Aaron Murray knows something about being a 5-star quarterback and carrying a lot of hype, although he didn’t manage to attract helicopters like QB Justin Fields did when he announced his pledge to Georgia.
Still, Murray is stoked about Fields, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, committing to the Bulldogs on Friday.
He showed his excitement on Twitter following Fields’ decision.
I love it when a kid is not afraid to go compete! Congrats to @justnfields becoming a Dawg! Welcome to the family
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) October 6, 2017
Murray praised Fields for not being afraid to join a program that already has several former quarterback prospects who were highly touted at the position, such as Jake Fromm (2017) and Jacob Eason (2016).
There are many reasons to feel elated if you’re a Bulldogs fan right now.
The school, which just crushed rival Tennessee 41-0 in Neyland Stadium, now has nine commitments who are rated as a 4-star prospect or better in the 2018 class. Only the Volunteers (10) and Florida (nine) currently have more among SEC teams.
However, Fields joins RB Zamir White as the two 5-stars in the group, making Georgia the only school in the conference with multiple 5-star commits. Over half (nine of 16) of Georgia’s committed players in the cycle are from the Peach State.
Nationally, Ohio State has four 5-star prospects committed in the class, and Clemson has two.
Murray was rated as the No. 18 overall prospect and No. 2 dual-threat QB in the Class of 2009. He went on to set numerous school records with the Bulldogs before being taken in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft.