ATHENS, Ga. — If you thought that the biggest offensive line in college football was going to get smaller under offensive line coach Sam Pittman’s watch, you were sadly mistaken. Instead, the Bulldogs added 6-foot-3, 345-pound offensive guard Jared Wilson to its Class of 2021 commits.
The three-star guard hails from West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina and he is known for his nasty streak on the field. Wilson will also be the first to tell you that he doesn’t shy away from contact inside the trenches.
“I really pride myself on being aggressive and finishing blocks,” Wilson told UGASports.com. “I want to work on my technique. I’m a technician, and I love everything about technique. If I’m not doing it right in practice, I get really frustrated with myself, and I have to keep working until it becomes second nature. In the game, I don’t really have to think about it. It’ll just come to me.”
His aggressive play on the field caught the eye of Pittman earlier in the summer and Wilson said that the relationship blossomed from there.
"I can’t even explain the feeling when I go down there. It’s like no other," Wilson told UGASports.com. "They tell me straight up if I come to Georgia, I'm going to be prepared to be an NFL offensive lineman. They told me I'll have to compete, and I love that type of challenge. I picked up the offer on June 11, and the relationship has grown out of this world. I talk to Coach [Sam] Pittman almost every day, and on my last visit, I had a good long talk with Coach [Kirby] Smart. Coach Pittman is a great guy. He's a very strict coach, but at the end of the day, he loves you and takes care of you.
The three-star still has a lot to learn in high school, but there is no question that Wilson has raw talent. Pittman also recruited someone very similar in stature and in recruiting rankings - Solomon Kindley back in the Class of 2016. Kindley was a lower-rated three-star prospect without very many offers. Kindley had become one of the top guards in the SEC.
Wilson is the third commit for the Class of 2021, joining defensive backs David Daniel and Bralyn Oliver.
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