Four-star QB Greyson Lambert calls UGA offer ’special’

Before it’s all said and done, Greyson Lambert will likely have dozens of scholarship offers. But this past weekend, he got the one he’d been waiting for.

Lambert was offered by the Georgia Bulldogs.

“It was really special to me,” said Lambert, a junior quarterback from Wayne County High School in Jesup. “It’s something I’ve been waiting on a long time. I actually wrote it down as one of my goals for this year.”

It’s not like Lambert was lacking attention. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound signalcaller was already holding offers from Alabama and Clemson when he traveled to Athens last Saturday for the Georgia-Georgia Tech game. And virtually every school in the South is recruiting him.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for your accomplishments by the state school,” he explained. “It sort of validates everything you work for.”

That doesn’t mean he’s leaning toward the Bulldogs. Lambert said he is intent on keeping his options open.

“I like everybody who is interested in me right now,” he said with a laugh.

Lambert passed for 1,991 yards and 28 touchdowns for Wayne County (5-5) as a junior this past season. He also had two rushing touchdowns.

Lambert, who attended two UGA camps last summer, is the third quarterback in the Class of 2012 to be offered by the Bulldogs. They offered Gunner Kiel (6-4, 220) of Columbus, Ind., and Zeke Pike (6-5, 220) of Edgewood, Ky., last week.

Georgia currently has two scholarship quarterbacks on campus in redshirt freshman Aaron Murray and true freshman Hutson Mason. Another quarterback is expected to join them in January. That’s when commitment Christian LeMay of Matthews, N.C., is expected to enroll.

The Bulldogs seem to fit Lambert’s criteria.

“I’m looking to play in a pro-style offense,” he said. “I want to see how I might fit in with the team and with the offense. Academics and coaching staff are also strong considerations. I want a strong relationship with the offensive coordinator. And, of course, quarterback development is important. In Georgia’s case that’s a big plus, with Matthew Stafford becoming the No. 1 overall pick.”

Lambert received the offer at UGA’s Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall a couple of hours before the Bulldogs kicked off against Georgia Tech Saturday night.

“I got there two hours early, so I was able to talk to Coach [Mark] Richt,” said Lambert, who had attended the Alabama-Auburn game a day earlier. “He asked me, ‘Could you see yourself playing in a rivalry game like this?” I said, ‘Yes, sir.’ He said, ‘good,’ and offered me a scholarship.

“It was definitely an enjoyable day. It couldn’t have been a better atmosphere. At pregame, when both the teams were meeting at midfield, you could really see the intensity of the rivalry.”

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My thoughts

December 1st, 2010
7:22 pm

thom

December 1st, 2010
7:27 pm

Go Coach Mark (Richt and Fox) http://www.wedgeorgia.com

GaTruth

December 1st, 2010
7:36 pm

This recruiting class will be a huge swing vote either for or against Richt. If we are not a Top 7 class, expect all the bashers to be out in force. And, it is only going to get tougher – Spurrier can claim an SEC East title, Auburn likely to be BCS top 2, Bama has Saban, FL is FL, Tech will attract RBs and D, FSU is back on the right track, plus UK, Ark, and MSU all making noise.

Bull

December 1st, 2010
7:36 pm

Greyson, make your home state proud. Go Dawgs

GaTruth

December 1st, 2010
7:38 pm

Oh yeah, and over the last few years, the highly ranked recruits on the bubble all seem to fall to some other school. It’s time we have that shift to our favor. UGA needs to have some late closes. Now that we know the NCAA doesn’t care if you pay for play, start dolling out the cash – just don’t be considered an “agent.”

bwell

December 1st, 2010
7:40 pm

Take it son, what are you waiting on, Coach RIcht is not going no where neither is Coach Bobo, as long as he keep scoring and of course developing qb’s. Take it be part of the dream team 12′

ryan Red & Black

December 1st, 2010
7:44 pm

The next couple of weeks will be big for UGA recruiting mark it down Dec 11th could be a very interesting day with senior gala .

UGA's Next Offer

December 1st, 2010
7:58 pm

The Old Ball Coach

December 1st, 2010
7:59 pm

UGA gets all of these great recruits. I just don’t know what happens to them. 6-6?? How many are in jail?

