Bulldogs manage to nab quality big men

Georgia may have missed out on a couple of offensive line targets in its signing class, but the Bulldogs like the four players it signed at the position.

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Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo speaks with fans on National Signing Day on Wednesday at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.

Particularly 6-foot-3, 290-pound offensive guard/center Brandon Kublanow from Walton High School.

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo called him “one of the best offensive linemen in the entire South and maybe the country. We love the way he plays the game. He plays it like a football player and an offensive lineman should. He’s very physical, he’s very aggressive.”

Georgia signed 6-foot-5, 295-pound North Gwinnett offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour, the adopted son of NFL Pro Bowler Richard Seymour, the former Georgia defensive lineman.

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Georgia didn’t land top offensive tackle recruit Laremy Tunsil, who signed with Ole Miss, and didn’t get Alpharetta offensive tackle George Adeosun, who picked Virginia.

Seymour chose Georgia over Ole Miss.

“He does have some work to do,” North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire said of Seymour’s academics. “He’s just trying to get that taken care of.”

Junior college or prep school options were discussed during an official visit to Georgia.

Seymour goes by the nickname “Scooter.” He reminds Richt of former Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn “in his size and athleticism.”

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The Bulldogs also landed center/guard Josh Cardiello, from Buford, and guard/tackle Aulden Bynum, from Valdosta — both early enrollees.

Kublanow and Cardiello will compete for the backup center role, offensive line coach Will Friend said.

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“I love Kublanow,” Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said. “He’s just a mean kid. And Bynum and Cardiello get overlooked but they can be very good football players.”

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