Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with 3-star OT Jamal Meriweather. He ranks as the nation’s No. 46 OT and the No. 604 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
Jamal Meriweather is 6 feet, 7 inches tall. He weighs approximately 285 pounds.
And he’s now a Georgia Bulldog.
Meriweather fits the bill for what the ‘Dawgs look for under veteran offensive line coach Stacy Searels who is back for his second tenure in Athens.
The Brunswick High senior chose early Monday evening to flip his commitment from Central Florida to UGA. The 3-star prospect had been committed to the Knights since April 17, 2022.
It was tough for him to back off his pledge to Central Florida, but he said that UGA was the only school he would have done that for.
“I went to Georgia for a camp and this was before I had any schools looking at me,” Meriweather said. “When I had went to their camp I was like ‘I like the facility. I like the weight room. I like how the school is’ and I remember and I called my Dad.”
“I was like ‘Dad this is the school right here’ and after that I have never been to a school like Georgia. I always loved Georgia. I just never got the opportunity to get an offer and it just now finally came.”
Georgia offered on Sunday. He slept on it. When he spoke to Kirby Smart on the phone on Monday, he told the head coach of the nation’s No. 1 team he was ready to be a ‘Dawg.
Georgia redshirt junior offensive tackle Warren McClendon played a major role here. He kept talking up Meriweather with the Georgia staff.
When McClendon came home to Brunswick, he made sure to check up on and even work out with Meriweather.
The two-sport athlete (football and track for discus) played right tackle this fall. That was because the Pirates has a left-handed quarterback this fall.
He has at least a couple of official visits left. Kentucky and UCF were his two officials. Look for him to take an official to UGA later this month.
December has always been a month for flips and fireworks for the ‘Dawgs on the recruiting trail. That now makes back-to-back days in which the ‘Dawgs have added a 2023 commitment. Georgia also picked up the long-sought public pledge from 5-star EDGE Sam M’Pemba at roughly the same time on Sunday night.