Georgia has developed quite a reputation in recent years for having one of the best offensive line units in the country year in and year out. Regardless of how good your quarterback or running back is, not much is going be produced without a solid group of guys blocking up front. Georgia has added to its offensive line by gaining a commitment from offensive guard Dylan Fairchild.
Throughout his career at West Forsyth High School, Fairchild has played both offensive line and defensive tackle, but will be playing offensive guard in college. Fairchild has not only shown his diversity as an athlete on the football field but on the wrestling mat as well where was named to the all-state wrestling team in both 2018 and 2019.
Fairchild holds his own when pass blocking, but what really stands out on film is his ability to push defenders back and get to the second level in the run game. Fairchild also does a tremendous job of reaching the edge of defenders to make room for his running backs to shoot the gap and get up-field quickly.
In the passing game, Fairchild keeps defenders in front of him, and does a consistent job at pushing defenders away from the pocket. There were some moments where he got a little flat-footed which gave the defender some leverage, but aside from that, he is a big body that is going to terrorize defensive lineman all game long.
With as often as Georgia runs the ball, they can always use more players who can create gaps and be physical at the line of scrimmage.
At 6-5 298 pounds out of Cumming, GA, Fairchild's quick feet and physicality to an already solid group of offensive line is a great addition to the 2021 class.
Here's a look at Dylan Fairchild's highlight tape:
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