- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
Dawg Night got off to a quick start for the University of Georgia on Friday when Marietta, Ga./Kell High School defensive back Quincy Mauger committed to the Bulldogs. Nobody may have been happier for Mauger than his best friend and teammate Brendan Langley.
“I was really proud of him,” Langley said. “He came a long way with me and really with everything he’s been working on. He’s been working real hard. He earned the offer, and he’s taking advantage of it.”
Langley also attended Dawg Night with his teammate, but the ESPN 300 cornerback didn’t participate in drills. He has Georgia in his top five along with Alabama, South Carolina, UCLA and Tennessee.
“It went well,” Langley said. “I enjoyed being there to support my best friend. I didn’t work out. It was a relaxed day for me. I’m trying to recover from all my injuries and nicks and stuff like that.”
As expected, Mauger didn’t waste any time after his commitment to try and convince his teammate to join him at Georgia.
“He was just telling me how great of a feeling it was and for me to come be a part of the Dawg family,” Langley said.
At the end of the night, Langley still had the same top five with Alabama as his leader, but with his friend now on board at UGA, he says he is ‘definitely’ going to think about the Bulldogs.
He plans to visit South Carolina on Sunday and Monday and will make his decision August 25 at the Georgia Dome when Kell opens the season against Chattahoochee High School.
Through it all, Langley said he is still enjoying the recruiting process:
“It’s kind of taken a toll, but you’ve got to enjoy every second of it because it only comes once in your life.”
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