As many have said over the course of time, "There's no place like home."

Feeling this sentiment wholeheartedly, 2017 receiver Xavier Jenkins pledged to the Georgia Bulldogs late on Thursday night. A native of Valdosta, Jenkins opted for Kirby Smart's program over offers from East Carolina, Louisville, and Mississippi State.

Jenkins is a long and athletic pass-catching prospect. While he's not (yet) regarded as a top prospect within the state, he possesses a nice upside -- particularly when it comes to making big plays downfield.

The 6-foot-3 receiver is the fifth commitment for Georgia in the class of 2017. Smart and his staff appears primed to reestablish recruiting ties within the state, and essentially put a virtual fence up around the Peach State.

This premise is evidenced by the fact all five pledges currently in the '17 class hail from Georgia.