Trey Blount (Photo by Chad Simmons)

Legge's Thoughts: Trey Blount Signs w/ UGA

Dean Legge explains what Trey Blount signing with UGA means.

What it means: Trey Blount has a tradition after he scores a touchdown. He takes a knee, bows his head and tosses the ball to the official. Then he celebrates with his teammates. That’s a routine UGA fans hope they see repeated often in Athens. 

Blount arrives along with four other receivers in Georgia’s class of 2017. He was the first receiver to pick the Bulldogs, and he’s considered the most polished to arrive on campus. He’s long, but shows the ability to take off after catching the ball with a long-stride style that works well in the open field. 

Blount doesn’t appear to have the learning curve of the other receivers the Bulldogs signed, but he also doesn’t appear to have the tremendous upside needed to be a star in the SEC. With that said, Blount does everything well enough to be a major contributor before the end of his sophomore season. He’s going to have to separate himself on special teams to play early. 

But he’s a good pick up for a program that needs good receivers in a major way. 

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Chad Simmons says: Blount is a wide receiver who has very good size. He is very fluid, and he can catch the ball underneath or get behind defenders. He looks very smooth and fluid when he runs his routes. He is a smart, detailed player who is always working to get better. He is an advanced route runner and he gives the quarterback a window to throw to. He is sneaky fast, but he can improve on getting in and out of his breaks and just being consistent with his hands. He has excellent body control, he is always aware of where he is on the field and he is very unselfish. There may not be one part of his game that just jumps out to blow anyone away, but he does so many things well and he has become very consistent.

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