Three-star wide receiver Corey Wren has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for the class of 2020. Wren announced his commitment to UGA via his Twitter account on Friday.
— COSAVAGE (@CoreyLWren) June 22, 2019
Wren’s commitment comes shortly after the news that junior wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has been dismissed from the team.
Corey Wren (5-9, 170) plays for John Curtis High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He committed to the Bulldogs over Arizona State and Houston. Wren also had offers from Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, ULM, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and others.
In the 247Sports Composite, Wren is listed as a 3-star recruit, the No. 35 athlete, and the No. 515 overall recruit for the class of 2020.
Rivals.com rates Corey Wren as a 3-star recruit, the No. 27 athlete, and the No. 17 recruit in the state of Louisiana.
The Georgia Bulldogs now have 15 commitments for the class of 2020. Per the 247Sports team rankings, Georgia’s class remains ranked 4th behind Clemson, Alabama, and LSU.
Junior wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has been dismissed from the UGA football team, according to a report by The Covington News.
Per the report, Holloman is the subject of an assault against a female that occurred after the G-Day Game in 2018. The victim of the assault filed a report with the University of Georgia Police Department on June 2, 2019.
The incident report indicates that Holloman choked the victim and later punched her in the face. She reportedly went to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center after the incident and received six stitches.
“(The victim) stated that (the brother) walked in at this point and pulled the suspect (Holloman) off her,” according to the report. “(The victim) stated she got behind (the brother) for protection. (The victim) stated the suspect (Holloman) then reached over (the brother) and punched her in the face.”
UGA Athletics has not issued an official statement on the dismissal of Jeremiah Holloman, but The Covington News reached out to head coach Kirby Smart, who offered a comment.
“Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program,” Coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. “We expect every member of our team to uphold the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia and Georgia football. It is disappointing when this does not happen.”
As a sophomore for the Georgia Bulldogs, Holloman caught 24 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns.
Georgia is scheduled to open the 2019 season on Saturday, August 31 at the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 7:30pm ET.
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The Georgia Bulldogs have picked up another commitment for the class of 2020, this one from wide receiver Marcus Rosemy of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (St. Thomas Aquinas).
Rosemy announced his commitment to UGA via his Twitter account on Thursday.
— Marcus Rosemy 🌐 (@rosemy_marcus) June 20, 2019
Marcus Rosemy (6-2, 187) committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Florida State, Illinois, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Wake Forest.
In the 247Sports Composite, Rosemy is listed as a 4-star recruit, the No. 6 wide receiver, and the No. 39 overall recruit for the class of 2020.
Rivals.com rates Marcus Rosemy as a 4-star recruit, the No. 12 wide receiver, and the No. 53 recruit in the Rivals250.
The Georgia Bulldogs now have 14 commitments for the class of 2020. According to the 247Sports team rankings, Georgia’s class is currently ranked 4th behind Clemson, Alabama, and LSU.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) June 20, 2019
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UGA’s Nicolas Claxton was selected 31st by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday evening.
Claxton was selected first in the second round of the draft. He missed by one spot being only the eighth Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball player to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.
NETS FANS! Give a warm Brooklyn welcome to the newest Net, Nic Claxton! ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/q329LGrykP
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) June 21, 2019
This will be a great opportunity for @_claxton33 to build his career and to develop with the @BrooklynNets I was always hopeful that he’d end up with an organization that was totally committed to player development and Brooklyn definitely is. pic.twitter.com/F4HZo47I8m
— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) June 21, 2019
The @BrooklynNets are on such an upswing. Sean Marks is running a high level operation and Kenny Atkinson can really coach and develop and they are surrounded by a tremendous staff. They were fun to watch and are really moving up. A great place for @_claxton33
— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) June 21, 2019
“It’s been my dream my whole life just to be here,” Claxton said. “It just feels surreal right now to be here. I just want to show people I can play. A lot of people think I’m a project. I just want to show people that I can play and go out there and contribute in a major way.”
