Tramel Walthour is going to be an important part of Georgia’s roster in the future. With the news that broke on Sunday, that future might have be delayed a little bit.
According to Jake Rowe with Dawgs247, Walthour is expected to accept a grayshirt rather than enroll this summer.
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The 2018 signee was rated as a 3-star prospect coming out of Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Ga., according to 247Sports. At 6-foot-4 and 277 pounds, the defensive tackle already possesses the size necessary to succeed in Kirby Smart’s 3-4 hybrid defense. The rest of 2018 could be an opportunity for Walthour to get even bigger and stronger, which will only help his case once he enrolls.
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The move by the Bulldogs was needed after adding Notre Dame grad transfer Jay Hayes to the roster last week. That created an issue with Georgia’s scholarship numbers. In order to get under the 85-scholarship limit, Walthour was asked to take a grayshirt. His love for Georgia prevailed, and he accepted.
Rather than being a part of Georgia’s No. 1 recruiting class in 2018, he’ll now be key member of the 2019 class.