"He was confident with his decision, but it came down to the last minute," his high school coach and father, Tim "Ice" Harris, told USA Today. "It was hard because even when you're telling another coach the bad news, they're making last-minute pitches to get him to change his mind."
Georgia picked up an early surprise commitment from four-star wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who was expected to choose among Florida, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech. McKenzie decided to follow running back Sony Michel, his high school teammate in Plantation, Fla., to Georgia after the Bulldogs extended an offer on Monday.
Georgia solidified its class with five-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter of Norcross, Ga., the No. 18 overall prospect who had Florida State, Florida and LSU as his finalists.
The Bulldogs also flipped three-star tight end Hunter Atkinson with a late recruitment. Atkinson had committed to Cincinnati last month.
Southern Cal claimed three highly regarded undecided players and rose to No. 11 in 247Sports' rankings.
Cornerback Adore'e Jackson of Gardena, Calif., was rated No. 1 at his position and No. 7 overall; 6-4, 370-pound Damien Mama of Bellflower, Calif., was the top-rated guard and 6-1, 200-pound Juju Smith of Long Beach, Calif., was the No. 3 athlete and No. 20 overall.
UCLA landed four-star linebacker Kenny Young, the No. 17 inside linebacker, out of New Orleans. The Bruins were one of three Pac-12 teams in the top 20, coming in at No. 19. Oregon was just outside at No. 21.