WR Kyrin Priester commits to UGA over Vanderbilt and TCU

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

  1. RB Derrick Henry, 6-3, 241, Yulee, Fla.
  2. QB Brice Ramsey, 6-3, 190, Camden County HS
  3. S Tray Matthews, 6-2, 205, Newnan HS
  4. DB Shaq Wiggins, 5-10, 160, Sandy Creek HS
  5. DB Steven Nelson, 6-0, 185, College of Sequoias JC (Northside-WR HS)
  6. DT Chris Mayes, 6-4, 295, Mississippi Gulf Coast JC (Spalding HS)
  7. DT DeAndre “Moose” Johnson, 6-3, 311, Northgate HS
  8. WR Tramel Terry, 6-0, 185, Goose Creek (S.C.)
  9. LB Johnny O’Neal, 6-1, 230, West Laurens HS
  10. WR Kyrin Priester, 6-2, 185, Brookwood HS
  11. OL Aulden Bynum, 6-5, 250, Valwood HS
  12. LB Ryne Rankin, 6-1, 231, Orlando, Fla.

153 comments Add your comment

Ready for some football

April 6th, 2012
6:56 pm

3 recruits today. Priester, Rankins, and Bynum

Paddy

April 6th, 2012
7:03 pm

A Father…..no I will stand by my statement that you are less than mature. It is not a difficult position to defend.

Ole Big Dawg

April 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

3 recruits…looks like Ol Big Dawg will eat well today. Richt has overcome the negative recruiting tactics of the lead Gump!

gadawg92

April 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

Chad Simmons? Now that sounds like a great idea for recruiting.

ryan

April 6th, 2012
7:30 pm

Heard that DT M. Adams will be on campus tomorrow that is huge news i hope we can get him .

Rick James

April 6th, 2012
7:43 pm

@GTBob

Why don’t recruits just be honest and say that they picked UGA because there are lots of girls, alcohol, and weed, and they won’t have to worry about class that much?
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Come to think of it Bob Tech hasnt put together a good recruiting since Reuben Houston got busted for running his campus drug cartel..Funny how you always fail to mention him.

Lakedawg

April 6th, 2012
7:50 pm

Where is ole Mobile and LakeD today with all the good news. Coaching staff kicking butts in recruiting with more to come shortly.

Surely one of you whiners can find something negative to say?

Ole Big Dawg

April 6th, 2012
7:53 pm

We may be up into the teens by Monday…Sic’em!!

Hey Hey

April 6th, 2012
7:59 pm

The dawgs are going to have a full class by Memorial Day.

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:03 pm

Enter your comments here

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:09 pm

any body that transfers or gets kicked off the team, transfers or for any reason leaves UGA, should only be allowed to go to TECH or go home. THISwould make them behave…

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:14 pm

Rick James
you hurt GT Bobs feelings. Now roll him a BIG FATTY so he will feel better…

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:20 pm

To the Trolls that hate me, I’ll be at the DEW DROP in SOUTHSIDE SAVANNAH

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:20 pm

To the Trolls that hate me, I’ll be at the DEW DROP in SOUTHSIDE SAVANNAH

kingdaddy

April 6th, 2012
8:23 pm

To all the Trolls that hate me, I will be at the DEW DROP in Southside Savannah. You’ll know me when you see me! If I am not there, I am at Jerry’s

The Marshall Planner

April 6th, 2012
8:44 pm

Too bad too many Dawgs are “Losing Their Religion” and becoming thugs.

RedandBlackDawg

April 6th, 2012
8:50 pm

It has been a good Friday in more ways than one. UGA also picked up a 3star OT and a 4 star LB. Now if they can persuade M. Adams to verbal after his visit tomorrow,it will have been one heck of an Easter present for sure.

GO DAWGS and GATA

magnolia dawg

April 6th, 2012
8:52 pm

great film and u need players like him say what u want haters.

Ole Big Dawg

April 6th, 2012
9:03 pm

Like I always say…there are rough patches but it truely is great to be a Georgia Bulldog!!!!!

