The Georgia Bulldogs received more good news on the recruiting front Saturday when four-star linebacker, J.D. Bertrand, committed to the ‘Dawgs. Bertrand is UGA’s fifth commit for the class of 2019. Earlier this week, the ‘Dawgs picked a commitment from tight end John FitzPatrick for the 2018 class.
Bertrand, a 6’1”, 215-pounder, plays for Blessed Trinity Catholic in Roswell, Georgia. He is a two-way player, playing both tight end and linebacker, however, the defensive side of the ball is where he will play when he gets to Athens.
Bertrand spoke with Chad Simmons of Rivals and explained why he is a ‘Dawg.
I knew I was ready to commit to Georgia after visiting LSU, North Carolina, Clemson and Georgia in June. I was able to evaluate each school, I knew Georgia was my top school after that and I knew then Georgia was right for me.
Bertrand is an athletic linebacker with terrific instincts. While he plays outside in high school, he looks like he could be an ideal fit at inside linebacker for Georgia once he gets to campus.
He is Georgia’s fifth commitment for the class of 2019 and the ‘Dawgs currently have the nation’s No. 3 ranked class, per 247Sports.