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Chip Towers

Academics redirect longtime UGA commitment to another school

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Georgia has lost one of its prized commitments to Marshall. But this one sounds more like a mutual parting of ways than it does a change of heart.

Kendall Gant, a 4-star safety out of Lakeland, Fla., has been committed to the Bulldogs since last summer. But according to his coach, he fell behind academically and UGA was telling him to attend prep school or go to junior college. Gant has decided instead to sign with Marshall, which can accept partial qualifiers.

“Right now, he’s not a qualifier, and Georgia wasn’t going to wait on him,” Lake Gibson coach Keith DeMyer said. “They were taking that scholarship and they were going to deal with somebody else with that scholarship. It’s just too many if’s. What if I do this? What if I don’t do this? What’s going to happen? There were too many question marks. As much as he wants to be a Bulldogs — and he’s always wanted that — it was going to be a tough decision for him.”

AJC recruiting reporter Michael Carvell has talked to Gant’s coach at Lake Gibson High School and will post a full report shortly. In the meantime, here’s A LINK to what Carvell reported on this subject yesterday.

UPDATE: Carvell’s full report on Kendall Gant’s decision to go to Marshall rather than UGA.

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