One of Georgia’s top linebacker prospects committed to Vanderbilt on Sunday.
Tucker High School’s Jacob Sealand said he pledged to Vanderbilt over Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Purdue, and North Carolina.
“It was the best overall choice anyone could make, especially for myself,” Sealand told the AJC. “I’ve always put education first. I feel like with Vandy, I don’t have to settle for a sub-par education just to join a winning program.
“I feel like I can go to Vanderbilt, help turn the program around, and be a part of a winning team that will compete for SEC championships — along with getting a world-class education.”
What about UGA and Georgia Tech? Sealand said there was reciprocal interest in both in-state schools, but neither had offered an early scholarship.
“That was fine,” Sealand said. “I know I didn’t want to stay in the state for college. I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life. I’ve seen almost everything Georgia has to offer.”
Sealand committed to Vanderbilt after making an unofficial visit with the Commodores on Sunday. “I kind of had it made up in my mind. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile. For me, it’s just not going to get any better than Vanderbilt as an overall situation with academics and athletics. They invited me up to Sunday’s baseball game, so I figured I would do it then.”
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