Georgia got some literal big news this weekend in the form of 6’6” 345 pound Paramus Catholic offensive tackle Devin Willock. The New Jersey native committed to the G while in Athens for his official visit this past weekend.
Willock, a one-time Penn State commit who was originally planning on visiting the Nittany Lions with his last official visit before Signing Day, decided to come to Athens for the weekend instead. After 48 hours in the Classic City, Willock knew what his college decision should be.
In Willock the Dawgs are getting another big body for the offensive line. The young man has said that he is committed to playing for the Dawgs at whatever position the team needs, so his large frame might move to the inside and line up at guard.
Willock called Georgia his “dream school,” and has apparently been hoping for an offer from the Dawgs since his Sophomore year.
Willock’s commitment is important to Georgia in a larger sense for a few reasons. First, the Dawgs lost the commitment of Joshua Braun when Sam Pittman left for Arkansas. Willock is the big body that fills the hole in the class that Braun left. Second, Georgia continues its plan of putting big bodies on the line under Kirby Smart. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Willock’s commitment is the first to new offensive line coach Matt Luke. Luke’s ability to go out and get a commitment the same week he was hired speaks highly of how recruits see him.
WIllock raved about Luke, telling the AJC’s DawgNation that “Coach luke is a great guy,” and, “A real genuine guy that I know is gonna coach me up well. He has great past success with his players and I’m just gonna be another star in the making.”
Here’s wishing Willock all the best over the next four years in Athens.
As always, GO DAWGS!