Georgia’s top-ranked 2022 recruiting class (247Sports TeamComposite ratings) decreased by one on Monday morning. So did its in-state talley of future Bulldogs. Griffin High LB Donovan Westmorelan made a decision which drops the commitment count down to 12 for the current cycle.
Westmoreland, who was the second lowest-rated commitment in the 2022 cycle for Georgia, chose to flip his commitment from UGA to South Carolina on Monday. The 3-star LB ranks as the nation’s No. 30 OLB and the nation’s No. 390 overall prospect this year.
His stock soared after he moved to more of a pass rushing role along his junior season.
When Westmoreland was in the UGA class, the Bulldogs already had commitments from three higher-rated LB or EDGE defensive prospects in the class. Georgia also has its sights set on several other high 4-star and 5-star level prospects at his position for this cyle, too.
A key phrase in that flip tweet was when Westomoreland said “I think its time to make a decision for the better” with this move. Westmoreland now becomes the second highest-rated commitment and the first LB pledge for the Gamecocks in 2022.
South Carolina’s class is now ranked at No. 42 overall.