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Notebook: UGA rises to No. 2



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After a slow start, UGA has enjoyed a sizzling summer on the recruiting trail. The Bulldogs landed the nation’s No. 1-rated JC cornerback over Ole Miss on Friday in a story you can read about HERE.

UGA has rocketed all the way up to No. 2 in the 247sports rankings, trailing only Alabama. The Bulldogs are at No. 7 by Rivals, No. 5 by ESPN, and No. 3 by Scout. UGA has 17 commitments and could sign between 21-23 in February.

Other weekend notes:

  • Tucker High School safety Kirk Tucker committed to Stanford over the weekend. Also, Tucker defensive tackle Elisha Shaw, who was sidelined for the most of the offseason with knee surgery, has more more injury woes. The 6-foot-5 Shaw will be out for three weeks with a neck injury, according to Keith Niebuhr of 247sports The 4-star has Alabama, UGA and Ole Miss as his leaders.
  • The NCAA has interviewed 5-star Chris Jones about his recruitment by Ole Miss, according to CBSSports.com. Jones signed with Mississippi State last February after a late flirtation with Ole Miss. If you remember, Jones told ESPN he got death threats during the intense recruiting battle. There’s a lot of Ole Miss haters for the team’s ridiculous success with recruiting in 2013 (consensus Top 5 class). Coach Hugh Freeze got so fed up with cheating accusations that he publicly challenged anyone on Twitter with knowledge of a recruiting wrongdoing to send an email to compliance@olemiss.edu
  • The second-best football signee from Georgia Tech’s 2013 class will not be with the team this season. Lovejoy High School running back Travis Custis won’t be in school this semester due to NCAA Clearinghouse issues, according to coach Paul Johnson. Johnson expects Custis to be back with the Yellow Jackets in January.
  • Another elite JC prospect, defensive tackle DaVonte Lambert, will announce on Tuesday between Tennessee (slight favorite), Florida and Auburn. At the beginning of the summer, UGA was the leader for the former Burke County High School standout.

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