5-star Georgia commit Brock Vandagriff discusses recruitment, new Bulldogs OC Todd Monken
Georgia fans will have to wait until 2021 to see 5-star QB Brock Vandagriff in red and black but the Bulldog commitment is already excited about the opportunity to play in a revamped offense. UGA coach Kirby Smart made a big change this offseason bringing in Todd Monken. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports got Vandagriff’s early thoughts on Monken in an interview ahead of the Elite 11.
“I see some of the stuff he did in the NFL and the college football arena and it’s intriguing,” Vandagriff told Wiltfong. “Seeing him and being able to Zoom with him and talk with him, all the things he does is statistically driven and everything he tells you he has a reason why he does it and the stats, that’s interesting to me and he has a why for everything he’s going to tell you.”
Though Vandagriff isn’t on the roster yet, he’s counted as one of three big additions for UGA’s QB room since the end of the 2019 season. Smart’s staff worked the transfer portal to land Wake Forest graduate Jamie Newman and former USC Trojan JT Daniels, a 5-star prospect in the class of 2018. The addition of Daniels had some wondering if Vandagriff would consider other options with the redshirt sophomore having three remaining seasons of eligibility after using a medical redshirt in 2019. (Daniels may lose one of those seasons of eligibility sitting out the 2020 season if he does not get a waiver from the NCAA.)
A month ago, Vandagriff’s father told a reporter that his son wasn’t scared of competition. Vandagriff reiterated to Wiltfong that he is firm in his commitment and wasn’t interested in talking to other coaches after hearing from Smart about Daniels transferring to UGA.
“Coach Smart called me that morning and let me know and asked me what I thought about it, we talked for 20 or 30 minutes,” Vandagriff told Wiltfong.
“I turned my phone to do not disturb,” he added. “I didn’t respond. I think that’s the best thing to do when you’re firmly committed to a school.”