After secretly committing to UGA several weeks ago, one of the state’s top interior linemen made it official on Saturday.
Josh Cardiello, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Buford High School, committed to UGA over Florida State on Saturday. He also had football scholarship offers from Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina and North Carolina.
“I told Georgia a while back that I was coming there,” Cardiello told the AJC. “I just wanted to get my whole family over there [to Georgia] to do it. It’s official now: I’m a Georgia Bulldog.”
Cardiello took an unofficial visit to Georgia on Saturday with his family, including his parents and grandparents. He met with UGA’s Mark Richt and let him know he was ready to go public.
“I told Coach Richt ‘Let’s do this, let’s make it official,’” Cardiello said. “He was pumped up and excited, as were all of the other Georgia coaches.”
Why UGA over FSU? “I just had that feeling about Georgia that it was the place I needed to be.”
Cardiello, who will likely play center and maybe some at offensive guard in college, is commitment No. 16 for UGA for its 2013 recruiting class. He is the second commitment at offensive line, which is a position of need for the Bulldogs.
UGA commits for 2013