DB Kendall Gant to sign with Marshall instead of Georgia

Defensive back Kendall Gant of Lakeland, Florida will sign with Marshall instead of UGA due to an academic issue.

Gant will likely be designated as a partial qualifier, which UGA does not accept. If Gant were to sign with the Dawgs, it would likely be a sign-and-place that would send him to junior college. Rather than go that route, Gant decided to commit to Marshall.

“There were way too many ifs in his situation for Georgia,” Keith DeMyer, Gant’s high school coach, told Dawgs247. “As much as he wanted to go (to UGA) — and believe me it was a tear-jerking decision for him — he just had to make a decision that was best for him down the road.”

Gant, a 6-foot-3, 184-pound defensive back, committed to UGA in July over offers from most of the top schools, including Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee, USC, and Wisconsin.

Rivals.com rates Gant as a 3-star recruit and the no. 41 safety in the country. Scout.com rates him 4-stars and the no. 19 safety.

The loss of Gant knocks the Bulldogs down to 18 commitments for the 2014 class. National Signing Day begins tomorrow.

More in UGA Football

Nike Game Trainer UGA Shoes

Nike Game Trainer 5.0 UGA Shoes Released

Kevin KelleyJul 1, 2016
Georgia Bulldogs

Forty-Eight Georgia Student-Athletes Named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

UGA Sports CommunicationsJun 30, 2016
UGA Football

Georgia adds ETSU to future non-conference football schedule

Brandon SudgeJun 25, 2016
J.R. Reed

Georgia adds transfer defensive back J.R. Reed out of Tulsa

Brandon SudgeJun 23, 2016
image

Georgia freshman DB Chad Clay dismissed after theft arrest

Brandon SudgeJun 22, 2016
Jake Fromm

Jake Fromm explains different dimension of player-to-player recruiting

Brandon SudgeJun 20, 2016
Malik Herring

4-Star DE Malik Herring announces top seven schools

Brandon SudgeJun 20, 2016
Hines Ward

Hines Ward endorses Jacob Eason for starting quarterback role

Brandon SudgeJun 16, 2016
D'Antne Demery

4-star OL D’Antne Demery commits to Georgia for 2017

Brandon SudgeJun 15, 2016
Greyson Lambert

3 reasons why Greyson Lambert will start against UNC

Brandon SudgeJun 15, 2016
Luke Griffin

OL Luke Griffin commits to Georgia for 2019

Brandon SudgeJun 11, 2016
Georgia Bulldogs

Kickoff, TV Set for UGA-Nicholls State & UGA-Missouri Games

Kevin KelleyJun 7, 2016

© 2016 SicEmDawgs.com
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties