The Georgia Bulldogs continue to recruit at an extremely high level under new head coach Kirby Smart as just hours after top running back Toneil Carter committed to the Dawgs, elite offensive lineman Andrew Thomas followed up with his pledge to UGA’s 2017 recruiting class.

“I decided a few weeks ago and I figured this was a great opportunity,” Thomas said, according to Jake Reuse of UGA Sports. “Where else to do it but on ESPN?”

So what ultimately proved to be the difference for Thomas?

“It was my relationship with the coaching staff and the business program–which is what I want to major in,” Thomas said. “Plus the lack of offensive tackles they have right now.”

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Atlanta native is rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 28 overall prospect,  the No. 7 offensive tackle and the No. 3 overall prospect from Georgia, according to 247Sports. Thomas committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Clemson, Florida State and Notre Dame among others.

Upon hearing the news, Georgia’s head coach tweeted this out:

Here’s UGA offensive line coach Sam Pittman’s reaction to the news:

Thomas has also been selected to participate in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Game. To see what type of player the Dawgs are getting, check out his highlight tape from his junior season:

After the busy day on the recruiting trail, Georgia is now up to 15 total commitments for the 2017 recruiting cycle – 12 of which are rated as either a four or five-star prospect.