There’s a reason why this recruiting stuff is not over until the papers are signed.
D.J. Daniel, who surprised many when he chose South Carolina over Georgia back in August, has reversed that decision today. The Griffin native now wants to be a Bulldog.
The nation’s No. 3 junior college cornerback per the 247Sports composite ratings, chose today to de-commit from South Carolina and commit to UGA.
That news was first reported by UGASports.com on Tuesday afternoon.
The staff in Athens never let up on recruiting him after he made his decision.
Daniel even took a trip to UGA to take in a game earlier this season.
The Georgia Military College sophomore now becomes the 17th commitment for the Bulldogs in the class of 2019. That decision also moves UGA back up to No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports composite ratings for the 2019 cycle.
This decision now gives the Bulldogs a pair of defensive back commits for the 2019 class. Daniel, who should be seen primarily as a cornerback, boasts true 4.4 speed in the 40.
He’s also already up to 185 pounds at the junior college level.
Daniel is the first cornerback prospect to commit to UGA in this cycle. This decision represents a full circle of emotions for Daniel.
He told DawgNation this year that if he would’ve been able to qualify to receive an SEC scholarship out of high school, then his choice would have been to play for UGA.
Well….@djdaniel_14 just clocked between 4.40 and 4.42 today during 40s at Georgia Military College. Average on two watches. Hand times. 6-foot JUCO press man CB. His speed burst button appears to be working in fine order. Don’t blink. pic.twitter.com/qOYlcMjwut
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) July 19, 2018