Georgia Football Recruiting: Justin Young Commits To Bulldogs

By Evan Williamson
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs added another piece to their already solid class for 2015, as 3-star defensive lineman Justin Young verbally committed to the Dawgs over the Clemson Tigers after visiting Athens for spring practice last weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 255 pound Georgia native is right in the Bulldogs’ backyard, as he attends the infamous Grayson High School in Loganville, GA where last year’s No. 1 overall player Robert Nkemdiche played. Young is one that may not be as talented overall as Nkemdiche, but he has a lot of upside entering his senior season.

Young played extremely well in the state of Georgia’s annual Rising Seniors game, which is held similarly to the Army and Under Armour All-American games, and features the top high school juniors in the state. In the game, Young recorded four tackles including a tackle for loss.

Young cited that staying close to home and playing for his home state team was one of the biggest factors in his decision, and that Georgia felt like home to him.

With the addition of Young, the Bulldogs now have the 10th best class in the nation for the class of 2015, and the No. 6 overall class in the SEC.

Young becomes the first defensive tackle commit for the Dawgs in this class, but he joins 4-star defensive end Chauncey Rivers as the only defensive lineman currently in the class. Georgia is expected to continue to bring in more defensive lineman, especially the No. 1 player in the nation in defensive tackle Trent Thompson, as it is a major area of need in this class.

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