The University of Georgia picked up a pair of in-state commitments for its 2012 football signing class this weekend, receiving nonbinding pledges from Cartersville punter Colin Barber and Blackshear fullback Quayvon Hicks.
Hicks, a 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, also has scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Miami and Tennessee, according to Rivals.com. The offer was the first for Barber, a 6-2, 185-pounder.
Georgia now has eight commitments for the ’12 class, including seven from the Peach State. The Bulldogs also have commitments from a kicker and a punter, who each will have the chance to start as freshmen following the departures of current UGA seniors Blair Walsh and Drew Butler.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...