Georgia made a significant splash on the opening day of the early recruiting signing period, securing the commitment of five-star safety K.J. Bolden, who had previously been pledged to Florida State.
Bolden, ranked as the No. 16 prospect overall and the top safety in the ESPN 300, had been a steadfast commitment to the Seminoles since August. Hailing from Buford, Georgia, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound recruit’s decision adds another five-star gem to the Bulldogs’ impressive recruiting class.
Bolden’s recruitment took an intriguing turn in the final stages. Initially, it appeared he would sign with Florida State, but both Auburn and Georgia launched strong efforts to sway him. Sources revealed that Bolden and his family deliberated his choice late into Tuesday night before ultimately opting for Georgia.
This commitment bolsters Georgia’s class with 20 ESPN 300 commitments, firmly establishing their recruiting dominance. On the other hand, Florida State finds itself with 12 ESPN 300 commitments but lacking any five-star additions in their class.