Georgia soccer recruiting: 4-star offensive lineman Dylan Fairchild commits to Bulldogs

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Georgia landed another big commitment on Saturday — literally. Dylan Fairchild, a 6-foot-5, 298-pound offensive guard from West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, pledged to the Bulldogs over offers from several top-tier teams including Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and others. 

“In my opinion, they have recruited me like no other school has, they have made me feel like a priority,” Fairchild said, according to 247Sports. “All the pieces are at Georgia right now, if there is one school that heading to win a national championship it is Georgia. I want to be part of that, I don’t want to miss something special.”

Fairchild is ranked No. 135 overall and seventh-ranked offensive guard in the country in the 247Sports composite rankings. He told 247Sports that earning a degree from Georgia also played a big role in his decision.

“Outside of football, the degree is one of the best ones you can get in the SEC and that really important to me and my family, this was not just a football decision,” he said.”I think they were all on board, my whole circle is with me in this decision. This is where my family saw me, I will be honest, I didn’t see Georgia as much at first as some other schools, but over time , that grew with coach [Kirby] Sensible and [offensive line] coach [Matt] Luke particularly, it was particular with them.”

Fairchild has already impressed analysts on the recruiting path. Charles Energy, nationwide author for 247Sports activities, in contrast him to present Detroit Lions offensive lineman Frank Ragnow. Energy supplied this scouting report on the latest members of Georgia’s 2021 recruiting class.

“Has a well-proportioned construct with the body to simply maintain over 300 kilos,” he wrote. “Leans out through the winter throughout wrestling season. Sturdy within the weight room along with being a superb wrestler. Transfers that power and purposeful athleticism over to the soccer subject. Works at left deal with and defensive deal with for his highschool crew. Performs with pure flexibility and bend with the power to sink his hips and play with a low, centered base. Has high-level reactive quickness in go safety as he is capable of mirror and redirect with ease. Additionally efficient to attending to the second stage as a run blocker. Showcases some athleticism as a defensive deal with, significantly by way of a robust first step that helps him make performs behind the road of scrimmage. Seemingly initiatives inside on the subsequent stage. Might want to proceed enhancing his higher physique play power and ending capacity, significantly as a drive blocker. Initiatives as a multi-year Energy 5 starter alongside the offensive line with the upside to develop right into a NFL Draft decide.”

Georgia has moved as much as No. 12 within the Class of 2021 crew recruiting rankings after Fairchild’s pledge. He’s the ninth participant to decide to the Bulldogs — eight of whom have 4 or 5 stars, based on the 247Sports activities composite.

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