Georgia Bulldogs: Florida defensive back commits to UGA

Apr 16, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

On Sunday night, the Georgia Bulldogs scored a firework on the recruiting trail. Latavious Brini, a four-star defensive back from Florida committed to UGA. Brini was also considering many other teams when he chose the Georgia Bulldogs. This has a chance to jump start what should be a great month of July for UGA.

According to, Brini is a 6’2 180 pound cornerback from Mater Academy Charter. Brini has the size and length that is coveted by most teams. He is a cornerback that you can put on an island. Brini can provide the Georgia Bulldogs a corner that can develop into a shutdown player.

When Kirby Smart and Mel Tucker came over from Alabama, both of them wanted taller corners and length in the secondary. Brini can come right into the secondary and compete at corner or safety. He will give the Georgia Bulldogs added depth at both positions and help create a great secondary.


Along with impressive length, Brini can jam receivers at the line of scrimmage and force them to the sideline. If the coaching staff puts Brini at safety, he can help in the run game and play near the line of scrimmage. If the Georgia Bulldogs use Brini in the right way, he has the potential to be an All-SEC contributor.

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Brini uses his length and speed to his advantage. At 6’2, he is able to match up with bigger receivers. He has the ability to stay in coverage and then make a play on the ball. The nation’s number 31 cornerback prospect has a chance to join a loaded secondary class for the Georgia Bulldogs and make an immediate impact.

What the Commitment Means

In an interview with’s, Dan McDonald, Brini explained what made him move up his commitment date. Brini mentioned that it was the coaches that made an impact and that he built a relationship with Smart and Tucker. Brini also had a great relationship with receivers coach James Coley.

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Moving forward, this gives the Georgia Bulldogs three commitments in the secondary so far for the class of 2017. The Georgia Bulldogs are looking to take two to three more players to round out the group. The potential targets that are still left on the board all are high on Georgia’s list.

Moving Forward

Brini will continue to be one of UGA’s most important commitments. He is from Florida and has the tools to be very successful at UGA. If Brini continues to improve on the field and continues to show why he is one of the best cornerbacks in the country, he will see the field early at UGA and have success.

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Brini has the frame and the size that the coaches are looking for and he can be a versatile defender. Brini will now turn his attention toward his senior season and recruit players to join him in Athens and wearing the red and black.