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Blog: Florida DB who committed to Louisville now plans to sign with Georgia

Georgia has picked up another commitment for its current signing class.

Cornerback Shaq Jones from Merritt Island High School in Florida confirmed Monday evening that he will sign with the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Merritt Hall coach and athletic director Jeff McLean said earlier Monday that Jones had committed.

Jones took an official visit to Georgia over the weekend.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Jones had been most recently committed to Louisville, where former Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham now is the coordinator.

New Georgia assistant coach Kevin Sherrer had recruited Jones, a three-star rated prospect by Scout.com, when he was defensive coordinator at South Alabama. Jones had given South Alabama a commitment before switching to Louisville.

“Probably in the last two weeks, it’s blown up with his recruiting,” McLean said. “He went to Louisville. I know Miami had talked with him and UCF had talked with him. There had been other schools.”

Jones transferred before last season from Heritage High School in Palm Bay, Fla.

He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns last season.

“One of the first games of the years, he single-handidly turned the game around,” McLean said. “He tipped a pass, picked it off and ran it back for a touchdown and the next drive caught a long touchdown pass over three kids. He had a good solid year.”

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