4-star safety flips from UGA to Alabama

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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