UGA’s Dawg Night kicks off with commitment from 3-star Florida athlete

Dawg Night got started in the daytime for Georgia on Friday.

The first news of the day for the Bulldogs came when 2015 athlete prospect Shaquery Wilson out of Coral Gables, Fla., committed to Georgia just following the event’s opening session.  

“I have been talking to my coaches about committing to Georgia for a little while now,” Wilson (6-foot-1.5, 190 pounds) said. “Since they offered me in June, I have been thinking about Georgia. I am going with the Bulldogs.” 

A three-star who could play cornerback or wide receiver at the college level, Wilson seems more confident on the defensive side of the ball. 

“The main coach I talk to is Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt,” Wilson said. “We have a good relationship and he has talked to me about playing cornerback or wide receiver, but I am feeling cornerback right now. That’s the position that he coaches, and he feels that I can be a millionaire at that position.”

Georgia offered a scholarship to Wilson in June, and ever since that day it has been near clear to him that he would be wearing the silver britches one day soon.

He feels confident in Georgia’s coaches, who have put in the work to land the rising senior out of Florida. 

“I have been feeling Georgia the most for a while now,” Wilson said. “The coaches hit me up a lot on Twitter. They call me when they can, and I have a great relationship with the coaches.” 

The coaching staff took to Twitter to celebrate the news. Tight ends coach John Lilly said he couldn’t get the B-52s’ “Love Shack” out of his head all week — a nod to Wilson’s nickname.  

Another person Georgia will be watching closely is four-star wide receiver Michael Chigbu. Chigbu, a 6-2, 210-pound rising senior out of New Orleans, visited Georgia throughout the duration of Thursday and Friday.  

Chigbu spent some one-on-one time with Mark Richt, and spoke about what a future at Georgia would mean for each of the two.

“(We) talked about family, his religion, his success in the past and what we looks at doing towards the future,” Chigbu said. “He talked about how I would fit in and how Coach (Tony) Ball will get me to where I need to be.” 

The whole trip helped Chigbu think about his decision, which is likely to be made by next week.

“It’s a great place. I was impressed,” Chigbu said. “It helped for me to finally see the coaches and the environment I could possibly be dealing with.”

It is expected that he will decide between Texas A&M and Georgia. 

Other prospects on hand were Trenton Thompson, Rashad Roundtree, Terry Godwin and Natrez Patrick.

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