UGA letterman breaks down new Bulldog 

January, 5, 2012
Most Georgia fans had never heard of Mark Beard (Coffeyville, Kan./Coffeyville Community College) until right before he visited and subsequently committed to the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle was not exactly a household name. That will soon change now that Beard has arrived in Athens to bolster Georgia’s razor thin offensive line.

DawgNation recently spoke with Randy Cook, Beard’s head coach at Minor High School in Adamsville, Ala., to see what the Bulldogs are getting in the big juco transfer.

“Initially they were hot on him out of high school,” Cook said. “Mark will be the first one to tell you he didn’t apply himself in school like he should have. He went the juco route and got his grades where they needed to be. He paid his dues and is now being rewarded for that.”
Peach State: Top Tier Recruiting Ground?
California, Florida and Texas are largely considered the "Big Three" in college football recruiting. But national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to explain why Georgia deserves to be in the top tier and has numbers to prove it.