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Demery Fired Up For Georgia

By BJ Bennett
SouthernPigskin.com
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Georgia-signee D'Antne Demery was all smiles on Wednesday morning.

At 6'5'', 320 pounds, D'Antne Demery stands as one of the top offensive tackles in the country. The Brunswick High-product inked with the home-state Georgia Bulldogs on National Signing Day, helping to highlight perhaps the best haul in program history and strengthen the top offensive line class on the books.

Demery, a U.S. Army All-American, was all smiles on Wednesday morning.

"I feel great and am just blessed to be a Dawg," he nodded on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network.

Part of the reason for Demery's decision was his relationship with UGA head coach Kirby Smart. Demery committed to the Bulldogs in June of last year over offers from Auburn, Florida, Michigan and others. Communication between Demery and Smart has been key since the beginning. 

"We have a great bond," he explained. "We don't just talk football, we talk about life and everything."

There is a special excitement around Georgia's 2017 recruiting class, which finishes as a consensus top three group nationally. Demery is both part of the reason for optimism and caught up in the energy of it.

"We're coming in to change the whole atmosphere. We are just trying to be great," he concluded. 

Dating back to 1976, Demery is now the second player from Glynn County to sign a scholarship with the Bulldogs since Willie McClendon; his nephew, Warren, also plays on the Pirate offensive line and is an elite prospect for the class of 2019.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Matt Osborne and Kevin Thomas on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network and is the sports director for multiple ESPN Radio affiliates based throughout southeast Georgia. @BJBennettSports