Georgia’s highly rated Class of 2017 filled one of its few remaining spots early on National Signing Day.
That came with the addition of 3-star Sandalwood (Fla.) cornerback Ameer Speed. His addition to the class seemed like a certainty earlier this week when his high school coach, Adam Geis, told DawgNation that Speed was very likely on his way to Athens.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder chose the Bulldogs over Michigan State. Speed is rated as the nation’s No. 41 CB for the Class of 2017 and as the No. 354 player overall.
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Geis told DawgNation that the Bulldogs simply did an outstanding job of recruiting Speed. Despite his elite size, he also said to look for him to stay at cornerback during on Saturdays.
What else do Georgia fans need to know about Speed?
“You got to remember he is only 17 years old,” Geis said. “So he will graduate from high school at 17. A lot of times in the state of Florida a lot of these kids are graduating at 18 and some of them are graduating at 19. So he has got upside beyond upside. You are getting a young kid that already has incredible size and will only get bigger.”
Geis said Speed will not turn 18 until October.
“I don’t know too many high-level kids that are graduating when they are 17,” Geis said. “Usually Mom and Dad figure out they need to hold them back a year. He will not play a down until he’s 18 years old. If he plays at all next year early, then he will be playing at 17 years old.”
Geis also said that Speed is aptly named. He stated that he knew that the future UGA cornerback has been laser timed at less than 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters.