Georgia's latest red-hot recruiting roll continued on Thursday as the Bulldogs picked up their third football commitment in less than 24 hours. Four-star tight end Jackson Harris (Columbia, Tenn./Columbia Central) announced his decision to attend Georgia at a ceremony at his high school.
"I am excited to announce my commitment to the University of Georgia," Harris said on an ESPN Spreecast.
The 6-foot-5, 241-pound senior picked the Bulldogs over Alabama and Vanderbilt. Harris had racked up over 40 offers before he narrowed his list down.
"The school is a great fit and I really like what Coach [Mark] Richt is doing up there, the way he carries himself and the way he does things," Harris said.
Georgia desperately needed a tight end in this class as the Bulldogs only have three tight ends on scholarship. Only one, junior Jay Rome, has ever played a college snap. Jordan Davis redshirted last year and Jeb Blazevich just arrived on campus. Rome missed spring camp with an injury, forcing tight ends coach John Lilly to recruit offensive guard Aulden Bynum and fullback Quayvon Hicks into switching positions for three weeks just to give the offense enough players to drill properly.
Rivals.com has Harris ranked as the No. 11 tight end in the nation. He is only the fourth offensive player to commit in Georgia's class of 2015. The other eight commits will play defense.