Georgia’s recruiting momentum carried into the weekend when the Bulldogs received commitments for the 2013 and and 2014 classes.
Defensive back Reggie Wilkerson from North Marion High School in Citron, Fla., became Georgia’s 15th commitment for the 2013 class. He’s Georgia’s 6th commitment in the last 10 days.
“I picked Georgia because it feels like family,” Wilkerson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I have great chemistry with the coaches and I’ve bonded well with the players. It feels like home to me. I feel this is a place where I can come in and compete for the starting job on the first day.”
Wilkerson will have plenty of competition when he arrives. The Bulldogs have commitments from five defensive backs and could add to that number by signing day. Georgia is expected to bring in more than 30 prospects in 2013.
Georgia has already found three commitments for the 2014class now that wide receive Demarre Kitt from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., has given his pledge to the Bulldogs. Kitt joins cornerback Nick Glass and running back Stanley Williams as Georgia commits for 2014.
“Nick is committed to Georgia, and that helped a little with my decision,” Kitt told the AJC.
It has to help Georgia coach Mark Richt that he’s no longer answering questions about his job security. That was one of the hot topics in the SEC heading into the 2011 season.
That discussion quieted after Georgia posted a 10-2 record in the regular season. And Richt has taken advantage of it.
“I know, I think it’s a good thing – there’s a lot of people really interested in the Dawgs,” Richt said. “There are a lot of good players, and we’ve been doing a good job of evaluating and getting offers to them. And the guys are responding, and I’m excited for it.”