Georgia Recruiting Update: Class of 2015 Loses, Gains Commits


The Georgia recruiting news is starting to heat up with the season over, and there have been a few changes this weekend.

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It was a bad news, good news kind of weekend for the Georgia Bulldogs, as there were a few changes in the recruiting class of 2015.

We’ll start with the bad. On Friday night, the Bulldogs lost a commitment from a 4-Star offensive lineman, Patrick Allen, who had committed to Georgia back in August. Allen cited the departure of offensive line coach Will Friend (who left for Colorado State with O.C. Mike Bobo) as his reason for the change of heart.

The loss of Allen (who hails from Maryland) is a nasty blow to the Bulldogs, who have haven’t had the best luck keeping the state’s top offensive linemen from going outside Georgia’s borders.

Then on Sunday, it was reported that a former signee who did not meet academic requirements, Gilbert Johnson, has given his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 6-foot-2 wide receiver is finishing his academic work at Georgia Prep Sports Academy, and is now ready to make his commitment.

“I know he’s got some stuff that he has got to get straightened out academically but Texas is willing to wait on him to hopefully get it done,” Georgia Prep Sports Academy coach Mike Carson told the AJC.

But the news wasn’t all bad for Georgia, as Richt and his staff picked up a big commitment during Saturday’s Army All-America Bowl.

D’Andre Walker, a 4-Star defensive end out of Fairburn, Ga. (Langston Hughes HS), committed to the Bulldogs on national television by pulling a stuffed bulldog from under a table and holding it over his head.

Walker is rated as the state’s No. 19 overall prospect according to the 247sports composite rankings. He totaled 29 tackles for losses and 23.5 sacks as a senior at Langston Hughes. He did, however, add that his “final decision won’t be final” until Feb. 4’s signing day.

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