Posted: 12:09 pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014

4-star safety flips from UGA to Alabama 

By Michael Carvell

One of UGA’s top football recruits has flipped to Alabama, according to multiple reports.

Rico McGraw, a 4-star defensive back from Nashville, Tenn., had committed to UGA last January, one day after getting an offer from new Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

DB Rico McGraw (247sports)

DB Rico McGraw (247sports)

McGraw reportedly flipped to Alabama on Thursday morning, but he had yet to publicly confirm the switch or tweet about it. However, reporters from Rivals, Scout, and other recruiting websites confirmed the flip via sources.

McGraw was projected to play safety at UGA, and it’s a position of need after the Bulldogs lost starters Josh Harvey-Clemons and Tray Matthews since the end of last season for non-football reasons.

UGA now has 16 commitments for 2015, including at least two other prospects who could get looks at safety.

The No. 1 target on UGA’s board at safety may be Rashad Roundtree, the Lakeside-Evans High School star who is rated as a 5-star by Rivals. UGA, Auburn and Duke are the frontrunners from Roundtree.

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328 comments
DforDawgs
DforDawgs

Turncoat from Tennerssee (yes I said Tennerssee cause that's how they pronounce it over thar!!!). Go sit on the bench at Bammer. 4 star there is like 2 star everywhere else he will be looked down on as lesser than the rest.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Come November saban will have a 500 record versus his main rival. A sub 500 if u include LSU and a 0 record against 8 win or more auburn teams

TampGator1
TampGator1

Georgia LB Adonis Thomas to the Gators.....over Bama!  Georgia LB Raquan (sp?) Smith to follow? Looks like LBs Holland and Coney from Florida are coming to Gainesville, too.  That would be some linebacker crew for the future if it happens.   

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

That's recruiting and I'm sure Rico has his reasons and I wish him good luck in the future!


Go Dawgs!

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

If I ever start a business that need a salesman , I would hire Nick Saban or Kirby Smart without even an interview. How many Kamara's and a dozen more have to get the Bama shaft before these Recruit's will learn that  they would play for Richt way before they will at Alabama.

SinceVince
SinceVince

Looks like more of the same in Athens ... Now Malcolm Mitchell is hurt again... Not looking too good in Athens right now...

Intruder
Intruder

You don't have to look any further than comparing Alabama head football coaches to UGA head football coaches to understand Alabama's greater success in football. Or you can continue to be in a state of denial and look like a fool.

Coach7
Coach7

UGA Dawg  Did not UGA also get their also get their A$$ kicked by Auburn? When is the last time UGA won a National Championship?

Charlestondog
Charlestondog

What an idiot?  He has a chance to immediately play at UGA and he flips to Bama where he will probably sit on the bench for at least a year.  He must have a big ego thinking he can beat out other starters at his position at bama. 


slydawg
slydawg

Georgia has better players; Bama has a better team. You can tell that by looking at current NFL rosters. What does that indicate? Coaching, maybe?

gomdawg
gomdawg

WHY COMMIT WHEN YOU ARE NOT FULLY COMMITED. YOU'RE WORD IS YOU'RE WORD . IT DOES NOT MEAN NOTHING ANYMORE . WHEN I CAME UP ALL YOU HAD WAS YOU'RE WORD . IF YOU CAN LIVE WITH FLIP . YOU NEVER WAS COMMITED TO START WITH.


UGA Dawg
UGA Dawg

What a JOKE!!! By the way if Nick is so AWESOME then why did he get his A$$ beat by Auburn on the last play of the game?? This is a new season and it's anybody's SEC and National Championship to win!!! 

Go Dawgs and Go SEC!!!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@TampGator1 Congrats Tampa on Thomas. I hope Holland goes to Gatorville as well and not awebrin. If Pruitt can get those good Georgia players that are going down I-85 to the cult then the cow college will turn into Miss State in orange and blue.

CallingOutWhiners
CallingOutWhiners

@TampGator1 


WOW!  Muschamp finally wins a recruit from Saban.in 2014!


Party in Gainesville and a TampaGator1's house.


Good luck to the young man....he should be a good one for Will and Florida.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@C-Kirk That post itself was an insult to my intelligence. You know you're quite mad don't you?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@SinceVince Careful, you'll have Moe(DawgGoneIt) Larry(Hotdawg) and Curley(DawginCO) all over you like a cheap suit.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Intruder 

I don't recall asking for your biased and uneducated opinion!!


