October 15, 2008

Following the Future: Week Seven

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during the fall with the Following the Future feature. We will let you know
the scores, how they performed individually, how they feel about their play, and more every week. You will get a look at the next generation of Bulldogs right

The Next Generation of Bulldogs

CHRIS BURNETTE - OL (Guard) - 6-3, 285

Burnette Says: "We played horrible and we lost to Carver 30-7. Everything that could go wrong went wrong this game. I played good. I did not have any penalties and I did not give up any sacks. I only had four pancakes this, but we spent most of the second half on the sideline."

Our Thoughts: Burnette is a versatile lineman with great feet, good technique, and he will play guard at UGA. He also has a 4.5 GPA.

Next: At home against Shaw Oct. 24

WASHAUN EALEY - RB - 5-11, 200, 4.5

Ealey Says: "We played good and we won 49-22. I rushed for over 300 yards and I had four touchdowns total. The second half we played real well."

Our Thoughts: Ealey is a back with great visit, great cut back ability, and great body lean. He can run tough on the inside or burst outside.

Next: Hosting Johnson County OCT 17

ARTHUR FONTAINE - TE - 6-5, 240, 4.7

Fontaine Says: "We won 26-22 over Taunten. I had three catches for 90 yards and one touchdown for about 27 yards. I am not sure how many tackles I finished with on defense, but I did have one sack."

Our Thoughts: Fontaine is the complete package at tight end. He has the size everyone looks for and he has soft hands and nice blocking skills.

Next: At home vs. Barnstable Oct. 17

MICHAEL GILLIARD - LB - 6-1, 205, 4.5

Gilliard Says: "We played well, but we lost to Lowndes 14-7. Our defense played great though and I was in on about 10 tackles. I think I had a good game and I gave Ed Christian fits all game. Greg Reid played well though and he scored a touchdown on a screen the first play.

Our Thoughts: Gilliard is an athlete just growing into a linebacker. He can run, he is good in pursuit, and he is only going to get better.

Next: Home vs. Coffee Oct. 24

TOBY JACKSON - DE - 6-4, 255, 4.79

Jackson Says: We beat Averett 62-14 and it was another blowout for us. We scored 34 points in the fourth quarter, so I did not play that much. I had a big sack in the first quarter, I had two tackles for loss, and I had a couple of pressures. We played good."

Our Thoughts: Jackson will make an impact in Athens the minute he steps on campus. He is explosive off the ball and he plays both the run and pass well.

Next: At Radford University Oct. 19

ABRY JONES - DT - 6-3, 273

Jones Says: "It was a close game, but we won 17-14 at Coffee. I think I played a pretty good game. I had a couple of tackles and I finished with two sacks."

Our Thoughts: Jones is a DL that has an extremely high ceiling. He is quick, he is a great technician, and he will make the move inside at UGA.

Next: Hosting Tift County Oct. 23

DALLAS LEE - OL (Guard/Center) - 6-4, 290

Lee Says: "We played good. We got some things on film and got prepared for Thompson this week. I only had four tackles on about six plays and I only played five or six plays on offense too. It was 49-0 after the first quarter and we won 63-0."

Our Thoughts: Lee is a very strong and very physical player in the trenches. He is athletic enough to help UGA on DL if needed, but they like him as an inside OL right now.

Next: At Thompson Oct. 17

AUSTIN LONG - OL (Tackle) - 6-5, 270

Long Says: "We played Thursday night last week and we won 68-34. Our starting running back was out, but our back up running back had 313 yards and six touchdowns. I played a pretty good game and I finished with about 12 pancakes and I did not allow a sack."

Our Thoughts: Long was a huge get for UGA at offensive tackle. He has great feet, long arms, he is very athletic, and he still has room to fill out physically.

Next: Playing MUS Oct. 17

DERRICK LOTT - DL - 6-5, 273

Lott Says: "We lost to East Paulding 31-26 and it was a very close game. We played them tough. I had 11 tackles and just one sack. When they threw the ball, their quarterback released the ball quickly. I alos had three tackles for a loss and a big block at tight end."

Our Thoughts: Lott could be the most athletic lineman in Georgia. He has great size, feet, athleticism, and potential. He needs to continue to learn the position, improve his technique, and add strength, but his future is bright.

Next: Away at McEachern Oct. 17

JORDAN LOVE - Corner - 6-0, 185, 4.43

Love Says:"We won 35-14 this week. I had a punt return for a touchdown and I had 240 yards of total offense this week. I am playing both running back and receiver now on offense and my punt return was 67 yards."

Our Thoughts: Love is a big corner that plays very physical. He grew up playing RB, so that toughness translates over to the corner position. He has good hips and athleticism too.

Next: Home against Patrick Henry Oct. 17


Mettenberger Says: "We lost to Stephens County 28-14. We should have won, but our running back was suspended for the first half and we had some dropped passes. I threw one interception that their corner made a good play on. I finished 15-33 for 163 yards. We just have to keep playing hard."

Our Thoughts: Mettenberger is a true gunslinger at QB. He has one of the strongest arms in the country, he has no problems seeing down field, and he can make any throw.

Next: At home vs. Hart County Oct. 17

DEXTER MOODY - LB - 6-1, 205, 4.5

Moody Says: "We played a good game overall and we won 49-22. We were losing in the first half, but we played real good in the second half. I had eight tackles and a couple of big hits on defense and I scored a touchdown on offense, but it was called back."

Our Thoughts: Moody is one of the top athletes in Georgia. He plays the game at a high speed and very aggressive. He loves to hit and attack.

Next: Hosting Johnson County Oct. 17

AARON MURRAY - QB - 6-1, 205, 4.64

Murray Says: "It was a pretty good game Friday and we beat Blake 42-0. We were a little sloppy early with penalties, but we still managed to move the ball real well. I finished 17 for 26 for 288 and six touchdowns and two carries for 51 yards. The defense has been lights out all year so that is makes it easy for the offense. This week we play Hillsborough which is one of our toughest games all year.

Our Thoughts: Murray may be the most accurate QB in the country. He throws with touch, he is very consistent, he is a winner, and he brings a lot to the table.

Next: Hillborough Oct. 16

CHASE VASSER - LB - 6-4, 219, 4.58

Vasser Says: "We beat Gilmer 57-0 and our team came out with guns blazing. We dominated every part of this game. I had eight tackles in the first half and they ran away from me all night. The varsity did not play in the second half."

Our Thoughts: Vasser looks the part physically and he plays with a lot of intensity. He has great range, very good speed, and he is really coming into his own at linebacker.

Next: Hosting Gilmer Oct. 10

SHAWN WILLIAMS - Safety - 6-1, 200, 4.5

Williams Says: "We did not play that good and Brooks County beat us 37-7. I made some plays though on defense and I ran the opening kick-off back for 80 yards and a touchdown."

Our Thoughts: Williams is a very athletic safety. He has great ball skills, he can play inside the box against the run, and he can drop back into coverage. He looks like a LB, but is a very sound safety.

Next: At Fitzgerald on Oct. 17

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