Defensive end/linebacker Ray Drew of Thomas County Central ranked as Rivals’ ninth overall prospect in nation
By SETH EMERSON
Ray Drew finally made it official Friday, publicly committing to Georgia.
The defensive end/linebacker from Thomas County Central High School is the nation’s ninth overall prospect, according to Rivals.com, becoming the Bulldogs’ highest-rated commitment so far.
Georgia now has four of the nation’s top 60 prospects (as rated by Rivals) and No. 23 Isaiah Crowell of Carver and No. 42 Jeoffrey Pagan reportedly leaning the Bulldogs’ way.
Drew can play DE or LB in Georgia’s 3-4 system. He is the 23rd commitment to Georgia’s 2011 class, with several more key players still on the board. That includes Crowell, a tailback, Pagan, a defensive lineman, and junior college standout John Jenkins, a nose tackle.
Drew’s decision wasn’t a surprise, or apparently a well-kept secret. Another commitment, Watts Dantzler, publicly welcomed Drew to the class before Drew made the announcement.