In-state OL chooses the Dawgs
Jake Edwards
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 8, 2013
Chad Simmons

Will Friend had his eye on the offensive linemen Saturday and one really stood out to him. He liked one enough to offer him a scholarship and the 2014 OL committed right away...

Jake Edwards received an offer from Georgia after performing well at the Mark Richt Camp Saturday afternoon and he committed before leaving for his home in Franklin, Ga.

"I have committed to Georgia," Edwards told Scout. "It feels amazing to be committed to Georgia. I am speechless and it feels like I am in a dream. I am extremely excited and blessed to be committed to the University of Georgia."

Edwards had to have an idea something was going on once the camp ended and he was asked to go meet with Mark Richt.

That was the start of one of the most exciting moments in his life.

"After the camp, Georgia wanted me, my dad, and my uncle, to go up and meet with Coach Richt is his office. Coach Richt offered me pretty early, then we kept talking for a while before going down to talk with Coach Friend.

After talking to him for a while, Coach Richt talked to me mom, told her about the offer, and she started crying everywhere. She was excited.

"Once Coach Richt talked to my mom and I knew I had her approval, I went ahead and committed to Coach Richt. I told him I would like to commit. They were all excited and everyone was congratulating me."

The 6-foot-4, 282 pound three-star interior offensive lineman out of Heard County feels good about his decision.

"They have always been my dream school. My whole family is Dawg fans and I am so excited right now. I am 100-percent committed and done with the process.

"I am just going to keep working hard and get ready for Heard County football and then Georgia."

Edwards is the second prospect to commit to Georgia after their camp on Saturday. Wide receiver Gilbert Johnson out of Miami, Fla. was the other.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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