Oxford (Ala.) offensive lineman Clay Webb, the state's No. 1 recruit for the class of 2019, chose Georgia over Alabama. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Top 2019 football recruit commits to Georgia over Alabama

Clay Webb pulled a very big decision out of his purple bag Monday morning from the Oxford (Ala.) High School gymnasium.

When he chose Georgia, it was a significant event for recruiting in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs might have a hard time beating one specific SEC rival on the field, but they are beginning to win more and more of those battles on the recruiting trail.

The nation’s No. 1 center prospect (per the 247Sports composite rankings) is the first time that the Bulldogs have gone into the state of Alabama and beaten both the Alabama and Auburn for a highly-contested recruit.

This feat is another impressive line item in the UGA recruiting resume for Sam Pittman.

The third-year OL coach has now earned a commitment from a 5-star OL recruit for the third consecutive recruiting cycles.

It was 5-star tackle Isaiah Wilson in 2017. The Bulldogs then picked up a pair of 5-stars in Cade Mays and Jamaree Salyer in 2018.

Webb becomes the 19th current commitment for the Bulldogs in the class of 2019. He is now the second-highest rated recruit for the Bulldogs in this class.

Georgia now pushes past Texas A&M to claim the No. 2 spot in the 247Sports Team composite rankings for this cycle. The Bulldogs still trail just Alabama in that race.

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