Posted: 2:07 pm Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Academics redirect longtime UGA commitment to another school 

By Chip Towers

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.

6 comments
gomdawg
gomdawg

You have to do the grades , come on kids there is more to this than football there is a FREE

EDUCATION .

cmac22
cmac22

Play football & do your schoolwork .... tough life!

FlatTire
FlatTire

LOL


Buckeye wondering why dogs offer someone who they must have known was a risk not to meet academic standards?

Ohio st never does any sort of thing like that

LOL again

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

THEBuckeye 5ptsFeatured
12 minutes ago

Why would the dogs offer someone who they must have known was a risk not to meet academic standards?


IDK.  Why does a Buckeye spend all day on the dawg blog?  For some questions, there are no sensible answers.

THEBuckeye
THEBuckeye

Why would the dogs offer someone who they must have known was a risk not to meet academic standards?