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Blog: Update on UGA DT commitment Gaillard after Miami visit

Georgia defensive tackle commitment Lamont Gaillard from Fayeteville, N.C., looks to be sticking with the Bulldogs after visiting Miami over the weekend, his coach at Pine Forest High School said late Monday afternoon.

“There was some conversation back and forth, but I think he’s still pretty much set on Georgia,” Bill Sochovka said. “Right now, that’s where he’s headed to Georgia.”

Gaillard spoke to new Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt after getting an email or text about a defensive tackle possibly flipping from Florida State, where Pruitt previously coached.

“I don’t know if it was somebody outside trying to put some ideas in Lamont’s head to flip him from Georgia to Miami,” Sochovka said. “That’s possible. We all know that.”

Sochovka said Miami did a great job recruiting and made an impressive presentation, but that coach Al Golden knew getting Gaillard to switch was a longshot.

“In my mind, it probably solidified his decision to stay with Georgia,” Sochovka said. “Not saying Miami did anything wrong or bad or anything like that. It probably helped unconfuse him.”