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Georgia’s coaching staff took to Twitter Thursday night to celebrate another recruiting commitment — and they should.
For the third time in two days Georgia got a commitment on Thursday. This time from Jackson Harris, a four-star tight end from Columbia, Tenn. Scout.com considers Harris the No. 10 tight end in the country. Georgia beat out Alabama for Harris, something that has been a challenge for any school in the country — including the Bulldogs.
“Everything just clicked at Georgia,” Harris told Scout.com of his decision. “It is just the best fit for me and that is why I committed to Georgia. From the players to the coaches to the town, Georgia was the best fit for me.”
Tight ends coach John Lilly put Harris’ commitment in the same category as the NBA Finals and World Cup on Twitter.
“You thought World Cup starting or NBA Finals Game 4 was the big sports event today? Oh no … a Lion has roared & sounds like a Dawg!” he tweeted.
“Harris has very good, reliable hands,” Scout.com’s Chad Simmons said. “He has good quickness out of his cuts for his size. He size is a weapon as well.”
Harris gives Georgia its 12th commitment of the 2015 class. The Bulldogs fought their way into Scout.com’s top ten recruiting rankings because of Harris’ commitment, but could surge higher over this weekend.
The annual Mark Richt Camp is on Saturday. The event will feature a slew of top prospects and usually ends with at least a commitment or two before all is said and done.
But today the Bulldogs host the country’s No. 8 overall player, Westover DL Trenton Thompson, who says Georgia leads, and McEachern OL Chuma Edoga, who is committed to USC, but has Georgia second. Edoga is the No. 42 player in the country according to Scout.com, and Georgia has not given up on recruiting him even with his commitment to the Trojans.
A commitment from Edoga or Thompson seems unlikely this weekend, but recruiting momentum can be a powerful thing as the Bulldogs know well right now. Since the start of June, Georgia has secured four commitments, which is more than any other school ranked in Scout’s top 10.