Brock Vandagriff, 5-star QB, commits to Georgia

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Georgia will add a 5-star quarterback to its fold in 2021 after the highly regarded Brock Vandagriff announced his commitment to the school on social media Tuesday.

A 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior from Prince Avenue Christian, Vandagriff previously committed to Oklahoma, but changed his mind earlier this month. He now plans to head to Athens, about 15 miles from his home in Bogart.

In announcing his decision, Vandagriff wrote: “I’m staying home.”

 

Vandagriff is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 pro-style passer and the No. 8 overall prospect for that cycle on the 247Sports Composite rankings. He is the third member of the 2021 class for Georgia and plans to enroll in January 2021.

“I trust the coaches there, and I trust them in the direction they are going and I want to be able to compete for national championships,” Vandagriff told DawgNation of his decision to sign with Georgia.

The decision came about three weeks after Vandagriff backed off his commitment to Oklahoma and after he visited Georgia each of the past two weekends.

Should his current rating hold through the 2021 recruiting cycle, Vandagriff would become the sixth 5-star quarterback to sign with Georgia during the 2000s. The others: D.J. Shockley (No. 18 overall, No. 1 dual-threat, 2001), Matthew Stafford (No. 6, No. 1 pro, 2006), Aaron Murray (No. 19, No. 2 dual-threat, 2009) Jacob Eason (No. 5, No. 2 pro, 2016) and Justin Fields (No. 2, No. 1 dual-threat, 2018).

Over his time at Prince Avenue Christian, Vandagriff has played wide receiver and kicked off. According to 247Sports, Vandagriff was clocked at 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash at The Opening regional workouts in April 2019 and recorded a 36.9-inch verical jump. According to MaxPreps, Vandagriff rushed for 1,001 yards and passed for 3,190 yards as a sophomore and caught 34 passes for 472 yards as a freshman.