Recruiting really never stops in major college football. North Carolina 3-star offensive guard prospect Jared Wilson provided everyone with an example of that early Thursday morning.
Georgia cleaned up by putting the finishing touches on its top-ranked recruiting class for the 2020 cycle on Wednesday. Wilson now becomes the second de-commitment for Georgia’s 2021 class.
His decision comes less than 20 hours after all the good news for the program with its 2020 class on National Singing Day.
The North Carolina native was tied closely to Sam Pittman when he made his decision. He didn’t know much about Matt Luke. It wasn’t an instant connection as Luke had a lot of spinning plates to adhere to with making sure All-Americans like Broderick Jones (signed), Chad Lindberg (signed), Tate Ratledge (signed) and Sedrick Van Pran-Granger (signed) remained Bulldogs for the 2020 class.
Wilson did take a good “Junior Day” visit to Georgia in January. He felt good about Georgia.
But it now seems clear that he felt good about recent visits to other schools, including a recent one to check out his home state North Carolina Tar Heels.
— Jared Wilson🙏🏽💪🏾 (@j_wilson55) January 27, 2020
He shared his decision to de-commit from Georgia on his personal Twitter account. He said that the Bulldogs will remain one of his top choices, but felt the need to fully explore all his options further.
Please respect my decision, my recruitment has officially re-opened. pic.twitter.com/tYa3249xm8
— Jared Wilson🙏🏽💪🏾 (@j_wilson55) February 6, 2020
Wilson did not want to field any interviews from the time being. He largely didn’t need to. Especially after how honestly he shared his thoughts in that tweet.
“It was hard for me to say I was committed to UGA while visiting other schools,” he wrote.
Wilson ranks as a 3-star recruit and as the nation’s No 16 guard and the No. 353 overall prospect for the 2021 cycle on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
With this decision, the Bulldogs now have just two commitments for the 2021 class. Those two prospects are 5-star QB Brock Vandagriff and 4-star DB David Daniel.
Daniel and Vandagriff are both in-state recruits. They both also rank among the nation’s top 45 recruits for the class of 2021.