Quintavious Harrow committed to the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday. Harrow is a close friend and teammate of the state’s No. 1 prospect, running back Isaiah Crowell. Georgia offered him the scholarship just last week.
“They’re where my heart led me to,” said Harrow, who said he picked up the phone and called coach Mark Richt about 2 p.m. Wednesday. “I prayed to God about and I feel like it’s the right choice for me.”
Harrow said Georgia has been recruiting him for “a long time” but just offered him last week after he obtained a qualifying test score on the ACT.
“He felt like it was the best situation for him and he felt comfortable doing it today,” Carver-Columbus coach Dell McGee said. “Coach Richt was really happy and pleased about it after they talked on the phone. [Richt] said he was going to take good care of him, off and on the football field. We’re just happy for Quintavious.”
Harrow (6-0, 185) is expected to play defensive back at Georgia. He played the “pony” position, a kind of linebacker/safety hybrid, in Carver’s 3-5-3 defense last season. Harrow was timed at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Scout Showcase combine in Atlanta last summer. He also attended UGA’s Dawg Night camp.
“He’s got a lot of upside and potential that can be nourished and developed at Georgia,” McGee said. “Hopefully, he can develop into a great football player on and off the football field. Most importantly, he can get a free college education.”
Georgia was Harrow’s only offer. However, he did recently visit Georgia Military College, a junior college in Milledgeville.
Harrow will be making an official visit to Athens this weekend along with Crowell.
“Isaiah was happy for Quintavious that he is getting the opportunity to continue his education on next level,” McGee said.
Neither Harrow nor Crowell could be reached for comment, but I’ll keep trying.
By Chip Towers, The College Recruiting Blog. Michael Carvell contributed to this report.