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UGA loses football signee due to academics

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Mark Richt confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that one member of UGA’s 2014 recruiting class did not qualify academically.

“There’s a young man who is not going to make it,” Richt said.

The UGA signee is wide receiver Gilbert Johnson of Homestead, Fla., according to several media outlets. He will likely end up at a junior college.

Richt didn’t name Johnson on Tuesday but he was asked if it was a wide receiver. Richt nodded his head to say yes. “It’s probably who you think it is.”

That’s the bad news; the good news for UGA is that the rest of the 21-member class has reported to campus, with the exception of former Grayson High School defensive back Shattle Fenteng, who is finishing up classes at Hutchinson junior college.

“Everybody who was supposed to make it, made it,” Richt said. “I don’t think anything will change on that front other than Shattle will (report) in July.”

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