Georgia recently picked up a verbal commitment from linebacker prospect Gary McRae, a three-star in-state talent with offers from Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Michigan State among others. McRae even called committing to Georgia “a dream come true” and says that he grew up rooting for the Dawgs. The commitment seems like a good fit for both sides.
Georgia wasn’t McRae’s first choice; the linebacker was hoping for an offer from Auburn: “If Auburn would’ve offered first, I would’ve committed there.”
The idea of verbal commitments has become incredibly difficult to navigate and comprehend. On one hand, it’s understandable that McRae wants to lock up his spot at Georgia, they likely have limited spots for linebackers and top-level SEC offers don’t come around all that often. But if Auburn comes through and offers, or Georgia wants to decide to go in another direction? That verbal agreement doesn’t mean much.
For what it’s worth, McRae told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s sticking with the Bulldogs:
“I’m committed to the G now. I went up there and visited. I like the facilities, the atmosphere and how they treat players up there. It’s a dream come true. I’ve been a Georgia fan since I was little.”