Russ from the dog pound

December 1st, 2010
8:08 pm

Georgia’s performance against Tech was certainly not “special” nor was the rest of the season. Maybe Richt should recruit some offensive linemen to prevent beatings like that suffered by Murray against Auburn.

KZGuy

December 1st, 2010
8:14 pm

Looks like Richt will need a top five recruiting class to stay out of last place in the SEC.

Sanford Drive

December 1st, 2010
8:16 pm

Congrats Greyson!

The scholarship offer from UGA is one SO, SO, SO many kids in the state of Georgia covet (despite what all these Atlanta transplants on these blogs will tell you), and SO, SO, SO few actually receive.

Best of luck to you. Take your time and enjoy the recruitment process. I hope to hear you in a year or so declare yourself to be wearing Red & Black!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Dan

December 1st, 2010
8:27 pm

That’s gotta be one of the worst written comments ever, bwell.

ryan Red & Black

December 1st, 2010
8:37 pm

NCAA has opened Pandora’s box with pay to play so every parent is going to ask for six figures for there child’s recruitment .

Vick=Dog killing Thug

December 1st, 2010
9:01 pm

Still sick over the soft D during the bug game. Guess Bobo will be staying so lets just hope he gets better?

we hit and run this state

December 1st, 2010
9:19 pm

UGA defense was great, Grantham needs a raise 750k isn’t enough. He also needs some class, guts and brains.

Chaz Henry

December 1st, 2010
9:21 pm

we hit and run this state

December 1st, 2010
9:19 pm
UGA defense was great, Grantham needs a raise 750k isn’t enough. He also needs some class, guts and brains.

He needs to choke himself.

Vandy Dawg

December 1st, 2010
9:23 pm

After the way the Dawgs performed saturday night they need all the big time recruits they can put on the team. I watched a great QB make plays as the rest of the team struggled to beat the bottom of the ACC. I wish we were as excited about coaching players up as we are abot 17 year old kids from south Georgia with potential.

?Mysterion?

December 1st, 2010
9:28 pm

Most UGA athletes are “special”. That’s why they attend UGA instead of going after a useful degree.

Worm

December 1st, 2010
9:46 pm

We’d be glad to have your talents young fellow..Nothing better than being a legend in your own state..Ask herschel?

Toole

December 1st, 2010
9:47 pm

My UGA grad sister got him invited to a Bama camp this summer. He is a born Bama fan. He is going to Bama. Thanks Sis!

ugakev

December 1st, 2010
9:54 pm

UGA fans crowell is a 100 percent bulldog which is huge because he will be a immediate impact next season….Ray drew and jay rome and company will soon fall in after. Its an exciting time to be a bulldawg even considering our disappointing season. People say Georgia has a top 5 recruiting class every year but that just not true. But this recruiting class will be a top 2 and these players in this recruiting class are REALLLY good….GO DAWGS!!!

Vandy Dawg

December 1st, 2010
9:55 pm

Bama could make sense. They are and will be serious contender for the next few years. Hope you are wrong but I have read he has been over there several times this year. I wondered why our staff had not already offered this kid. If that is true and Crowell goes there the Dawg Nation will be in mourning.

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:03 pm

There are is a QB from Wayne County on the roster now.

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:04 pm

There “is” a QB from Wayne County on the roster now…..

10-A-C

December 1st, 2010
10:06 pm

6′5″ 185 makes Jacory Harris look like Lou Ferrigno.

Toole

December 1st, 2010
10:09 pm

82Dawg. We have one Wayne County QB as a preferred walk-on. Now we have offered a full scholarship to his understudy. What does that say?

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:10 pm

That the guy on the bench last year at Wayne County was the better player……………

Toole

December 1st, 2010
10:16 pm

Wayne Co hasn’t had a winning record in many years. Yet, UGA wants their last 2 QB’s. There goes that poor talent evaluation we are notorious for.

Gridironman

December 1st, 2010
10:17 pm

Slow feet, weak arm, slow delivery. 4 stars, you have to be kidding me Chad, something does not add up with this kid. Just don’t see it. Coming from a pass happy offense and these few yards. Just don’t see it at all.

