December 5, 2008

Two of the best headed for Athens

The University of Georgia did not have to sign a quarterback in the class of 2008, so they chose not to. When they started evaluating prospects at that position during the 2007 season for the class of 2009, only a handful emerged as targets. As January of 2008 rolled around, Georgia offered four quarterbacks on the same day and they now have two of those set to enroll in about a month.

UGA's landed two of the best signal callers in the country and they have to excited about that.

The first of the two to commit was Zach Mettenberger. The local kid out of Watkinsville has been around Athens all of his life, so him picking UGA over Florida State, Boston College, and a few others was not a surprise.

His high school (Oconee County) is just minutes away from Sanford Stadium, he feels comfortable learning under Mike Bobo and it was an easy choice for him.

The 6-foot-5, 229 pound pocket passer committed to Georgia on February 3, 2008 giving the Dawgs their fifth commitment in the class of 2009 before the 2008 class had even signed their letters of intent.

The second part of this talented duo waited a little longer to make his decision.

After reeling in 55 scholarship offers, Aaron Murray decided to leave the Gator community in Tampa (FL) behind when he announced that he wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog on April 24.

Unlike Mettenberger, Murray surprised many when he picked UGA. People in that area felt for months that he was Florida's to lose for months because he had camped at UF for years, he had openly stated that he was a fan of Tim Tebow, and his most recent visit before his decision was to the swamp.

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