S Quincy Mauger commits to UGA 

July, 13, 2012
Dawg Night got started with a bang.

University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt got great news Friday with commitment No. 20 for the 2013 class. Interestingly enough, it was the second time he had received the news that Quincy Mauger (Marietta, Ga./Kell) wanted to play for him.

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comS Quincy Mauger became UGA's 20th commitment.
Last month, the 6-foot, 200-pound safety competed at the Mark Richt Camp, earning an offer from the Bulldogs. A few days later, he knew he needed to secure his spot at Georgia.

“When I called Coach Richt, he told me how great Georgia was,” Mauger said. “I already knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A lot of kids line up to play for them.

"I told Mark Richt that I wanted to commit, but I wanted to surprise my mom and make it official with her in person at Dawg Night. He said he was very happy but would be ecstatic when I make it official.”

Earlier on Friday, Mauger arrived with his mom and toured the academic facilities. That played a key part in his decision.

“I have done my research on academics and their engineering department,” Mauger said. “I also did my research on Coach [Todd] Grantham and he is a wonderful person with an amazing track record. I respect everything about him, the coaching staff and the Georgia tradition. It feels great to be a Dawg.”

Mauger thinks the opportunity to stay in-state will make life easier for his mother, and he is looking forward to playing with other top prospects in Georgia.

“She is going to be very happy being able to have me stay close to home, and I am very excited about teaming up with Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) on defense,” Mauger said.

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