Woerner Signs w/ UGA: What It Means

Dean Legge explains what Charlie Woerner signing with UGA means.

What it means: Georgia is getting a play-making jumbo athlete. Where he fits on the field might be determined situationally. I saw Woerner compete several times at camps;  he was not touched in those settings. He used his big body and leaping ability to push around smaller defensive backs - many of whom were visibly frustrated with his ability to do so. 

With that said, he was bad against Jefferson in 2015. He had several drops. He was playing offense and defense, and did not have a good night. The Tigers didn’t have a good night. It was not a good night for Rabun County. I kind of got the feeling that Woerner and his teammates were trying to do too much. Rabun County has dominated its region, and is the best team in that corner of Georgia, but they’ve gotten killed outside of it. I felt like that night the entire stadium was waiting for something good to happen, and it never did. Then everyone started to press. 

So which Woerner is UGA signing? Both, but Georgia’s former staff really, really loved Woerner. He’s going to be a troublemaker for teams to defend in the red zone. He’s going to be a “possession receiver”. And you know when you need possession receivers? When you want to possess the ball on third down. 

Woerner, who is reserved and at times distant, shouldn’t take long to make his mark in Athens. 

Dean Legge saw him live: 2014 Mark Richt Camp; 2015 Mark Richt Camp; 2015 Jefferson at Rabun County

Chad Simmons says: Dean Legge explains what Charlie Woerner signing with UGA means. 

What it means: Georgia is getting a play-making jumbo athlete. Where he fits on the field might be determined situationally. I saw Woerner compete several times at camps;  he was not touched in those settings. He used his big body and leaping ability to push around smaller defensive backs - many of whom were visibly frustrated with his ability to do so. 

With that said, he was bad against Jefferson in 2015. He had several drops. He was playing offense and defense, and did not have a good night. The Tigers didn’t have a good night. It was not a good night for Rabun County. I kind of got the feeling that Woerner and his teammates were trying to do too much. Rabun County has dominated its region, and is the best team in that corner of Georgia, but they’ve gotten killed outside of it. I felt like that night the entire stadium was waiting for something good to happen, and it never did. Then everyone started to press. 

So which Woerner is UGA signing? Both, but Georgia’s former staff really, really loved Woerner. He’s going to be a troublemaker for teams to defend in the red zone. He’s going to be a “possession receiver”. And you know when you need possession receivers? When you want to possess the ball on third down. 

Woerner, who is reserved and at times distant, shouldn’t take long to make his mark in Athens. 

Dean Legge saw him live: 2014 Mark Richt Camp; 2015 Mark Richt Camp; 2015 Jefferson at Rabun County

Chad Simmons says: There is not much Woerner doesn't do for his high school team on Friday nights. He lines up all over the field on both sides of the ball and is a star on special teams too. He is a big receiver that projects as a tight end or hybrid. Athletic, soft hands, tough, mentally strong, and a future star. Can do so many things very well and will only get better once he settles into his future position.


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