DeNylon Morrissette became the newest commit to the University of Georgia's 2022 class, signing with the Dawgs over the likes of Alabama and Florida.
Morrissette is a big get for UGA, and in an exclusive interview with Dawgs Daily's own Brooks Austin, the North Cobb High School prospect shared why he picked Athens for his collegiate career.
"The reason I chose UGA is because of the way the coaches recruited . . . Coach (Kirby) Smart, coach Todd Monken and coach Cortez Hankton recruited me non-stop since the first day they offered me."
Smart and his staff earning a commitment from Morrissette was even harder than for most commits. They had to overcome Morrissette's personal love for a rival in order for him to join the squad in 2022.
He said, "I'm a huge Alabama fan . . . The coaches at UGA changed that completely for me. I can feel how much love the coaches actually have for me and I can tell it's not fake."
It's more than just football for the young wideout. Georgia's academic prowess and strong ties with its alumni also factored into his decision.
"I feel like Georgia is going to take care of me after football; just learning all about their alumni and what they do for the players to be successful off the field," he added.
Morrissette continued, "It actually benefits me and my family because most of my family is either in Alabama or Georgia, so it'll make it very easy for them to come to any games."
When asked if a recent 7v7 season with Georgia quarterback Commit Gunner Stockton had any affect on his decision, Morrissette responded, "This 7v7 season really didn't impact my decision on my commitment. The relationship we have, and playing with him since we were in sixth or seventh grade impacted my decision a lot."
Morrissette added that Stockton and Marquis Groves-Killebrew had both been trying to get him to commit to Georgia. Stockton wouldn't let a chance go by without reminding Morrissette about UGA while Groves-Killebrew was giving Morrissette the famous "Go Dawgs" since, "before I got the offer."
So what will Georgia fans like about Morrissette outside of his 6-foot, 200-pound frame and elite route-running abilities? In his own words, he said, "Georgia fans will be getting a player that's win first, thinks about himself later. They'll get a leader on and off the field and someone who will always put his team first."
Perhaps the main reason that Morrissette picked the University of Georgia over the other schools that offered him?
"They made UGA feel like home to me."
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