Five-Star Makes His Decision

ATHENS – Georgia picked up a high-profile commitment over Dawg Night weekend.

In hindsight, five-star offensive tackle John Theus was set to become a Bulldog long before he made his pledge to the Georgia coaching staff Friday.

Theus, 6-foot-6, 292-pounds, is rated the fourth-best in the nation, according to

"Theus is a prototypical offensive tackle that has blossomed into one of the top prospects in the entire country over the last couple years," said's Chad Simmons. "He has excellent feet, he is a very aggressive lineman, and he is a true national recruit."

Former Bolles stndout Brent Benedictsaid Theus was an outstanding player when the two were once together in high school.

"Yeah, he played right tackle when I was there. When I got hurt he filled in when we won the state championship. He did the job. He's going to be a good player," Benedict said.

John Theus and Coach Mark Richt at Dawg Night in 2010. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

Nathan Theus, John's brother and current Georgia player said earlier this summer that he and his brother spoke about the college decision a lot. But he never gave an indication on where his brother stood.

"We talk a lot one-on-one about colleges," Nathan said. "But that's for me and him. Sometimes we talk just me and him without our parents. We just kind of throw out ideas. I'm usually wearing my Georgia stuff, and he's usually wearing Bolles stuff. I'm trying to help him. When we're not talking about recruiting, we're still brothers just trying to help each other out."

The two will now be able to talk about recruiting in a different way - like playing together with one another in the future at Georgia.

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