ATHENS — Akinola Ogunbiyi visited Georgia during the first week of April. He took an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend.
When he did, he wasn’t sure if he needed to take an official visit to Georgia to figure out anything else about the school.
That statement he gave DawgNation could have very well meant something very positive. Or not.
It is probably pertinent to this narrative to simply cite the track record of Georgia line coach Sam Pittman when it comes to these matters.
The next development was that Ogunbiyi wound up taking a surprise official visit over the weekend for G-Day. If anyone saw him around the sidelines at G-Day, it wasn’t hard to figure what the next line of this story is about to say.
Ogunbiyi made the decision to commit to Georgia on Saturday.
That decision came while he was still in the midst of his official visit. It came after he updated the header to his Twitter with a visual of all the marquee official visitors and other elite recruits in Sanford Stadium on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4, 330-pound interior OL out of Kempner High in Texas rates as the nation’s No. 12 OG for this cycle on the 247Sports Composite ratings. He was also seriously considering Oklahoma and was at one time committed to Texas A&M.
“I think the biggest thing I like about Georgia is coach Pittman,” he said earlier this month. “I want to play with a coach that I can laugh with but then at the same time knows when it is time to get serious. But then he’s not always serious. You know what I mean?”
He becomes the seventh commitment of the 2020 class for the Bulldogs. That makes the second commitment for the Bulldogs of G-Day week. Texas 4-star CB Jalen Kimber also chose Georgia earlier this week.
That moves the Bulldogs to No. 7 nationally in the 247Sports Team Composite ratings for the 2020 cycle.
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Akinola Ogunbiyi became the seventh commitment in the 2020 class for Georgia on Saturday right after G-Day. (Akinola Ogunbiyi/Instagram)
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This was another clear win for the recruiting style of Sam Pittman. Ogunbiyi had Georgia very high on his list over the last few months despite never taking a trip to check out UGA.