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BREAKING: Dawgs Add Playmaking WR/TE Weapon

September 28, 2020
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The tight end room in Georgia is going to be loaded for years to come thanks to a commitment of 2023 playmaker Pearce Spurlin‍.

Well, he’s actually a hybrid TE/WR due to his excellent hands and ability to run routes. The 6-foot-6 210-pounder picked up a Bulldog offer in late July and they immidiately became the team to beat. The former Walton (GA) star is a former Georgia native and grew up watching the Bulldogs play as a kid.

“UGA blood runs in my family,” Spurling told Dawg Post. “I went to several UGA games each year.”

Spurlin admitted that meeting Herschel Walker as a kid was one of his favorite childhood memories. 

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“Meeting Herschel Walker as a little kid at an event one time probably was one of the cooler things I’ve ever done. I got a hat signed by him as well.”

Once tight ends coach Todd Hartley coach offered in July, he quickly built a strong relationship with Spurling and got him to jump on board.

“I like how personable coach Hartley is and how he cares about other things than just football”, Spurlin told Dawg Post.  “I feel like the way I move and my route running is very rare for my size.  I feel like I can bring mismatches and play all over the field wherever they need me.”

So what will he bring to Athens?

Exactly what Spurlin said. Size and Hands.

He’s got great height and length to go along with his athleticism. He trains with former Bulldog legend Terrence Edwards and is constantly working on his route running and explosion. He has great hands and is fundamentally sound. He uses his size to advantage but he also knows how to get open on his own. He’s quick for his size and gets in and out of his breaks really well.

He had a fantastic freshman season at Walton (GA) in 2019 before moving to Florida. He’s now at South Walton (FL) and putting together an impressive sophomore season. Through his first three games of the season, Spurlin III has caught 21 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns to go with an interception on defense. 

Overall, Spurling III is exactly what you need in a playmaking hybrid type of player. He can flew out and play some receiver or line up as a traditional tight end. He blocks well on the edge, but he’s an excellent pass catcher who could be tough to stop in the passing game.

 

 
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