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Local 4-star 2020 had offers from TCU, OU, Texas and more. But he’s headed to the SEC

Four-star Mansfield Timberview cornerback Jalen Kimber is committed to Georgia, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday.

The 2020 standout, who’s ranked as the No. 16 CB in the nation on 247Sports, holds 32 offers. They included Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Texas, TCU and more.

247Sports Crystal Ball predication had UGA at 67 percent.

Kimber made over 40 tackles and had three interceptions last season for the Wolves, who went three rounds deep in the playoffs. They picked up playoff wins over The Colony and Magnolia West.

According to 247Sports’ evaluation on Kimber: Slender lower body that broadens up top to present a player with physical upside and durability at the defensive back position. Possesses above average length at cornerback. One of the elite combine athletes in the nation. Bouncy athletically. Competent finding the football with the ability to look and lean in phase. Has the body type to be a physical force in press coverage and run support. Doesn’t always show that physicality on film yet. Sufficient ball skills. Good awareness in man coverage. Has the feet and physical traits to be one of the top cover corners in the nation. Playmaking doesn’t match athleticism on film. Doesn’t trust his speed enough in coverage and can get handsy downfield. Up-trending prospect that is a likely power five impact starter and a mid-round NFL Draft pick however he has physical traits that give him first round NFL upside.

He’s joins a few other top 2020s in DFW to recently commit: Weatherford’s Ken Seals (Vanderbilt), Carroll’s RJ Mickens (Clemson) and The Colony’s Keith Miller (Kansas) are the others.

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