Quincy Mauger surprised his mother by publicly committing to UGA before the start of Friday’s “Dawg Night” prospect camp.
Mauger secretly committed to UGA coach Mark Richt a week ago, picking the Bulldogs over Central Florida.
The 6-foot, 197-pound safety from Kell High School made it official with his commitment after driving early with his mother to Friday’s Dawg Night and meeting with school officials.
“Coach Richt was very happy,” Mauger told the AJC. “You know, I kind of made a pre-commitment a week ago. I just wanted to surprise my mom today. I had been doing my research. I told Coach Richt that I wanted to be a part of the Bulldogs family, and make it a big surprise for my mom. It worked out great.”
Later after the completion of Dawg Night, UGA picked up another commitment — Tim Kimbrough of Indianapolis. He’s ranked as a 4-star and the nation’s No. 3 inside linebacker by 247sports.com. Kimbrough announced it in Twitter:
Committed to Georgia today. I’m a Dawg!!! #LetsGoooo
Back to Mauger (who is unranked by Rivals): He earned a football scholarship offer at last month’s Mark Richt Camp and may help UGA with his heralded teammate, Kell cornerback Brendan Langley. Langley, who is a top UGA recruiting priority, tweeted congratulations to Mauger on Friday.
“I’m definitely going to see if I can persuade Brendan to come our way and be the next Georgia commit,” Mauger said. “Whether or not he comes to Georgia, I wish the best for him. He needs to join the Dawg side.”
Mauger is projected to play free or strong safety at UGA.
“I love the coaching staff at Georgia,” Mauger said. “They are very well-connected with the kids. I got to sit down with an engineering professor, and we got to talking some about my decision and everything I needed to know when it comes to engineering. I’m going to major in engineering.
“I picked Georgia because it has everything I need to be successful with academics and on the football. It’s a great opportunity, and I took it”
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