Five-Star ATH Mecole Hardman Jr. Commits To Georgia Over Alabama, Ohio State

Mecole Hardman Jr. (Elberton, GA), the top-ranked athlete in the country, announced that he has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over Alabama and Ohio State. He joins a UGA recruiting class that ranks 13th in the country, according to 247sports.

The 5'10", 169-pounder was widely expected to stay in state at Georgia, but gave many Bulldogs fans a scare of the last couple of weeks. Alabama made a strong push to land Hardman following their national championship victory, then Hardman changed his Twitter cover photo to a mockup drawing of him wearing an Ohio State jersey after he took an official visit to the Buckeyes.

However, Hardman ultimately decided to stay close to home and play for new head coach Kirby Smart.

Hardman is ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of Georgia and No. 13 player in the country on top of being the No. 1 athlete prospect.

Check out his highlight film below:

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