SEC News: Georgia names baseball coach, Pullin commits to Florida

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Taking a look back at the last couple of days, here are a few things you need to know from across the SEC.

Georgia names Wes Johnson as new head baseball coach

Announced on Monday, Wes Johnson has been named the new head baseball coach at Georgia. Johnson comes to Athens after spending the 2023 season as the pitching coach at LSU, and has also previously served the same role in the SEC at both Mississippi State and Arkansas, as well as in the MLB with the Minnesota Twins.

4 SEC teams included in Top 6 for 4-star WR Amari Jefferson

Amari Jefferson released a list of his six finalists Monday, with Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee joined by both Miami and Oklahoma. Jefferson is rated as a four-star wide receiver in the 2024 class out of Baylor School in Tennessee.

4-star WR JJ Harrell decommits from Tennessee

JJ Harrell, a four-star wide receiver in the 2024 class out of North Panola (MS), decommitted from Tennessee on Monday. Harrell had previously been committed to the Volunteers since February of 2023.

4-star DL Justin Greene commits to Georgia

Georgia football added a commitment Tuesday to their top-ranked 2024 class in Justin Greene. Greene is rated as a four-star defensive lineman out of in-state Mountain View (GA).

Florida Atlantic transfer S Teja Young commits to Ole Miss

Ole Miss landed a football commitment via the transfer portal Tuesday from Teja Young, who joins the Rebels after five seasons at Florida Atlantic. Young, a safety, is coming off a 2022 season that included 48 tackles and two INT, both of which were returned for touchdowns.

UC Riverside transfer G Zyon Pullin commits to Florida

Florida basketball added a transfer commitment Wednesday from Zyon Pullin, a guard from UC Riverside. A two-time All-Big West selection, Pullin is coming off a 2022-23 season in which he started in all 29 games to average 18.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 4.2 APG on 39.4% shooting from three to earn First Team All-Big West honors.

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