4-star offensive tackle E.J. Price has decommitted from the Georgia Bulldogs. Price announced his decision Thursday evening on Twitter.
Below is Price’s statement:
“This was a very difficult decision, but after talking with my family, I have decided to reopen my recruitment. I have great respect for Coach Richt and his staff and this decision was not because of any problems with UGA. I’m just simply evaluating all of my options. Me and my family feel my decision was premature and when I make my college decision my parents will be with me. I was recovering from surgery when I committed and didn’t think completely through my decision. I will not be doing any interviews or taking any calls from recruiting sites. This is not an easy decision and I will like to enjoy this process with my family.”
Price (6-6, 311) plays for Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He committed to the Bulldogs over interest from most of the top schools in the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, UNC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin.
In the 247Sports Composite rankings, Price is listed as a 4-star recruit, the No. 10 offensive tackle, and the No. 77 overall recruit.
E.J. Price is the second recruit to decommit from Georgia in the past eight days. 4-star running back B.J. Emmons decommitted from the Bulldogs last week.
Georgia was ranked as high as 9th in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings for 2016, but the loss of two blue-chips has dropped them down to 9th overall and 4th in the SEC.