Dawg Night: In Words

ATHENS – Dawg Day got started in the daytime for Georgia on Friday.

The first news of the day for the Dawgs came when 2015 athlete prospect Shaquery Wilson out of Coral Gables, Fla. committed to Georgia just following the event’s opening session.

“I have been talking to my coaches about committing to Georgia for a little while now,” Wilson said. “Since they offered me in June, I have been thinking about Georgia. I am going with the Dawgs.”

A three-star who could play cornerback or wide receiver at the college level, Wilson seems more confident on the defensive side of the ball – where championships are won and money is made.

“The main coach I talk to is Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt,” Wilson said. “We have a good relationship and he has talked to me about playing cornerback or wide receiver, but I am feeling cornerback right now. That’s the position that he coaches, and he feels that I can be a millionaire at that position.”

Georgia offered Wilson in June, and ever since that day it has been near clear to the 6-foot-1.5, 190-pound athlete that he would be wearing the silver britches one day soon.

He feels confident in Georgia’s coaches, who have put in the work to land the rising senior out of Florida.

“I have been feeling Georgia the most for a while now,” Wilson said. “The coaches hit me up a lot on Twitter. They call me when they can, and I have a great relationship with the coaches.”

The coaching staff took to Twitter to celebrate the news. Tight ends coach John Lilly said he couldn’t get the B-52s’ “Love Shack” out of his head all week – a nod to Wilson’s nickname.

Another person Georgia will be watching closely is four-star wide receiver Michael Chigbu. Chigbu, a rising senior out of New Orleans, visited Georgia’s Athens campus throughout the duration of Thursday and Friday – around 24 hours.

Chigbu liked nearly everything he saw, from the coaches to the players. Chigbu spent some one-on-one time with Mark Richt, and spoke about what a future at Georgia would mean for each of the two.

“(We) talked about family, his religion, his success in the past and what we looks at doing towards the future,” Chigbu said. “He talked about how I would fit in and how Coach (Tony) Ball will get me to where I need to be.”

The whole trip helped Chigbu think about his decision, which is most likely to be made by next week.

“It’s a great place. I was impressed,” Chigbu said. “It helped for me to finally see the coaches and the environment I could possibly be dealing with.”

It is expected that he will decide between Texas A&M and Georgia.

Other prospects on hand were Trenton Thompson, Rashad Roundtree, Terry Godwin and Natrez Patrick.

The four of those players did not compete in any drills, but instead spent most of their time conversing with one another. The comradery seems to be present between those athletes.

The atmosphere was near perfect at the Woodruff Practice Fields on the UGA campus.

Finally, one of the most impressive players of the entire Dawg Night was a quarterback – Jacob Eason. Eason, a 2016 gunslinger out of Lake Stevens Senior High School in Washington, seemed to really impress Georgia offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo. Bobo showed a lot of interest in the rising junior’s ability to throw the deep ball. It doesn’t hurt that he’s 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, either.

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