Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley Lose Star To Georgia
Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley lost a star to Georgia this week.
The top ranked quarterback in the 2021 class, Brock Vandagriff, originally committed to play for the Sooners.
On January 1, he decommitted from Riley’s program and made it clear that he was thinking of going in a different direction.
Apparently, that direction is Georgia.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Bulldog Maven, the Bulldogs are presently the clear favorites to acquire the young quarterback’s services.
“Vandagriff is in Athens this weekend for his second visit since April of last year,” the report notes.
“In addition to this … Georgia is the clear leader in his recruitment as it stands right now.
“Vandagriff could even be a guy to put on commitment watch as he visits with Kirby Smart and the staff this weekend.”
Vandagriff is the number eight ranked overall player in the 2021 class, and the top-ranked player from the state of Georgia.
Losing him is a huge blow to an Oklahoma program that had begun to make a habit of signing elite passers looking to study under Riley.
Now all attention turns to Spencer Rattler, who has participated in a grand total of three games.
Most recently, Rattler played in the College Football Playoff against LSU and recorded 81 yards and a score on 7-of-11 passing.
If Vandagriff is operating under the assumption that he would not be able to beat Rattler out for playing time, then it makes sense that he would choose to play elsewhere.
“Vandagriff says playing at home is one of the most important things when it comes to making his decision,” the report continued.
“He also doesn’t have any concerns about whatever the system is going to be at Georgia with the coaching turnover.”
The coaching turnover referred to there is the recent hiring of Todd Monken as new offensive coordinator.
A final decision from Vandagriff is likely coming within the next few days.