Georgia picked up the 16th commitment for its 2014 football signing class Saturday when defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard of Fayetteville, N.C., made a nonbinding pledge.
Gaillard is rated by 247sports.com as the nation's No. 19 overall prospect. The 6-foot-2, 325-pounder had scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU and Notre Dame in addition to North Carolina and N.C. State.
By landing Gaillard, the Bulldogs catapulted to second in Scout.com's team rankings behind Tennessee, second in 247sports.com's team rankings behind Miami and sixth in Rivals.com's rankings.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...