4-star CB Divaad Wilson says Georgia is ‘the place for me,’ signs with Bulldogs

Divaad Wilson, another big target, has made his decision. Did it work out for UGA?

Divaad Wilson at one time planned to play for the Florida Gators.

Now, he’s going to be on the other side of that little border battle in Jacksonville. The 6-foot, 180-pound 4-star prospect from Northwestern High School in Miami announced Wednesday in a ceremony from his school Wednesday that he will join the Bulldogs.

Why Georgia?

“It is a great program,” Wilson told SEC Country. “I just feel like it’s the place for me. They’re losing a lot DBs from last season so they have a need for my position. I can go in and compete for playing time as a true freshman. That means a lot to me.”

Wilson said he plans to enroll early in January. He rates as the nation’s No. 31 cornerback prospect on the 247Sports composite.

When did he know he was going to sign with Georgia?

“On my visit,” Wilson said. “When I went up there the players just showed me love and made me feel at home. It’s just a great atmosphere, and I can see myself being there for the next three to four years. I think I can do big things at Georgia.”

He’ll be surrounded by familiar faces at Georgia. Northwestern is the alma mater of UGA cornerback DeAndre Baker. UGA commit Rachad Wildgoose Jr. is also from that same high school. James Cook, who also signed with Georgia Wednesday, transferred to Northwestern from Miami Central to finish out his senior year.

What were the other big factors for Divaad Wilson?

“Definitely the coaching staff,” he said. “They started recruiting me hard and made me a priority. I got really tight with them after I de-committed [from Florida]. We just have that connection, and I know they can get me ready for the next level.”

Wilson helps to offset a hole from Florida talent in the UGA class. The Bulldogs saw one of their commits, Elijah Moore, flip to Ole Miss on Wednesday. Moore and the Bulldogs started to look at other options over the last few weeks.

That sparked Moore’s decision to join the Rebels.

Wilson has 27 offers on his 247Sports player profile page. He also ranks as the nation’s No. 334 overall prospect.

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