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Channing Tindall committed to Georgia on the first day of the early signing period.

Channing Tindall, nation’s No. 5 OLB, commits to UGA

Georgia. Channing Tindall. Yeah. Chalk up another commit Wednesday night.

Tindall, the nation’s No. 5 outside linebacker, committed to the Bulldogs to carry the momentum forward on the day. The first day of the early signing period saw the Bulldogs add six players to their 2018 class.

That’s attacking the early signing day. Tindall will look to wear No. 41 for the Bulldogs in Athens.

The U.S. Army All-American’s pledge now gives the Bulldogs 23 commitments. According to the class calculator feature, it also vaults the Bulldogs from the nation’s No. 2 class on the 247Sports composite to the No. 1 overall class for 2018.

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Channing Tindall rates as the nation’s No. 91 overall prospect for 2018 on the 247Sports composite. (Jeff Sentell/Dawgnation)

What. A. Day.

Tindall ― as DawgNation covered earlier this week ― will play inside for the Bulldogs. The Spring Valley High School (Columbia, S.C.) standout will not be able to enroll early, but he wanted to make his commitment sometime this month.

He rates as the nation’s No. 91 overall prospect. Tindall becomes the ninth player in the 2018 class to carry a top 100 ranking on the 247Sports composite.

 

Why did Channing Tindall choose Georgia? 

Tindall grew up in a house that had divided loyalties. His mother’s side of the family rooted for South Carolina.

His father’s side is from from Augusta, Ga. Some of them are such passionate Bulldogs fans that they sometimes do push-ups to mirror the number of points the Bulldogs have on the scoreboard.

Channing Tindall
Channing Tindall fared extremely well at Nike’s The Opening Atlanta regional. (Benjamin Wolk/SEC Country)

“You will always see them wearing red and black,” Tindall said.

But this wasn’t a typical house divided narrative. Auburn was in contention, as well. That’s because of Tindall’s very close relationship with Auburn linebackers coach Travis Williams.

In the end, Georgia won out.

“Georgia is just where I could feel I could really grow the best as a man,” Tindall said. “Just even outside of football. Feeling comfortable doing what I need to do.”

Tindall is an athlete at 215 pounds. He ran a 4.19 short shuttle, threw the power ball 45 feet and logged a 39.6-inch vertical leap at Nike’s The Opening regional in Atlanta earlier this year.

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