Posted: 11:49 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Could 3 UGA commits flip to other schools? (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

NEWS FROM THE LAST FEW HOURS …

Could UGA lose three 2014 commitments on Wednesday?

That’s one possible unsettling scenario after two longtime UGA commits took official visits to other schools on the final weekend before signing day. Another one told Rivals.com that he is considering switching to South Florida or Louisville.

If you look close enough, you can see Lamont Gaillard's new ink of loyalty to the "Georgia Bulldogs" on his Under Armour All-America game football card

A kid wouldn’t get gigantic UGA tattoo (see forearms) and de-commit .. would he?

Safety Kendall Gant, who has been committed to UGA since last summer, made a “secret” official visit to Marshall, according to 247sports.com’s Kipp Adams.

If Gant flipped from UGA to Marshall, it wouldn’t be surprising because he was recruited to UGA by former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Gant has also kept a mysteriously low profile lately.

Marshall can also accept NCAA partial qualifiers, but I don’t have access to Gant’s transcript to speculate about that.

The big one UGA fans are worried about is defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard of Fayetteville, N.C. He’s a priority for the Bulldogs, with Mark Richt making an in-home visit last week in an attempt to secure the situation.

When Gaillard decided to take a last-minute trip to Miami this weekend, many Bulldogs fans simply dismissed it as the kid wanting to have fun.

However, it got serious when Gaillard was interviewed by Scout.com’s Chad Simmons upon his return from Miami. Rather than confirm his commitment to UGA, Gaillard said he will have to talk things over with his family and coaches, and know something by Wednesday.

Gaillard is the kid with gigantic “Georgia Bulldogs” tattoos on both forearms.

  • UPDATED: Longtime UGA WR Gilbert Johnson of Miami told Rivals.com that he will decide between the Bulldogs, South Florida and Louisville on Wednesday.

On another note, UGA could flip at least one kid committed another school, maybe two. And who knows what will happen by Wednesday?

You can view the rest of UGA’s Big Board (updated as new happens) by clicking HERE.

  • UPDATE: Scout.com has officially changed the commitment status of Gaillard and Gant to “soft verbal.”

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69 comments
ElemennoP
ElemennoP

Some of these supposed "flips" may be due to the recent coaching changes.  Not impressing the new coaches as much as the previous staff.

fidlin1
fidlin1

Anybody waffling between Miami and just about anybody is out of their mind. Miami sucks and will for a while. I was at the Miami vs. Louisville and sat with the Miami fans. by the 3rd quarter they'd seen enough. Talking to them, wearing my Georgia gear and my brother his FSU gear, the only good thing we could think of to say was their punter was awesome. We saw him all night.

hot13dog
hot13dog

This kind of crap will go on as long as CMR is in chrge.

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

All you big "men" on here taking shots at 17 and 18 year-old kids need to get a friggin' life!

midtowncowboy
midtowncowboy

Contact Alvin Kamara for details on lies told during recruiting.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

No contact at all during the Black out period but Georgia can certainly use that time to find their last Defensive Coach which would help make Gillard's decision a lot easier.

keendaddy
keendaddy

Biggest decision most of these kids have ever made. I hope they really think about it and aren't tempted by the sleazy side of the recruitment process. Looking forward to Signing Day for the SEC as a whole. I want UGA to be the best they can be. We have new coaches on the Defensive side, so it's important to really "coachem up" in 2014! If Pruitt improves our D, then 2015 will be an easier Recruiting year for the Dawgs! Wish all the kids and HONEST SCHOOLS the best!

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

If Kendall Gant wants to play for Marshall over UGA then he needs to be mentally evaluated.

slc10
slc10

This is still ridiculos. If these kids go  UGA, great. If they don't, who cares? Until they actully face Clemon and USC, all of this means high school seniors who play football have signed their paperwork to attend UGA. ALso, if that uy flips it wil be painful to have Georgia Bulldogs removed from forearms.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

This is just a gut reaction but UGA does not lose either of these players.  Shaping up to be another good class if we just get one or two flips on Wed it turns to a great class.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Shaq jones just commited to UGA...thats what UGA sources are saying! Heck yeah take that Grantham! Galliard will stay with UGA....Miami is too far of a drive for his parents! Believe and commit to the 'G' baby!!!! Go dawgs!

