Darion Anderson, a 3-star receiver out of Houston County in Middle Georgia, had been committed to UGA longer than any other receiver in the 2016 class. The past tense works well there.
Anderson tweeted out on Monday afternoon he was de-committing from UGA and opening up his recruiting process. He said he would not be talking to the media about the decision. The senior is rated as the nation’s No. 62 receiver for the Class of 2016.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder committed back in March, but that was a different UGA program at the time. Anderson had built strong relationships to his area recruiter John Lilly and also with UGA receivers coach Bryan McClendon. Mark Richt was fired by UGA and Kirby Smart was hired. Richt’s now at Miami and Smart’s plans for Lilly and McClendon are very undefined at this time.
The de-commitment is the second of the day for UGA. Bailey Hockman, a 2017 pro-style quarterback, also de-committed earlier this morning.
Anderson’s decision drops UGA to 15 commitments for the Class of 2016. Kirby Smart’s new team is desperately in need of impact players at receiver and that now leaves UGA with just three receivers for this signing class. He suffered a knee injury after spring drills in May and was working his way back to top form this season at Houston County.
He suffered a knee injury after spring drills in May and was working his way back to top form this season at Houston County. Anderson played a lot of cornerback this year once he was cleared to play for the Bears.
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— D1 (@the__Duno) December 14, 2015