Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class is back down to two prospects after 3-star South Florida LB Donovan Georges announced his de-commitment from UGA on Monday morning.
There had been two other high-profile de-commitments over the last two months. Those moves left Georges as the longest-tenured current member of the current class.
He committed to play for Kirby Smart right before National Signing Day this year. Georges said the decision has been on his mind for the last two weeks.
The rising senior at Champagnat Catholic currently rates as a 3-star prospect and as the nation’s No. 27 inside linebacker for the Class of 2018.
“Just felt like it was a system fit,” Georges said. “I sat with my coach and we started to look at the successful linebackers at Alabama and UGA and their size and styles. I feel like I was not fitting the mold.”
Donovan Georges had been committed to UGA since late January. He rates as the nation’s No. 27 inside linebacker prospect for the Class of 2018. (Jeff Sentell/SEC Country)
He elaborated on that.
“The 3-4 defense needs a specific type of LB and although I think I can do it that just wouldn’t be a transition that would be as smooth as it would into a 4-3 scheme,” he said.
Georges doesn’t have a specific list of schools that he’ll focus on now, though it should be coming over the next week.
He appreciated his time as a UGA commit.
“I love the staff,” Georges told DawgNation. “They are honestly awesome coaches and even greater people.”
Georges said that the Bulldogs had not had a lapse in communication.
“We were in contact a lot,” he said. “They were just at my practice last week. Spent a lot of time there.”
This was not an easy decision.