Georgia Recruiting: Do Bulldogs Have Alabama De-Commit Targeted? (Video)


Georgia recruiting marches on, as the Bulldogs are building yet another impressive recruiting class for 2016, and one of the state’s top players just de-committed from Alabama, leaving an opening for the Dawgs.

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Georgia’s 2016 class has been growing steadily with top-level recruits, but one in-state star who was thought to have gotten away from Mark Richt and his staff may be ripe for the picking once again.

Demetris Robertson (Savannah, GA/Savannah Christian Prep), who is rated as the state’s No. 4 overall prospect and the nation’s No. 1 athlete for 2016, announced his decision to de-commit from Alabama on Twitter on late Friday night.

This opens the door for Richt and his recruiting staff to make a big push for Robertson, and keep him within Georgia’s borders for his college career. It would also be the second year running that Georgia landed the number one athlete in the nation, with Terry Godwin coming on board in 2015.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, UGA assistant coach Mike Ekeler traveled to Savannah Christian Prep last week to observe Robertson on the first day of the NCAA’s spring evaluation period. Robertson also attended last year’s Dawg Night prospect camp not long after giving his commitment to Alabama.

Having an elite prospect like Robertson join the Bulldogs in the same year as No. 1 overall QB prospect Jacob Eason would be quite the coup for Georgia, and would no doubt continue the great recruiting momentum that Richt has been building.

It’s a long way until February, but just the fact that Robertson has pulled back from Alabama bodes well for Georgia, who is widely regarded as one of the top schools on his list.

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