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Georgia 4-star TE Jeb Blazevich Discusses The Opening, Bulldogs' 2014 Class

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Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJuly 11, 2013

Jeb Blazevich, a 4-star tight end and Georgia commitment, is excited about the Bulldogs' recruiting class, and with good reason.

Georgia has 12 commitments, including 5-star running backs Sony Michel (247Sports Composite) and Nick Chubb (247Sports), and 4-star quarterback Jacob Park.

Chubb, Park and Blazevich were together last week at "The Opening," Nike's prestigious camp for the nation's top recruits in Beaverton, Ore. In a recent phone interview with Bleacher Report, Blazevich had great things to say about his classmates.

"Of course, the two biggest ones I dealt with the most were Nick Chubb and Jacob Park," he said. "Jacob was actually throwing to me. He was on my team. I grew close to him and just got to know a lot about him."

Blazevich said he noticed that the other two Georgia commitments shared a common work ethic, describing Chubb and Park as the sort of guys who "just keep their head down, keep working, get their work done, and get their work done well. That's the impression I got from both of them. They're just really hard workers."

Park, in particular, received a ton of praise at The Opening. He even finished No. 5 at the Elite 11, an extremely prestigious quarterback competition.

If Blazevich's analysis of Park is correct, he has a bright future.

"He's very methodical...He has a great will to win," he said.

Blazevich praised Park's ability to make good reads in the passing game, saying, "when he makes the right reads, he makes it fast, and he can deliver where he needs to deliver."

As for the class in general, Georgia won't be able to bring in as many recruits this cycle because of the 33 players it signed last cycle, according to Georgia's 247Sports page. The number of recruits Georgia will be able to take this cycle is still up in the air, but Georgia head coach Mark Richt predicted it would be somewhere between 15 and 20, per Michael Carvell of AJC.com. 

That makes the quality of this 2014 class extremely important.

"No matter what, you need to have strength in your own class,'' Blazevich said. "What happens when we're seniors and we're juniors and all those other players are gone? What happens with injuries?

"I think it's very important that we get these high-caliber guys, so it attracts more and more.''

The Bulldogs had a stellar month of June, and they should have plenty of momentum heading into the season, so things are setting up nicely for UGA's 2014 class. The 'Dawgs are ranked No. 13, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

Blazevich is excited. If you're a Georgia fan, you should be, too.

 

 

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