UGA’s courtship with AJC Super 11 LB Dillon Lee is apparently over.
Lee, who is a candidate to be the state’s No. 1 overall prospect, committed to Alabama over UGA and Florida State last spring.
There was rampant speculation that Lee would consider flipping from Alabama to UGA due to famiy connections — his older brother plays offensive line for the Bulldogs. The younger Lee attended most UGA games this season, and developed a friendship with the Bulldogs staff, particularly LB coach Kirk Olivadotti.
Also working in UGA’s favor were rumors that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart may be hired away by another school. Those rumors have quieted.
Lee reportedly considered making a visit to UGA last weekend to join his buddy, Stone Mountain High School linebacker Markuss Eligwe (he’s another AJC Super 11 selection, and committed to Florida State). However, Lee did not make the trip, with his Buford High School team playing for last weekend’s Class AA state championship
What about visiting UGA this weekend or in January? Lee has decided against it, according to his family:
“Dillon is honored by the recent recruitment from Coach Olivadotti, and we believe that if his message had been delivered all along, he would be enrolling at UGA, due to his brother playing there and the long-standing family ties. However; he is anxious to get to Tuscaloosa and play for the Crimson Tide. He will begin class on Jan. 10.”
RELATED: Meanwhile, Alabama did lose one to Georgia Tech this week. QB Justin Thomas, who was committed to the Crimson Tide for a year, flipped to the Yellow Jackets (click on story link)
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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