And now Priester will being wearing silver britches, too.
Kyrin Priester, or Ky, committed to Georgia Friday, but is still a relative unknown commodity in the world of recruiting.
“A lot of schools didn’t know about me until I sent my highlight film a few months ago,” he said. “(Brookwood coach Mark) Crews and (coach William) Lee saw my talent, and they just sent my tape out there. It really helped me out a lot.”
Priester moved to the Atlanta area after playing high school ball in Lake Mary, Florida.
“I just moved with my mom and she was moving to Atlanta so I just started at Brookwood. I like it. I really don’t know anybody but the football team took me in pretty good, I’m getting along with everybody,” he told Scout.com in early March.
He was very productive as in the Sunshine State – grabbing 31 catches for 565 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. And while Priester admits that he “still misses the sun” he’s glad to have moved on to Brookwood.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound product hopes to help the Broncos in the passing game.
“I think I can help Brookwood with the ability to throw the ball and in the return game. I want to help take some of the burden off the run game,” Priester said.
Priester said he know Georgia is in need of receivers in this class. The Bulldogs signed only one receiver in the class of 2012 – MLK’s Blake Tibbs.
“They need receivers,” Priester said. “Georgia told me that they are hurting at wide receiver. They told me that they want and need me. They told me that I would have early playing time. I want to get in there and compete. I want to be as good as I can as a freshman – to see what I can do. You have to be ready to go in the SEC. The SEC is a big thing, because I want to play in the best conference in football.”
Georgia’s coaching staff, too, has made Priester feel at home.
“I have a good relationship with Coach McClendon even thought we’ve only known each other for so long,” he added. “And Coach Ball can push me and make me better, too.”
In the end, it was a former Bulldog who captured Priester’s imagination.
“Everything at Georgia is up to date – the facilities are amazing,” he said “But I just like A.J. Green. He’s what brought me to Georgia.”