Avery Commits to Georgia

Josh Jarboe may have gotten most of the recruiting buzz going into his senior season, but his teammate was the first to commit today.

Xavier Avery, a running back/cornerback from DeKalb County's Cedar Grove, committed to Georgia today.

"I called the coaches up and let them know that I want to play for them," Avery said.

Avery has spent much of the summer playing baseball with a traveling team out of Cobb County. He was in San Diego earlier this week with that team when he came to the conclusion that Georgia was the place for him.

"I wanted to decide before the end of August, but I wanted to think about it a little more," he said. "That was something I knew that I wanted to do, and Georgia felt like the right place for me all along."

Avery visited Georgia earlier this summer on baseball trips. He also dropped in at Clemson and South Carolina. Playing baseball is a serious option for Avery. He admitted earlier this year that he may think about playing professionally – if he is drafted high.

"If I got drafted in the first round I couldn't say no," he said. "But I can see myself playing college football and baseball."

He wouldn't be the first player at Georgia to play both. In fact, talented true freshman wide receiver Israel Troupe reported at Georgia, but still watch to make certain that he was not drafted high enough to leave. As it turns out for Troupe he didn't get drafted high enough to leave.

On the gridiron Avery said he is not certain where he will play – offense or defense.

"They really didn't say," he said. "I think they were just excited to hear from me."

Excited to hear, no doubt, that they had just secured one of the top talents in the state.

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