Walton offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow committed to Georgia on Wednesday, giving the Bulldogs 17 verbal commitments for the class of 2013.
That count is two more than any other school in the Southeastern Conference. Only Michigan, with 18, has more players committed to them than the Bulldogs.
‚ÄúI called Coach (Mark) Richt and committed to him Tuesday night,‚Äù Kublanow told Scout.com. ‚ÄúI actually called Coach (Will) Friend first, and I told him that I was ready. He was excited and Coach Richt was too when I told him.‚Äù
Kublanow is the Bulldogs‚Äô third offensive lineman in this class and the second to commit to Georgia this week as Buford center Josh Cardiello committed Saturday. He is considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com and is ranked as the ninth-best offensive guard in the country.
It appears unclear how many prospects Georgia will sign in February, but the Bulldogs are off to a torrid pace. Georgia likely will sign more than 30 players in the class of 2013 ‚Äî many of whom will need to enroll early.
But Georgia could lose five-star recruit Derrick Henry to Alabama in early June. The running back has said that he‚Äôs not as committed to the Bulldogs as he once was and has hinted that he could head to the Tide. If he did commit to Alabama, Henry would be the Tide‚Äôs third committed running back in the class ‚Äî a large number of running backs for any school to take in a given class.
Meanwhile, Kublanow‚Äôs commitment to Georgia moved the Bulldogs to No. 4 in the Scout.com’s national rankings, jumping Ohio State and Florida. The Bulldogs now trail only Michigan, Texas, and Texas A&M.