Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 88 Days (Brandon Bogotay)

Brandon Bogotay, K
6-3, 200, El Cajon CA (Grossman College), Soph.(?)

In one of the more unheralded but no less important signings of the 2009 recruiting class, the Dawgs picked up Bogotay in March, long after Signing Day. This presumably fills a long overdue need that the Dawgs will have on kickoffs. As a freshman at Grossman College, he connected on 15 of 23 field goals, including a long of 52. He was 1st team All-Conference as a freshman at Grossman (a junior college.)

Depth Chart Analysis: He is rumored to have a big leg but perhaps lack some accuracy, which would make one think he is a perfect fit for the gaping hole the Dawgs have on kickoff coverage. However, if Blair Walsh struggles as a sophomore (which I certainly don't think he will), it would be nice to have someone else available to give it a try. Hopefully Richt and the special teams coaches will just let Bogotay kick it as far as he absolutely can, and take our chances. Lord knows the current methods are not working any better.

Other famous #88s in UGA history: TE Norris Brown, WR Brice Hunter


Hobnail_Boot said...

When was Bogotay's number announced?

JJ said...

It hasn't been that I am aware of. I just stuck him in a spot like I will with all the other incoming freshman that haven't already reported to Athens.

For future reference, if you don't see the number in front of the player's name on the subject line, that means he's just filling in that spot on the countdown.