Ray Drew, the five-star defensive end prospect who committed to Georgia on Friday, spends his spare time preaching as an ordained minister. Therefore if the following quote sounds a little familiar, then there's a very good reason for that. In addition to being a talented football player, Drew handles the pitch like an experienced pulpit-rocker.
"I just want to say to Jay at the end of his announcement, I heard your call," Drew said. "And now I’ve given an answer. Isaiah Crowell, we’re waiting on you; Antonio Richardson, we’re waiting on you; John Jenkins, we’re waiting on you; and Jeoffrey Pagan, we’re waiting on you. Come join what we’re putting together, the Dream Team. But remember, a dream is only a dream until you make it reality. So I’m calling you out on this one. I hope you’re not afraid to be thrown into the fire. I hope you’re not afraid to be the ones to make the change."
I may or may not have heard an organ and some tambourine in the middle of that. There is usually a fine line between football and church in the American South, but in this case it's disappeared completely. By the time this is over Ray Drew may be a better recruiter than anyone Georgia has on their staff, and that is not an insult to UGA's recruiters.