Marquis Groves-Killebrew told DawgNation earlier that this month that he felt like he was a No. 1 priority for the 2022 class for the Georgia Bulldogs.
That now seems very fitting.
Groves-Killebrew committed to Georgia on Wednesday evening. It means that the former No. 1 priority is now the No. 1 commitment for UGA in the 2022 recruiting cycle.
The impressive rising junior cornerback is now at Brookwood High School. The 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback already ranks as the nation’s No. 10 CB and the No. 64 overall prospect for the 2022 cycle on 247Sports.
It has been a busy month for the Kentucky native when it comes to commitments. Groves-Killebrew also committed to play in the 2022 All-American Bowl out in Texas earlier this week.
— Marquis Groves-Killebrew (@qfromtheville) May 21, 2020
Want to get quickly up to speed on the newest Georgia commit? Here you go:
He will list the following members of his family as current or former professional football players.
- NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (he is a cousin on his father’s side)
- Former Texas LB Robert Killebrew (his uncle won a national title with the Longhorns)
- NFL WR DeVante Parker (the former first-round pick is a cousin on his mother’s side)
“I’ve got a whole bunch of athletes in my family,” he said.
Georgia offered him back in November.
WOW!! After a great conversation with @CoachCwarren I’m blessed to receive a offer from the University of Georgia ! #GoDawgs 🐶🔴⚫️ @KirbySmartUGA @CarterRamsFB @coach_SB21 @Coach_FredM @tballardqbcoach @TWithJay pic.twitter.com/5qLx61RWKO
— Marquis Groves-Killebrew (@qfromtheville) November 9, 2019
Charlton Warren has been the primary recruiter for the Bulldogs.
“I’m the number one priority for them in Georgia to keep me in the state for my class,” Groves-Killebrew told DawgNation earlier this month.
Noted Atlanta-area DB trainer Justin Miller has been working with him since he was in the eighth grade. Miller was a second-round draft pick by the New York Jets back in 2005.
“I think he has all the attributes to be an elite CB for a very long time,” Miller said.
The main thing Miller stressed was how much the young Grayson High Ram likes to compete.
“A mindset of win-at-all-costs and always up for the challenge of covering the best WR,” Miller said.
Check out some of his reel from his sophomore season in 2019.
— Marquis Groves-Killebrew (@qfromtheville) September 14, 2019
— Oliver Davis II (@I_Am_OD3) April 11, 2020
Georgia adds Groves-Killebrew to the board over competition from Clemson, LSU, Oregon, Tennessee and a strong home state tie to the Kentucky Wildcats.
“The recruiters see me as somebody they can move all over the secondary,” Groves-Killebrew said. “Mainly as a guy who can play everywhere.”
What does he like best about the Bulldogs right now?
“I would say the atmosphere really,” Groves-Killebrew said. “Everything really. I really love Georgia for real. That’s one of my top schools.”
Georgia offered him after a game last season.
“They offered me like a week after I played Marietta High School,” Groves-Killebrew said. “I played against Marietta and I gave up zero catches. Do you know Arik Gilbert? I guarded him the whole game and I gave up zero catches against him that night.”
That impressed Georgia. As it should.
It looks like the Bulldogs can still pull an elite recruit out of Gwinnett County after all. Groves-Killebrew recently transferred to Brookwood from Grayson High School.
“I like the location there with Georgia,” he said earlier this month. “It is right up the street for me. I live on Athens Highway. So Georgia is right there for me.”
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