Dowtin commits to Georgia

Georgia's commitment list got a little longer today when Fork Union's Marcus Dowtin committed to the Bulldogs.

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Dowtin committed to Georgia Friday, he said, and becomes Georgia's 17th verbal commitment for the class of 2008.

"He's committed to Georgia," Dowtin's brother said Friday afternoon. "He just thinks it's the best place for him."

Dowtin did not immedatly return phone messages.

Dowtin had an excellent camp when he visited earlier in June for the Mark Richt Camp in Athens. He was one of the top-performing linebackers at the camp. Dowtin had been "open" as early as late May, but his time in Athens left the Bulldogs at the team to beat.

Dowtin is particularly athletic. He ran a legitimate 4.4 40-yard dash earlier this year, and bench press 185 pounds 23 times, too.

Dowtin has moved around a lot during high school. As a freshman and sophomore he went to Bishop O'Connell in Washington D.C. His first junior season was spent at Georgetown Prep. He lost credits as a result of the transfers and had to repeat his junior year at Fork Union.

"This is my fourth year, but Fork Union is having me repeat my junior year. So I'll be a senior (in the fall)," he said earlier this year.

Dowtin may have come to the Georgia camp as a running back prospect, but the Bulldogs have always seen him as a linebacker. Still, Dowtin will play on both sides of the ball this fall before settling in at linebacker next year.

Dowtin picked the Bulldogs over Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech.

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