TampGator1
TampGator1

It is obvious to most everyone that Grant would only consider Marshall over Georgia because of poor academic performance.  Florida lost a player to Marshall several years ago for the same reason.  If he goes to Marshall, his academic life will be less challenging and he will play for a really good head coach there.  Marshall sends players to the NFL. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Moist Dawg.....


Auburn tattoos did not stop Foster flipping to Bama last year.  


Your "informed: sources should have told you that,   


But I think he ends up at Georgia.  He is just creating drama to pub.   

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Mike,

I am a little confused with your opening statement.

With the typical GA arrogance, I am surprised you arent refering to other school's

recruits flipping to Ga? You have really thrown me off here. I 'm not used to a humble statement

from a Ga person. It is not the AJC/Ga way.

maconexpress
maconexpress

WOW! Can't wait for these recruiting dilemmas to be over with. Seems like uga is the only sec school to go through this.

Hope they don't lose Lamont Gaillard....the kid is a BEAST! 

harworkinman
harworkinman

It should be a simple decision for Gaillard. He's a defensive lineman. His position coach at Georgia is a two-time all SEC selection and three-time All-American as a defensive lineman. As a coach, Rocker helped mold and develop three more All-Americans on the defensive line at Troy State.

Even though he was a bust for the Falcons, Jamaal Anderson owes much of his success in college to Tracy Rocker while at Arkansas. Rocker also coached another pretty good defensive lineman named Fairley at Auburn. Then there's the small fact that Rocker played in the NFL and coached defensive linemen in the NFL. If Gaillard wants to go pro, Rocker is who he needs to learn from.

96JB
96JB

Bama had two commit this weekend before the dead period started last night. A little alarmed the Dawgs didn't seal the deal with any this weekend.

96JB
96JB

The visit " thing" is something these 17 year olds can't resist. Treated like rock stars and who knows what goes on.

Phillipdj
Phillipdj

The "STW" tweets from Uga grad assts AND the kids visiting this past weekend says something is brewing. Bryson, Gant, Zo Carter and the DE (suddenly forgot his name... Andrew?) are all dawgs

Peachs
Peachs

When Florida State won the NC, Miami got its wake up call.Rivals sometimes help each other by pushing the other.Miami has one of the best young coaches in college football who inherited a mess.It also helps that both state rivals are in the same conference.I got a feeling the ACC may be a better brand in Florida right now than the SEC. These young people are into the moment, and the moment is FSU.

PigIron
PigIron

"Marshall can also accept NCAA partial qualifiers, but I don’t have access to Gant’s transcript to speculate about that."



So then, why did you decide to go ahead and speculate anyway?

DrPhill
DrPhill

It seems to be a bad sign when a recruit gets a big college tattoo before signing day. 

BCB
BCB

Michael, UGA may be flipping a couple commits their way too.

kerryb
kerryb

Gaillard went to Miami by himself and his parents have never met the Miami coaches but have built a strong relationship with  Coach Richt.  Come on man do you really think he is going to flip?

POAD2013
POAD2013

UGa has a ton of Special Admits! How bad are GRANT'S grades if he can't get in UGa?

The Getting a School Tatted on your body when you are a possible Scholarship Player is just Crazy.

I guess all these kids have parental permission to get a tattoo because plenty of kids under 18 have a bunch of Tattoos.


Well now it is the Dead Period so let all the Crazy speculations begin for 2 days. 

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@DawgGoneIt  

Why would you make a reply like that? There are academic requirements that have to be met  and he is keeping his options open as the the best direction to take to meet those requirements. Gant is all Dawg .

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawg gone it

It's his grades....he can't make into UGA.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@DawgGoneIt


There is a problem with "grades" that WILL  interfere with he and UGA that WILL NOT be a problem @ Marshall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He still has another attempt at passing a test but if he decides that he doesn't want to wait a year before playing he will sign with Marshall. If he really wants to play for UGA/SEC he can go to a prep school and sign with UGA later.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@TampGator1  UGa has a HISTORY(resent) of having better than 78% Special Admits on the football team. Are you SURE Academics are the issue?

