It was down to Auburn and Georgia, then Ole Miss got Natrez Patrick on campus, so the Rebels entered the mix. But in the end, the favorite he has had for a while ended up receiving the good news – Patrick has committed to Georgia.
The Bulldogs were one of the first schools to offer Patrick over a year ago and UGA never slowed down their recruitment.
"Georgia has been very consistent with me," said Patrick. "They have been around since I first started getting offers, they have shown great interest in me, and I fell in love with the college itself."
Well over 20 programs offered the 6-foot-3, 248 pound defensive end out of Atlanta, but staying at home feels right to him.
"I feel good about my decision. I know colleges are still going to come around, but I feel good about Georgia right now. It feels good to be committed."
Patrick went back and forth with his decision to commit Friday night, but he started seeing things a little clearer as this week progressed. He got the same answer over and over again.
"I have been praying on it [decision] for a while now and I sat down with my family last night, so it seems right to do it right now. When I prayed, I got Georgia as the answer each time, so I knew it was the right time for me to commit."
The 4-Star defensive end informed the Georgia coaches of the news well ahead of Friday's scrimmage.
Patrick is the No. 11 defensive end and the No. 76 overall prospect on Scout.