When you coach in the southeast, you know it’s tough to win without a token south Florida prospect or two. And it’s not a bad idea to get more than two.
Georgia received its second commitment this month from a south Florida defender when Miami Northwestern H.S. cornerback Deandre Baker joined the 2015 class on Wednesday. Baker’s recruiting has heated up in recent months, receiving offers from the Bulldogs, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Kentucky, along with Clemson, Rutgers and Cincinnati. He is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect from the talent hotbed of south Florida, noted for his 4.5 second speed in the 40-yard dash. The three-star DB joins Hallandale H.S. LB Juwan Taylor as the south Florida contingent within the Georgia recruiting class. Last year the ‘Dawgs had three, led by RB Sony Michel.
He let it be known on his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
“Officially verbal commited to The University Of Georgia #bulldogs #Dawgs #GoDawgs #UGA,” Baker Tweeted.
The Bulldogs now have 10 commitments for 2015 and have moved up to the No. 12 spot in the nation in the recruiting rankings.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to 247Sports.com industry composite ranking.