After Kyrin Priester de-committed from Georgia this past June, most figured that would end the Bulldogs pursuit of the Brookwood High receiver. However, after a visit to Athens for the Bulldog’s opening game of the season, it’s clear that Priester and Georgia are still communicating.
…Preister says he is still pretty open to schools, but Georgia is back up there for him after this visit.
“Georgia is back in, but I am just open right now,” Priester said. “I really am looking at Georgia again, because it is real close. I have been talking to my mom about that, but I am really looking at Georgia now.”
Playing at a new school in Brookwood, Priester plays with UGA verbal commit Shaun McGee.
“He is trying to get me to commit again back to Georgia almost every day,” he said.
After visiting Georgia on Saturday, Priester says he has no other visits set up right now.
“I don’t have any more visits set up right now,” he said, “but I am getting ready to sit down with my mom and talked about where I want to go.” (Rusty Mansell, “Is UGA back in on Kyrin Priester”, dawgs247.com, 9/2/12)
Many figured Priester a lock for South Carolina and, for my money, I wouldn’t lay odds on Georgia just yet. That said, it’s unclear if Priester’s decision to de-commit was really anything more than a reaction to Georgia’s growing class at wide receiver. While Priester stated he had zero issue with competing, his high school coach hinted that the wide receiver was a bit leery of the numbers Georgia was bringing in at his position and figured he needed to look around a bit more before committing.
Whatever the case, whatever the story, it’s clear Priester is at least still willing to consider Georgia as an option and, from his comments, you have to figure the Dawgs have a pretty decent chance of landing him…again.