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Georgia landed a commitment from 5-star prospect Clay Webb.

Georgia football fans react to commitment of 5-star prospect Clay Webb

Georgia picked up a huge recruiting win on Monday, as coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs landed 5-star prospect Clay Webb. He is the No. 1 center prospect in the country and the No. 22 overall player in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Webb is also the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama, and he picked the Bulldogs over Clemson, Auburn and Alabama. This is the first time since Nick Saban’s first full recruiting cycle at Alabama that the No. 1 player in Alabama has gone to an SEC foe. Since 2008, the state of Alabama has produced 21 5-star prospects. The Crimson Tide have signed 16 of those prospects.

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With Webb now in the class, the Bulldogs have the No. 2 recruiting class in the country and are only behind Alabama. Georgia also has a number of highly ranked targets that still have to make their decision, including 5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood, 5-star linebacker Nakobe Dean and 5-star running back Trey Sanders. Georgia now has four 5-star commitments, as Webb joins defensive end Nolan Smith, defensive tackle Travon Walker and wide receiver Dominick Blaylock in the 2019 class.

WATCH: Clay Webb comments on Georgia commitment in exclusive interview with DawgNation

This also marks the third consecutive recruiting cycle that Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman have landed a 5-star offensive line recruit. Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson picked the Bulldogs in 2017, while Cade Mays and Jamaree Salyer picked Georgia in 2018.

Shortly after Webb’s commitment, Georgia fans and coaches took to Twitter to celebrate the news of his announcement. And of course Pittman’s trademark “Yessir” was included.

As for the current group of Bulldogs, they will finish their season on Jan. 1 when Georgia takes on Texas in the Sugar Bowl. The game will kickoff at 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game can also be heard on WSB Radio 95.5 FM/750 AM.

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