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Top Alabama commit addresses rumor he will flip to UGA at Dawg Night

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Will Alabama commit Jonathan Ledbetter flip to UGA at Friday’s “Dawg Night” prospect camp?

It has been the hottest topic this week on the UGA message boards.

The 4-star defensive tackle from Tucker High School was at DeKalb County Media Day on Tuesday.

We asked Ledbetter point-blank about the issue: What about the rumor he will flip to UGA at Dawg Night?

Ledbetter gave a reply, and see what you think about his answer, along with his body language.

And, when you watch the video below, you’ll see the conversation take a surprising turn: His older brother, Joe Ledbetter, is hoping to join the football program at Alabama or UGA. He’s applied to both schools, and has already been accepted at Alabama. He’s waiting to hear from UGA.

Joe Ledbetter is a former Tucker tight end who has played college basketball the last two seasons at Pfeiffer, an NCAA Div. II school in North Carolina. The 6-foot-5 forward appeared in 23 games last season, averaging 3.4 points and 4.7 rebounds.

You can look at Joe’s basketball film here, and see that he’s pretty big, athletic and physical. Joe hopes to follow the same type of path of Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates, college basketball players who switched to football late in their athletic careers.

Back to Jonathan Ledbetter. He’s the No. 10 overall prospect in Georgia and probably under-rated since he’s skipped a grade and is still 16 years old. He has been committed to Alabama since last January, and confirmed on Tuesday that he will attend Dawg Night.

What about those rumors Ledbetter will switch from Alabama to UGA at Dawg Night? Please watch the below video:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3679095396001

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