Georgia added their first player since before Christmas on Tuesday as Kenarious Gates, an offensive lineman from Greenville High School, backed out of a commitment from Kentucky in order to accept scholarship offer from the Bulldogs.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound three-star recruit had been committed to the Wildcats since late December.
Gates could not immediately be reached for comment but Greenville High coach Jeremy Williams confirmed the news.
“It’s definitely confirmed,” said Williams, the legendary coach who led Greenville to an undefeated regular season while battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. “That’s where he wanted to go from Day One so he wasn’t going to pass up the chance.”
The Bulldogs would have offered Gates earlier but they were going to sign only one other offensive linemen in this class and extended that offer to David Beasley of Carver-Columbus. Obviously Beasley has told UGA he plans to sign with Clemson on Wednesday.
Gates gives the Bulldogs 18 commitments heading into national signing day. Georgia officially struck cornerback Nickell Robey from its list after he called coach Mark Richt Monday night to say he was decommitting. That number is expected to be reduced one more when Da’Rick Rogers makes official his decision to flip to Tennessee.
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