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Georgia adds two JUCO players for 2012

Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:33 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Two players who previously committed to Georgia before heading to a prep school confirmed that they will stick with their original commitments and join the Bulldogs' class of 2012, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Wide receiver Lonnie Outlaw and defensive end Jalen Fields failed to qualify out of high school in 2010 and have been at Georgia Military College playing football ever since. They plan on following through on their original commitment and heading to Athens after the upcoming season.

“I’m keeping my commitment with Georgia,” Outlaw told the Journal-Constitution. “There’s not going to be a change unless something comes up.”

Outlaw, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound wide receiver is an interesting story in that he is still growing. He was almost two inches shorter when he originally committed to Georgia and his height has him considering trying out for the basketball team once he enrolls at the school.

“If [the football coaches] allow me,” he said.

The 6-foot-5, 250 pound Fields finished with 11 tackles and two sacks as a freshman last season. Head coach Mark Richt goes into the 2011 season rumored to be on the hot seat but as long as Richt is as Georgia, Fields plans on coming next year.

“I know there’s been a lot of that in the press... I don’t really believe that, but my main reason for coming to the University of Georgia was Coach Richt," Fields told the paper. "So, as honest as I can be, if Coach Richt were to leave, I’d have to sit down and think about it and probably re-open my options and look at other schools.”

Both Fields and Outlaw are scheduled to graduate in December and enroll at Georgia in January.

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