Georgia added its fifth top 50 contender to its 2022 class on Sunday when ESPN 300 cornerback Jaheim Singletary announced his commitment to the Dawgs.
Singletary, the No. 16 overall recruit, is a six-foot, 175-pound candidate from Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s number 3 in the class, picking Georgia over Florida, Miami, and LSU.
“In the end it was just love that they showed, unconditionally, it never stopped,” Singletary said. “They just kept going from day one, so I felt in my heart as I spoke to my family about Georgia being the place.”
Singletary had previously been admitted to the state of Ohio but was picked up by the Buckeyes on August 1.
He recently visited Georgia and Florida and said Georgia was already the front runner and likely his pick, although the sacking of Florida manager Dan Mullen on Sunday influenced his decision. Singletary said it was a coincidence that it was committed the same day Mullen was ousted.
“I really planned to sign up today because it’s my mom’s birthday today, so I planned to sign up today just to surprise her,” Singletary said. “But then when I saw Dan Mullen getting fired, I would say it made my job easier and took some pressure off me because that’s the head coach who played a big role too.”
Georgia’s dominance of defense this season has largely contributed to its interest in joining the program. The Dawgs are # 1 in the College Football Playoff Leaderboard, and defense is allowed first in yards per game, second in rush yards per game, and third in pass yards per game.
Singletary hopes to share this success in the future and sees an opportunity to improve once it’s on campus.
“I know I can go to a team where I can work hard and play for a winning team,” Singletary said. “I was out [to Georgia] for a couple of visits and i just love the way they play. The energy, the defense, it is everything. What Kirby Smart does with the program is a great feeling. “
With Singletary on board, Georgia now has 13 ESPN 300 engagements, five of which are in the top 50, including five-star athlete Malaki Starks, running back Branson Robinson, Singletary, linebacker Jalon Walker and defensive end Mykel Williams.