Justin Shaffer has exactly the body type that offensive line coach Sam Pittman wants. At 6-5/325, Shaffer, a class of 2017 standout at Cedar Grove High School, flipped his commitment from Louisville to UGA today.
— Justin Shaffer (@ShafferJustin54) February 15, 2016
Bulldawg Illustrated recruiting writer, Lucas Rogers spoke with Shaffer shortly after his visit and came away with the impression that the big lineman might flip:
[su_quote style=”modern-light” cite=”” url=””] Justin is currently committed to Louisville, but he really likes UGA. He said the visit went great. I asked how committed to Louisville he was, and he said 65%. He said it was nice to be able to get to build relationships with the new coaches. BTW I could see a flip here happening soon.
Today, Shaffer fulfilled Rogers’ projection.
In an interview with Dawgs247 from last week, the big offensive tackle said his family wanted to see him in Athens.
[su_quote style=”modern-light” cite=”Dawgs247″ url=”http://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Georgia-OL-target-Justin-Schaffers-mom-wants-him-in-Athens-43662839″] “It means a lot to me and my family, My mom always dreamed for me to go to Georgia. She said that’s the place for me,” Shaffer said in a video interview with Dawgs247’s Kipp Adams. ““It really made my day. My dad was happy because, like I said, that’s where my family wants me to go.”
The conversation between Shaffer and Smart was direct. In the same breath as the one he used to offer the three-star lineman, Smart also told him that he needed to drop at least 10 pounds.
He also spoke with offensive line coach Sam Pittman, who Shaffer sees as a coach who puts his players in the NFL. The message from his prospective position coach was a simple one.
“He says he’s looking for downhill guys who can play smashmouth football,’ Shaffer said of his conversation with Pittman.[/su_quote]