Blazevich answers all questions

Jeb Blazevich talks UGA's season, his development as a tight end, his thoughts on UGA's coaches, the early expectations, and more with Scout here...

Four-star tight end Jeb Blazevich committed to Georgia over 20 other scholarship offers.

The North Carolina native has spent time in Athens this fall, watched many UGA games on T.V., and he answers all the questions Scout threw at him in this Q&A.

How does it feel to win back-to-back state titles at Charlotte Christian?
"It feels great, that was always the goal to win one, and after that I knew anything less wasn't an option. Feels like we got the job done."

How have you improved as a tight end over the last 12 months?
"I've really worked on my blocking, and route running, and sticking with the fundamentals."

What are your thoughts on UGA's season?
"Wow, the only thing I can think is what it could have been without all the injuries. They show a lot of fight."

After seeing Georgia defeat South Carolina and LSU in September, what were your expectations of this team?
"SEC and possible National Championship."

How tough has it been to watch UGA lose tough games, lose so many players to injury, and just not be where they want to be at this point in the season?
"It is what it is. We don't control our lives, just our reactions to what happens. It's tough to see for them and for the seniors but tomorrow's a new day and next year a new season. I just hope they recover fast."

Aaron Murray graduates and he is a big part of the current team, but Georgia brings back a lot next season. What's your thoughts on the program when looking ahead?
"It is a program so I know no matter who is starting at every position, they will be prepared and ready to fulfill their job."

Arthur Lynch has been the featured tight end for much of the season, what are your thoughts on how UGA uses him and the tight end position in their offense?
"I love how they use him especially seeing them throw that screen to him against Florida, it shows they trust him."

Talk a little about John Lilly, Georgia's tight end coach. He was the coach who recruited you to UGA as well.
"Coach Lilly was a huge part of why I chose UGA, I love how he coaches and how he works, and I'm really looking forward to learning from him for the next 3-5 years."

Mark Richt is the head man in Athens. Most people get their opinion of him from the outside, but you have gotten to know him, what do you think about him as a coach/person?
"He is exactly who he is in public behind closed doors, and that's very comforting to see."

Why does UGA have so much success recruiting in North Carolina? Getting guys like yourself, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Trenton Sturdivant, and others since Richt became head coach.
"I honestly have no clue. My guess would be that every regular student goes to Clemson and I wanted to do my own thing because I didn't really know anybody else that was going to Georgia."

What is your mindset as you prepare for college as a student-athlete? Do you expect to enter as a freshman and contribute?
"My mindset is that the only easy day was yesterday, and I need to be able to play if they need me to. I also understand the benefits of redshirting however so I'm trying to be as ready to go as possible but not be crushed if I get a year to grow."

Georgia hasn't had the season it wanted; has it changed your thoughts on the program or your commitment in any way?
"No sir, I'm still 100-percent sold on UGA, and I can't wait to get down there. They're still fighting with some of the top programs injured, and that shows the leadership on the team. I can't wait to be apart of that system."

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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