Boykin commits to Georgia

ATHENS – Brandon Boykin brought his parents up to see what he had already seen.

When he did so, he decided to make the plunge and commit to head Coach Mark Richt Saturday morning.

"I committed to Coach Richt this morning," the Fayette County star said.

Ole Miss, the Bulldogs and Duke have offered Boykin. But Boykin has been kept under wraps for the most part. Georgia Tech missed out on him because of turnover in coaches who recruit Fayetteville. Still, Georgia has been on Boykin's mind for some time.

What has been on Georgia's mind is Boykin's speed. With a 4.5 40-yard dash, he is one of the fastest players the Bulldogs have committed to them. Right now the youngster is running track in an effort to get faster. Boykin said Georgia will likely use him in the secondary, but that another coach may have plans for him, too.

"Coach Eason and Coach Martinez started talking about where they wanted to use me. Coach Eason said he would like to use me at wide receiver some, too. I think, though, they are mainly looking at me as a cornerback," Boykin said.

Boykin's cousin, Mt. Zion running back Martin Ward, has been committed to the Bulldogs since late fall. The junior said he was eager to get on campus with his cousin.

"We are both real excited to get up here and play together," Boykin said.

Boykin was sold on Georgia when they showed him the attention other schools did not.

"They were very personal at Georgia," Boykin said Thursday. "I felt like I was wanted more at Georgia, and that made me a lot more confident about putting Georgia at the top of my list. I really like the way everything went today. They were talking with me about things while practice was going on and that made me feel real important."

Boykin continued talking about the individual attention Saturday.

"Coach Richt talked with me about what things will be like at Georgia. He was real with me. He didn't say that I would come in and start or play right away – I know the secondary at Georgia is very deep. I also know that I will have to work my way into playing time," Boykin said. "A lot of guys just want to go to college and play a couple of years and go into the league (NFL), but it doesn't work like that. You have to put in the time. When we talked about all of that I knew they were being real with me."

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