Florida LB commits to "dream" school

Georgia identified this athlete this spring and quickly offered him a scholarship. UGA took the lead then and he committed to the Dawgs on Tuesday...

Since Georgia offered this spring, it held the lead for Hallandale, Fla. linebacker Juwan Taylor.

The Dawgs got big news from Taylor Tuesday afternoon when he gave UGA his verbal commitment.

"I am so happy right now," Taylor told Scout just minutes after he got off the phone with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. "I talked to Coach [Scott] Ekeler, then Coach Pruitt, and I told both of them I was committing to Georgia.

"I talked to my family about it, they told me it was on me, and I felt I was ready. I knew Georgia is the school I want to be at, so I was ready to commit."

Taylor and his family are very excited right now knowing his college education is going to be paid for and that he will be playing football for an SEC program in Georgia.

The Bulldogs' staff is excited too.

"Both coaches told me I made their day," said Taylor. "We are all excited."

The 6-foot-2, 205 pound athletic linebacker has had Georgia on his mind since the Dawgs offered earlier this spring. He has thought about committing for a while and he is feeling good about his future.

"You cannot pass up a great opportunity like this. It has been my dream school, so I am happy about my commitment to Georgia. I always wanted to have a 'G' on my helmet."

Taylor has been offered by over a dozen programs and he never had a top five or a list of favorites. It was Georgia, then the rest, and that is why he felt ready to commit to the Dawgs Tuesday.

He and his family plan to visit Athens, Ga. for the first time on June 14.

Taylor is a three-star on Scout and he could play any of the linebacker positions on the next level.

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