First let me say I’m a huge Georgia fan!!! But in reference to Nesbitt winning the national title, look no further than Eric Couch of Nebraska. Alot of thing would have to happen for this kind of lightning to strike again (undefeated in ACC play, no more than one loss overall, down year for QBs in general. If he were to run for 1200 yards with 10 or more TDs and pass for 1500 yds with 15 TDs and very few INTs, he could win it. Especially if his team is winning. I DONT THINK IT WILL HAPPEN, but its happened before.


June 3rd, 2010
10:20 am

tim – that ’second tier’ school still owns you in the overall record. But I guess UF fans think football only started in the 90’s. Silly gators. 6 years? In a year or two when Urban retires, all the recruits in the world won’t help you if you dont have the coaching (see CMR lately)


June 3rd, 2010
11:32 am

No, AthensHomerDawg, it doesn’t. Otherwise, using your logic, only an undefeated conference champion can be a conference champion. If we use your logic, then Wake Forest would be the 2008 SEC Champ. If you’re comfortable with that, so be it.


June 3rd, 2010
11:48 am

I agree with 59Dawg about players and their stock rising.
Classic example is who Jack mentioned above: Alan Posey.
4* on ESPN, did not know that but I do know he is a very
good OL coming to Tennessee!

The Most Interesting Man In The World

June 3rd, 2010
12:36 pm

I may not watch a lot of losing teams in college football,but when I do,”It’s Georgia Tech”. Stay thirsty my friends.


June 3rd, 2010
2:34 pm

Hey Dara….Tech offered before UGAG did.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

June 3rd, 2010
7:21 pm

Get the young lad up to 310-320. Be a great bug killer.. and gator and vol

Nick the outsider LOL

June 3rd, 2010
9:56 pm

You stupid tech fans no nothing, I’d rather make 32,000 a year and win the sec east then start at 65,000 and win the acc so suck it nerds, and gimme back my girlfriend.

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June 4th, 2010
5:54 pm

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Gator Hating Tide Fan

June 4th, 2010
6:02 pm

Losing all those players will bring down the gators. Urban “macho man” Meyer is having chest pains for a reason. Maybe Percy Harvin can repay UF for looking the other way on his substance abuse and come back and supply CUM with some meds. I see gators wetting their jean shorts (jorts) on several occasions. Like they did against the Tide. And it won’t be from crocodile tears.


June 4th, 2010
6:12 pm

Hah ! GT loses their four best players and will be better this year ?. CPJ hasn’t recruited talent like they lost. Groh can’t do but so much with the bums left on defense. Burnett and Morgan were all you had. If you thought UGA ran through your defense like shellac through a goose last year, wait til Ealey and King do it again in Athens. They ripped GT for another 50 or so yards since I typed this message.

big uga...say what?

June 9th, 2010
9:12 pm

I had to reread Big Uga’s post to see if it was real. No more players from Florida? Yeah, I agree, Geno Atkins and Jeff Owens weren’t needed. Neither are Aaron Murray or Orson Charles. And while we’re at it, let’s send A.J. back to South Carolina. And those are just the ones that come to mind while I sit in bewilderment at how stupid some of our ‘fans’ are. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t end with: 30-24, 8 of 9, 15 of 20. Go Dogs