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CB Reggie Wilkerson is No. 15 for UGA

4/14/2012

More good news is in for the Georgia Bulldogs, as they have added a second commitment before kickoff of the annual G-Day game. The latest addition is the 15th for the 2013 class, giving Georgia some much-needed assistance at a position sorely lacking depth at the moment.

Defensive back Reggie Wilkerson (Citron, Fla./North Marion) made the trip Saturday to Athens, and he wasted little time announcing where he wanted to play at the next level.

“I am glad to say the University of Georgia is my new home for the next four years,” Wilkerson said. "I plan to be in Athens in January to compete for the starting cornerback job."

The 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback committed to Georgia over offers from Clemson, South Florida, South Carolina, Utah, UCF and several others. While the emerging prospect’s decision seemingly came out of nowhere, Wilkerson has had a feeling he would be a Bulldog for weeks.

“When I came up in March, they treated me like family and the players all showed me a lot of love,” Wilkerson said. “I never put out a top five or anything because I did not want to make people think I was going to a certain school, but honestly I have been thinking about committing to Georgia since I visited last month.”

The news was greeted with a familiar reaction from his future head coach.

“When I told Mark Richt, he gave me a big hug,” Wilkerson said.

His high school coach, Craig Damon, expects Wilkerson to shine at Georgia.

"Reggie is one of those guys that's going to be the best athlete on the field and willing to do anything to win," Damon said. "But he's also going to be the hardest worker and that's what makes him special. He will not let anyone outwork him."

As a sophomore, Wilkerson starred at quarterback, with 967 yards passing, 300 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. As a junior, he put up 750 all-purpose yards with six scores on offense, this time playing more at wide receiver. At Georgia, the Sunshine State athlete will make plays in the secondary.

“Georgia said they want me to come in ready and play some defensive back, and I would not have a problem with that at all,” Wilkerson said in March.

Wilkerson, who hopes to enroll early, gives Georgia 15 commitments for 2013, three at cornerback. The Bulldogs would like to add one more corner, with Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) their top target, also in Athens this weekend.