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.
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]