National Signing Day 2019: Georgia flips five-star WR George Pickens from Auburn
Pickens is a big win for the Bulldogs on signing day
To say this is a surprise is probably an understatement. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wideout had been committed to Auburn since July 2017. He took several visits over the past few months, though, including a mix of official and unofficial visits to Georgia, LSU, Miami and Tennessee. However, his last unofficial visit was to Auburn on Feb. 3, leaving many to believe that he was still firm with the Tigers. Obviously, the news comes has a huge blow to Auburn and a major win for Kirby Smart's Bulldogs.
Pickens, from Hoover High School, is the top-rated player in Alabama, the No. 4 wideout and a top-25 player nationally, according to 247Sports' recruiting rankings. He further bolsters what is already one of the strongest classes in the country and is the fifth five-star prospect in the Dawgs' 2019 class. As a big-bodied wideout, he gives Georgia a physical presence who will go and compete for balls while demonstrating better balance and body control than you'd expect from a 6-4 pass-catcher.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Alabama's 2019 staff will have plenty of new faces roaming the sidelines for Nick Saban
Decreases in kickoff returns and rises in touchbacks may be the start of phasing out kickoffs...
These five coaches are the most likely to experience immediate success at their new jobs
Williamson is averaging 22 points per game for the Blue Devils
Washington is facing charges for a video he allegedly sent to his ex-girlfriend last year
Leavitt was successful is turning around the Oregon defense in his two seasons