WATCH: Sam Pittman uses jazz to celebrate commitment from Sedrick Van Pran
Georgia landed another offensive line commitment on Saturday night, as 4-star center Sedrick Van Pran announced his commitment to Georgia.
And as is now custom, Georgia offensive line coach tweeted his reaction to Van Pran’s commitment with one of his iconic, “Yessir” videos.
Van Pran is the fifth offensive line commitment in the class, as he joined 5-star tackle Broderick Jones and 4-star offensive tackles Tate Ratledge, Chad Lindberg and Joshua Braun.
And Pittman celebrated the Van Pran commitment much like he has for all of Georgia’s commitments in the 2020 class. He posted a video of him reacting to the commitment, and ended it with his trademark, “Yessir!”
Pittman played a jazz song that reminded Georgia fans of Van Pran’s New Orleans’ roots, as that is where Van Pran hails from.
— Coach Sam Pittman (@CoachSamPittman) August 18, 2019
Van Pran rates as the nation’s No. 101 overall prospect and the No. 3 overall center according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also rates as the No. 3 overall prospect from the state of Louisiana. It is the second year in a row that Georgia has landed a player from Louisiana, as the Bulldogs signed 4-star athlete Makiya Tongue as a member of the 2019 signing class.
With Van Pran in the class, Georgia has the No. 5 overall class in the country. Two of the Bulldogs’ last three commitment have been on the offensive line, as Lindberg committed on July 28. The commitment between the two offensive linemen was 5-star running back Kendall Milton.
Georgia landed the nation’s No. 1 center in the 2019 class in Clay Webb, but he has been playing guard to start his Georgia career. The Bulldogs were the first school to offer Van Pran.
The Bulldogs could lose up to four key members of their 2019 offensive line, as Andrew Thomas, Solomon Kindley, Ben Cleveland and Isaiah Wilson are all draft-eligible. But the Bulldogs have the likes of Cade Mays and Jamaree Salyer waiting in the wings to take over in 2020.
Based on the overall number of stars, Georgia’s offensive line commitments have a combined 21 stars. That number has only been met 0r topped nine times in the history of recruiting rankings — which date back to 1999. Georgia accomplished the feat under Pittman in the 2018 class, which included Mays, Salyer and Trey Hill, who is expected to be Georgia’s starting center in 2019.
The Bulldogs open the season on Aug. 31, as Georgia will play Vanderbilt. The game is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET start and can be seen on SEC Network.
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