5-star OLB Mekhail Sherman commits to UGA for 2020
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5-star OLB Mekhail Sherman commits to UGA for 2020

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Mekhail Sherman, a five-star outside linebacker from Washington, DC, has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for the class of 2020.

Sherman announced his commitment to the Bulldogs late Thursday evening.

“Georgia had the family vibe we were looking for,” Sherman told Rivals.com. “I’ve said that a few times, but it’s the truth. They have a sense of hospitality that made us feel really comfortable. The main person that was recruiting me was coach Dan Lanning, but everybody had a part in it.

“The coaches want to utilize my whole arsenal of weapons and maximize my potential,” he said. “They want to use me at inside linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end. They see me as an every down linebacker and leader for the defense.”

Mekhail Sherman (6-3, 234) plays for St. John’s High School in Washington, DC. He committed to Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs over offers from several schools, including Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Wisconsin, and others.

In the 247Sports Composite, Mekhail Sherman is rated as a five-star recruit, the No. 2 outside linebacker, and the No. 11 overall recruit for the 2020 class.

Sherman is also rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com. They list him as the No. 18 overall recruit and the 2nd best outside linebacker in the country.

The Georgia Bulldogs now have a total of eight commitments for the 2020 class. Ogunbiyi joins QB Carson Beck, DT Jamil Burroughs, OT Broderick Jones, CB Jalen Kimber, DT Nazir Stackhouse, WR Justin Robinson, and OG Akinola Ogunbiyi.

With Sherman’s commitment tonight, the Georgia Bulldogs have moved up three spots to No. 9 in the 247Sports team rankings for 2020.

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