ATHENS — Georgia signees Robert Beal and Devonte Wyatt are not yet cleared to join the football team as it begins practice on Monday, according to head coach Kirby Smart.
“That’s still an ongoing process,” Smart said. “And a lot of places across the country are experiencing the same thing, waiting on guys to get eligible.”
Beal and Wyatt have yet to reach NCAA qualifying standards. The indications have been that Beal could be close to qualifying, but Smart did not elaborate.
Beal, an outside linebacker, attended three schools last year, finishing at Peachtree Ridge in Lawrenceville. Beal was rated a four-star prospect by most services, and a five-star by ESPN.
Wyatt, who attended Towers High School in Decatur, was rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com.
Both Beal and Wyatt were unlikely to figure in Georgia’s two-deep depth chart right away, given the depth at their positions. They are the two remaining signees from Georgia’s 2017 class, which was ranked third overall in the country.