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WATCH: UGA signee Dylan Fairchild Dominates On the Wrestling Mat

January 16, 2021

CUMMING - It was a big 2020 for UGA offensive line signee Dylan Fairchild.

This time last year the West Forsyth (GA) offensive tackle was well on his way to winning a second-consecutive heavyweight state championship and was about to see his football recruitment take off. 

After a solid junior season in 2019, Fairchild saw plenty of offers come his way and earned one from the in-state Bulldogs right before the Coronavirus outbreak on March 4th. Fairchild would later commit to Georgia on May 30th in a drama-free recruitment over Auburn, LSU, among others. 

The massive 6-foot-5 300-pounder is coming off an excellent senior season for the Wolverines on the gridiron as he lead them deep into the 7A playoffs before losing to eventual state-champion Grayson. Fairchild was a bully on the offensive line and showed rare athleticism and footwork for someone his size. He’s a hard worker and moves so well for someone with his frame. He’s extremely strong, especially in his lower body, and obviously has great balance toughness with his wrestling background.

Matt Luke was looking to bring in more athleticism in the 2021 class and that’s exactly what Fairchild will bring. He’s a hard-nosed player who projects at guard at the next level. Not only is he great at the point of attack, but he’s also mobile and athletic enough to pull around and find linebackers to block at the next level. He does everything well and is fundamentally sound as an overall blocker both in the run game and in pass protection.

Fairchild was back on the mat today in the Region 6-7A Varsity Duals where he made easy work of his competition in the first round against the heavyweight from Gainesville. Fairchild is once again the favorite to win the 7A state heavyweight title again next month. 


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