Jared Wilson was set on being a Bulldog, but then Sam Pittman left.
The homestate North Carolina Tar Heels also had made him a priority and he felt the tug to stay home.
But things, as we know, as always fluid in recruiting. Especially during a global pandemic. Wilson, a 3-star offensive guard prospect from North Carolina, recommitted from the Bulldogs on Monday night.
— Jared Wilson🙏🏽💪🏾 (@j_wilson55) August 3, 2020
New Georgia line coach Matt Luke came in to replace Pittman. He kept recruiting him. Kept working on him. It was enough to flip him from his home state Tar Heels back to UGA.
The takeaway quote from his commitment tweet embedded above is very telling:
“Go easy on me guys,” he wrote. “This process has been hard HARD.”
The West Forsyth High School mauler (Clemmons, NC) becomes the 11th commitment for UGA in the 2021 cycle. With this decision, it moves Georgia up to No. 15 nationally in the 247Sports TeamComposite ratings.
He’s about 6 feet, 3.5 inches and 325 pounds. He plays tackle for his West Forsyth High School football team but will be either a guard or a center in Athens.
Wilson ranks as the nation’s No. 22 offensive guard and the No. 392 overall prospect for 2021 on the 247Sports Composite ratings. He joins Dylan Fairchild and Micah Morris as the current O-line commits for Luke in the 2021 cycle.
Check out his junior film below.
His original commitment came back on November 7, 2019. He then de-committed from UGA on Feb. 6, 2020. Wilson then pledged to play for Mack Brown and the Tar Heels on April 17, 2020.
Jared Wilson: What kind of prospect is UGA getting (again)
Wilson is on track to be an early enrollee in the class of 2021 out of West Forsyth. He was originally the third member of the 2021 class, but now he re-joins it as public commitment No. 11.
The big thing to know about Wilson is now nimbly he covers ground at approximately 330 pounds.
The ideal scouting report on Wilson still comes from his high school head coach. Just check out what West Forsyth head coach Adrian Snow had to say when he originally committed to UGA back in November.
There’s a lot more to share here, but nothing seems better than just letting the words of his West Forsyth head coach Adrian Snow just line up like pearls on a string.
They will attract a lot more attention than his rankings and ratings in this space.
“This kid, for his size, has freakish ability. It is unbelievable. To be as big as he is and can move like this cat can move.”
“He can move. He can run. He’s athletic and the tip of the iceberg is only what is showing. This is his third year of playing football. He’s only played football for three years.”
“You need to watch him pull and run. Seriously. It is just like a gazelle. You’re looking at that and just loving those feet. But then you are looking at him and going ‘this kid is massive’ and man can he run. It will be like he is just tip-toeing around guys.”
“It is just like he runs on pillows. It is crazy. Soft feet, man. He ain’t no lumberer out there. I can promise you that. He can make it happen.”
“You just see things and go ‘Good gosh’ because now he’s starting to enjoy it and annihilate people. You kind of feel bad at times for the other kids he is blocking. This big joker is on them and they can’t get him off. He’s just attacking them. It’s awesome. It is awesome.”
“He’s really never played football before. He’s been a soccer player. A basketball player.”
“His feet are what sets him apart. It is unbelievable and I am not just a high school coach saying how good my kid is. You just watch him run and watch him move. It is like God has blessed him. Let’s just say that.”
“He’s got the best demeanor. He’s the best kid. Teachers love him. I don’t bet you could find anyone around here in the whole school to say anything bad about him. He’s just awesome. He really is.”
“Great kid. Great player. But he’s an offensive lineman that still plays hard all the time.”
“He’s a big kid. A big player. A big prospect. But he’s not one of those kids who thinks he is bigger than everyone else. Even though he is physically bigger than everybody else.”
“He’ll be an interior guard or center for them (in college) when he gets there. Possibly a center or a guard type.”