Commitment Breakdown: E.J. Price to Georgia

Georgia landed a commitment from elite offensive tackle E.J. Price last week and Price to Georgia is huge for the Dawgs for quite a few reasons. Find out why here from Scout's National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons...

  • Prospect: E.J. Price
  • Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • High School: Archer
  • Class: 2016
  • Position: OT
  • Size: 6-6/312
  • Ranking on Scout: | No. 8 OT | No. 5 in Ga. | No. 57 Overall
  • Committed to: Georgia
  • Price chose Georgia because: It came down to Price just feeling at home. He instantly clicked with new Bulldog offensive line coach Rob Sale and the Dawgs have had a lead since Price visited Athens, Ga. early in 2015. UGA is close to home, the Dawgs made Price feel at home at UGA, Price knows he can play with a lot of his friends at UGA, and he has a chance to play right away for the Bulldogs. Price has already connect with numerous UGA commits and he is now targeting others to join him.

    Georgia beat: Florida State and Michigan among others. It was not that long ago that Price released a top 10 and UGA was nowhere to be found, so the Dawgs changed things in a big hurry. Michigan is where Price lived growing up and the Wolverines were right behind UGA when Price committed. Expect Price to still take all five official visits.

    Commitment significance: Georgia has been searching for that true left tackle for years and Price is that. He not only will be the guy who plays that position from day one, a big position of need for the Dawgs, but he will also be out helping Mark Richt and his staff recruit. Price is a big personality, someone a lot of kid gravitate towards, and his commitment is very significant on and off the field.

    What the Dawgs are getting: Price is really a different player now then he was just six months ago. He has put on close to 55 pounds since the beginning of the 2014 season and he is only going to get better. He is very light on his feet at tackle, he can react to the quicker ends on the edge, he has a dominant punch, and he is very athletic. This young man grew up playing quarterback, so he is very coordinated and agile.

    The best thing about Price is he is far from a finished product. He has the traits I listed to go with bend and quickness out of his stance, but he still has so much room to grow fundamentally and physically. He has really grown a lot as a football player over the past year and his ceiling is very high.

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