Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs continued their torrid week on the recruiting trail Saturday with the commitment of four-star wide receiver Kearis Jackson. Jackson, a 5’11”, 203-pound speedster from Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Georgia, chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Auburn and a host of others.
Jackson’s offer list was impressive. In addition to most of the SEC offering him, Jackson held offers from Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State and Notre Dame. However, the pull of playing for his home-state ‘Dawgs proved to be the deciding factor, per Kipp Adams of 247Sports.
I committed to Georgia because it felt like home. I know all of the coaches, all of the players—it just really felt like home to me. Every time I visit, I know everyone and everyone knows me. I am comfortable. I am excited. I just cannot wait to put on the pads and show what I can do.
Jackson is the third four-star recruit to pick UGA this week, following fellow wideout Elijah Moore and defensive end Azeez Ojulari. Much like Moore, Jackson is a player who can help the offense immediately upon arriving on campus in 2018. He is expected to enroll in January, too.
Jackson has impressive size for a young receiver. While he possesses just average height, Jackson is solidly built at 203 lbs. He looks like a running back in the open field and has excellent straight-line speed. Jackson does a good job of attacking the football at its highest point. Like most young receivers, though, he’s a body-catcher and will have to work on that at the next level.
The Bulldogs continue rising up 247Sports composite team rankings. They began the week ranked in the 50s, now, after the commitment of Jackson, Georgia ranks No. 24.
Not a bad week for Smart.