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Just the fax: Harvey-Clemons officially a Bulldog

T.J. Yeldon, Josh Harvey-Clemons AP

Georgia’s not-so-long regional nightmare is officially over.

After a period of 24 hours worth of drama that included a televised announcement committing to UGA, rumors of a flip to Florida, an MIA grandfather and no signed Letter of Intent, the school confirmed in a release that the LOI from five-star (projected) linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons was received at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Harvey-Clemons becomes the 19th member of the Bulldogs’ Class of 2012.

Since his announcement Wednesday, Harvey-Clemons had maintained that he was and will be a Bulldog, but for whatever reason there was a significant delay in sending his signed LOI to the school.  Speculation was that his grandfather, and perhaps other family members, wanted the recruit to sign with the Gators.  Harvey-Clemons’ grandpa is the recruit’s legal guardian, and his signature is required on the LOI as well.

Regardless of how it actually went down, UGA has officially landed one of the most talented defensive players in this class;  Harvey-Clemons was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 31 player at any position in the country.

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6 Responses to “Just the fax: Harvey-Clemons officially a Bulldog”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 2, 2012 9:22 AM

    Two things will now happen from Scouts, rivals and a few of the other team rating s for recruiting classes. Either they will lower this kids stars number, or they will end up putting UGA as one of the top ten recruiting classes for this year.
    Either way, this kid has a lot of potential with him, and he will be a big time player for UGA in 2013 and beyond. I see this year as a red shirt year as he will have to add some body mass, and the 3 positions he will possibly play at in the future are pretty well stocked this year at UGA. He was a depth recruit and I am glad his grand pa finally let the kid makes his own decision for his future.

  2. kaf39 says: Feb 2, 2012 11:12 AM

    Congrats to UGA!

  3. Deb says: Feb 2, 2012 12:41 PM

    Congratulations to Georgia! It’s a shame the Georgia coaches had to go through all this drama. Instead of Mommie Dearest screeching about Saban, we have Grandpappie Dearest going AWOL.

    Some people have commented about parents and guardians trying to do what’s “best” for these kids. But let’s be honest: Alabama is known for its defense, has a higher academic ranking than LSU, and Saban is touted for his ability to work with pro scouts. Mark Richt is a highly respected coach, and Georgia is the reigning SEC East champ. Whatever their motives, it’s hard to see how these folks were acting in the kids’ best interests.

  4. florida727 says: Feb 3, 2012 11:10 AM

    Would have loved to see him in Gainesville, but congrats to UGA. Looks like you guys got a potentially great one.

  5. woebegong says: Feb 3, 2012 11:19 AM

    I think he will be a good one, but he will need to put some weight on that lean frame right now. I personally think he would make a great WR. He logged sometime at that in high school, and at 6’5″, he has the height to go along with his terrific speed to have an impact. UGA is pretty deep at DE, but if he were to put on some weight, he could be a pretty darn good LB as well.
    I think the coaches at UGA will coach him up and I think he will work hard to put on some mass, and he will be a superb athlete.

  6. woebegong says: Feb 3, 2012 11:20 AM

    I think he will be a good one, but he will need to put some weight on that lean frame right now. I personally think he would make a great WR. He logged sometime at that in high school, and at 6’5″, he has the height to go along with his terrific speed to have an impact. UGA is pretty deep at DE, but if he were to put on some weight, he could be a pretty darn good LB as well.
    I think the coaches at UGA will coach him up and I think he will work hard to put on some mass, and he will be a superb athlete. He should have a bright future.

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