Bulldogs land verbal commitment from Florida LB Taylor

Georgia got good news Tuesday, the start of a key recruiting stretch. Linebacker Juwan Taylor of Hallandale (Fla.) High committed to Georgia, calling it his “dream school.”

Taylor (6-foot-2, 190) is the ninth player committed to the Bulldogs for the class of 2015. He is also the seventh defensive player committed to Georgia. Taylor’s news comes at the start of a two-week recruiting camp period that will see lots of high-level recruiting foot traffic through Athens.

“I talked to my family about it, and they told me it was on me. I felt I was ready. I knew Georgia is the school I want to be at, so I was ready to commit,” Taylor said.

Taylor, who is not ranked by Scout.com, said he committed to Georgia linebackers coach Mike Ekeler and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Taylor said he “made their day” with the news.

“You cannot pass up a great opportunity like this,” he said. “It has been my dream school, so I am happy about my commitment to Georgia. I always wanted to have a ‘G’ on my helmet.”

Georgia is ranked 10th in the country in recruiting by Scout.com.

But the number of committed players (nine) is the top reason the Bulldogs are not ranked higher. Alabama is currently ranked No. 1 by Scout.com , but has nine more players committed than Georgia. Clemson, with 19 commitments, has the most committed players in the country and are ranked No. 5 in the country.

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