UGA already has two commits from Camden County High School, and it could add a third. J.P. Vonashek, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman, was offered a football scholarship by the Bulldogs on Monday and briefly considered accepted it. He still may do so, as early as Tuesday. “I feel good about it, and I’m really feeling Georgia,” Vonashek told the AJC. “I’m thinking about committing to them. I told Coach [Mark Richt] that I just want to go home and talk it over with my parents, and then go talk to [UGA offensive line coach Will Friend] tomorrow night about it.” Perhaps that only thing that could make it interesting with Vonashek is if Alabama offers. UGA and Alabama are his two favorite schools, but the Crimson Tide has not offered. Vonashek holds early offers from UGA, Miami and North Carolina. Camden County WR-DB JJ Green committed to UGA on Monday, while Camden County QB Brice Ramsey pledged to the Bulldogs over the summer. Vonashek met with Richt on Monday while touring the UGA campus. “Coach Richt said ‘Did Coach Friend and Coach Bobo say we want to offer you?’ I said ‘No sir.’ He said ‘Good, because that’s my job. I want to offer you a full ride to the University of Georgia. What do you think? Do you want to become a Bulldog?’ I said ‘Thanks so much for the offer. I’m excited about it. I need to talk to my parents and I will let you know.’” Vonashek said UGA appeals to him for many reasons. “I’m planning on enrolling in college next January. They told me they have a lack of depth on the offensive line, and that I could come in there next spring and compete for a starting spot.” Camden County coach Jeff Herron on JP Vonashek:
“If JP Is not a big-time D1 offensive lineman, then I don’t know what one is,” Herron said. “I haven’t seen one that has all the tools he has got. “He’s 6-6, closer to 6-7, and doesn’t hardly have an ounce of fat on him at 270 pounds. He’s going to be huge. That’s the thing. He has not filled out yet. You’re talking about a kid who I think can handle 300 pounds very well. He has got good feet. He’s a tough and physical kid. He has come over here and worked his tail off. “JP has all the intangibles that colleges are looking for. I don’t think he’s finished growing height-wise, either. He has such a tremendous upside. When you get a kid at that size, with that agility … he has long arms and such good work habits … that’s just a rare combination.”
UPDATE, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday: JP Vonashek did not commit on Tuesday night but still may do it by the end of the week. “My parents want me to wait and think about it a couple to make sure it’s the right decision.”
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