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The Bulldogs swooped in late to sign 3-star Florida TE Brett Seither.

BREAKING: Fast-rising TE Brett Seither has made his college decision

Brett Seither is just rated as a 3-star TE. That should be of no consequence to the decision he made today.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect was down to an 11th-hour decision between Alabama and Georgia on National Signing Day.

When it came time to put on a hat, it was the red one. Not the crimson of the Tide.

That was even though the speaker at his decision quoted a speech from legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant prior to Seither making his decision.

For starters, it means the Bulldogs will now have at least four tight ends in that position room for the 2019 season.

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Brett Seither was a huge target for new Georgia tight ends coach Todd Hartley after he accepted the position. (Brett Seither/Twitter)

The nation’s No. 34 TE prospect (per the 247Sports Composite) had seen his stock rise rather quickly. He was just a top 40 tight end prior to the final rankings. A lot of that had to do with a late start in the game.

He’s an athlete. That clearly shows on his senior film, but he didn’t start playing football at all until his junior season. The Maryland native attends school at Central Clearwater Catholic in Florida. His senior season with the Marauders saw him put up 42 catches for 630 yards. That was good for 15.0 yards per reception and six touchdowns.

That’s quite a contrast from just 12 catches for 171 yards and three scores as a junior. When that senior film got out, he saw a recruiting boom for his services.

He also added 30-plus tackles on defense.

At this time a month ago, he was probably thinking about going to TCU.

He took a visit to Georgia Tech in mid-January, but then followed that with two more subsequent officials to Georgia and then Alabama.

The first play on his senior reel show what he can do.

Seither becomes the 23rd prospect in the class for Georgia. The decision he made today all but assures the Bulldogs will not lose their No. 2 overall slot in the 247Sports Team Composite ratings for the 2019 cycle.

He’s also the sixth player from the Sunshine State to join the 2019 class at UGA for this cycle.

This is an intriguing recruiting storyline. Seither really didn’t become an option for the Bulldogs until freshman TE Luke Ford chose to transfer back home to Illinois. That compounded a depth problem that only got worse after three-year starter Isaac Nauta declared for the NFL after his junior season.

That’s when things really began to heat up for the Bulldogs with Seither. He was visited by assistant Dell McGee and new tight ends coach Todd Hartley essentially back-to-back in middle of last month.