Fox flips UConn commit; Conley makes Star Wars film

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Georgia basketball could be turning its luck around with local recruits, as Athens Christian Guard William “Turtle” Jackson flipped his commitment from UConn to the Bulldogs. Jackson’s coach tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell that his player thought about flipping his choice a couple weeks ago.

The Bulldogs are picking up the 6-foot-4, 175-pound point guard after he initially committed to the reigning national champions of college basketball. He is the sixth-ranked point guard prospect in the Class of 2015 and could have been swayed to switch his decision because of another guard commitment to the Huskies in Jalen Adams of Massachusetts.


Earlier this week Georgia and former North Paulding wide receiver Chris Conley released his Star Wars themed short film ‘Retribution.’ Those who follow Conley on Twitter knew this film was coming with the pictures he posted while shooting earlier this fall. The film is about 25 minutes long and includes a couple of notable cameos from running back Todd Gurley and head coach Mark Richt.

Conley has voiced his love for the Star Wars series either on Twitter or in person in the past and now this film is one step closer to him personally connecting with the legendary series. Hopefully this is not a spoiler for you all out there who haven’t seen the film, because we could be seeing another Conley creation in the future. Could we see more UGA players/coaches used in the future projects?


Six players are being looked at for three different awards this season, as the Bulldogs will begin the regular season in a little under two months. Junior Running Back Todd Gurley is one of those players being looked at for one of these postseason awards. Gurley is in the running for the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top player.

Linebackers Ramik Wilson, Jordan Jenkins, and/or Leonard Floyd could be on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. This honor is given to the nation’s top defender every season.Rounding out the Bulldogs on awards lists are senior center David Andrews (Rimington Award watch list) and tight end Jay Rome (John Mackey Award watch list).

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