UGA Football

Georgia snags pledge from a local four-star defensive back

Georgia Sports Communications

Georgia began the new week by receiving a pledge from a highly-coveted recruit from the class of 2019.

Dacula defensive back Jalen Perry announced Monday morning that he has given his pledge to the Georgia football program. Perry is the seventh recruit to commit to the Bulldogs in next year’s class.

Perry is considered the 14th-best cornerback in his class, according to the composite. He is considered the 185th overall recruit nationally. Perry chose Georgia over programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

Perry offers the kind of size head coach Kirby Smart is looking for at the position. Perry is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, with plenty of time to add weight to his frame.

Perry’s addition gives Georgia the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation for 2019.

It also comes just four days after the Bulldogs received a commitment from class of 2018 running back James Cook, who plays high school football in Miami. Cook’s addition gives Georgia even more firepower in recruiting as the No. 3 running back in the nation decided to pair up with the No. 1 running back in Zamir White.

And Cook’s addition came not too long after Harrison quarterback Justin Fields, the No. 1 overall player in the country, elected to pledge to Georgia.

The Bulldogs’ recruiting efforts have been on the same kind of roll the football team has been on. Georgia jumped up to No. 2 in the country in both the AP and coaches polls Sunday, and will have a chance to be the No. 1 team in the nation in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday.

Georgia improved to 8-0 this season following a 42-7 blowout win over rival Florida, which was followed by the ouster of Gators head coach Jim McElwain Sunday.