Atlanta QB commits to UGA (UPDATED)


McEachern QB Bailey Hockman committed to UGA on Friday morning. He’s the first member of the 2017 recruiting class for Georgia. Hockman (10) drops back to pass under pressure from Buford in this September 2014 file photo. (Jason Getz/ Special to the AJC)

McEachern QB Bailey Hockman announced on Twitter Friday morning he has committed to UGA.

Hockman, the son of McEachern High School coach Kyle Hockman, becomes the first member of UGA’s 2017 recruiting class. 247sports rates him as a 4-star prospect and the No. 2 pro-style prospect in the country among rising juniors.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder threw for 3,597 yards as sophomore last season with 42 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also punted 21 times for a 44.1 yard average. The left-handed passer committed to UGA over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Oklahoma State, among others.

“Its been a long process for us even though he’s got two more seasons left to go,” his father Kyle Hockman said. “I’m just excited for him and now he can focus on getting better and winning state championships and he can start being the ‘Pied Piper’ of the 2017 class bringing a lot of great players on board to come join him in Athens.”

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Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.


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