Recruiting: Georgia grabs one recruit, loses another to USC
Georgia has beaten Georgia Tech to the commitment for 4-star linebacker Naim Mustafaa, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported.
He told the AJC: “I made my decision about a week ago; I just had to come down to Georgia and tell them face to face. It just came down to where I wanted to be, really. Georgia Tech and Georgia are both great schools. I had to choose one.”
Mustafaa is the son of seven-year NFL veteran Reggie Rutland, who played for Georgia Tech.
However, Saturday was not all good news for Bulldogs fans.
They had battled it out for in-state offensive linesman JP Vonashek with South Carolina, and ultimately lost the battle to their SEC rival.
Vonashek told the AJC: “It was either going to be South Carolina or Georgia, and I felt South Carolina was the best place for me. I went there for a visit and I really enjoyed it. It’s close to home and I think they are going to have a great program for the next couple of years.”
He added: “I’ve been to UGA a couple of times, and I went to South Carolina today … Nothing really [went wrong] with UGA. I won’t say anything bad about them. I just liked South Carolina better, to tell you the truth.”
BOTTOM LINE: Vonashek is a big win for South Carolina – as it gives the team more help for the running of Marcus Lattimore up front – especially as they are still improving at quarterback.
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