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4-Star LB Will Ignont has Georgia Bulldogs in New Top 3

Ignont previously committed to Alabama.

Will Ignont made a surprising announcement on Friday by listing a new top three of the Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines and Florida State Seminoles. Not only that, he says UGA is his new No. 1

In an interview with Mike Farrell of Rivals (above), Ignont explains what he likes about Kirby Smart and the 'Dawgs coaching staff:

"Coach Smart, coach Tucker, all those guys were at Alabama," Ignont says. "I was really close with them, especially coach Smart. I've been around him since my freshman year, eighth grade year. I've known him for a long time. I feel like they're going to do something special at the University of Georgia."

Ignont says he's friends with several members of the 'Dawgs 2017 class and likes what he sees coming out of Athens.

"I could definitely see myself at the University of Georgia."

If you aren't familiar with Ignont, he's a four-star linebacker from the Huntsville, Alabama area. Ignont is 6-2, 238 pounds and is being offered by LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State and a bunch of other schools in addition to the aforementioned teams.

He had silently committed to Alabama in April following the Tide's spring game, but has since decommitted and apparently is now leaning toward UGA.

Of course, Georgia will also have to fend off Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and Jimbo Fisher at FSU, not to mention Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers.

Georgia is his top choice at the moment though, and Ignont will visit Athens next week. It's possible he could even announce a commitment to UGA during the visit.

"I really like the University of Georgia, so there's a good chance that could happen," he says.

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