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Dawgs snap up big pledge

Just a few days after returning from an official visit to Oklahoma, it looks like one of Georgia’s top players is going to stay home. That’s the story for four-star fullback Brannon Southerland of Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian.
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According to a member of the Greater Atlanta Christian coaching staff, their star fullback committed to Georgia earlier this morning. Southerland, ranked as the nation’s No. 3 fullback and No. 13 player in the state of Georgia, committed to UGA over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
“Brannon is a big, aggressive kid who gets after it,” Jimmy Chupp said earlier. He's a vicious blocker at fullback and great tackler at linebacker."
Southerland visited Oklahoma this past weekend and was at Notre Dame back on September 5. All along, Georgia had been his team to beat.
“I grew up a Georgia guy and I have bled red and black my whole life,” Southerland said early in the recruiting process.
As a junior, he rushed for 550 yards and recorded 143 tackles. Southerland was the blocking back who helped paved the way for Micah Andrews’ 2,800-yard season in 2002. He runs the forty yard dash in 4.5 seconds, has a 330 pound bench press and 500 pound squat.
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