The Georgia Bulldogs took a big step today in their effort to add much-needed depth to the offensive line, as juco offensive lineman Mark Beard (Coffeyville, Kan./Coffeyville CC) committed. Beard grew up following Auburn and Tennessee, but he will suit up for a different Southeastern Conference school next year.
"I committed to Georgia," Beard said.
Originally a Troy signee out of Minor High School in Adamsville, Ala., Beard was recently named honorable mention NJCAA All-American. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman had taken official visits to Arkansas and Mississippi State in the last 10 days, and had just wrapped up his official to Georgia. His intentions were to go home and think it over, but in the end he knew everything he needed to while in Athens.