BREAKING: Homegrown DL prospect Marlin Dean recommits to Georgia
The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder committed to Georgia earlier this year on the occasion of the Georgia-Florida basketball game but then chose to reopen his recruiting back on July 18.
Dean also transferred away from the same Elbert County program which produced former Georgia star Mecole Hardman, Jr. to IMG Academy in Florida over the summer.
Why did he recommit back to UGA? Dean kept it simple.
“Love the environment,” he told DawgNation on the morning of his commitment.
With his decision, he becomes the 15th public commitment for Georgia in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The 3-star DT ranks as the nation’s No. 28 DT and the No. 467 overall prospect for the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
Dean becomes the third prospect with a 3-star rating in the 2021 class for Kirby Smart and his staff. Georgia remains at No. 11 nationally on the 247Sports Team Composite rankings with its class rating for 2021.
Check out his junior film below.
Want to get to know Dean a little bit better? Check out his DawgNation conversation interview from earlier this year.
Coachspeak: What UGA is getting (again) with Marlin Dean
Brad Waggoner coached Elbert County High last fall before moving on to be a defensive coordinator at South Pittsburg High School in Tennessee. He played his high school ball at Landmark Christian and was a linebacker for two seasons at Georgia Tech.
He believes Dean will wind up as a 300-pounder in the SEC as his body develops. That is the logical call.