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Folks are already excited about the apparent hire of Marshall strength and conditioning coordinator Scott Sinclair. 

“That's good news,” said one insider with a significant background in that side of the industry. “Those guys are great.”

It likely adds another piece to the puzzle that is Kirby Smart’s first coaching staff at Georgia. Current S&C head man Mark Hocke was a disappointment according to several insiders, and was told to look for a new position sometime after Smart took over as head man.

“He just got up there and screamed a lot,” said one. “Strength and conditioning is about much more than being a hype man. You have to do every single thing the right way. The way you step backwards during a squat workout is critically important, for example. Everything and any little thing has to be accounted for in a strength program.”

How this news will translate to recruiting is yet to be determined. 

Demetris Robertson, who was called “the most explosive offensive prospect” on the US Army-All American East squad is trying to set up his dates for visits this month. He plans on visiting Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama and Stanford.

Robertson said he’s enjoyed his time with the UGA commits on the East squad this week, and Kirby Smart’s move to Georgia could be a game changer.

"It was pretty big, and the players also, like Jacob (Eason). Ben Cleveland, Julian (Rochester), all of those guys," he said. "They're telling me what Georgia has to offer.”

From Matt DeBary: 

Names to know for the Class of 2018

When watching practice for the Elite Junior classic as well as the game itself, there were five 2018 prospect that really stood out, and should be names to remember for the next couple years.

Otis Reese, S, Lee County

The physical safety from Lee County had a great practice on the first day, laying some big hits on some good receivers.  He covered Glynn Academy’s Deejay Dallas very well on numerous reps.  The 6’2, 190 lb. safety looked very impressive on day two as well, being vocal in the group and again showing good toughness and closing speed.  Look for him to get some serious offers down the road.

Anthony Grant, RB, Buford

Anthony Grant was the most impressive sophomore player in this year’s Elite Sophomore Classic.  The 5’11, 175 lb. back stood out easily in the running back group every practice, and had a great game on Tuesday rushing the ball 22 times for 165 yards and a touchdown.  He has the potential to become one of the best backs in Georgia next year as a junior.

JJ Peterson, LB, Colquitt County

Peterson was the guy who caught my attention the most when watching the linebacker group.  He looks great physically at 6’2 203 lbs, and was disruptive every time I was able to watch him.  The coaches after game were all saying great things about him.  Peterson is another guy who will have SEC offers at some point.

Blane Mason, WR, Centennial

Mason is a guy I really liked from the start.  He was impressive during the Showcase event, and made the roster for the Elite Sophomore Classic.  He looked great in practice, showing good quickness, good balance, and great hands.  Very good athlete.  His high school coach believes he could be a star at the next level, and I believe him.

Trey Brown, WR, Macon County

Trey was another guy who stood out in the wide receiver group.  He has good size at 6’3, 175 pounds, and made some nice catches going up over a defender and catching the ball at its highest point.  Look for his recruitment to start picking up soon.


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