How could UGA focus much on recruiting this week while it prepares to play the program’s biggest game in 30 years?
The Bulldogs didn’t really. This one sought out them.
It was Krenwick Sanders who initiated his commitment to UGA on Thursday.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Wayne County High School picked UGA over early football scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, South Florida and UNC.
Sanders just felt like Thursday was the right time to pledge to UGA, and went to his high school coaches to get it done.
“It was out of the blue,” Wayne County coach Jody Grooms told the AJC. “He came up to (our strength coach) and said he wanted to commit. I spoke with (UGA wide receivers coach) Tony Ball, and then (Sanders) spoke with Coach Richt. And they went ahead and finished the deal.”
Sanders is a junior, and one of three commits for UGA’s 2014 class. He makes up for the recent loss of Sandy Creek High School junior WR Demarre Kitt, who backed off his longtime pledge to the Bulldogs. UGA has 30 commitments for its 2013 class.
Was UGA the dream offer for Sanders? “Well, you know, Georgia is one of the few schools he has always had interest in,” Grooms said. “I always tell my kids: Don’t make an easy decision difficult.
“He had a few other offers, but I don’t know … no matter what he would’ve done next year as a senior, I don’t know if he could’ve gotten a better offer than Georgia. I think UGA is a good fit, and he thinks it, too.”
How good is Sanders? “He’s probably been one of our most explosive players since he was in the ninth grade. We knew the first day he walked on the football field with us, he was going to play Div. I football,” Grooms said.
“Georgia is getting a player that can stretch the field horizontally and vertically. He’s an explosive player. He can run the underneath routes and also make the big catches deep. I think he brings a lot of the table.
“Most of all, Georgia is getting an in-state kid that is going to keep the in-state pipeline they got going.”
BUSY, BUSY WEEK IN RECRUITING
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