Mark Richt gets first commitment for Georgia’s 2010 football recruiting class

 

Who is No. 1 for Georgia's 2010 recruiting class? It's Dalton DE Jalen Fields, who hinted to the AJC that he intended to commit to the Bulldogs.

Who is No. 1 for Georgia's 2010 recruiting class? It's Dalton DE Jalen Fields, who hinted to the AJC that he intended to commit to the Bulldogs.

Georgia finally got its first commitment for 2010 when Dalton defensive end Jalen Fields committed to the Bulldogs during UGA’s Junior Day on Saturday.

“I told [Mark Richt] and he was hugging me and my family,” Fields told the AJC. “Georgia is the place I want to be. I believe in [Richt] and Georgia. Coach Richt has already done so many great things at Georgia. I’m a hometown guy, so there was no need for me to look around anywhere else. Georgia is where I want to be, and it’s an honor to be the first [commitment] for next year.”

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Fields picked UGA among seven offers, including Tennessee, Alabama, and FSUHad Fields waited longer, he was expected to double or triple his scholarship offers.

“I like ‘Coach O’ a lot [Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron], but Georgia was my first offer and my first love,” Fields said. “I’m happy with Georgia, my family is happy with Georgia. That’s where I want to be, and I’m finished with my recruiting. I’m glad to get it over with. Georgia is my dream school. Now I can focus on Dalton football and helping us be the best team we can be.”

Fields, who is a junior, had told the AJC on that chances were high that he would give the Bulldogs an early pledge, and Fields delivered on his word on Saturday. “It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

The first commitment for Georgia Tech’s 2010 recruiting class was Collins Hill tailback Charles Perkins.

On Saturday, UGA also offered Tucker sophomore linebacker James Vaughters. [Click here to go to the story and see video of the sophomore sensation]

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76 comments Add your comment

UGA TRU FAN

April 13th, 2009
1:04 pm

D J Holmes 6′1″ 275 OT/DT from FAMU High in Tallahassee Florida would be a still for the bulldogs if they could sign him

bull dog fan 00000

April 12th, 2009
8:36 pm

I’ve heard also that he may be joined by Tramell Williams OT/DT 6′2 260lbs from Robert E. Lee Jacsksonville Florida who is being recruited by every one in the USA along with his close buddy D J Holmes 6′1″ 275 OT/DT from FAMU High in Tallahassee Florida the next few years looks so bright for the bulldogs. Also don’t count out Troy Bacon 5′11″ 215bs LB from Robert E. Lee

BIG FACE

April 12th, 2009
8:34 pm

I have inside info that he may be joined by Tramell Williams OT/DT 6′2 260lbs from Robert E. Lee Jacsksonville Florida who is being recruited by every one in the USA along with his close buddy D J Holmes 6′1″ 275 OT/DT from FAMU High in Tallahassee Florida the next few years looks so bright for the bulldogs. Also don’t count out Troy Bacon 5′11″ 215bs LB from Robert E. Lee

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Reality Check...

March 24th, 2009
9:17 am

Buzz, needs a reality check. Mouthing off after just one victory and loves to point out our losses but what about yours. You did go 9-4 while we went 10-3. And GT didn’t suffer the injuries we did. See you in November. I know you won’t answer my questions because BUZZ is full of it.

Having fun in Dalton

March 24th, 2009
2:19 am

Buzz,

Better yet, you can watch the G-Day game on ESPN. Yeah we get that kind of coverage regardless if we get blowed out or not. Yes we got caught up in the hype of both those games, but we didn’t make any excuses for losing those games. The second tech loses every body turns on them. Bandwagon fans.

P.S. Did I touch a nerve?