Jadon Haselwood (Photo by Chad Simmons)

UGA Gets Big Commit from Jadon Haselwood

The Bulldogs got landed a huge commitment from Cedar Grove playmaker Jadon Haselwood on Thursday.

The 6-foot-3 190-pound receiver has explosive speed, great size, can jump out of the building and has tremendous hands. He is versatile and athletic enough to play defensive back, but his future is most likely at receiver. Haselwood will likely be considered a five-star talent, and will be one of the highest ranked players in the entire country when the 2019 rankings come out.

Earlier in his recruitment - even early this year - all indications were that Haselwood would leave Georgia to play college football elsewhere. He played in the True19 game in January, featuring some of the top sophomores in the state of Georgia and Texas. The day before True19, Haselwood and many of the rest of the prospects visited UGA. 

That visit made a huge impression on the future five-star receiver as UGA had made the impression it needed to. Haselwood visited the Dawgs again a few weeks later, and by the end of January, Georgia took the lead. He took visits to Alabama and Ohio State recently, both making a strong impression, but it wasn’t enough to top Kirby Smart’s program.

So what does his commitment mean for Georgia moving forward?

Haselwood’s commitment is significant he’s highest-ranked receiver to commit to UGA since A.J. Green in 2008. He’s a guy who can come in and start day one, and someone other teams will have to strategize around on a weekly basis. UGA has been missing that over the last few years. 

Secondly, this is the fourth 2019 commitment for UGA. Haselwood joins IMG (FL) OLB Nolan Smith, Washington (GA) DL Rashad Cheney and North Murray (GA) OL Luke Griffin. The 2019 in-state class is very talented, and the group has a very close relationship. Haselwood is a popular guy and friends with almost every major prospect in the 2019 class. 

While Haselwood’s commitment is a big deal, it will certainly impact Georgia’s wide receiver recruiting in the 2018 class. With Walton WR Dominick Blaylock still on the board in the 2019 class, it looks like UGA will only take 2-3 receivers in 2018. Kearis Jackson and Marquez Ezzard are both high on the Bulldogs, but their recruiting is hardly settled. If the Bulldogs land both, they could call it a day in the 2018 class. Clemson and Auburn are Georgia’s biggest competition for Jackson, and it seems like Ole Miss is Georgia’s biggest threat for Ezzard.

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