Shortly after the regular-season ended, the UAB Blazers received some bad news when the school shut down the football program. Players were left stranded and angered, but the NCAA did rule they could transfer to any Division I school and play immediately.
Today, Georgia received a commitment from one of the top players on the UAB team — linebacker Jake Ganus.
I'm so blessed and honored to be able to finish my college football career at The University of Georgia!! #DawgsOnTop
— Jake Ganus (@jakeganus) December 19, 2014
Ganus (6-2, 225) led the Blazers this season with 70 tackes (47 solo, 23 assisted) and 16.5 tackles for loss (71 yards). He also registered six sacks for 46 yards and returned a fumble recovery 56 yards for a touchdown.
Georgia now has five verbal commitments from linebackers for the 2015 class. Ganus joins current commitments Chuks Amaechi (signed LOI), Gary McRae, Natrez Patrick (DE/OLB), and Juwan Taylor.
Eligible immediately, Ganus will enroll soon and will participate in Spring practice. His scholarship will count towards the end of Spring numbers according to UGASports.com.