Georgia football: surprise signee and solid commit may become closest teammates

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 28: Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 28: Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Georgia football jumped out to an amazing start in the early signing period Wednesday. The Bulldogs already have four 5-star and two JUCO superstar players signed.

Two players in the 2019 signing class so far, had two vastly different commitments to Georgia football. One committed in the summer of 2017 and essentially shutdown his recruitment, didn’t take visits to any other school afterwards. The other was committed to another school going into the day, and flipped at the signing table to sign with UGA. And in the coming years, they may be two of the closest teammates.

Those two players are of course, Dominick Blaylock and Dwan Mathis. Blaylock was such a solid commit that he refused to take visits anywhere else. He had made up his mind on June 17, 2017 and he wasn’t changing it for no body. Unusual for a recruit of his caliber, five stars according to 247 Sports. He’s ranked no. 34 overall in the 247 Composite rankings and he’s the no. 6 wide receiver.

Mathis’s signing was the complete opposite. He committed to Ohio State on June 24 this year and he was going to be the Buckeye’s quarterback of the future. But something, maybe the recent Justin Fields drama (and rumors of him heading to Ohio State), caused Mathis to rethink his decision. At the signing table Wednesday morning, Mathis picked up the Georgia hat instead of the Ohio State hat. Mathis is now possibly Georgia’s quarterback of the future. The 6’6 pro-style passer sits at no. 261 in the 247 Composite rankings as the no. 9 pro-style quarterback.

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Just two years from now, with Jake Fromm, Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman and other receivers all possibly departed, Mathis-to-Blaylock could potentially be the QB-to-WR duo that headlines Athens, despite their different modes of committing to Georgia. Isn’t college football recruiting great?