GtDawg

April 6th, 2012
9:10 pm

Who is that QB throwing him the ball, He got skills to.

memphisdawg

April 6th, 2012
9:21 pm

If it hasn’t been mentioned already, UGA also got commits from Ryne Rankin and Aldun Bynum today. Three good gets today. This class is filling up fast! Those recruits just sitting on offers but go ahead and pull the trigger or risk losing their spot. Cough, Cough, Seymour, Langley, Kublanow, Cardielo, Carter, and a few more.

A Father

April 6th, 2012
9:24 pm

redandblack: please stop with such silly claims about stars and athletes, not working nor will it work nor does anyone really care. Fact is we all hope this young man from Orlando comes in and plays with love and respect for the georgia football team, something that has been missing for many years now.

NGD

April 6th, 2012
9:27 pm

Dont be surprised to possibly see several more commits. These are just the confirmed so far.Recruits in Athens Saturday: 2013 (DT) Montravious Adams and (LB) Reggie Carter / 2014 (WR) Demarre Kitt and (DB) Nick Glass(Committed) Monday: 2013 (ATH) JJ Green and (OL) JP Vonashek

GtDawg

April 6th, 2012
9:31 pm

@memphisdawg thanks for the info. Rankin and Bynum is being recruited by several major programs

ryan

April 6th, 2012
9:37 pm

I heard Kitt was UGA’s to loose think in the end we get him also JJ Green has us in the lead hope to get the big one in Adams and would be happy Go Dawgs .

bitter's back----trolls

April 6th, 2012
9:41 pm

After a nice vacation visiting my thugg relitives in the city that claims to be baseball world champs.

Well, a long drive and after a few moments, it is clear that the bammer nation has truely crawled up

king daddy’s a_$$ and died. Dawgs rule the day. but as we have found out in the last couple of

weeks there is nothing greater or worse than collage football recruiting.

EXCEPT—that fool that used to coach in the atl for the falcons—-can you believe that guy

A—- bi_tc_—– on the back of a hogg —-bobby petirno —–total looooossser

——-last but not least—————bammer turds, get used to being abused

oh wow....

April 6th, 2012
10:36 pm

snagged him over tcu and vandy….strong

LakeDawg

April 6th, 2012
11:16 pm

Nice, but I’m only interested in O linemen right now.

ChrisATL

April 6th, 2012
11:33 pm

GTBob! Thanks for your predictable negativity. Wouldn’t be a UGA football article without it.

ChrisATL

April 6th, 2012
11:36 pm

Glad to see Richt and Co. getting a head start with this class. Despite what those outside of Dawg country want to claim, getting the class of 2013 rolling allows our coaches to spend more time evaluating, offering, and recruiting the class of 2014 before our competition does. Nick Saban has done a great job of this at Bama and has obviously paid dividends for them. About time UGA got on the ball with this trend as well. Keep it up coaches!

sapelodawg

April 7th, 2012
1:01 am

WOW we beat out Vandy and TCU? What next a win over Boise State??

Herb Bell

April 7th, 2012
2:06 am

Okay, you guys. You can vent about the Dawgs whupping up on Vanderbilt and tearing down Franklin’s wall he’s building around Georgia. He, he!

kingdaddy

April 7th, 2012
3:15 am

Bitter, just how many times did that mule kick you in the head? I got a pet rock thats smarter than you. Wish you’d find another team to pull for, you’re making UGA look bad with your non-sense. I’m a Ga.fan, we don’t know what the hell you are except stupid. Save your hate for the enemy boy. You are about one of the dumbest Ga. Fans I’ve ever read on a blog. Blogging doesn’t seem to be your strong-suit.LOL, WHAT A JOKE…

3d

April 7th, 2012
6:58 am

Hey GTBob, or they could just say I’m going to UGA because the only other alternative is the north avenue trade school

Crimson Crush

April 7th, 2012
8:10 am

You are just lucky bitter didn’t show up in Savannah to look you up kingdaddy . That would have been worth driving a few hours to see . Can’t Lose TV LOL ;-)

TechRon

April 7th, 2012
8:43 am

Seems like every day there is a new story of a UGA commit that is such an outstanding player, and at least one story a week about a Tech recruit that picked someone else (usually UGA). I all seriousness, I can’t see how Tech ever comes close to UGA when they play each other, but it usually is a close game. Dawgs get double the talent that Tech gets, for a long list of reasons. In fact, UGA gets probably the best recruiting of any NCAA team. They are certainly doing a great job in that dept.

