Aug 31, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA stands on the sidelines prior to the start of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting: 3-Star OL Sage Hardin commits to UGA


The Georgia Bulldogs picked up their 14th commitment for the Class of 2015 in local talent Sage Hardin, a 3-star offensive lineman out of Marist HS in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

This commit wasn’t a giant surprise, as Hardin – who impressed coaches and got his offer after the 7-on-7 challenge and Mark Richt minicamp recently – had said that Georgia was going to be “hard to beat” once he knew he had a scholarship offer from the Dawgs.

Hardin chose Georgia over offers from Virginia, Tennessee, Miami, Georgia Tech, NC State and even the Ivy League’s Yale.

“I picked Georgia because of the tradition, the coaching staff, and the people who Coach Richt has surrounded himself with,” Hardin told AJC recruiting reporter Michael Carvell. “It’s relatively close to home. I like being close to my family. I can come home whenever I want to. I have a lot of friends that go there. I’m very interested in the business school.

“I can reach all my goals athletically and academically there.

Hardin checks in at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, and is rated the state’s No. 46 overall prospect, per the 247sports composite rankings. His father played offensive line at Georgia Tech and UVA. Coaches were impressed with his excellent footwork and quick movement on the line during the minicamp.

Although he can play all five offensive line positions, the coaching staff is likely looking at Hardin to become a center for Georgia.

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