3-star defensive tackle Marlin Dean commits to UGA for 2021
Marlin Dean, a three-star defensive tackle from Elberton, Ga., has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for the class of 2021.
Dean announced his commitment to Kirby Smart and UGA via his Twitter account on Friday morning.
RESPECT MY DECISION❤️🖤 #ATD #GoDogs @GeorgiaFootball @CoachSchuUGA @ChadSimmons_ @247Sports pic.twitter.com/B58DV9LypT
— Marlin Dean (@MarlinDean5) March 6, 2020
“First off I wanna (sic) thank GOD for giving me the ability to be able to make this decision,” Dean tweeted. “Secondly I wanna thank my mom and dad for being behind me through this process. Also wanna thank all the coaches that helped me through this process from camps to visits. With that being said I will be COMMITTING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA.”
Following the commitment, head coach Kirby Smart and Glenn Schumann both tweeted.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) March 6, 2020
Go Dawgs!!!! #CommitToTheG LEGGO @TravionScott
— Glenn Schumann (@CoachSchuUGA) March 6, 2020
Marlin Dean (6-6, 265) plays for Elbert County High School. He committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over offers from several schools, including Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.
In the 247Sports Composite, Marlin Dean is rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 25 defensive tackle, and the No. 408 overall recruit for the 2021 class.
Dean is also rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 33 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com.
Georgia now has a total of three commitments for the 2021 recruiting class. Although it’s early in the process, the Bulldogs’ class is currently ranked 15th in the country by 247Sports.