The Opening: Rico McGraw

The Opening: Rico McGraw

Rico McGraw has been quiet since committing to Georgia in January. He opened up at The Opening and you can get the latest here...

Rico McGraw has not been a man of many words since committing to Georgia early in 2015.

His commitment came as a surprise to many, but he wanted to be a Bulldog, so he acted quickly once the scholarship offer was their for the taking.

"I always wanted to go to Georgia," said McGraw. "[Todd] Grantham and his guys did not offer me, so as soon as Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt came on, he offered me, and I committed.

"Georgia just caught my eye as a kid and I have been watching them for a while now. Coach Pruitt is a coach I want to play for. He has been part of three national championships and I know he can make me better."

Pruitt and McGraw first met while Pruitt was on the Alabama staff a couple of years ago. That relationship is only getting stronger.

"We talk a lot now -- every week. We talk about football, Georgia, the players we want to get at Georgia, and then we just talk about other things. We have a good relationship."

"There are numerous UGA commits at The Opening and McGraw is working on those who he wants to join that list.

"Tarvarus McFadden, Kendall Sheffield, Josh Sweat, and Roquan Smith are some of the guys I want to go to Georgia with me," said McGraw. "Coach Pruitt and I talk about those guys and some others. I just want Georgia to have a great class."

The 6-foot-1, 210 pound defensive back out of Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth sounds strong to Georgia now, but he is open about his recruitment not being completely over.

A couple of other SEC schools are still in pursuit and one is in his home state.

"Alabama is on me and they are still coming hard. Tennessee is on me too. I have visited both schools and I am solid to Georgia, but I have to keep my options open some too.

"Alabama has a great program and they always have great defensive backs. Of course there is some pressure for me to go to Tennessee, but it is more than that. I am going to listen to them too."

McGraw is a Scout 300 prospect and the No. 16 corner in the country.

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