Andy Boykin was committed to Auburn. Was.
That early breaking news on Friday will be very interesting to UGA fans. Boykin, who rates as the nation’s No. 12 strong-side junior DE on the 247Sports composite, opted to re-open his recruitment.
“At this time, I feel that I need to step back and make sure that my choice of school is the right fit for me,” Boykin wrote on a statement he prepared.
The 6-foot-3.5, 255-pound standout from Troup County shared that news via a tweet. It included the “no interviews” disclaimer.
No interviews 🙅🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/yUylkCxgmJ
— Andy Boykin (@boykinandy_andy) August 31, 2018
Georgia will definitely be a contender here for Boykin’s next decision moving forward.
Boykin has told DawgNation in the past the Bulldogs were his No. 2 school. He felt they were rapidly gaining on Auburn.
Boykin was also at UGA earlier this year for “G-Day” on April 21. It definitely left an impression. He told DawgNation he expected a “fight to the finish” between Auburn and UGA for his eventual choice.
Georgia has been recruiting the Troup County standout heavily prior to and after his commitment to Auburn on Nov. 21, 2017.
That’s interesting. But what could have potentially elevated this decision was the recent pledge made by his good friend Jamil Burroughs to commit to Georgia.
Burroughs and Boykin have long stated they wished to play together in college. That’s a dream for most, but it does seem like that Georgia definitely would love to have both prospects in the 2020 class.
Georgia definitely needs to restock its defensive line for the 2020 cycle. When looking at the scholarship players on the roster, the Bulldogs will see nine of their 12 scholarship players at that spot exhaust their eligibility by the time the 2020 class will enroll.
The timing also intrigues. Burroughs told DawgNation earlier this week he was going to start working on trying to make that a reality at Georgia this week. Not the hard sell. But in his own special way.
“We need to get Andy to be a Dawg for Georgia,” he said.
This one will bear watching in the future going forward.