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

Van Jefferson commits to Georgia: Bulldogs grab 4-star receiver

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Georgia received a commitment from four-star wide receiver Van Jefferson (Brentwood, Tenn. Ravenwood) after he picked the Bulldogs over the Tennessee Volunteers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

The 6-2.5, 172-pound receiver is the nation’s No. 151 recruit overall regardless of position, No. 17 receiver and the No. 5 player in the state of Tennessee, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

With Monday’s commitment from Jefferson, Georgia now owns the nation’s No. 5 overall class and the fourth best class in the SEC, according to the 247Sports team rankings with No. 3 overall prospect Trent Thompson headlining the class for head coach Mark Richt.

Jefferson took his lone unofficial visit to Athens on the weekend of May 17 and Georgia made a positive impression to say the least considering he visited his other two finalists and the Florida Gators in June and July and were unable to unseat the Dawgs from the top spot.

The class now has commitments from four, four-star receivers as Jefferson joins a loaded crop of receivers in Jayson Stanley, Michael Chigbu and Christian Owens. Georgia also has commitments from athletes Terry Godwin and Shawuery Wilson could end up playing receiver in college as well.

Jefferson caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener for Ravenwood last weekend in a 56-14 blowout win.

As a junior, Jefferson caught 87 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is the son of former NFL receiver Kevin Jefferson who played 13 years in the NFL and later was a wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans.

The bloodlines certainly bode well for Georgia here as they get a commitment from a player who is their sixth-highest ranked recruit on the board.

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