ATHENS — Another player with Georgia ties could be going to join Todd Grantham and Bobby Petrino at Louisvillle.
This time it would be Gary McRae, a linebacker who signed with Georgia last year but didn’t qualify. McRae visited Louisville last weekend and the Cardinals are “well-positioned” to sign him, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
McRae was a four-star prospect last year out of Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert. (That’s also the alma mater of Thomas Davis, the former Georgia and current Carolina Panthers’ star.) Listed at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, McRae was rated the nation’s 25th-best outside linebacker by 247Sports.com.
After not qualifying, McRae went to East Mississippi Community College, and Georgia’s former staff planned on re-signing him. But McRae’s mentor, Jamaal Zanders, told the Courier-Journal that he didn’t hear as much from Kirby Smart or his new staff.
Louisville’s defense, of course, already has a couple players from Georgia: Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and cornerback Shaq Wiggins transferred in two years ago to play for Grantham, who was their defensive coordinator at Georgia.