Georgia added a potential leader of its future defense Wednesday by receiving a commitment from coveted inside linebacker Nakobe Dean.
Per ESPN's Tom VanHaaren, Dean's pledge to the Bulldogs is another coup for head coach Kirby Smart.
Dean is a 5-star prospect and the No. 14 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He's also listed as the top inside linebacker and the best recruit from Mississippi. He was considering Ole Miss and Alabama, among other elite Power Five programs.
The Horn Lake High School standout is a punishing playmaker who's a constant presence at the point of attack, often blowing up plays in the backfield with his combination of power and small-area quickness. But he's not a one-dimensional asset, as he also possesses the speed to cover tight ends over the middle.