Georgia Football: One Member of 2015 Recruiting Class to Enroll at JUCO


The Georgia football 2015 recruiting class will be short one man from the expected 30, as one member will have to wait a year or more before coming to join his classmates in Athens.

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Gary McRae, an outside linebacker from Randolph Clay HS in Cuthbert, Ga, will opt to enroll at a junior college so as to get his academic scores raised to a level to be able to enroll at UGA in 2017, according to a story from the Macon Telegraph.

The 6’4, 220-pound linebacker as rated as a 4-star recruit by 247 Sports, and was ranked as the No. 31 prospect in the state of Georgia, and the No. 25 outside linebacker in the nation. Although his size and skills are impressive, the Bulldogs are well-stocked at linebacker right now, so chances are McRae would have spent a lot of time on the sidelines, if not being redshirted this season.

According to the report, McRae is the only member of the 2015 signing class who is not projected to enroll and be on campus this year.

This isn’t a huge blow for the Bulldogs, and it will give McRae, who obviously has every intention of coming to Georgia once he is academically eligible, a year to bulk up and work on the finer points of his game. He’ll get far more playing experience at the JUCO level than he would in Athens, and that may come in handy when 2017 comes around.

McRae hasn’t announced which junior college he will attend yet.

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