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Posted: 3:52 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013

UGA picks up 3 commitments at Dawg Night 

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UGA Dawg Night
Nick Glass (second from left, wearing headphones, gray shirt) has de-committed from UGA after months of speculation. He is UGA's fourth de-commit for 2014.

By Michael Carvell

It rained and poured commitments for UGA on Friday night.

The Bulldogs picked up three commitments at Dawg Night prospect camp, which was delayed for around 90 minutes because of thunderstorms. The trio was:

  • WR Shakenneth Williams of Macon’s Rutland High School
  • OL Dyshon Sims of Valdosta’s Lowndes High School
  • S Kendall Gant of Lakeland, Fla.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Gant was the biggest catch of the night, picking the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ohio State, USC and Florida State. Gant is rated as a 4-star and the nation’s No. 23 safety prospect in the 247 composite rankings.

“Just liked everything about it, and the coaching staff (are) real cool people,” Gant told the AJC.

Shakenneth Williams was a surprise, but only because he didn’t commit on the spot when he initially earned an UGA offer at last month’s Mark Richt Camp. There was speculation that the Bulldogs may consider seeking out other wide receivers if Williams waited much longer, but he committed just before the start of Friday night’s camp.

“Me and my mom talked it over and she liked everything, and I felt like it was time,” Williams said.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Williams selected UGA over Vanderbilt. He is rated as a 3-star and the nation’s No 85 wide receiver. He gave the news to Bulldogs coach Mark Richt.

“(Richt) said ‘great’ and he was very happy that I joined the team,” Williams said.

Dyshon  Sims is one of the state’s most intriguing prospects – very raw with a high ceiling of potential. He only really became known within recruiting circles within the last couple of months, with UGA being one of his first offers in early May.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder is rated as a 3-star and the nation’s No. 63 offensive tackle. He visited Georgia Tech last week, and was scheduled to go to Alabama later this weekend. He also reported offers from Alabama, FSU, Tennessee and Georgia Tech, among others. His cousin is UGA safety Josh Harvey-Clemons.

UGA now has 15 commitments for 2014, and could pick more over the weekend.

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