It’s official: Da’Rick Rogers has signed with Tennessee.
I asked correspondent Bill Sanders to find out when was the last time Georgia was jilted by a 5-star recruit on the eve of national signing day.
Never, he was told.
“As long as they’ve been rating players with stars, I cannot remember losing one like that,” said Georgia sports communications director Claude Felton. “John Johnson was the biggest one I remember, and he went to Clemson at the last minute.”
Johnson, a linebacker from LaGrange, signed with Clemson in 1987 and went on to play five years in the NFL.
Of course, Georgia did have one that went its way. In 1996, Marcus Stroud chose Georgia at the last minute after being a Florida Gator commitment.