Rochester Signs w/ UGA: What It Means

Dean Legge explains what Julian Rochester signing with UGA means.

What it means: Georgia got a massive defense lineman who is going to be able to eat up double teams in the future. Rochester is a huge prospect who is going to have to get into shape. But he fits in quite nicely in the future defensive schemes of Kirby Smart and UGA. It seemed that Rochester was going to be the first in many of players from McEachern to pick the Bulldogs, but that seemed to fall apart after Mark Richt was fired. Still, the Bulldogs are getting a massive defensive lineman who will be able to absorb attention form offensive linemen at the next level.

Dean Legge saw him live: 2013 McEachern vs. Brookwood; 2015 Mark Richt Camp; 2015 Tucker vs. McEachern

Chad Simmons says: Believe it or not, Rochester started out turning heads as an offensive tackle when in ninth grade. He is now one of the top defensive linemen in the country a couple of years later. He's a DL who can play five or three technique on the next level. Good initial quickness off the ball, subtle movement for a guy his size, and he can overpower offensive linemen at times. Still so much room to grow in terms of technique, pad level, and power.

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