UGA’s Mark Richt is still waiting on two members of his 2012 football recruiting class to report to summer school.
The Bulldogs signed 19 recruits last February, with three enrolling at UGA early. Everybody else reported earlier this month for summer school, except for two – defensive tackle John Atkins and linebacker Leonard Floyd, who are still being reviewed by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
“They’re still in the hunt, and that’s a good thing,” Richt said of Atkins and Floyd. “That’s where we are at.”
“Historically with our [signees], most of them come in early June, and then there’s one or two that come around the second session, which is around July 4,” Richt said. “And then there are some guys that don’t make it until camp starts. That happens every once in a while, too. We’ll just see.
“Some guys go down to the wire, as far as a test score or the Clearinghouse, to say they’re good. Sometimes it takes that long. Most of the time, it doesn’t.”
Neither Floyd or Atkins are expected to contribute heavily as freshmen. Floyd said he is waiting on a grade in core class, while Atkins said he needed one more point on his ACT test. Atkins recently took the ACT again, and expects to get the results back this week.
“If I get the score I need, they [UGA] told me to report on July 9,” Atkins told the AJC this weekend. “If I don’t, then I’m supposed to talk to them about junior colleges … and maybe prep school.”
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