Bailey Hockman is no longer committed to UGA. The 4-star pro-style passer told DawgNation on Monday morning he decided to re-open his recruiting process.
Hockman was UGA’s first commitment for the Class of 2017. The signal caller at McEachern High School in Metro Atlanta is now likely going to check out his other options. That decision now leaves UGA with three commitments for that signing class.
“Just need to find the place that is right for me,” Hockman told DawgNation. “Maybe try and play for an offensive head coach.”
The left-handed passer took an unofficial visit to North Carolina during the final weeks of his junior season. His friend and teammate Tyler Smith also recently committed to North Carolina.
Hockman, who rates as the nation’s No. 3 pro-style passer for 2017, also said he was not counting out UGA either.
“I like UNC,” Hockman said. “I haven’t talked to many others yet, but I’m completely open to anything.”
That leaves UGA precariously thin at the quarterback position going forward. Look for the program to target several of the Southeast’s top-rated quarterback prospects after Hockman’s decision.
Greater Atlanta Christian’s Davis Mills and Grayson’s Chase Brice should now receive elevated interest.
— Bailey Hockman (@B10aileyhockman) December 14, 2015
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.