UAB Linebacker Jake Ganus Announces Transfer to Georgia


Former UAB linebacker Jake Ganus has announced that he will transfer to Georgia to play in 2015.

With UAB ceasing to have a football program next season, Division I schools all over will be the beneficiary of their transferring students. Coaches were literally crowded near the UAB media center after their final game of the season in December, looking to spot talent with remaining eligibility.

Georgia has been given the windfall of linebacker Jake Ganus, who announced via twitter that he plans to transfer and play for the Bulldogs next season.

The Georgia athletic department has made no official announcement yet, but Ganus’ tweet seems to be a pretty positive sign.

Ganus started every game for UAB last season and led the Blazers in tackles (70), sacks (6), and tackles for loss (16.5). This is the second transfer linebacker to announce his intention to play for Georgia, with JUCO transfer Chuks Amaechi signing his letter of intent earlier in the week.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ganus has a year of eligibility remaining, as well as an unused redshirt season, which gives the coaching staff some flexibility in how he’ll be used. Because the program at UAB is shutting down, Ganus will not be required to sit out a year, and will be eligible to play immediately.

A three-year starter at UAB, Ganus started as a defensive back during his freshman year, and then was moved to linebacker. In total, he tallied 227 tackles (142 solo), six sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles during his career with the Blazers.

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