In the waning days just before the No. 9 ranked Georgia Bulldogs are set to take on the sixth ranked LSU Tigers, head coach Mark Richt and his staff received great news on the recruiting front as 2014 defensive end / outside linebacker Keyon Brown pledged to the Dawgs on Thursday afternoon.
Brown, a four-star recruit and the 20th best player from the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, has had Georgia as his leaders for much of the summer and fall, and ultimately chose them over Arizona State and Clemson.
Although the Sunshine state product plays defensive end in high school, he projects to fit in at outside linebacker in Georgia’s 3-4 defensive scheme.
The 6-3, 230 pounder has the size and athleticism to be an elite pass rusher at Georgia as well as a quick first step and hand techniques to avoid offensive linemen on pass rushes.
The commitment of Brown gives UGA 17 overall for the class of 2014, and he is the fifth commitment in the class from the state of Florida which includes five-star running back Sony Michel, four-star guard Isaiah Wynn, four-star safety Kendall Gant and three-star wide receiver Gilbert Johnson.
Brown is the first commitment in the class at the vital outside linebacker position, and UGA will look to possibly add a few more pieces at that position with the hopes of landing four-star Rashaan Evans or five-star Lorenzo Carter.
Georgia now has the No. 3 rated class in the nation, according to 247Sports, and sits at No. 2 overall in the SEC behind Alabama who is first in the nation.
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