Georgia has recruited Natrez Patrick for well over a year and it paid off Friday night when he…
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.