Eagles add 2019 3-star offensive lineman

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  • Javonte McGriff is a 3-star offensive lineman from Thomasville, Georgia and is the sixth 2019 offensive line commit for Georgia Southern.

Ryan Pye

Outside of the current season, the Georgia Southern Football Team received great news Tuesday in the form of a big-time commitment to the program.

Flipping his original commitment from Tulane, 3-star offensive lineman Javonte McGriff decided to verbally commit to Eagle nation.

The high school senior from Thomasville, Georgia is ranked the No. 81 offensive guard in the state for the class of 2019.

The 6’2, 266-pound lineman will add depth to the Eagles’ offense. Head coach Chad Lunsford, excited by McGriff’s commitment, took to Twitter and posted a GIF of himself celebrating on the sideline.

McGriff himself took to social media Tuesday, tweeting photos detailing his commitment.

{{tncms-inline account=”javonte’ mcgriff🎒” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Committed🦅 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hailsouthern?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hailsouthern</a> <a href="https://t.co/xEL4CBpFkY">pic.twitter.com/xEL4CBpFkY</a></p>— javonte’ mcgriff🎒 (@ItsMcGriff) <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsMcGriff/status/1062431942208053248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/ItsMcGriff/status/1062431942208053248″ type=”twitter”}}

Before he makes the move to Statesboro for his collegiate years, McGriff is still competing in high school state playoffs. McGriff and his Thomasville squad will hit the road to take on Dublin High School in the second round of AA playoffs Friday, Nov. 16.

McGriff marks the sixth 2019 offensive line commitment for GS up to this point, moving the Eagles up to sixth in the conference recruiting rankings.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu