Georgia football adds a new name to their stacked list of commitments this season. Christian Garrett, a defensive lineman from Prince Avenue Christian, has announced his commitment to the Bulldogs via social media on Sunday night.

Garrett's initial commitment date was reportedly set for July 20th. However, after his official visit to Athens, Georgia over the weekend, he has decided to end his recruitment process and commit to the Bulldogs.

Christian Garrett is a local recruit for Georgia Football

Christian Garrett reposted the message “HOMETOWN LEGEND??” on X (formerly Twitter) after confirming his commitment to On3's Hayes Fawcett.

The newly acquired defensive linebacker, Garrett is a 4-star prospect, and is also active in track and field, showcasing his diverse athletic abilities. His talents are expected to make him a significant asset in the Bulldogs' front six.

At 6'3 1/2″ and 285 pounds, Garrett is ranked as the nation’s 15th defensive lineman and 129th overall player. His commitment comes from a program that has secured back-to-back state championships.

Christian Garrett's commitment adds to Georgia football's impressive 2025 recruiting class, which now stands at 11 commitments. The class includes players like Elyiss Williams, Jadon Perlotte, Darren Ikinnagbon, Ethan Barbour, Ryan Montgomery, Mason Short, Stephon Shivers, Bo Walker, Thomas Blackshear, Zayden Walker.

Garrett had offers from top programs like USC football, Alabama football, Tennessee football, and Florida football before choosing Georgia.

Junior season stats for Christian Garrett

Prince Avenue's Christian Garrett (55) celebrates after winning the GHSA high school football Class A-Division 1 championship game against Swainsboro at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Prince Avenue won 49-32.

During his junior season, Garrett recorded 86 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hurries, five pass breakups, one interception, and forced a fumble. In his sophomore year, he notched 56 tackles, seven quarterback hurries, five sacks, and three tackles for loss.

In track and field, Garrett has impressive personal bests with a discus throw of 134′ 6″ and a shot put of 49′ 8.5″.

Garrett exhibits a quick start off the snap, showcases amazing hand strength, employs effective leverage techniques, sheds blocks adeptly, and delivers impactful hits on ball-carriers. His presence in the heart of the defensive line adds significant force, and his potential for growth in the sport remains substantial. Georgia's pool of defensive line talents is notably strong, with Garrett standing out as one of the premier prospects.

On the radar of Georgia football for a long time

Georgia football defensive line coach Tray Scott has been closely monitoring Christian Garrett for quite a while. Given that Garrett hails from Prince Avenue High School in Bogart, which is just a stone's throw away from Athens, he's been on Scott's radar for some time.

Garrett and Coach Scott have had a long-standing relationship throughout Garrett's recruiting process. The defensive lineman recently shared an anecdote about how Coach Scott humorously conveyed his eagerness for Garrett to join the team.

“Coach Scott's message has always been that he's always waiting on me. He knows that I'm a priority. He told me one time, ‘I'm just waiting on go. I'm sitting on G, waiting on O,'” Garrett said via 247Sports’ Kipp Adams.

“That just let me know that I'm a priority for them, and I think they've got a good plan for me. Like I've said, they're waiting on me. I know they want me. I know it's just taking the time to figure everything out, giving every school a chance.”