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Dwight Phillips Jr: Why the latest “RBU” commit is a very rare breed for Georgia football

SystemSystem Posts: 10,766 admin
edited February 2023 in Article commenting
imageDwight Phillips Jr: Why the latest “RBU” commit is a very rare breed for Georgia football

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with 4-star RB commitment Dwight Phillips Jr. He ranks as the nation’s No. 4 RB and the No. 71 overall prospect for 2024 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.

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    navydawgnavydawg Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wow !! Loved reading about this young man !! Thx Jeff !! He looks Great in the vids !! Welcome to the G young man !!

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    plrdawgplrdawg Posts: 157 ✭✭✭ Junior

    OMG: Can't wait for this kid to get started. GO DAWGS!

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    CHDawg54CHDawg54 Posts: 376 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I can't wait to see this kid in a Dawg uniform. He's Herschel fast!

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    NY3TSCNY3TSC Posts: 26 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Thank you Jeff. Outstanding article. Can't wait to see how the Dawgs utilize Dwight.

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    GtheGreekGtheGreek Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great stuff Jeff, my anticipation and expectations are now sky high......visions of a perfectly executed jet sweep with "Lightning" toting the rock speed through my dreams.....with slack jawed defenders pondering, "which way did he go George,"!

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    WCHWCH Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Can't wait to see him outrun defenses! Go Dawgs!!!

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    CandlerParkCandlerPark Posts: 724 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    He looks great. May need to put on some weight -- officially listed right now at 167. But he looks like a promising "lightning" back /return specialist in the Cook/McIntosh tradition.

    The embarrassment of riches continues. Tovani Mitchell (RB '24) has very good hands. ON3 thinks we're still in the running Jerrick Gibson, the No. 1 RB in 2024, but I wonder if signing Phillips is a sign that the coaches aren't optimistic about Gibson.

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,685 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don't know that he could take the abuse in the SEC as a RB rright now, but give him a couple of years in our strength and conditioning program and he could.

    I could defenitely see him used in the slot or a few times a game on swing passes or wheel routes. I don't know that we've ever had a guy at his position with that type speed.

    Maybe even line him up on one side and Arian on the other with LAdd in the slot and just say go, and watch the defense mess themselves.

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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @JeffSentell

    Lol...did ya forget about Herschel? Competed in Olympic trials? Had sprinters speed, with Larry Czonka power? Carried the ball, 30 to 40 times per game?

    Maybe he's the fastest back YOU ever saw at UGA. But, I saw the Unicorn play, in HS. I'd put Herschel against ANY back you've EVER seen. Lol...or, are we just talking about normal RBs? If that's the case, I'll let the hype slide.

    In any case...it's about time we got some flash in the backfield. It's been a while since I saw a breakaway back, run with power. I just hope, he's as tough as Walker was.

    All kidding aside...this was a very informative article, Jeff. Good job, on laying out the recruiting landscape.

    Looking forward to seeing him tote the rock for the Dawgs.

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    JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 8,604 admin
    edited February 2023


    Hey @BigDawg61 - Thanks for reading.

    Just wanted to say that I'm well aware of Herschel here, sir.

    But remind me again - Which one of Herschel's parents won a gold medal? I can't remember exactly. Was it Willis? Or Christine Walker?

    I'm not trying to be overly coy or clever. I certainly understand what you mean here with No. 34 and the vast shadow he casts over college football history.

    The key phrasing I was looking for while dialing up this story to pay great respect to the legend of "The Goal Line Stalker" was that UGA has never brought in a RB with the athletic background that Phillips has here.

    Especially not when he was still in high school. I can't think of a single RB that was clocking a 10.43 and a 4.28 in high school AND also had parents that accomplished so much in NCAA track and on the world stage. It just doesn't happen.

    That's what stood out to me here.

    Appreciate you for pointing out an obvious reaction and giving me the chance to dial in exactly what I meant here.

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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited February 2023

    @JeffSentell ...Lol...I understand the overlying point you were making and you're right. His genetic background would make him a thoroughbred, unlike any UGA RB before him.

    My minor, but relevant point was, you don't have to be a thoroughbred to be fast, physical and tough. So....why does it matter?

    Walker did it from a small South Georgia community with nobody in a 25 mile radius having any substantial athletic background. Now...his kids have a little background and can tout their genetics...and so on. He was a great example, to make my point.

    Thanks for the response. It cleans up your narrative and let's me know you're paying attention. Good job on your reporting, BTW. Lol...As we used to say in the Navy..."Bravo Zula Shipmate...keep up the good work".

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