UGA Recruiting: Commitment Shuffles Future QB Situation
Four-star quarterback Jacob Park committed to Georgia on June 14, choosing the Bulldogs over Alabama.
So what does that mean for Brice Ramsey, who signed with the Bulldogs as part of the 2013 class?
The next two years are set for Georgia with Aaron Murray getting the start in 2013, while current backup Hutson Mason will most likely start in his last season of eligibility in 2014.
After that, it's an open competition.
Players likely to get consideration as the starter in 2015 include Christian LeMay and Faton Bauta. LeMay will be a redshirt senior in 2015, while Bauta will be a redshirt junior.
But, like most, I believe the battle will come down to Ramsey and Park (as long as he signs).
Park stands 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds According to SB Nation national recruiting analyst Bud Elliot, Park is not much of a pocket passer.
"Park makes a ton of plays on the run. He is able to throw the ball with good velocity even when off-balance or falling out of bounds. I think Park could be very good on play-action passes and on bootlegs.
"Park is very adept at getting upfield on designed QB runs and scrambles. He throws caution to the wind and manages to pick up yards. The reverse of this, however, is that Park does open himself up to some potentially big shots."
Depending on how Mike Bobo's offense evolves during the next few years, this could be a good pickup for the Bulldogs. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised to see Bobo and company get Park more comfortable in the pocket.
Ramsey has been dubbed UGA's "QB of the future," and he's been good in practices for the Bulldogs.
He operated out of the Wing-T in high school, which explains his low passing totals. However, the talent is there.
While good play from Ramsey can all but guarantee him the starting spot in 2015, he has to demonstrate a great grasp of the offense when that time comes.
His best bet would be to shadow Murray everywhere he goes this year, and then Mason everywhere he goes in 2014.
By absorbing how both operate day-to-day as a Georgia quarterback, along with grasping the playbook, Ramsey should get the starting nod.
Regardless, it's going to be a good competition between Park and Ramsey. One that won't be fully decided after spring practice in 2015.