Five-star defensive tackle prospect Julian Rochester (Powder Springs, GA) has held the Georgia Bulldogs in high-esteem for quite some time now. Their honesty and overall transparency with him have always impressed and, as he gets closer to making a decision on where he will play college ball, that has not changed in the least.
As of today, he’s feeling like a decision will come sooner, rather than later, and that decision looks to have Georgia in good standing as far as their chances to see his name atop their committed list.
“Anything can happen, but once I put my foot down, that is where I am going to stick.”
That is good news for the Bulldogs, considering where they stand for Rochester right now is the same place they have been for the last two months.
“Georgia is still at the top,” Rochester said. “At Georgia, I have found myself around some people that I can trust that will coach me up, help me get my degree, do the things that I need to as a student athlete, make sure I stay straight, take care of me and have my back. They do not fill my head up with NFL stuff, they fill my head up with me coming in and working now, we will talk about NFL later. I really like that.” (Kipp Adams, Dawgs247)
If you’ve been following Rochester’s recruitment with the slightest bit of interest, his high praise for Georgia is hardly a surprise. It’s a tune he’s been singing for quite some time now—first after naming the Bulldogs his leader in February and maintaining as much again after a visit to Athens in April—and while Auburn remains the biggest threat to steal him away, his love of Georgia’s “realness” is something that has to give even the most skeptical of Bulldog fans hope that this isn’t just lip service from another big-time ball player.
In the end, all that will matter, of course, is whether or not he signs; but it’s becoming quite clear that Georgia has sold Rochester on their brand, and what they have to offer and, so far, no other program has done a better job of doing as much.