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Kirby Smart and Georgia have done very well on the recruiting trail in Florida.

With Marcus Rosemy commitment, Georgia football continues to win in and against Florida

Georgia has had no problem going into the state of Florida and landing top prospects under Kirby Smart. In 2018, it landed 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In 2019, it pulled 4-star prospect Tyrique Stevenson out of Miami.

The Bulldogs did it again on Thursday, as they landed a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Marcus Rosemy out of Fort Lauderdale.

Rosemy is the No. 4 player in the state of Florida and the No. 39 overall player in the class. He is the 14th overall commitment in the 2020 class and the second receiver. joining 4-star prospect Justin Robinson.

The St. Thomas Aquinas product announced his commitment on Twitter on Thursday.

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With Rosemy — who plays for the same high school that has produced the likes of Joey and Nick Bosa as well as former Georgia defensive tackle Geno Atkins — Georgia now has five commitments from the state of Florida. Rosemy joins 4-star defensive tackle Jalen Carter, 4-star quarterback Carson Beck, 4-star offensive tackle Joshua Braun and 4-star defensive tackle Warren Brinson.

Beck and a number of other Georgia commits and staffers were excited about the addition of Rosemy.

Four of the five commitments from the state of Florida all came in the last month, as Rosemy, Carter, Brinson and Braun have all joined the class since May 20. And four of the five recruits have also had the Florida Gators as a finalist, only to spurn Dan Mullen and company for the Bulldogs.

Beck was very publicly linked to the Gators before picking Georgia back in March. Brinson announced that Georgia and Florida were his two finalists before picking the Bulldogs on June 1. Braun had recently visited Florida before publicly announcing his commitment to Georgia.

Rosemy took an official visit to Florida this past weekend. Like Brinson, he had narrowed his decision down to Georgia and Florida. And once again, the Bulldogs came out on top for a major recruit against the Gators.

Florida looked to be gaining some momentum this offseason against Georgia. The Gators beat out the Bulldogs for 4-star 2019 cornerback Kaiir Elam and actually finished tied in the AP Poll with the Bulldogs. But a number of public missteps by Mullen have actually ended up furthering the talent gap between the two schools. Florida’s top 2019 signee ended up transferring to USC and another 4-star recruit failed to qualify.

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Georgia is now well ahead of Florida in the 2020 recruiting rankings as well. The Bulldogs are a clear No. 4 in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Florida meanwhile sits at No. 9 in the class rankings, just barely ahead of South Carolina.

If you factor in the 2019 recruiting class, Georgia has signed or received commitments from six top-15 players in the state of Florida for 2019 and 2020 recruiting cycle. The Gators meanwhile have only gotten five over that same timespan.

The addition of Rosemy also gives Georgia another elite wide receiver prospect, something that prior to the 2019 class it had not had in a while. Should Rosemy retain his top-40 ranking, he would be the third wide receiver ranked as a top-40 overall prospect to join the program. Georgia freshmen George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock were also ranked that high in the 2019 class.

And Georgia may not be done at the wide receiver position this week. Corey Wren, a 3-star athlete out of New Orleans, will announce his commitment on Friday. The speedy wide receiver has the Bulldogs in his final three, along with Arizona State and Houston.

The last two seasons Georgia and Florida have met, the Bulldogs have been a clear winner. The Bulldogs won 42-7 in 2017 and then beat the Gators again 36-17 in Mullen’s first season as head coach. With the way recruiting is going in Florida’s home-state, it looks like those results could continue for Georgia.

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