Lott Commits to Georgia
Derrick Lott
Derrick Lott
Posted Oct 8, 2008

ATHENS – Derrick Lott waited nearly his entire high school career for an offer from the University of Georgia.

He finally got that offer Friday morning and waited less than a week to pull the trigger in favor of the Bulldogs.

“I made it my final choice,” Lott said of his commitment to Georgia. “It was the offer that I wanted, and I committed.”

Lott’s commitment comes in a rather slow recruiting time for the Bulldogs. Arthur Fontaine, the last player the Bulldogs pull in, committed to them in August. Rontavious Wooten, who seemed like a very likely commit, decided to go with LSU instead at the end of August. Lott was a player the Dawgs have been keeping their eye on for some time, and after his grades improved the program decided to offer.

“I am real excited about it. This is the offer that I was waiting for,” Lott said. “Georgia is a great school and I really felt at home.”

Lott said that he’s been to Athens five or six times and that he will likely visit this weekend for the Dawgs matchup with Tennessee.

“The atmosphere was great,” said the North Cobb star of his trips between the hedges. “I have been up about five or six times, and it felt great to finally get the offer. My parents wanted me to go to Georgia.”

Lott indicated that he will play defensive tackle for the Bulldogs.

“I am excited about Coach G,” Lott said. “He's a really cool guy - I think he's great.”

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