UGA picked up a football commitment from one of their biggest positions of need on Friday.
Kyrin Priester, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver, picked UGA over scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and TCU. Priester is a Florida native who moved from the Orlando area to Brookwood High School last month.
He is commitment No. 10 for UGA’s 2013 recruiting class.
“I told Coach [Mark Richt] that I wanted to be a Bulldog; he was happy and he gave me a big hug,” Priester told the AJC.
Even though Priester is from Florida, he has always been a big fan of UGA because of AJ Green. He also said the Bulldogs appealed to him because of Christian beliefs of Richt.
“I committed to Georgia because I like Coach Richt being a great Christian because I’m a believer, too,” Priester said. “Also, it was because Georgia needs receivers, I’m a good fit for them and they like me.”
Last year as a junior, Priester missed the first five games with a fractured fibula but returned to catch 31 passes for 565 yards and five touchdowns. Last month, Priester moved with his mother to the Brookwood area. His new coach doesn’t know much about him, but likes what he sees so far.
“He reminds me of Andre Sims, our wide receiver who signed with Michigan State a couple of years ago,” Brookwood coach Mark Crews said. “He’s a wide receiver and a return guy … just very athletic. He makes people miss in the open field and that kind of thing.
“He is just a heck of an athlete. Andre is around maybe 5-10, while Kyrin is about 6-2. He’s a really good-looking kid as far as his physique. He has a 2.9 GPA. He seems to be the ‘whole package,’ as they say.”
Wide receiver is a position of need after UGA only it only signed one last February, M.L. King’s Blake Tibbs. CJ Curry switched his commitment from the Bulldogs to Oklahoma State, while UGA targets JaQuay Williams (Auburn) and Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee) signed with other schools.
UGA is off to a blistering start for its 2013 class. Priester is the second WR commitment after Tramel Terry, although Terry may end up playing defensive back.
UGA commits for 2013