What a day for Georgia fans! Earlier today Jason Butt of The Telegraph reported his sources confirmed that Jeremy Pruitt would leave Georgia for Bama. Hard on the heels of that news came the decommitment of 3-star wide receiver/cornerback Malik Young from the class of 2016. Surely, the sky is falling?
Pruitt brought improvement in defensive performance and recruiting but as Chip Towers of the AJC said:
…Pruitt’s defense struggled in games against quality opponents. The Bulldogs faced only three SEC teams with winning records this season — Alabama, Tennessee and Florida — and Georgia gave up an average of 437 yards and 34.3 points in those games. And Pruitt was a source of dissension not only within the athletic department, but within the coaching staff. Some members of Mark Richt’s staff told the former head coach they weren’t staying if Pruitt was retained.
Malik Young, on the other hand, is from South Florida and is expected to listen carefully to Mark Richt’s pitch.
The University of Georgia just hired a new coach. As a result, there will be decommitments and transfers. However, not all of them will be outgoing.