UGA Commit #1 Looks Great in Athens

Tanner Strickland endeared himself to many Bulldog fans when he became the first player to verbally pledge to the Bulldogs in the class of 2007. After his strong performance this weekend in Athens, Georgia supporters now have even more reason to be excited about their new South Georgia OL.

Tanner Strickland endeared himself to many Bulldog fans when he became the first player to verbally pledge to the Bulldogs in the class of 2007. After his strong performance this weekend in Athens, Georgia supporters now have even more reason to be excited about their new South Georgia OL.

"I did pretty good. I think I need to get in a little bit better shape but there was some really good competition here this year," Tanner Strickland said.

What was it like getting to work alongside fellow UGA OL commit Trinton Sturdivant?

"Oh, it was a lot of fun. We had a good time. I think we get along pretty good so we'll definitely be hanging out. I also hung out with Rennie (Curran) and Charles (White) quite a bit so that was fun too."

Georgia OL coach Neil Callaway worked a lot with Tanner on his technique.

"Coach was mainly working on my footwork. It's just the same stuff, you have to rep it over and over."

Strickland earned an early scholarship offer last year partly due to his performance at Georgia's camp in 2005. Being one of the veterans, he was looked up to by several of the campers.

"It was different this time because I came last year so people were coming up to me and asking me what we were about to do. I pretty much knew about everything that was going on."

Like the other early Bulldog commits, Tanner spent a good bit of his time attempting to convince undecided prospects to join him in Athens.

"I got to talk to Caleb King last night and I spoke with Cliff Matthews a little bit. I also talked to some others that I know the coach said they were looking at. I was just seeing what some of them were thinking. Just trying to reel some more in."


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