Georgia picked up a commitment Tuesday evening from an intriguing prospect when Milton safety Joshua Moran picked the Bulldogs over offers from Louisville, West Virginia, Navy, Cal, Air Force, SMU and others.
While Bulldog fans generally wouldn't be very excited about beating Navy for a defensive back prospect, Moran's a little different. Because he's not taking up a scholarship. He's choosing to come to Georgia as a preferred walk-on with hopes of earning a scholarship down the road. Amazingly, Moran had 32 total offers, but turned down all of them for the chance to play for the 'Dawgs. How extraordinary is that?
Moran not only had offers from the above solid football schools. He also claims offers to play football at Ivy League members Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Columbia. I don't know what his test scores look like, but I think he'll qualify.
The hard-hitting safety played in only three games of an injury-shortened senior season, but you can see some of his skills below.
I can't think of any downside to having a player around who could have taken up a scholarship at an ACC, Big XII, or PAC-12 school. Solid scouting by the coaching staff. Welcome aboard Josh!