"I'm ready to be a Dawg"

Georgia added their fourth five-star commitment for the class of 2006 as the fifth ranked linebacker in the nation according to Scout.com announced his verbal pledge to the Bulldogs on Tuesday. Hebron who was working a youth football camp that his high school puts on, gives us the skinny on his decision.

"I called Coach [David] Johnson today and told him "I'm ready to be a Dawg," Akeem Hebron said.

Wheaton (Md.) linebacker Akeem Hebron (6-2, 200, 4.55) was actually tempted to commit to Georgia over the weekend during an unofficial visit.

"Like I mentioned to you on Monday, I was committed but I wasn't," Hebron said. "I figured I'd go home and sleep on it, and I decided it was time."

What was it about the trip to Athens that sold Hebron on the Dawgs?

"It was perfect for me, the academics, its a nice campus, they have great facilities, it's in the SEC , and I have family in Atlanta."

It was rather ironic how Hebron developed his interest in Georgia.

"My coach was asking if there were any schools that hadn't offered that I was interested in," Hebron said "I thought about it and said Georgia. he said "Good" because they just offered. Ever since then they've been my favorite."

Hebron held offers from over 35 schools, he had his choice of where he wanted to go. In the end he felt there were benefits to making an early decision.

"I was going to take five visits, but I figured I'll commit and I can help recruit," Hebron said.

Hebron is relieved that the process is over for him.

"I'm glad it's over with, all that stress is off my back."

As a junior, Hebron registered 110 tackles, 11 sacks, and 2 interceptions in 2004. He garnered such accolades as first-team All-State, All-Metro, and All-Conference.

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