Only one of Georgia’s 2014 football signees was in limbo as far as his status for next season and he will enroll at UGA on Wednesday.
That was the word from Shattle Fenteng on Tuesday. The cornerback and junior college All-American from Grayson by way of Hutchinson Community College needed to pass an English composition course to fulfill his transfer eligibility requirements. He finished that course this past Thursday in Kansas and his transcript was approved by UGA and the NCAA Clearinghouse on Tuesday.
“I feel good,” Fenteng said of finally clearing the last hurdles. “All my hard work came into effect.”
The Bulldogs hopes that hard work will help them on the football field this fall. Ranked the No. 1 JUCO cornerback in America by ESPN.com, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Fenteng is expected to contend for a starting position in Georgia’s defensive backfield. The rest of Georgia’s first-year players have all been enrolled since early June and have participating in offseason strength and conditioning and volunteer practices.
The Bulldogs lost three one-time starters in the secondary to transfer or dismissal since the end of the past season and finished 82nd in the nation against the pass.
“It kind of sucks that we lost talent because they definitely would have helped us,” Fenteng said. “But things happen for a reason and now that gives a lot of the new guys a chance to come in and play. So we’ll see what happens.”