Pair of UGA football recruits honored as Gatorade Player of the Year

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The Georgia Bulldogs and head coach Kirby Smart continue to recruit the top talent across the nation. Georgia football recruits Brock Vandagriff and Jalon Walker have been honored as Gatorade Player of the Year in their respective states.

The national award will be given later this month. The Gatorade Player of the Year award highlights elite athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities.

Quarterback Brock Vandagriff

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Brock Vandagriff is a key member of Georgia's class of 2021. Vandagriff played in the spring game a month ago and is still being honored for some of his impressive high school accomplishments at Prince Avenue Christian. Here's some of what Gatorade shared about Vandagriff's senior season:

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior quarterback led the Wolverines to a 13-1 record and the Class 1A Private state championship this past season. Vandagriff passed for 4,169 yards and 46 touchdowns, completing 252 of 356 passes and throwing just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 503 yards and 17 TDs on 104 carries. The Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year and the Class 1A Private Offensive Player of the Year, Vandagriff was named Mr. Georgia by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta.

Brock Vandagriff's dad shared the exciting news via his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/GVandagriff/status/1392823458619396099?s=20

Linebacker Jalon Walker

Salisbury High School linebacker Jalon Walker is fresh off winning a state championship. Now, he's won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for North Carolina. Walker is committed to the University of Georgia, but he's only a junior in high school. Gatorade had some great things to highlight about Walker's academic achievements and character:

Walker has maintained a 4.03 GPA in the classroom... A devoted member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Walker has volunteered locally on behalf of community clean-up initiatives and youth empowerment programs.

Jalon Walker was outstanding for Salisbury High School, where he racked up nearly 100 tackles and recorded eight sacks. He's another elite linebacker recruit headed to Dan Lanning and Georgia. https://twitter.com/JalonWlaker/status/1392823191949692928?s=20

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