BREAKING: Elite OL Tate Ratledge Commits to Georgia over Tennessee

May 13, 2019

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There are no “Monday Blues” for Sam Pittman and the Georgia Bulldogs this morning after landing the commitment from the state’s 3rd-ranked overall prospect, offensive tackle Tate Ratledge.

After narrowing down his final two schools to Georgia and Tennessee, the Darlington School offensive tackle decide to stay home and play for the in-state Bulldogs. 

The 6-foot-6 315-pound four-star prospect grew up in a big Tennessee Vol family, but his relationship with Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman was a major factor in the end.

“What stands out about coach Pittman is how personable he is,” Ratledge told Dawg Post previously. “He wants to get to know you and not just talk about football. I like how I can have a normal conversation with him and football not get brought up. I think that’s why he’s such a good recruiter.”

With the possible departures from starting tackles Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson after the 2019 season, Ratledge knows he has a chance to see some early playing time in Athens in 2020.

Ratledge becomes Georgia’s 9th commitment in the 2020 class, and third offensive line commit along with five-star tackle Broderick Jones‍ and four-star guard Akinola Ogunbiyi‍. With Ratledge on board, the Bulldogs still have room for two more offensive in this current class.

Ratledge is ranked as the 39th-overall prospect in the country, and the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle prospect.

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