Monday, August 18, 2008

Countdown to UGA-GSU: 12 Days

#12 Tavarres King, SE
6-1, 175, Mount Airy NC (Habersham Central HS), True Freshman
Despite being overshadowed by a couple of other WR prospects (Josh Jarboe, Brice Butler) from one of the strongest classes in the state of GA in years, many actually thought that King was the prize in the State. Despite his father attending Clemson, King got his first scholarship offer from UGA and wound up choosing the Dawgs over the Tigers, as well as Florida and Georgia Tech. One of the most productive WRs in the history of Georgia high school football (99 catches, over 1600 yards, 17 touchdowns as a senior), King has outstanding speed (legit 4.4) but can also turn a short pass into a long gain. He enrolled at UGA in spring semester and was very impressive, although a minor ankle twinge has kept him on the shelf in fall camp just recently.
Depth Chart Analysis: The injury has slowed King a little bit, but he had probably already done enough to work his way into the legitimate two-deep at split end. A redshirt is pretty much out of the question here. Its hard to say for sure, but based on everything I've read and heard, I just can't imagine that he won't end up being big time - possibly even this season. He's been a little bit overshadowed by the more heralded A.J. Green, but no doubt he is another in the long line of special talents coming in with this class that looks poised to make a few memories for Dawg fans in the years to come. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Otto said...

I can't wait to see this kid play. Shades of T. Edwards if you ask me.
He seems like a great route runner, has great hands and the speed to take it to the house.....he will be a factor this yr.

Good job JJ...... I hope to add more to C&C in the upcoming weeks