It appears the Sooners can scratch another potential recruit off of their wish list as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Xavier Avery has decided to stick with his pledge to Georgia after an in-home visit with Bulldogs' recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner on Wednesday evening.
"I like Oklahoma's program," Avery told the AJC. "I like a lot of programs. There's nothing wrong with Oklahoma. I just like Georgia better."
Avery, a teammate of OU commitment Joshua Jarboe, visited Oklahoma last weekend as the Sooners made a late push to get the longtime Georgia commitment to rethink his pledge.
But after his visit with a UGA assistant, Avery was sold on attending school in Athens where he will likely be a two-sport star in football and baseball.
But Avery may never make it to a college football program as he's a highly regarded major league baseball prospect as well. The 6-foot, 190-pounder could be a dynamic return man for the Bulldogs, but he told the AJC that baseball could find a way to keep him from ever setting foot on a college football field.
That's to pay him a nice signing bonus when he is selected in this summer's MLB draft.