While they have had a slow start, the University of Georgia just picked up its second commitment for 2010 in Osceola (Fl) safety Marc Deas. One of the many outstanding talents in Florida, the hard hitting athlete chose the Dawgs during G-Day Saturday afternoon. UGASports has the breaking news on the newest Bulldog.
The 6-foot 185-pound prospect came into Athens looking to make sure it felt like home, and after spending one night on campus, he woke up today knowing that Georgia was the place for him.
"I wanted to commit right on the spot," Deas said. "I figured today would be a good day, given the festivities."
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The Kissimmee native was a first team all state selection last year, with over 100 tackles and six touchdowns on offense. Deas said it was the people in Athens that sealed the deal for him.
"The players were all nice, and real people," he said. "Coach (Mark) Richt, I got to meet him, and he is a really cool guy. Even random people you meet seem so nice and laid back, it is a nice city."
Deas made sure he gave the coaching staff a great beginning to G-Day.
"Coach (John) Jancek was pumped. He started making plans for me to get to know all of the coaches more," said the hard hitting safety.
Deas said he chose the Bulldogs over schools like Kentucky, Ole Miss, Rutgers, and Vanderbilt. The newest Bulldog let the Georgia fans know what he will bring to the program.
"They are getting a humble player who always gives 100%," said Deas. "A quote I always remember is "Never satisfied," and that is how I always feel. I have put in a lot of hard work to get to where I am, but in no way do I feel I am near where I need to be. I am going to always work hard to improve."
I am going to a school full of history and tradition, it is truly an honor for me,
Marc Deas, S
While it is over seven hours away from home, Deas and his family feel like it was the best fit for him as far as a school was concerned.
"My mother and my father are here too,they both love it. It is far, but not too far," Deas admitted.
"We are going to map out the town now, and we love the fact that these facilities are so great, but they are already making improvements to ensure they are number one."
Deas let it be known that while it is still 10 months away from signing day, his recruitment is all but over.
"I told coach Jancek, that as soon as I make a commitment, I am pretty much done. Now I can focus on my senior season, and getting ready to play in college," said Deas
The Osceola Kowboy, who has been timed at 4.48 in the forty, cannot get over how excited he was to come to Georgia.
"The only thing that is running through my mind right now is that I am going to be a Bulldog," Deas exclaimed. "I am going to a school full of history and tradition, it is truly an honor for me."
Now there is only one thing on the newest commitment's mind for Saturday.
"I am going to watch my Dawgs," Deas exclaimed.
Deas is commitment no.2 for UGA, and he joins Dalton defensive end Jalen Fields in the Bulldogs 2010 Class.
1. Jalen Fields - DE- 6-foot-5, 250, 4.65 -Dalton, Ga.
2. Marc Deas - S- 6-foot, 185, 4.48 -Kissimmee, Fl