Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia football recruiting: 4-star DE Natrez Patrick commits to Bulldogs


The Georgia Bulldogs started their weekend on an excellent note.

4-star defensive end Natrez Patrick gave his commitment to the Bulldogs.

“I prayed about it, talked to my family about it,” Patrick told Dawgs247′s Rusty Mansell via Gentry Estes. “My fans and the community are out. It just felt like the perfect time.”

New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who left the National Champion Florida State Seminoles for the Bulldogs, was a big reason Patrick made the choice.

“I knew he was a great coach, obviously coming from Florida State,” Patrick said. “That said a lot in itself, and I made an instant connection with him as soon as he came through the door.”

The 6’3, 220-pound Patrick is from Atlanta, Georgia and attends Mays High School. He is ranked as the country’s seventh-best weak-side defensive end, the ninth-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia and the 69th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

He chose the Bulldogs over offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators and LSU Tigers, among others.

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