West Virginia commit thanks to all the coaches that wanted me but I love West Virginia pic.twitter.com/fh7KW2IWZg— shaquery wilson (@CG_QUERY7) January 28, 2015
Coral Gables athlete Shaquery Wilson announced via Twitter Wednesday night that he's changing his commitment from Georgia to West Virginia. West Virginia was one of several schools wooing Wilson with the chance to play receiver. Georgia initially offered him over the summer after working him out at corner, where his 6'3, 195 pound size made him an intriguing project.
Georgia recently had told Wilson he might play on either side of the ball in Athens, but honestly it was unlikely that he was going to crack the receiver rotation at Georgia. Personally, I've always viewed him as a little bit of a project on either side of the ball, and while I liked his upside, this isn't a crippling loss. I wish Wilson the best in Morgantown, but he was unlikely to make an immediate impact in Athens and that spot may be better used on another offensive lineman.
Wilson's Decommitment drops Georgia's total to 25 for this class, 5-6 below the number I expected earlier in the 2015 cycle. That however was before we learned that the Red and Black would almost totally avoid NFL early entries. It's looking more like the coaches may add 2-3 more commitments for this class and have a couple of additional spots to offer in 2016, which may be the best year for instate talent in Georgia since I've been covering recruiting. Until later...