Commitment breakdown: Rivals250 2023 OT Johnathan Hughley to Georgia
Beyond the measurables, finding an offensive tackle that can truly anchor a collegiate line for years is hard to come by. In the early hours Friday morning, Georgia landed that coveted lineman with All-SEC potential in Rivals250 2023 four-star Johnathan “Bo” Hughley.
WHAT GEORGIA IS GETTING
One of the cornerstones of the Georgia program for decades has been the team’s ability to run the ball. The wealth of fantastic talent coming out of the backfield is one thing, but the consistent offensive line play against top-notch SEC defenses is the key; Hughley guarantees to keep the motivating operations going.
WHAT MAKES HUGHLEY ELITE
Measured at 6-7, Hughley has ideal height for a tackle with the wingspan to match. Just a junior, more weight will be added upon his listed 271 pounds. As he builds his body into the SEC mold, Hughley’s athleticism stands out. His footwork, quickness, and footspeed are part of the equation that pushes him into the conversation as one of the best at his position in his class.
The tipping point to elite is that nasty streak inside. From the opening snap of a Panthers’ game on a Friday night, Hughley seeks to punish opposing defenders. Relentless for four quarters, in the passing attack or run game, Hughley is handing out grass stains pouncing on the fallen for extra measure.
WHY IT’S BIG FOR GEORGIA
Since 2002, the Bulldogs have been a consistent 10-plus win program maintaining status as a Top 10 football program. The goal is to maintain success and push beyond, and players of Hughley’s abilities gives promise for the future. Landing a player of Hughley’s talents not only sends a signal within the Peach State but to high-profile running backs, quarterbacks, and in turn receivers, that Georgia’s offense will be elite for years to come.