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:19 pm

@Toole new coach there this year, a lot of good players have came from there in the past..

Gridironman

December 1st, 2010
10:21 pm

Georgia is loosing there mind on recruiting.

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:23 pm

Gridironman are you saying that because they offered this kid or in general?

Gridironman

December 1st, 2010
10:27 pm

This kid and in general. To many better athletes go to other schools and become stars. While we have so many that just never pan out. I know this happens every where but just seems more at UGA sometimes,

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:30 pm

This kid must have something, UGA, Bama, Clemson and not U.T. has offered

DAWGFAN

December 1st, 2010
10:30 pm

Chip- good work. I am amazed at how close you get to UGA recruits. You talk to them practically the moment they are handed their offer. You must still have some great contacts at UGA. I know the coaching staff is pleased with your work. Go dawgs!

Gridironman

December 1st, 2010
10:34 pm

A lot of smoke and mirrors and hell I would look good. Just talk to someone who watched him play this year and he had about as many Interceptions as TD’s. I guess that is what they want now.

82Dawg

December 1st, 2010
10:36 pm

You must pull for one of the five teams he beat this year. His first year as a starter too.

"S"toole

December 1st, 2010
11:10 pm

Wayne county hasnt had a winning season in 5 years.. but we have had 3 new coaches in that amount of time.. as for lambert.. i saw him play a few times.. he was ok… and welch was average.. if either of them make the field at UGA, id be surprised. But maybe they can end up like lindsay and put us back on the map (enter sarcastic laugh)

w.c. native

December 1st, 2010
11:50 pm

Enter your comments here

w.c. native

December 1st, 2010
11:55 pm

I use to work With Greysons dad and I can say with out a doubt his dad is probably the biggest tide fan in town. Just can’t imagine the apple would fall far from the tree.

Jesup Jacket

December 2nd, 2010
2:05 am

A team doesn’t have to have a winning record to have a good player. Greyson has a cannon for an arm and is still growing into his body. This was his first year running a pro-style offense. He averaged 2 TD passes a game for a team that didn’t average 2 total TD’s a game the year before with one receiver who had ever caught a pass on the field for the Jackets.

Go Jackets

December 2nd, 2010
4:43 am

Yeah, it’s “special” alright.

“I’m not gonna let my boy go to some special school so he can learn how to re-tread tires…”
~Mrs. Gump on why Forrest decided to play for Alabama instead

Destin Dawg

December 2nd, 2010
6:38 am

Our dream team recruits will fall in line this month……at least the bowl game will give Grantham, Belin and Lakatos more time to coach up the Defense.. early results so far = fewer penalties, better turnover ratio, more discipline, Junk yard Dawgs are back in 2011 .. now get with the Strength and Conditioning program O line.. Go Dawgs !!!

bitter "rouge agent"

December 2nd, 2010
6:40 am

meet me in a coffe shop and will take about repairing my church and mybe my boy can play for georgia, but remember ala and tenn are also shown interest yaaaw!!!!, hahahahahahah

WCBuzz

December 2nd, 2010
6:42 am

I watched this kid play last year, nothing special, lot of work needed. Team ran a wing T previous 2 years, did not throw the ball much. I do not think this kid has a rock for a arm. He is to slow in the pocket, can’t move. Not a good decision maker with the ball. Team went 5-5, only won against teams that did not have a winning record (Long Co., Appling County, Richmond Hill, Liberty, Greenbriar) Most of his passing yards where against these teams.

Correct

December 2nd, 2010
8:03 am

82Dawg posted:

This kid must have something, UGA, Bama, Clemson and not U.T. has offered

“have” offered.

SugarHillDawg=Nerd Tormentor

December 2nd, 2010
8:15 am

He needs to start EATING!!!!!!!!! I’m glad he has an extra year to pack in on.

Delbert D.

December 2nd, 2010
8:30 am

I can’t see LeMay looking forward to tiding the bench for 3 years behind Murray. There must be schools on his list that actually need a QB.

hipdawg

December 2nd, 2010
8:35 am

if anything we need good solid back-ups……now what about some def. linemen???