QB Hockman Commits to Dawgs

Brian Schottenheimer picked up his first future signal-caller on Friday.

Bailey Hockman, a four-star 2017 quarterback out McEachern, committed to the Bulldogs during 7-on-7 camp Friday.

Hockman, who is the son of McEachern head coach Kyle Hockman, hinted at the possibility of a summer commitment in March, saying that he liked both Alabama and Georgia but obviously favoring one.

And on Friday, that came to fruition.

While the Georgia quarterback situation has been a little unsteady as of late, Hockman will very likely be the next link in the chain of Georgia signal-callers.

"To get Jacob Eason in 2016 and follow up with Hockman in 2017, you're getting two of the best quarterbacks in back to back classes, which is hard to do," Simmons said.

Schottenheimer offered Hockman in early January, one of his first moves at the new Georgia offensive coordinator. National recruiting analyst Chad Simmons was high on the QB, saying that while he's a bit of a "wildcard," he has a lot of good attributes.

"Bailey has a very strong arm can make the throws in and out of the pocket," Simmons said. "One of his biggest strengths is his football IQ, being the son of a coach and growing up around the game."

Only going into his junior year, Hockman still has some room for improvement before he puts on the red and black.

“[Hockman] can have a gunslinger's mentality and try to force balls at times, but that is something that will likely improve over time,” Simmons said. “He is a lefty with savvy and is a natural leader.”

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