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'Dawgs Pick Up Huge 2015 WR Commit.

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Georgia picked up a monster commitment for the class of 2015 this morning when Greater Atlanta Christian receiver Darius Slayton announced his pledge. Slayton chose the Dawgs over Tennessee and South Carolina. He also counted offers from Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC...

Oh, let's just cut to the chase. Nearly every major football program in the country identified Slayton as a major college prospect. Beating out a slew of divisional and conference rivals for him is a big win. The 6'2, 180 pound Slayton is a consensus four star prospect among scouting services. 247Sports, whose rankings I find myself most in agreement with, ranks Slayton the #11 wide receiver in the country and also the #11 prospect in the state of Georgia. He's also played corner in high school but, while his size and speed is appealing on defense, Slayton looks like a pro-style receiver to me. He has excellent leaping ability and high points the ball well. With his speed and route-running ability he really projects to every receiver slot in the Bulldog offense, versatility that will be very helpful over the next couple of seasons as Georgia replaces a lot of production in the receiving corps. If I were going to liken him to a recent Bulldog receiver I'd say he's a slightly larger, not quite as fast Sean Bailey. Nothing wrong with that.

Slayton's commitment could push Georgia ahead of FSU for the #2 slot in the 247Sports 2015 rankings. More importantly, along with Michael Chigbu, Terry Godwin, Jayson Stanley, and Van Jefferson, Slayton gives Georgia options in the receiving corps for the future. There's still the whisper of a possibility that Lovejoy receiver Preston Williams (who visited for the Tech game) may still consider the Bulldogs, though he says his commitment to Tennessee is firm. There's also the very real possibility that Jefferson will end up at either Florida or Tennessee. However that all shakes out, Slayton's commitment solidifies an already strong group. Until later...

Go 'Dawgs!!!