South Carolina‚Äôs ‚ÄúMr. Football‚Äù is enrolling early at¬† Georgia for the second straight year.
Quarterback commitment Jacob Park from Stratford High School received that honor on Saturday a year after wide receiver Tramel Terry was picked as the recipient.
Park is planning on enrolling at Georgia in January, which would make him able to practice this spring. Coach Mark Richt said that Park will probably be the only recruit that is expected to enroll at the midyear. Richt said the class could total in the low 20s
Park already has signed a financial aid agreement, which allows Richt to speak about him publicly.
‚ÄúJacob is an interesting guy,‚Äù Richt said after Georgia’s first Gator Bowl practice on Saturday. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs about 6-4, he‚Äôs probably about 190. He moves really well. I don‚Äôt know if you‚Äôd sit there and put an entire arsenal of QB runs but he‚Äôs a good athlete. He can run, he can move, throws the ball extremely well. He‚Äôs a very strong competitor. He certainly could have looked at our roster and decided not to come, but he believes in himself and has a lot of ability.‚Äù
Georgia‚Äôs scholarship quarterbacks next season, barring any transfer, will include senior Hutson Mason, redshirt sophomore Faton Bauta, redshirt junior Christian LeMay and redshirt freshman Brice Ramsey.
Park will join the mix. He threw for 32 touchdowns and more than 3,500 yards this season for a team that reached the state AAAA Division 2 finals, according to WSCS-TV.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs going to be interesting to see what he can do,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúHim coming in at mid-year obviously is going to be an advantage for him to start figuring out how things work around here. I think he‚Äôs going to be a good one. It‚Äôs going to be some great competition.‚Äù
Park and Terry both hail from Goose Creek.
Terry, who played at Goose Creek High and redshirted this year, sustained a torn ACL on the opening kickoff at the Shrine Bowl last December and redshirted this season.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs really been fighting the clock as far as trying to get ready, so it‚Äôs been tough for him,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got high expectations for Tramel, a very good athlete. Really smart kid,¬†conscientious guy, just a guy that you can know you can have a great future with.‚Äù
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