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Josh Harvey-Clemons Commits To Georgia Over Florida, Florida State

Josh Harvey-Clemons, ranked as a four or five star recruit by almost every service, has committed to Georgia, announcing the news on television on National Signing Day 2012. Harvey-Clemons, who played for Lowndes High School (Ga.), chose the Georgia Bulldogs over Florida, Florida State, and Miami, the three other finalists for his services.

When asked what influenced his decision, Harvey-Clemons cited his strong relationship with Georgia's head coach Mark Richt, and the fact that Richt has put many players in the NHL. He was impressed with Georgia's desire to win, and their coaching staff helped put his decision over the top.

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Harvey-Clemons was the No. 31 recruit in the nation on Rivals.com's Top-100 list, and he is the top-ranked linebacker. He joins a Georgia squad that has a deep defense, which puts Harvey-Clemons' playing time situation up in the air. He will certainly play with Georgia, but he appears to be sacrificing playing time certainty in favor of playing for his home-state team.

For more on Miami recruiting, visit the Seventh Floor Blog. For more on Florida recruiting, check out Alligator Army. For more on Florida State recruiting, visit Tomahawk Nation.

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