Oct 3, 2020; Athens, Georgia, USA;  A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2023 S Joenel Aguero commits to Georgia

Joenel Aguero, a top safety in the Class of 2023, announced Saturday he will play his college football at Georgia.

The Massachusetts native is the No. 3-ranked safety and No. 34 overall player in the class, per the 247Sports composite.

The 6-foot Aguero made official visits last month to Georgia, Miami and Florida, but he still has a big official visit on his calendar: late November at Ohio State for the Michigan game.

Aguero played his junior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but he is returning to St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass. — where he started his career — for his final season.

The defending national champion Bulldogs showed him how much he was wanted, Aguero told On3.

“I’ve been a priority. To be honest, I already knew that,” he said. “From the head coach all the way down to the equipment manager, it’s everybody just showing me love. It just felt right to be honest.

“The players even told me like, ‘Listen, you’re a priority to these coaches. They wanted to get you. … They want you.’ And then, I’ve just seen the way they treat. When I come down there, they show all love. It’s all love from everybody.”

With his commitment, Georgia moved to No. 3 in the 247Sports ranking for best 2023 class, trailing Ohio State and Notre Dame.

–Field Level Media