Georgia Football Recruiting: Four-Star Defensive End Flips From Gamecocks To Bulldogs

By Evan Williamson
Georgia Bulldogs
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It is early in the recruiting process for the class of 2015, but there has already been a flip from a committed prospect from one school to another.

The Georgia Bulldogs added a vital piece to their 2015 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon, as four-star defensive end Chauncey Rivers switched his commitment from the South Carolina Gamecocks to the Dawgs.

The 6-foot-4, 225 pound defensive end received an offer from the Bulldogs new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Jan. 28, and after visiting Athens this weekend for the Bulldogs’ annual Junior Day events, Rivers switched his commitment to Georgia.

The four-star from Atlanta, GA is rated as the 11th best defensive end in the nation and the No. 20 overall player in the state of Georgia for the class of 2015. Although listed as both a defensive end and tight end, Rivers is projected to be both a defensive end and outside linebacker at Georgia in their 3-4 defensive scheme where he would specialize in pass rushing.

Rivers stated that Georgia was his dream school and that he always wanted to stay at home and play for his home-state school. Keeping talent in state is Georgia’s main focus for the class of 2015, as they have five current verbal commitments in the class with four of them hailing from the state of Georgia.

Rivers’ commitment to Georgia moves the Bulldogs into eighth place in the 2015 class rankings and puts them sixth in the SEC. The Bulldogs’ current class also includes five-star athlete Terry Godwin, four-star safety Rico McGraw, four-star wide receiver Christian Owens, and three-star offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour.

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