“I was here two of three weeks ago on a visit and worked out for the team,” Claxton said. “I really enjoyed it. To be picked here is a blessing, and I’m ready to get to work for Brooklyn. I feel like God, he already has everything planned out for me. I’m just following his footsteps.”
The most recent Bulldog drafted in the opening round was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2013, good enough to be a lottery pick.
Nicolas Claxton signed with the Georgia Bulldogs in November of 2016 under former head coach Mark Fox. He played at Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina.
As a sophomore under new head coach Tom Crean, Nicolas Claxton (6-11, 220) led the Bulldogs with 13.0 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 34 steals, and 81 blocks. Claxton also led the Dawgs with 32 games started and 1,012 total minutes played during the 2018-19 season.
“We are all very happy for Nic,” head coach Tom Crean said. “Being drafted by an organization on the upswing like the Brooklyn Nets that is so well run by Sean Marks and well coached by Kenny Atkinson will be tremendous for Nic. Personally, I was hopeful he’d go to an organization that was totally committed to player development, and that’s definitely the case with Brooklyn.”
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The Georgia Bulldogs have picked up their second commitment this week, this one from kicker Jared Zirkel of Kerrville, Texas (Tivy High School).
Zirkel announced his commitment to UGA via his Twitter account on Thursday.
— Jared Zirkel (@JaredZirkel) June 13, 2019
According to UGASports.com, Zirkel did receive a full scholarship offer and will not have to walk-on.
The Georgia Bulldogs now have 13 commitments for the 2020 class and have the No. 4 class in the 247Sports team rankings.
Congrats to long time KW Hot Prospect @JaredZirkel on winning the 2019 University of Georgia Football kickoff competition today, with a field of 150 campers! We’re proud of you! @FootballUGA @CoachSFountain @KirbySmartUGA#KickingWorld #HotProspect #GeorgiaFootball #UGA #ATD pic.twitter.com/F0uH4W2u27
— Kicking World Kicking Camps (@KickingWorld) June 2, 2019
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ATHENS, GA – University of Georgia All-American Aaron Schunk has been named the 2019 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year, the College Baseball Foundation announced Thursday.
“In the end, we felt that Aaron’s impact on the mound, where he factored in the decision in 15 of his 17 appearances, his steady bat and his outstanding play at third base put him just a tick above the others,” said George Watson, chairman of the Olerud Award selection committee. “Plus his ability to positively affect the lives of others off the field makes him the perfect example of what the Olerud Award is all about. We are excited to see what the future holds for him.”
A second-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Schunk helped lead the Bulldogs to a No. 4 National Seed in the NCAA Tournament and a final record of 46-17. He became the first Bulldog in nine years to capture the “Triple Crown,” leading the team with a .339 average, 15 home runs and 58 RBI. On the mound, he tallied 12 saves to go with a 1-2 record and a 2.49 ERA in 17 appearances. Earlier this week, Schunk was named a first team All-American as a utility player by Baseball America along with other multiple All-America and All-Region squads by various outlets. Additionally, Schunk is a Dean’s List student and a three-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He earned a spot on the 2019 SEC Community Service Team. Schunk signed a professional contract with the Rockies earlier this week.
“We are honored that Aaron has been selected as this year’s John Olerud Award winner,” said Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment for him and well-deserved. He’s been an outstanding representative of the Georgia baseball program on and off the field throughout his career.”
The John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award is named for the former Washington State University standout who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s and who was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The College Baseball Foundation (CBF) will present Schunk the 2019 award later this year. The other finalists this year were Will Mattiessen (Stanford), Alec Burleson (East Carolina), Tristin English (Ga. Tech) and Davis Sharpe (Clemson).
Schunk is the first Bulldog to win the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. Previous winners of the award include Mike McGee (2010-FSU); Danny Hultzen (2011-Virginia), Brian Johnson (2012-Florida), Marco Gonzales (2013-Gonzaga), A.J. Reed (2014-Kentucky), Brendan McKay (2015-17-Louisville) and Brooks Wilson (2018-Stetson). For more information on the CBF’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.
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