Georgia State received it's first commitment of the 2013 recruiting cycle this week as Raines HS Wide Receiver prospect pulled the trigger and pledged to play for the Panthers.
Last season Georgia State got of to a roaring start on the recruiting trail and had several commitments before the summer had ended, a feat rather unusual for an FCS program. Now a soon to be member of the Sun Belt, it is no surprise that the Panthers have started early once again receiving their first commitment of the 2013 cycle.
That commitment came from Jacksonville, Florida product WR Devonte Washington of Raines High School. Washington has a good frame for a WR at 6'2 and 180 pounds and was productive as a junior catching 22 passes for three touchdowns. He is known as being a terrific student and was looking for a place where he could contribute to the team right away.
Barring any attrition, Georgia State will return all of their top receivers for the 2013 season, Washington's first potential year on Campus. However, after the 2013 season is completed, the Panthers could lose as many as 5 scholarship players at the wide out position, thus making this commitment that much more important for ensuring the continued depth of the position.