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Report: Josh Harvey-Clemons landing at Louisville

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As it happens, Louisville’s hiring of a new defensive coordinator may have also played a role in the football program landing a very talented — and troubled — transfer.

While nothing is official, the grandfather of Josh Harvey-Clemons told 247Sports.com Wednesday that his grandson is “planning on attending Louisville” after the school “made him an offer.”  It was announced nearly two months ago that the defensive back had been dismissed by Georgia following multiple issues and a handful of suspensions.

In mid-January, and amidst rumors that he had been dismissed, it was announced that Harvey-Clemons had been suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season.  While the stated reason was again the standard team rules violations, it was subsequently reported that the defensive back had twice violated the school’s drug policy, triggering the automatic suspension.

Prior to the Gator Bowl, head coach Mark Richt confirmed in late December of last year that Harvey-Clemons had been suspended for the postseason game.  Additionally, Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the 2013 opener following a marijuana-related incident in the offseason.

When not receiving his mail in Richt’s doghouse, Harvey-Clemons was one of the Bulldogs’ top players on the defensive side of the ball, finishing the 2013 season third in tackles.  Harvey-Clemons was a heralded five-star member of UGA’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No.2 athlete and the No. 31 player at any position in the country.

With the Cardinals, Harvey-Clemons will be reunited with Todd Grantham.  For his brief but turbulent two seasons with the Bulldogs, Harvey-Clemons had Grantham as his coordinator.  In January of this year, it was confirmed that Grantham was leaving his post at UGA for the same job at the UofL.

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8 Responses to “Report: Josh Harvey-Clemons landing at Louisville”
  1. chiefdog says: Apr 10, 2014 8:43 AM

    Good luck to the kid. Just remember to practice batting down balls against that first opponent of 2015. Could’ve helped out your previous team if you learned that before.

  2. crazycane says: Apr 10, 2014 8:45 AM

    A team with a HC with zero morals brings a player in with zero morals. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

    ACC should not have let this school in

  3. microbrewuga says: Apr 10, 2014 10:22 AM

    The Louisville volleyball team should be excited because Josh can certainly keep a ball in the air, (also see chiefdog comment above, related to worst five seconds of my football life).

  4. woebegong says: Apr 10, 2014 11:55 AM

    He belongs with Grantham, believe me. If he wants to smoke dope, I am sure between the new head coach and DC now there, it will most likely be swept under the rug. It is a shame the kid could not keep his nose clean, as he has a lot of talent. He surely will not get any lessons about growing up and taking responsibility for his actions with those two coaches.

  5. bryantdoschadis says: Apr 10, 2014 12:38 PM

    A hurricane fan talking about another schools morals is laughable. Youre lucky Miami is still in the ACC

  6. bcooper99 says: Apr 10, 2014 12:57 PM

    Grantham and Louisville can have him. Jeremy Pruitt was a blessing for the dawgs and there’s plenty of players that can pick up JHC absence. Uga needs selfless players not selfish

  7. onlyoneleft says: Apr 10, 2014 11:52 PM

    The SEC has one thing going for them: Mark Richt.

  8. jonkybon says: Apr 11, 2014 8:44 AM

    @Crazycane

    When the ACC accepted Louisville into the league; Charlie Strong was still the HC, Petrino was unemployed and Grantham was still at UGA.

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