Chad Simmons

Justin Shaffer Commits: What it Means

Its becoming clear that Sam Pittman has a particular thing wants in an offensive lineman - size.

Justin Shaffer, who flipped from Louisville to UGA on Monday, has plenty of size. At 6-5, 332, Shaffer is massive. Like many offensive linemen - as soon as he touches you with your hands you are in trouble. He’s got a very good punch, and a nasty streak. He strives to put defenders on their backs. 

He’s not overly athletic, but he pulls and even gets down the field. He will almost certainly be a guard in college. 

But Pittman has his plan - to get and develop a very large offensive line while he’s in Athens. Consider that of the last four guys he’s either signed or gotten a commitment from only one of them is under 320 pounds. These guys are massive, but they will almost all play on the interior of the offensive line. 

UGA needs tackles - bad. Pittman has already shown his prowess getting the attention of big offensive linemen. Now he needs to supplement that with the pressing need of the day - getting commitments from and signing tackles. That’s something UGA failed to do under Mark Richt. 

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