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Bulldogs cap big early signing class
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Georgia’s early signing class
Bryan Blough, RHP, Newnan (Middle Georgia College)
Patrick Boling, LHP, Cartersville (Cartersville HS)
Malcolm Clappsaddle, RHP, Geneva, Fla. (Oviedo HS)
Ben Cornwell, RHP, Atlanta (Georgia Perimeter College)
Brett DeLoach, C, Blackshear (Pierce Co. HS)
Blake Dieterich, LHP, Winter Gardens, Fla. (West Orange HS)
Zach Dotson, LHP, Guyton (Effingham County HS)
Kyle Farmer, INF, Atlanta (Marist HS)
Todd Hankins, INF, Oviedo, Fla. (Oviedo HS)
Miles Head, C/INF, Fayetteville (Whitewater HS)
Jake Montgomery, RHP, Marietta (Pope HS)
Cooper Moseley, INF/P, Montgomery, Ala. (Success Unlimited Academy)
Eric Swegman, RHP, Cumming (Young Harris JC)
Zach Taylor, OF, Statesboro (Statesboro HS)
Chance Veazey, INF, Tifton (Tift County HS)
Alex Wood, LHP, Charlotte, N.C. (Ardrey Kell HS)

University of Georgia Sports Communications

ATHENS — Georgia head baseball coach David Perno announced the signing of four final prospects to national letters of intent to play for the Bulldogs.  

The newest members of the Bulldogs’ class include Bryan Blough, a right-handed pitcher from Newnan, Ben Cornwell, a right-handed pitcher from Atlanta, Eric Swegman, a right-handed pitcher from Cumming, and Chance Veazey, a middle infielder from Tifton.

Blough, a 6-2, 195-pound right-hander, is a sophomore at Middle Georgia College after posting a 6-2 record as a freshman at Okaloosa-Walton College. A graduate of East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Blough won 15 games over two years and helped lead the Indians to back-to-back region championships.

“It has always been my ultimate dream and goal to play baseball for UGA,” Blough said.

A 6-3, 210-pound right-hander, Cornwell is a redshirt freshman at Georgia Perimeter College after transferring from Virginia Tech. He led Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School to the Georgia Class AA state title in 2007, and earned state Player of the Year honors from the Georgia Dugout Club.

Swegman, a 6-6, 215-pound right-hander, is a sophomore at Young Harris Junior College where he pitched 26 innings in 2008. He was selected in the 33rd round of June’s Major League Baseball draft by Kansas City. He is a graduate of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming.

“Choosing UGA wasn’t a hard decision,” Swegman said. “They have one of the best baseball programs in the country and I’ve always wanted to play top level baseball.”

Veazey is a 5-9, 170-pound middle-infielder at Tift County High School. He was named the Blue Devils’ 2008 MVP after leading the team in 11 categories including hits, walks, batting average (.453), slugging percentage and total bases.  He earned all-region honors in 2007 and 2006 and was a starter on Tift County’s 2006 team that advanced to the state quarterfinals. He was also a member of the 2008 Junior Team Georgia.

“Chance is a very gifted left-handed hitter and the hard-nosed type of player we are looking for,” Perno said.