Editor’s note: This post from Dalton Keene is the continuation of our new series breaking down UGA recruiting.
One of the biggest and most talented recruits in the entire 2014 recruiting class is a Georgia commit, and I’m sure that makes a lot of fans rejoice. There are fewer better things in college football than fresh new talent coming into your program, and one of the guys that everyone has been talking about in the past few weeks is Jeb Blazevich.
Blazevich is a 6-foot-5, 233-pount tight end that could also play some H-back in the right system. He committed to UGA earlier than most expected, and his commitment date of April 23rd allowed SEC coaches to plan for him this year. While it isn’t a foregone conclusion that he’ll see the field as a freshman, the talent level of Blazevich lends itself to a potentially high-impact player.
If you have seen Blazevich in action, it was likely in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game that was held in Florida and played on Tropicana Field. Blazevich was a part of Team Nitro, and it would’ve been easy to become familar with him watching the practice that was aired on ESPNU.
According to Max Preps, his listed position is WR, which is outstanding simply because it reflects on his pass-catching ability and speed, but he will almost certainly be a tight end in Athens. A player with his size and hands could be a serious red zone threat in the immediate future. In addition, Blazevich had 441 yards in his senior season (despite an “interesting” situation) and he averaged a very solid 13.78 yards per catch.
His Charlotte Christian High School football team in Charlotte, NC went 12-0 with a 3-0 record in their division and finished an impressive 3rd in the state. Hutson Mason, or whoever the quarterback is for the next four years or so at UGA, will be very confident in their red zone production with a target like Blazevich in the fold, and as the 101st-ranked overall recruit in the country (courtesy of ESPN) to go with being the 2nd-ranked tight end, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him contribute right away.