Sep 22, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; General view of a Marshall Thundering Herd helmet on the sidelines against the Rice Owls in the fourth quarter at Rice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

4-star S Kendall Gant flips from Georgia to Marshall


On Tuesday, 4-star safety Kendall Gant flipped his commitment from the Georgia Bulldogs to the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Gant attends Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Florida.

“There were way too many ifs in his situation for Georgia,” Lake Gibson head coach Keith DeMyer told Gentry Estes of 24/7 Sports. “As much as he wanted to go (to UGA) — and believe me it was a tear-jerking decision for him — he just had to make a decision that was best for him down the road.”

The 6’2, 185-pound safety really wanted to be a Bulldog and has been committed to Georgia since July, but had he stuck with the Bulldogs, he wouldn’t have been able to play next season.

“That’s pretty much what it came down to,” DeMyer said. “He could have signed on Signing Day to Georgia but he was done for a year. They were going to stick him somewhere. … He didn’t have the test score, and they weren’t going to hold the scholarship for him.”

Gant is considered the country’s 20th best safety prospect, the 36th best prospect in Florida and 262nd best overall prospect in the class of 2014.

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