July 1, 2008

Two 2011 OL's have ties to UGA

The 2008 Mark Richt Camp was rich in talent and a high percentage of that talent was made of underclassmen. Many would think class of 2010, but two of the offensive linemen are part of the class of 2011. Hunter Long and Watts Dantzler both showcased their skills for the UGA staff and they will likely be recruited by the Dawgs the next three years.

Every prospect has their time to shine when it comes to recruiting. The process continues to speed up year after year and prospects emerge with offers earlier and earlier.

On Saturday June 14, two class of 2011 prospects showed up in Athens for the Mark Richt Camp. Both happen to be offensive linemen, both stood out at one time or another during the camp, and both are now on the UGA radar.

They have a number of things in common as we listed, but they also both have ties to the University of Georgia. They are new to the recruiting scene, but both are excited about what the future holds.

Watts Dantzler is a 6-foot-7 280-pound offensive tackle out of Dalton (GA). He has grown up around the Bulldog program and was excited to camp in Athens.

"My dad Danny Dantzler played for Georgia in the 70's, so I have always been around Georgia football," said Dantzler. "I have been to a lot of games, I have been in the locker room, and I grew up a big fan of Georgia."

"This was my first Georgia camp though and I really enjoyed it. I got to see other players that they are recruiting, I got to learn things from Coach Searels, and I thought I did pretty good. I know I could have done better, but I think I did ok for a 2011 prospect."

The ties to the Dawgs Dantzler has go was back over 30 years ago, but Long's connections are brand new. Austin Long of Memphis (TN) Briarcrest Christian committed to UGA earlier this spring and now Hunter Long has that tie to the Bulldog program.

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