Bulldog Recruiting Machine Keeps Rolling

Georgia continues to roll through it's recruiting season as it steamrolls towards a Thanksgiving Day finish. The Bulldogs picked up their 19th public commitment, and their second fullback in the Class of 2006 with Norcross standout Fred Munzenmaier.

Fred Munzenmaier is a hard running fullback prospect from a surprise Norcross team that has helped lead the Blue Devils to a 4-0 record including what was then a surprising victory over Parkview.

Munzenmaier is a punishing fullback with outstanding speed, much in the same mold as current Bulldog Brannan Southerland also of Norcross by way of the Greater Atlanta Christian School.


Why did Fred choose the Dawgs?

"That's been my dream school since I was a little kid. They called me up yesterday and offered and I couldn't let that get away. I called Coach Smart today and talked to him and Coach Bobo. They put me on the phone with Coach Richt and I went ahead and told him I wanted to go to Georgia."

What position will Fred play when he gets to Athens?

"They want me to play fullback most likely. I may play some tailback in a one-back type deal and catch some balls but most likely I'll play fullback. They said Shaun Chapas is a little different style player. A little bigger than me and a great blocker. They just think we'll compliment each other. They said he's a good kid and I should be excited to play with him. I can't wait to get to meet him and play with him. He gets to go to Georgia and play fullback as well as me, so that's just a great situation."

It's been a dream for Munzenmaier to play for Georgia.

"It's always been my favorite school since I was a young guy. My sister went there and they were always up there on my list. They always have a shot at the SEC and the National title. You can't let something like that get away. The coaches are great guys and Coach Bobo and Coach Smart are just great guys. Coach Richt seems like he has awesome character, a great guy and a really passionate coach."

What have the coaches in Athens told him about playing time?

"Obviously they do have a pretty good amount of depth with Brannan, Des and Shaun coming in on scholarship. They have good depth at tailback too so they talked about me coming in and getting some good opportunities on special teams. I'm going to work my butt off and see where that takes me."

What were his parents reaction to him committing?

"My parents are just shocked. They are so happy I have the opportunity to go to Georgia. They knew I could graduate early and they didn't want me to pass up other offers but Georgia just came along at the perfect time. I couldn't pass it up."

Fred is a candidate for graduating early but Georgia is already full when it comes to that category.

"They don't have any mid-year spots left but I plan on getting out early and working out. Find a job and hopefully just make the time pass as quickly as possible. I'm sure it's going to be a slow semester."

The Norcross star is completely committed to the Bulldogs.

"I'm done with recruiting. I don't see any reason to visit anywhere else. I'm pretty sure I'll be at the rest at the Georgia's home games."



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