Newnan safety Alec Ogletree, who is ranked as the state’s No. 1 prospect by Scout, hopes to play college football with his brother.
However, that remains to be seen, as Alec made a surprising commitment to Georgia over more than 50 scholarship offers this weekend. His twin, Zander Ogletree, has an offer from Florida State and is under consideration from Georgia.
“We want to play together,” Alec told the AJC. “Georgia said they are serious about [Zander] and they might offer after they get to evaluate him later this summer at camp.
“If it doesn’t work out, that’s OK. He’s got other options, too. I just felt Georgia was the right place for me, and I didn’t see any reason to wait any longer.”
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Ogletree is ranked as the nation’s second-best safety by Scout. He is the most celebrated commitment of Georgia’s 2010 recruiting class, which already has 11 early pledges. The Bulldogs are expected to sign 18 players in February and are quickly filling up their scholarship slots after a slow start.
Georgia is still in solid contention for many of the state’s top rising seniors, including Douglass defensive end Garrison Smith, M.L. King tailback Mack Brown, and Jackson linebacker Neiron Ball.
With Ogletree, Georgia edged out his longtime favorite, Miami. “I got to visit both campuses to see what they are like. I really liked Georgia better. The coaching staff made me feel like I was at home.”
Zander, a 5-9, 205-pound linebacker, said he was proud of his brother. “I think it’s cool he picked Georgia. I wish the best for him. Maybe I’ll get to play with him at Georgia, maybe I won’t. Whatever happens, I’m sure it all will work out for the best.”