4-star wide receiver Tramel Terry has officially signed with the Georgia Bulldogs.
Nonetheless, it's official now according to a tweet from Scott Eisberg of WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina:
The drama/saga/miniseries is over..finally.. Goose Creek's Tramel Terry puts pen to paper and signs with Cle...er..Georgia.Will enroll early— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 7, 2012
Eisberg also tweets that Terry had a ceremony to sign his scholarship financial aid papers, since it's still too early to sign a National Letter of Intent:
Since its too early to actually sign NLI- Terry has ceremony to sign scholarship financial aid papers- will enroll at Georgia and sign NLI— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 7, 2012
Tramel Terry says he'll arrive in Athens right after the Under Armour game- his roomate, an incoming QB from Georgia was at todays signing— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 7, 2012
This is big for Georgia, especially because of all the times it looked like Terry wouldn't end up with the Bulldogs. It's official now though, so Georgia fans can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. With all the hype and uncertainty that has surrounded Terry though, will he actually make an impact in 2013?
From a measurable standpoint, Terry has what it takes to be a difference maker for Georgia's offense, even right away. He's 6'0'', 192 pounds, so he doesn't have terrific size, but he does run a 4.40 40 according to 247Sports, so he'll be fast enough to stretch the defense vertically or work linebackers in the slots.
He has very quick feet and reliable hands, so the Bulldogs could ask him to run just about any route on the field. Terry is also athletic enough to make something happen after the catch, and he plays a very physical brand of football for a receiver. He runs like a running back when he gets the ball in his hands and he displays good vision and the ability to juke.
As far as Georgia's needs are concerned, their leading receiver Tavarres King is a senior as is Marlon Brown. Sophomore Malcolm Mitchell had a great year with 40 receptions and four touchdowns, so he'll be a big part of the offense next season, and sophomore Michael Bennett will be back from an ACL tear.
As it stands, Georgia won't need Terry to step in right away to play a major role. He's talented enough, though, for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs to throw him out there as almost a luxury to see if he can make something happen with his athleticism and speed.
He could also be an extremely valuable special teams player in a return role, as his speed and vision could make him a very dangerous kick returner.
Either way you look at it, there are only good things in store for Terry at Georgia.
He probably won't see much featured time at wideout at first, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Richt and his staff find ways to get him on the field in an effort to get the football in his hands in 2013.
He has game-changing ability, and that's going to be very valuable for the Bulldogs.