What's UGA getting in Fluker?

Georgia landed their 26th commitment for the 2013 class on Tuesday and his coach talks about what type of player the Dawgs are getting here.

"Having Shaquille Fluker in at safety is like having another coach on the field for us," Secondary Coach Cliff Collins told Scout. "He is just a very good football player that lines people up, knows what it going on at all times, and just makes plays."

Fluker has been known for laying the wood on the gridiron, but he is much more than just a big hitter.

"He is very smart. Shaq studies the playbook, he studies tape and film of our opponent, and he is one of those guys every coach wants to have on the back of their defense.

"He had three interceptions last year, so he has good hands, but he is someone who can tackle too. If people come across the middle and catch the football, they are going to take a lick from him. He is good at separating the ball from the receivers.

"Overall, he is a just a very good safety. He can read routes, he can tackle, he can run, and he can hit."

Coach Collins made a big comparison when talking about what happens when receives come across the middle.

"Shaq is like a Brian Dawkins or Ronnie Lott back there," he said with a laugh. "The guys that have seen him know they are going to take a hit when he is back there."

The sophomore has only improved over the past nine months or so. He has gotten a little bigger, he understands the game better, and his best football is still ahead of him.

"The biggest improvement I would say he has made if his knowledge of the game. He knows what he is doing and he knows when he does something right and when he does something wrong.

"If he makes a mistake, he comes off the field telling me what he did, so I really like that.

"He has very hard this off-season and he has hit the weight room hard, he has put the work in on the field, and he continued to develop as a player. He is going to be a good one on the next level."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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