Neutral

April 7th, 2012
9:04 am

You iidiots who are putting the Dawgs down for beating-out Vandy, Ole Miss, TCU etc., are the same bozos who would be criticizing CMR next year for offering these guys too late. Don’t forget that the “bigger guns” in the SEC probably are close to offering these guys and we just beat them to the punch…..for a change. Go Dawgs!!!

Neutral

April 7th, 2012
9:13 am

And being a 6′5″ 250+lb lineman doesn’t mean he will be too small for the SEC. My gosh we have some true knuckleheads blogging on this site. The kid is 16 maybe 17 years old…….and will easily gain 40-50 lbs and possibly 1-2 inches in the next 2-3 years. It is the athletic ability, intelligence and physical frame that come into play. He is not going to start for UGa for several years so quit being so pessimistic!!!!

Druggie

April 7th, 2012
10:07 am

I’m sure guy will just be another scumbag arrested for drugs or domestic abuse. Who cares about UGA and the prison they have in Athens?

MS. Bully

April 7th, 2012
12:16 pm

I thought State was bad when Jackie Sherrill was our coach but he doesn’t hold a candle to what goes on in Georgia. Call me a troll if you wish, the truth hurts!!

Ole Big Dawg

April 7th, 2012
1:19 pm

Ms..bully…kind of like when Miss st…came and jumped on the G last year. Totally classless. How did that work for you?

Roadrunner

April 7th, 2012
1:38 pm

Welcome Kyrin!! You sound like a fine young man and I look forward to seeing you in the Red & Black!! GO DAWGS!!

wreckmaniac

April 7th, 2012
1:57 pm

As a Tech man, I’m sure this kid is talented and I totally disagree with the comments that he was “only” offered by Vandy and TCU. TCU has a far better football program than UGA.
My key point is that the same nonsense is just a wrong when Tech recruits a kid who is “only” wanted by Vandy or TCU or Troy or Central FL etc.
Some UGA fans seem to believe that unless they beat out Saban for a recruit then the recruit must be second rate. Phooey !

william smith

April 7th, 2012
2:08 pm

praise the lord go dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

william smith

April 7th, 2012
2:10 pm

me thinks this tech guy is fos

Whiskey Breath

April 7th, 2012
2:17 pm

So Georgia beat out Vanderbilt huh? Do you think Vandy will be able to get over this horrible setback? Only Ga can boast about beating up VAndy. Won’t be long before GA declars itself
Nationa Champions again in August.

Love Gun

April 7th, 2012
3:48 pm

Georgia has a dynasty going on here! We will win the national title the next 4 years running!

To Tell The Truth!

April 7th, 2012
6:41 pm

LMAO @ Love Gun’s comments about a school that has not WON jack in 30+ years!!!!!

FL & SC OWN the EAST!!!

southgadawg

April 7th, 2012
8:42 pm

I could careless about comments from any Bama, Gator, Tech or johnny come lately Gamecocks. BTW talk about not doing anything in years SC shouldn’t talk, yet I regress. If I wanted stupid comments I would join them on their school blogs.

Now that, that is over with, all I want to talk about is the fine UGA commits we got and the ones we may get. I just want the updates on visits and possible commits. If you or your team doesn’t like our commits, stop worrying your a$$ over them. If a prospect doesn’t come to UGA, fine and good luck to them any time they play except one. UGA plays in the toughest, most competitive conference in the USA! The best football is played in the SEC bar none, including the NFL!

So does anyone have an real info on UGA recruiting this weekend? Nevermind Bama, Gator, Tech or Cock bloggers, I want real info about UGA.

A Father

April 8th, 2012
7:08 pm

Most teams in SEC have very good talent, pretty close when it comes to first team on both sides ot her ball. The three keys to any team winning SEC: No certain order as each team year to year is different as to sequence but the three remain the same

1. Depth
2. Coaching the players up
3. Quarterback Quality and Play

Georgia is fair in the depth department,
Coaching players up has always been a problem, especially for equal or better opponents
Quarterback play for three past years is ” TERRIBLE “, NO WHERE CLOSE TO COMPETITIVE