Florida S explains UGA commitment

Marc Deas is coming off an excellent junior season at Kissimmee (Osceola) and after landing several scholarship offers, he ended the recruiting process on Saturday.

"I committed to Georgia today," Marc Deas said. "I'm up here now at the mall buying some Georgia hats. I'm real excited about my decision."

Deas, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, talked more about why he chose the Bulldogs.

"The area is beautiful and the people are really nice," he said after attending the UGA spring game earlier this afternoon. "When you know something is right, you just know and that's the feeling I got when I came up here. I think it's a great place."

Deas chose the Bulldogs over six other scholarship offers.

"Ole Miss offered me, Kentucky, UCF, USF, Texas Tech, and Colorado State," he said. "I actually grew up a Florida fan but that all changes now. One of my friends, T'Sharvan Bell did the same thing -- he grew up a Florida fan and then he went to Auburn. I'm real excited about becoming a Bulldog."

Deas is being recruited by UGA to play strong safety, an adjustment he'll have to make from high school.

"It'll be a transition but I'll make it happen," the Osceola middle linebacker said. "I have a lot of determination. When I have something to prove, I make it happen."

Deas, who has gone over 100 tackles in each of the past two seasons, projects as an academic qualifier with a 2.7 GPA and a 17 ACT score.

With Deas in the mix, Georgia will now focus on landing talented teammate B.J. Butler.

"B.J. is up here now too but he hasn't committed yet," Deas said. "I hope he does, that'd be cool."

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