Arguably the biggest National Signing Day story so far is 5-star wide receiver George Pickens’ decision to back off his commitment to Auburn and sign with Georgia. It’s likely to stay that way.
An Auburn pledge since July 21, 2017, Pickens surprised SEC fans when he put on the Georgia hat at his signing ceremony. UGA has since announced him as a Bulldog, confirming that the fax has been received in Athens.
Reporters on hand in Hoover, Ala. wanted to know why the No. 1-rated player in Alabama made the flip to UGA.
“I just felt like it was the right place for me,” Pickens told reporters after making his announcement. “Just coaching-wise, knowing that Kirby Smart he is always going to be up for like a national championship. I also felt like I had good communication with them all through the process.”
He said that while he was pledged to Auburn, he had long considered the Bulldogs No. 2 in his recruitment.
“I just felt like it was a right spot for me,” he told AL.com. “I always knew if I didn’t go to Auburn, I’d go to Georgia.”
More comments from Pickens can be heard in the video below: