Prince Avenue Christian School quarterback Brock Vandagriff is the cream of the crop. In a high school football recruiting class highlighted by running back Camar Wheaton (Garland, TX) and wide receiver Agiye Hall (Bradenton, FL), it's Vandagriff who could propel one program to multiple College Football Playoff berths.
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, both 247Sports and Rivals rank the five-star prospect as one of the nation's top-two quarterbacks. Last year, Vandagriff committed to the Oklahoma Sooners and was congratulated on social media by OU alums Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. Lincoln Riley thought the Sooners landed yet another elite weapon, then Vandagriff announced his decommitment from the Big 12 program on January 1, 2020.
The kid from Bogart, Georgia — about 30 minutes west of UGA's Sanford Stadium — made his hometown very, very, very happy just a few days later. On the morning of January 21, Vandagriff verbally committed to head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs for the 2021 season.
5-Star QB Brock Vandagriff Commits to Georgia
Every school wants a piece of this kid heading into his senior season. Even after missing several weeks with a broken fibula suffered in September, Vandagriff threw for 2,471 yards and 31 touchdowns against only six interceptions across eight games as a junior.
That's coming off a sophomore campaign when he threw for over 3,000 yards, ran for 1,000 more, scored 28 touchdowns through the air, and added another 23 on the ground. The Wolverines finished 11-2, and Vandagriff was rightfully named Georgia's Region 8-A Player of the Year.
Vandagriff holds over two dozen offers from programs like Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Penn State, and South Carolina. He announced a list of six schools back in June, including the Auburn Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Oklahoma Sooners and Tennessee Volunteers.
It was the Dawgs, however, who captured the Under Armour All-American's undivided attention.
Brock Vandagriff Highlights
A lot of time exists between now and National Signing Day 2021. Vandagriff's decommitment from OU is likely linked to five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler taking over for Jalen Hurts as a true sophomore next year, but UGA doesn't have the same problem with a plethora of highly-touted QB talent.
Vandagriff will be a plug-and-play signal caller, and if the Bulldogs hang on, they'll be set up for another Jake Fromm-esque run of SEC East dominance for at least three years until this kid turns his attention to the NFL Draft.
This post was originally published on Jan. 21, 2020, but Georgia can always use something to look forward to.