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The mean and nasty offensive lineman nicknamed “The Finisher” got his “dream offer” on Saturday.
UGA coach Mark Richt offered an early football scholarship to Walton High School’s Brandon Kublanow, who is likely the state’s No. 1 junior prospect on the offensive line. UGA offered the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Kublanow at the center and offensive guard position.
“As soon as we got to Georgia on Saturday, they said Coach Richt wants to see you,” Kublanow told the AJC. “My mom and I talked to Coach Richt for about 45 minutes. At the end of the conversation, [Richt] said ‘you have an offer from us and we really want you to come here.’
“I was a little surprised. Some people had told me that I might be getting an offer, but I was still surprised. And I’m really excited about it because Georgia was my dream offer.”
Did Richt try to get ‘The Finisher” to commit? “He said he knows it might be a while before I make a final decision. But whenever I’m ready, they are ready for me do it.”
Did Kublanow consider committing? “I thought about it a little bit during the game. But I want to look at other schools and check out my options before making a final decision. It’s still early, and once I make my decision, it’s over for me.”
Who will be next to offer? It could be Maryland this week. He is also a scholarship candidate at Florida, South Carolina, Clemson, Vanderbilt and Alabama.
“The Finisher” earned his nickname in recruiting circles after video circulated of him making pancake blocks, staying on the top of the defenders while on the ground, and then shoving the players’ helmets back into turf to make sure they were down – even though the play had passed by.
What do I think? You know how you might go to a high school game for teams you don’t care about just to see a top prospect at QB or RB? Kublanow is the only offensive lineman I can ever recommend who is worth the price of admission. Most high school offensive linemen quit on the play after initial contact. Kublanow is trying to destroy anybody and everybody he can until the whistle blows. I’ve never seen anything like it at the high school level. He is super nasty. He lacks prototypical height but more than makes up for it with his devastating blocking skills.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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