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Georgia State Lands Three Commits, Including Two South Florida Three-Stars

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Shawn Elliott continues to upgrade the talent in Atlanta.

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Georgia State received verbal commits from three prospects Tuesday to bring its 2018 total to eight. Of those three, two of them were highly-recruited three-star recruits from the fertile grounds of South Florida.

The fireworks started with Miami native, three-star wide receiver Blake Veargis’ commitment. Veargis is a much-sought after prospect, holding 18 offers. Of those 18, 11 of them are from Power Five schools. Veargis chose the Panthers over Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Arizona State and North Carolina.

Veargis is a playmaker at wideout who has quick feet, making him an elusive ball-carrier who makes hard cuts in his route running. Veargis could make an immediate impact in Georgia State’s return game before becoming the Panthers top target on offense.

The second commitment of the day came with Laurinburg, North Carolina, product defensive end T.J. Smith’s pledge. Smith, unranked on all recruiting services, is Georgia State’s second edge rushing commit of the 2018 class.

While only having four offers, Georgia State being his only FBS offer, Smith recorded 74 tackles and 17 sacks while making all-conference for 4A Scotland County High School. Smith routinely blew past opposing tackles and could see an uptick in his recruitment if he produces another solid season.

The final commitment of the day came from Fort Lauderdale running back Dawson Hill. Hill has nine offers and chose the Panthers over Temple, Pittsburgh, and Florida Atlantic.

Hill is a speed back with high agility. At 5’11, 190lbs, Hill uses his speed and elusiveness to evade would-be tacklers with relative ease. Expect Hill’s recruiting to heat up this year after he impressed at several camps over the spring. Hill has received a great amount of interest of several ACC schools, giving Shawn Elliot and the GSU staff a tough task in keeping Hill on board.