Bostick's a big get for UGA

Georgia landed their 25th commitment on Tuesday and it came from Florida safety Paris Bostick. The Dawgs have to be excited about this one and Scout breaks his game down here.

Georgia has done well at Plant High School in recent years. Aaron Murray and Orson Charles signed with the Dawgs in 2009 and both have panned out nicely for Mark Richt. Murray is entering his third season as the starting quarterback and Charles left after his junior season for the NFL where he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Murray and Charles knew exactly where they would play at UGA, but does new commitment Paris Bostick?

Bostick is close to 6-feet 1-inch tall and he is weighing around 220 pounds. He recently camped at Georgia for Dawg Night and the Bulldog coaches worked him at safety, cornerback, and wide receiver.

What the Dawgs got in Bostick is an athlete. He plays both sides of the ball for Robert Weiner at Plant, but he definitely will play on the defensive side of the ball in Athens.

The question is not if he will play safety or corner, but will he play safety or grow into a linebacker?

Bostick plays like he has a chip on his shoulder. He is a very physical player, he has very good ball skills, and he loves to talk it up with the opponent.

What jumps out about Bostick is the quickness of his feet. He can re-direct well, he plays fast, but under control, and he really flies to the football.

He can close on the ball with the best defenders in the South and at safety, he shows very good range. He can play center field, but he can also cover if needed. He can tackle in the open field as well.

Bostick impressed Scout at Friday Night Lights last year (Read Here) and he impressed even more at Georgia for their Dawg Night (Read Here) on Friday.

Scout currently ranks Bostick as the no. 34 safety in the country and that ranking could ascend in the near future. He is a top athlete that can so much and he is only going to better on the next level.

He does not have elite speed and he can tackle a little high at times, but he covers a lot of ground, he has receiver-like hands in the secondary, he plays fast, he can make plays in 1on1 situations, and he still has room to grow while maintaining his speed.

Georgia is two-for-two at Plant in recent years and Bostick looks like they could be three-for-three.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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