Five-star recruit Drew commits to Georgia

The wait is over for Georgia fans. Ray Drew is staying home to become a Bulldog.

The 6-5, 243-pounder from Thomas County Central (Thomasville, Ga.) — and the No. 1-ranked weakside defensive end in the country — chose to play for Mark Richt over Auburn, LSU and Miami.

Drew will join his friend Christian LeMay, a Bulldogs quarterback commit from North Carolina who enrolled early at the school. In recent days, Richt has picked up commitments from wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell and tight end Jay Rome. And running back Isaiah Crowell, a Georgia native, is considered a heavy lean toward the Bulldogs.

Georgia finished the 2010 season with a 6-7 mark, including a loss to Central Florida in the Liberty Bowl. Richt will enter a make-or-break season in 2011, but his success on the recruiting trail obviously gives fans and administration hope for a brighter future.

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