Georgia Recruiting: 3-Star DB Out of Florida Commits to UGA over FSU


Another day for Georgia recruiting, another nice commitment. This time it’s Malek Young, a 3-star defensive back from Pompano Beach, Fl.

Just a day after 4-star offensive tackle E.J. Price committed to join the Bulldogs in 2016, Mark Richt’s recruiting staff got a commitment from 3-star defensive back Malek Young, who plays for Coconut Creek H.S. in Pompano Beach, Fl.

Young tweeted his commitment to Georgia on Friday night.

The 5’10, 175-pound defensive back is rated as the No. 71 player in the state of Florida, and the No. 46 cornerback in the nation according to 247 Sports composite rankings.

Young committed to Georgia over offers from Florida State, Clemson, Louisville, Miami and Michigan State among others. He was recruited by defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon.

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The addition of Young makes eight hard commits from Georgia’s 2016 class, and along with yesterday’s commitment, moves them up to No. 4 on 247’s team rankings for 2016, moving past LSU, Kentucky and Ohio State.

With the young defensive players Georgia currently has in the secondary, along with several incoming freshman, Pruitt’s defensive back situation should be well stocked by the time 2016 rolls around. Based on what we’ve seen over the past few seasons, a deep roster at corner and safety is a must-have for the Bulldogs.

This recruiting class is already building some serious momentum, and it will be interesting to see what happens during the course of the season.

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