Go away. This is a Big Boy blog and you apparently haven't yet reached PUBERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Charlestondog 


Let it go C-Dog!


Otherwise you will sound like the trolls on here when ANYTHING POSITIVE happens at UGA!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Charlestondog 


You must have a very low self esteem to come on a recruiting blog and slander a young kid by calling him an idiot and such.  You have no knowledge of this kid or anything else concerning his recruitment.  I must say, it is you who sounds like the "idiot."

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Charlestondog I agree, why in the world would anyone want to play for a coach who has only won 4 NC's. Psycho

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@slydawg  Nick Saban has only been at Bama for 7 years and he's putting 1st rounders in the NFL. No so much with Richt.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@slydawg 


Georgia does not have better players than Bama.  I am not sure any team in the country has better players than Bama.  And, based on your theory, what does coaching skill have to do with Bama losing to Auburn and Oklahoma beating Bama last year?  Not much. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@gomdawg 


They are kids.  You never changed your mind about your commitment to a girl in high school, especially when you found out something you did not like about her and something you liked a lot better about another girl?  Come on man. 

CrimsoinHammah
CrimsoinHammah

@UGA Dawg past performance is by far best predictor of future performance...bama has won a conference championship in every decade since the 20s.....

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@DawgGoneIt @Coach7 


He has it reversed!!!


UGA has owned the BARN 6 of the last 8 years and during that period UGA scored at will!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @Charlestondog 


Apparently  HE  does  NOT want to go to Bammy but MOMMY wants him to go to Bammy!


If he's not pretty solid mentally that could have a negative impact on his performance!!!

HotDawg
HotDawg

Crimson....and Georgia has won a conference championship in every decade other than the 90s.

What the hell does that have to do with 2014?

But using your logic......

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgGoneIt No derogatory remarks to make about my wife today? Well do ya, Punk.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @Charlestondog 


Sitting at Bammy while he could be playing at UGA may cause him to transfer and maybe have to sit out a year but I hope things work out well for him!!!!

CrimsoinHammah
CrimsoinHammah

@HotDawg and I am happy that u understand ga suffered a loss today but can turn into a gain if they max out their class and take 2 dbs the same or of higher rank than mcgraw....rtr gd

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @Snagglepuss @DawgGoneIt @Coach7 


Just hanging loose!!!!!!


You are correct as usual but you know well that the 2013 Championship was TWO ANSWERED PRAYERS and I don't have to tell you which two!! Losing either game would have put The BARN in the "Also ran" category!! A loss to UGA would have made UGA 7 of 8 over the The BARN and most by large margins ................but all that and $5 will get you coffee at Starbucks!!!!


You know me pretty well so when I say something about this blog's subjects and bloggers it is mostly BS trying to rattle cages or defend UGA coaches. I love football as well as anybody but thank God I am still sane enough to remember it is just a game and ranks nowhere near the most important things in our world.


I take shots at trolls but I know they have all the rights in the world to express their opinions and to harass me. The only times I get seriously agitated is when ANYBODY posing as a DawgNation member yet they rarely ever post anything but NEGATIVES about any DawgNation related item!! Still, it's just a dayum Game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Snagglepuss Sometimes sitting is good, and i understand your point about playing right away. But i think the kid wouldn't be worth his salt if he thinks he can'rt compete with the other recruits, shows me that he might be hungry for the competition.

HotDawg
HotDawg

It's all in fun Crimson.....enjoy.

What you, me, or any of the bama goobers think or say, has absolutely no bearing on what happens on the field of play.

CrimsoinHammah
CrimsoinHammah

@HotDawg absolutely not ....everything we say has power ....not one entity can stand in the way of a tsunami ....million dogs a million tigers will all suffer the same fate in the face of a tsunami ....the destiny of cfb was sealed when they called us the crimson tide...life and death is in the power of the tongue - selah

HotDawg
HotDawg

Proof of bamard idiocy.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Jack5150(aka Jack Cough) @Snagglepuss 


Which reminds me Mr. Cough. Since we ALL know about you why not just go ahead and  Cum out of that closet. Know whut I'm sayin????


Dewnsav: He has been hitting on some really cute "Broken Tooth Kitties" and their girl friends kicked his uneducated a$$ back to Atlanta. Seems he can't get to 1st base with either sex!!!!!!

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Jack5150 @Snagglepuss johnny to the rescue...same drivel, over and over...you've got a good gig moron...any team vs. UGA...what are there 120-130 teams you have to choose from to throw your anti UGA HS from...worry about your no football playing team from Atlanta...go dogs