February 14, 2008

Future UGA QB talks Decision

One of the early commitments for Georgia's class of 2009 is in-state quarterback Zach Mettenberger. "Mett" committed to the Dawgs a couple of weeks ago and is excited about his future in Athens and the coaches he plans to play for.

The Recruiting Analysts around the country look at Mettenberger's size and immediately think big when talking potential. Then, they see his arm strength and say wow. He has two key ingredients for what it takes to be one of the top quarterbacks in the country.

The Oconee County junior stands at 6-foot-5, he weighs 217-pounds and he has one of the strongest arms in the class of 2009. He release is nice, he holds the ball high and his upside is very high.

Nobody works harder than this UGA commitment and he knows he has room for improvement in certain areas. He is currently working on his footwork, his mobility and his consistency when throwing the football.

Georgia was not the only school to recognize Mettenberger's talent and potential early on. Last summer, after competing at the Florida State camp, he was offered a scholarship on the spot.

Early in the fall, both Boston College and Ole Miss jumped in and offered him as well. The junior year on the football field did not go the way "Mett" would have liked, but he did not have the best supporting cast. Stats aren't everything and if you judge this QB off of those in 2007, then you don't see half the man UGA is getting.

With the tools he brings to the table that you can't coach and being his is only 16 years old, the potential for Mettenberger is great. He is eager to learn, he is eager to play for Coach Richt, he is eager to get to Athens, and he is excited about being a Bulldog.

He talks about all of those things right here in this exclusive interview.

Exclusive Interview: Mettenberger talks Dawgs

If you were unable to view the video at this time, then here are just a few of the quotes from the talented junior QB.

"When Georgia came out and offered me, I just felt like I had my offers and that UGA was the place for me."

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