Georgia Football Recruiting: Stud 2015 WR Christian Owens Commits to Bulldogs

Brian JonesContributor IApril 6, 2013

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 01:  Hairy, mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, waves a flag after a touchdown against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Georgia Bulldogs got some great news right before the G-Day game, as wide receiver Christian Owens has verbally committed to the Bulldogs for 2015, according to ESPN.

The receiver, who is from Griffin, Ga., stands at 6’5’’, 205 pounds and should help add depth when Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Bennett leave Athens.  Owens chose UGA over Alabama, Florida and Vanderbilt.

Considered as one of the top rising juniors in the state of Georgia, Owens was offered a scholarship two days before the G-Day game.  Owens told ESPN that he was surprised to get the offer, and UGA is the school where he always wanted to go since the third grade.  Owens already has connections in Athens, because he is friends with safety Corey Moore, who also went to Griffin High School.

Many coaches started to take notice of Owens at the Atlanta Nike Sparq combine (via 247Sports). Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said that Owens reminds him of former Crimson Tide standout Julio Jones, who now plays for the Atlanta Falcons.

To say this is a huge pickup for the Bulldogs would be an understatement.  Not only do they get their first commit for the 2015 recruiting class, they get a receiver that can contribute right way.  Also, with Owens committing, this means the Bulldogs have a chance to get some other class of 2015 players to commit as well.

Some of the other players UGA has targeted for 2015 that are from the state of Georgia are RB Taj Griffin, OL Levi Brown, DE Austin Bryant and Roquan Smith.

The Bulldogs should have more players committing to play for them as the G-Day game rolls on.