Georgia lands Atlanta QB as first 2017 commit

The University of Georgia and the Bulldogs football fans will have a lot to look forward to come the 2017 season.

Per Jeff Sentell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, quarterback Bailey Hockman has committed to the Bulldogs even though he doesn’t graduate high school for two years.

Hockman also announced his decision on his personal Twitter page.

Hockman currently stars at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, near Atlanta, where his father Kyle is the head coach.

The lefty is ranked second overall by 247 Sports among pro-style prospects his age and is considered a four-star prospect. He stands 6-foot-2 and weighs in at 210 pounds, and had a lot of schools wanting him besides Georgia.

On top of the Bulldogs, Hockman also received offers from Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Oklahoma State, among others.

Since Georgia has rising sophomore Brice Ramsey under center for at least the next year, the timing on this could not be better. Should Ramsey decide to stay for his remaining years of eligibility, Hockman will have a solid mentor to learn from as he adjusts to the college game.

Either way, it’s a phenomenal get for Georgia and coach Mark Richt.

The Bulldogs open the 2015 season at home in Athens on September 5, when UL-Monroe comes to visit.

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