4-Stars Jacob Park, Josh Malone Sign Financial Aid Agreements with Georgia

Tyler Donohue@@TDsTakeNational Recruiting AnalystNovember 21, 2013

Georgia commit Jacob Park
Georgia commit Jacob Park247Sports

The University of Georgia received official financial aid agreements from a pair of premier 2014 prospects Thursday, per 247Sports. Quarterback Jacob Park and wide receiver Josh Malone each agreed to accept financial aid from the university, although neither player is legally bound to the program.

Park verbally committed to Georgia six months ago. Malone remains uncommitted, but considers the program among his favorites.

The 4-star recruits would both provide Georgia with an offensive boost. Their signings represent a significant step toward Bulldogs success on national signing day, but don't require either recruit to sign national letters of intent with the university.

Josh Malone is considering his options.
Josh Malone is considering his options.247Sports

Malone, a dynamic playmaker from Gallatin, Tenn., reportedly intends to sign financial aid agreements with multiple programs. He is expected to enroll early as his ultimate destination.

The 6'2.5", 190-pound playmaker is listed as the nation's ninth-best recruit in 247Sports' composite rankings. Malone has always viewed Georgia as a favorite, along with Tennessee and Clemson.

The Bulldogs are hardly desperate at receiver. Shakenneth Williams committed to Georgia in July. The 4-star prospect joins 3-star recruit Gilbert Johnson as the team's top committed pass targets.

Park committed to Georgia in June after weighing offers from Alabama, Florida State and Auburn. He is listed as the nation's third-best pro-style passer n 247Sports recruiting.

Although both players have now signed financial aid agreements, Park is the only one committed from the duo. He is among the highest-ranked players in a 17-person class, which is currently listed No. 3 nationally by 247Sports.