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Blog: In-state WR Stanley gives commitment to Bulldogs

From Dean Legge of DawgPost.com:

Georgia’s steady climb up the recruiting rankings and toward meeting the projected target of adding 30 prospects in the current class continued on Saturday when Creekside wide receiver Jayson Stanley picked the Bulldogs over Auburn. He made his announcement on Twitter.

Stanley, the son of a running back at Georgia Tech in the early 1980s, picked Georgia after visiting Auburn early last week. Stanley is considered a four-star prospect and the no. 36 overall receiver in the country.

“He has the speed to get behind defenders,” Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said. “Stanley has long arms to go with good size. He has huge hands to snag the ball out of the air. Stanley shows great speed down the field, but he can improve his ability to separate off the line of scrimmage and his quickness out of his breaks. Stanley’s body control is good, and he will be a threat inside the red zone with his size and athleticism.”

Stanley had 41 receptions for 817 yards with 16 touchdowns in 2013 for the Seminoles, but emerged as a high-level prospect in December with two impressive outings that month. Stanley scored a 77-yard touchdown during Creekside’s lopsided 52-28 win over Tucker in the 5A state championship game.

At that point his recruitment took off — Auburn offered him a scholarship in February and Georgia followed with an offer in early March. Nearly every school in the SEC has offered Stanley.

The 6-3, 202-pound prospect is Georgia’s eighth overall commitment since Dawg Night in late July. The Bulldogs’ recruiting prowess in the last month has pushed Georgia’s class of 2015 to 19 commitments, and its class of 2016 to two early commitments. With another 11 commitments very possible for the Bulldogs in the future, Georgia could finish the 2015 recruiting cycle ranked in the top three in Scout.com’s national recruiting rankings for the first time ever.

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