Four-star offensive lineman Mason Short chooses to commit to the University of Georgia instead of Clemson and Ohio State.

Mason Short’s whirlwind journey over the past three months has finally reached its conclusion, bringing welcome news to Athens.

During a press conference on Friday morning, the four-star offensive lineman from Evans (Ga.) announced his commitment to Georgia over other competing programs, notably Clemson, Ohio State, and Kentucky. Among these contenders, Clemson put up the strongest competition in his recruitment.

Short informed Georgia coaches of his decision during an impromptu visit to the campus last week.

Reflecting on his decision, Short emphasized the importance of the familial atmosphere cultivated by Georgia’s coaching staff, particularly highlighting the consistent pursuit of him since his freshman year and the respect he witnessed between the coaches and players.

Just three months ago, Short had been committed to Alabama for nearly two years. However, Nick Saban’s retirement altered his plans entirely, leading to his decommitment from Alabama.

On the day of his decommitment, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart made a memorable entrance by landing his helicopter on the Evans football field, underscoring his commitment to Short and his family.

The in-state allure of Georgia also played a significant role in Short’s decision-making process, with its proximity and rich football tradition being strong factors.

Short’s commitment marks the sixth addition to Georgia’s 2025 recruiting class, joining Ethan Barbour, Elyiss Williams, Bo Walker, Jadon Perlotte, and Stephon Shivers. He becomes the first offensive lineman to join Stacy Searels’ group in this class.

Ranked as the nation’s No. 8 interior offensive lineman and No. 179 overall in the 247Sports composite, Short’s pledge elevates Georgia to No. 13 in the Class of 2025 team rankings.

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