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Homgrown 6-foot-6 TE Pearce Spurlin is now a Bulldog.

BREAKING: Impressive Class of 2023 TE Pearce Spurlin III commits to UGA

Pearce Spurlin III is now the second commitment for the 2023 class for Georgia. The 6-foot-6 220-pound sophomore TE is a Georgia native who now plays for South Walton High School in Florida.

Spurlin moved to Florida after spending his freshman year in the Walton program. He has started off his sophomore year with an impressive 21 catches for 345 yards (16.4 yards per catch) and three touchdowns in his first three games.

“That is where my heart is,” Spurlin III said on Wednesday afternoon. “Now just felt right.”

Spurlin hinted about how much he loved Georgia when he picked up the offer from tight ends coach Todd Hartley earlier this summer.

“It was awesome to hear that from Coach Hartley,” he said this summer. “The new tight ends now play a fun position to certainly watch but also to certainly play, too. It is a really important position and I’m glad to see Georgia is using it in a different way. I hope maybe I can be a part of it one day.”

Hartley was happy on Wednesday, too.

“Coach Hartley and I talked,” he said. “Once all this coronavirus is over, they are going to have me up there. I’m just going to continue to visit. They are going to continue to check on me down here and we are going to see how it all goes from there.”

He was a recruiting guest for the Murray State and Texas A&M games last fall.

“It is such an electric atmosphere,” he said. “So electric. Just awesome. It is just a great place to be. It really is.”

Check out his early 2020 highlights below.

Pearce Spurlin III: The Terrence Edwards scouting report

He has been timed at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Remember Kyle Pitts of the Florida Gators? Remember all those plays he made in the first half against Georgia last year?

Spurlin III could be another walking mismatch like Pitts.

“I want to be that type of player,” Spurlin said. “He obviously gave Georgia fits last year. I want to be that type of flex tight end.”

He’s been refining his skills with all-time great Georgia WR Terrence Edwards for the last year. He’s worked with a lot of quality trainers in his life to get to where he is already at now. Brett Cooper has also played a pivotal role in his development, too.

“He is as fluid as they come and he can run,” Edwards said this summer. “We are still developing his footwork and being able to catch the ball naturally and adjust his body to catch bad balls and off-balance balls. Pearce is going to be a special player. He is one of those hybrid guys that you will see enter college at 6-foot-6 and about 225 pounds. Once his body develops, he could be one of those guys that can split out now and run routes from all angles and positions.”

“He’s going to be a special special player. His ball skills and his wingspan is tremendous and he can go up and adjust his body mid-air and be that tall. He can adjust his body to catch any ball in his catch radius. He has a huge catch radius.”

The next leap for Spurlin will be working to get in and out of his breaks quicker.

“That’s when he will be able to separate himself from everyone else,” Edwards said.


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