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

it took you all that to say you agree with moist? next time just like my comment.

Contractor1
Contractor1

We got 2015 recruits, so not any for the 2014 class last weekend.  Not sure if you're referring to Georgia's 2014 class or 2015 class with your statement, but just thought I'd clarify in case you were thinking Alabama got 2014 recruits.

PigIron
PigIron

@Peachs


The 2013 Florida Gator football program was about as bad as any I've ever witnessed. I'm impressed with what FSU did in 2013, but the second best CFB team in Florida in 2013 was UCF -- not Miami.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@PigIron


Even this little BLOGIE allows freedom of speech!!!!!  Kno whut eyem sayin?????????????

58Supersports
58Supersports

@PigIron Agree that was a cheap shot by Carvell... If he does go to Marshall they will cut him down but if he goes to UGA  he will  be great...Carvell is   a joke.

kerryb
kerryb

@BCB  Looked like Williams was having a good time this weekend in the photos I saw.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@kerryb  would you go to Miami with your parents?

All we have heard over the years about the Recruiting Parties put on by Da U there is noway I would want my parents around because how can a player get the money and girls with mom right there.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 Just like your grades had you on the cusp of not getting into Ringling Brothers Clown College. Fortunately they took one look at you and knew they could save a fortune on makeup and you were fast-tracked.  Tell us again what your connection to UGA is....not counting the $5 hat you bought at WallyWorld.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@POAD2013 @Dawg350  POAD, Dawgface350 does not have a "source". He just makes stuff up in his feeble mind and then posts it on here. You have to understand his predicament though. Being short, fat, bald, and ugly...he has to take attention anywhere he can find it. There is a reason he has brown eyes.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Johnny

No need for a book it! You will see very soon tech troll!

P_The_Ricker
P_The_Ricker

@POAD2013 @TampGator1 hilarious that a GT fan tries to send a degrading post about UGA....all the while miss-spelling the word "recent"

what's worse than a nerd?   a dumb nerd!

Contractor1
Contractor1

He made two seperate points there MoistPup.  Are you not intelligent enought o decipher the difference in the points me made?  That's a rhetorical question, because we already know the answer.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@58Supersports @PigIron(aka Knuckledragging, Single Digit IQ Idiots) 


WOW!!!!!!!  It is really GREAT when two EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, INTELLIGENT, MODEST, SUPERIOR, INBRED, TRAILER-DWELLING, GENIUSES come together in agreement that MC is lower than whale poop(Which is on the ocean bottom) because he dared include vital info that tells the rest of us idiots why Gant might choose Marshall over UGA.


I can only assume you two felt that releasing this info would obviously violate someone's civil rights or that you  had not bashed enough people on here today


It ain't a cheapshot!  It is a fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


If I was MC I would be calling KEN NUGENT!!!!!!!


kerryb
kerryb

@POAD2013 @kerryb  Yea, but he has to have his parents signature on the LOI and most parents are not signing to send their kid a 1000 miles away when they've never met the coaches.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Well I heard the circus rejected you on account of you being to ugly! Gee you must be damn ugly to get turned down by the circus! Lmao! It must suck still being a virgin....but don't worry keep your head up brah....maybe one day some rodent will sleep with you! Lmao!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 Hey Dawgface350....you forgot to tell us what your connection to UGA is. We know you did not actually attend UGA or any college, except Ringling Brothers Clown College. But I guess Ringling does not have a football team, huh? So tell us redneck....whats your connection?

Dawg350
Dawg350

Supersize that order mutt alter is slaw dog

Look who is back....the wimpy crybaby that tries to pretend he is a UGA fan! Haha! Who is in love with John rocker! Haha! Lmao!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Contractor1(aka Knucklehad)


How about telling us, in detail, why you want to know "Are you not intelligent ENOUGHT  O   decipher the difference in the points ME made".


Did you flunk English/spelling or are you a Bammy grad??????????????