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Monday, February 3, 2014
Three-star safety Jones flips to Georgia

By Derek Tyson

The Georgia Bulldogs landed a commitment from three-star safety Shaquille Jones (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island) on Monday. The news was first reported by Scout.com. Jones later confirmed his decision via text message.

Jones had been committed to Louisville before visiting Georgia this weekend and eventually switching his commitment to the Bulldogs.

Georgia might have added Jones in fear that it might lose safety commit Kendall Gant (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson), who took an unexpected visit to Marshall over the weekend. Another Georgia commit, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard (Fayettville, N.C./Pine Forest), took an official visit to Miami over the weekend.

Though Georgia might lose a recruit or two, the Bulldogs could flip a commit of their own. Four-star outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Willams (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) took an official visit to Georgia over the weekend and, by all accounts, thoroughly enjoyed his time in Athens.

Gant, for now, remains in Georgia's class and the Bulldogs have 19 verbal commitments, including nine ranked in the ESPN 300.