Georgia outside linebacker signee Leonard Floyd said this afternoon that he plans to attend a prep school this fall after not qualifying academically.
The four-star recruit from Dodge County High said the NCAA clearinghouse did not approve an online course on his transcript that he took while in high school.
Floyd got word on Tuesday and has been in touch with Georgia coaches to talk about a possible prep school for him to attend. He hopes to enroll at Georgia in January. Dodge County coach Rex Hodges said earlier today that Hargrave Military in Chatham,Va., would be a possibility.
“I’m disappointed, but I know after this I should be up there,” said Floyd, who did not report to Athens while the clearinghouse provided an answer. “It’s not anything but a few months.”
Meanwhile, defensive line signee John Atkins from Thomson High may also be headed to prep school.
“We’re still waiting,” Thomson coach Milan Turner said today. “He’s going to be at Georgia. It’s just whether he’s going to be there in August or December.”
Turner said that Atkins is still awaiting word from the NCAA clearinghouse.
Turner said Atkins fallback plan would probably be to attend Hargrave. Turner said the clearinghouse is looking at Atkins transcript and test scores. Atkins retook the ACT last month in hopes of being able to qualify.
“I think he was within like one or two points,” Turner said. “It was that close. They’ll go back and look to make sure. There’s always a chance of error where it could be a good one or two points. You never know.”
All of the other members of Georgia’s 19-player signing class are already on campus.
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