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Bulldog offensive line commit reopens recruiting

Georgia’s top-ranked 2019 recruiting class just got a little bit smaller.

Murray County offensive tackle Luke Griffin, who had been the first commit for the class, announced via Twitter that he will be reopening his recruiting. This follows recent offers from Florida and Alabama.

Griffin has dealt with a series of injuries during his high school career, suffering a torn ACL during both his freshman and sophomore seasons, and a scary concussion that left him unconscious for several minutes.

The decommitment doesn’t really come as a surprise, especially in light of recent comments by Griffin indicating that he couldn’t even get in touch with UGA coaches. The Red and Black signed five offensive linemen in the 2018 class, and have serious depth across the offensive line. It’s difficult to imagine the ‘Dawgs signing more than four linemen in the 2019 class.

Coincidentally, the nation’s top offensive tackle prospect, Michigan-native Devontae Dobbs already visited Athens. Kirby Smart and company have also been pursuing several other highly rated offensive linemen.

Griffin’s decommitment drops Georgia from #1 to #3 in the 247Sports class rankings. But with G Day upcoming and a packed visitor list, I wouldn’t expect that to last for long. Ultimately Georgia should be just fine both on the offensive line and generally for the 2019 class.