UGA recruiting is continuing with a banner month, but this could come with some extra niceties.
Because, what’s better than getting a highly ranked recruit to commit to your school? How about getting him to flip from a program like Alabama, which is what the Bulldogs are attempting to do with 4-star defensive tackle/end Jonathan Ledbetter.
Ledbetter, the number 10 recruit in the state of Georgia and the the number five defensive end in the nation for the 2015 class, committed to Alabama back in March, but the Tucker High School product has never been out of the sights of Mark Richt and his staff.
The Bulldogs have made the next move in trying to sway Ledbetter back within Georgia’s borders by offering a scholarship to his older brother, Joseph, per a report from UGA insider Radi Nabulsi.
Joseph Ledbetter, a a basketball player at Pfeiffer University, is transferring to Georgia to play tight end for the Dawgs. The older Ledbetter attended Dawg Night earlier this month and earned himself a scholarship by demonstrating his ability to be a two-sport star.
Here’s the kicker. Joseph is now on board with trying to swing the gate Georgia’s way for his obviously confused brother.
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) July 28, 2014
So with the promise of a scholarship offer, and now his older brother helping to tug at his heart, Jonathan Ledbetter is now looked at as a lock to flip his commitment to UGA by Dawgs247.com.
We here at Dawn of the Dawg agree wholeheartedly.
And what about mom? She is trying her best to remain neutral.
“I would love to have two Georgia Bulldogs as sons, or three – because I have a third son as well,” Ledbetter’s mom, Teresa Belcher, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But I try to stay out of it. I try to let them decide what is best for them. Of course, I give my opinion. But Jonathan will make his decision on what is best for him, as far as the type of team that fits his personality. I try not to overwhelm him with questions about that.”
I think we’d all love to see the Ledbetters become the next line of brothers to play for the Bulldogs.