JUCO OL Blaes commits to Dawgs

ATHENS – Georgia is addressing its need for offensive linemen next season – and fast.

Today's commitment of Coffeyville Community College offensive guard Joe Blaes Joe Blaes puts the Dawgs in position for a more experienced offensive line for the 2007 season – an area the Bulldogs are very concerned about.

The Bulldogs are losing starting tackles Daniel Inman and Ken Shackleford after the bowl game, and would be forced to use inexperienced players, some as young as true freshmen, to play heavy minutes next season.

"He committed to Georgia, and all I can say about him is that he's a hard-wroking country boy," Coffeyville head coach Jeff Leiker said about Blaes committing to Georgia. Blaes had visited Athens earlier this week and was considering visiting other schools before he committed to the Bulldogs. Blaes will have three years to play two seasons

Earlier this week Blaes was named All-Conference, and he is not done with his obligations to Coffeyville as he is busy this week getting ready for #13 Coffeyville's bowl game this Saturday against Snow College in Utah.

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