Dean’s recruitment was one of many battles that have transpired between Georgia and Alabama over the past two years. Georgia finished ranked No. 1 overall in the recruiting class rankings in 2018, and now Alabama has taken over that top spot in 2019.
The Dawgs aren’t far behind, however, at No. 3 overall, and the coaches are looking to finish in the top three for the third year in a row.
Dean is joined in the class by the No. 2 recruit overall, defensive end Nolan Smith, who at one point was entertaining Alabama and a few other SEC programs before reaffirming his commitment to Georgia.
Offensive lineman Clay Webb is the second highest-ranked commit and second five-star commit in the class for Georgia, and Webb happens to be from the state of Alabama.
Dean’s commitment gives Georgia 16 ESPN 300 commitments in the class.