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BREAKING: 3-star TE Colton Heinrich Commits to Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs

May 22, 2023

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ATHENS - Kirby Smart, Todd Hartley and the Georgia Bulldogs have landed their first public commitment after a very successful “Scavenger Hunt” weekend.

3-star TE Colton Heinrich‍ took an official visit to Georgia over the weekend, and it didn’t take long for him to jump on board and join “Tight End University”.

This was an easy decision for the 6-foot-3 230-pounder out of Cardinal Gibbons (FL), as Georgia was far and away the biggest program that had offered him a scholarship.

After getting the green light to commit, there was no reason to wait any longer. Now, Todd Hartley has a tight end on the commit list, and he’s hoping to add another in four-star, Jaden Reddell‍.

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What will Colton Heinrich bring to Athens?

Size, hands, and big play ability.

Almost a bigger receiver who looks like your modern-day pass-catching tight end, Heinrich is a fluid runner who can get open down the field and pick up big yards after the catch. He can be a mismatch in the slot and in the middle of the field due to his impressive ball skills and big catch radius. He can be physical in the run game, but as we all know, if you want to play for Todd Hartley at Georgia, you better know how to catch passes.

He looks the part physically, so he checks that box, but he also showed that he has the potential to be a major weapon in the passing game. He’s a good route-runner for his size and can be tough to handle in on-on-one coverage, especially down the field. He’s tough to bring down from behind and has sneaky speed down the field for someone his size.

He didn’t light up the stat sheet last year, but he proved to be a weapon who can be used in multiple ways. As a junior last fall, Heinrich caught 36 passes for 464 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He’s ranked in the On3 Industry Rankings as the No. 35 TE prospect, the No. 97 prospect in Florida, and the No. 691 overall prospect in the country.

Don’t let the low ranking fool you. If Todd Hartley thinks he’s good enough to play at Georgia, that’s all you really need to know. He has SEC-caliber size, and enough ball skills that should translate well to the next level.

His best football is still way ahead of him, and that’s big news for Georgia fans.



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