February 7, 2008

UGA's Class of 2008 Superlatives

The University of Georgia has signed another great class in 2008 and it is full of talented prospects from top to bottom. We have gotten to know most of them on and off the field and that has helped us form our list of 2008 superlatives. Here are the award winners.

Class of 2008 Superlatives

Hardest Hitter: Georgia put together a strong defensive class and many of the signees lay the wood, but the hardest hitter award goes to Marcus Dowtin. Dowtin loves contact, he gets his pads square and knows how to delivery big blows all over the field.

Most Improved: A number of players made big strides during their senior seasons, but the one that stood out the most had to be linebacker Christian Robinson. Robinson was a solid player as a junior as he laid low behind top 2007 prospects Caleb King and T-Bob Hebert, but he really emerged in 2008. He worked hard in the off-season and got stronger, faster and became the top linebacker in the Peach State.

Fastest Signee: A lot of speed is in the 2008 class and heading the signees in the speed category is wide receiver Tavarres King. King is a smooth receiver that is gone once he gets behind the defender. He kicks it into gear quickly and runs away from the secondary.

Highest Moment in 2008: There were many happy moments for the Dawg fans over the past year in recruiting, but the one that stood out the most is when A.J. Harmon switched his commitment from Clemson to Georgia on national television during the Army All-American game on January 6. Not many saw that coming, but it happened and the Dawg fans went wild.

Lowest Moment in 2008: The same winner for the highest gets the award for the lowest. When A.J. Harmon committed to Clemson early in the summer, it stunned many UGA fans and it stung a little. One of the top targets that was always in UGA gear and grew up a Dawg fan committed to a big Georgia rival. The hurt only lasted 6 months and it ended well for UGA, but this commitment was hard to deal with at the time.

Most Intimidating: One UGA commitment stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs a solid 250-pounds. He plays with confidence, he looks great in pads, he talks a lot of trash, he plays with a swagger and that guy is Toby Jackson. Jackson plays hard at all times and looks for those times that he can lay someone out when they least expect it and they keep that in their mind for the entire game. He talks and he backs it up while intimidating his opponents.

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