Georgia inches closer to landing another 4-star defensive back

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By Joe Vitale:

Georgia may have another opportunity to land a priority target for the 2017 recruiting class after defensive back Tray Bishop decommitted from Auburn this week.

The Bulldogs have only two defensive backs committed for 2017 and the Terrell County, four-star athlete is high on the Bulldog’s list.  Grayson standout Deangelo Gibbs remains another possibility for the Dawgs’ 2017 class.

Bishop has stated his decision will come down to Georgia, Florida and Auburn and he will declare on National Signing Day, February 1. He will visit Athens on January 14th, Auburn on January 18th and conclude his visits with a trip to Gainesville on January 28th.

The 6’3″, 195-pound Dawson native is rated the fourth-overall athlete nationally and the 16th player in the state of Georgia. Auburn was interested in playing Bishop at quarterback but he has stated he wants to only play defenive back in college.  He has the speed (4.3 40), length and instincts Kirby Smart and UGA defensive coordinator Mel Tucker seek in a defender.

Bishop will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 7, where he will join seven other Georgia commitments and a couple of major Bulldog targets. Be sure that Bishop’s Army East team teammates and UGA commits Richard LeCounte and Jake Fromm  wil be woking their recruiting magic in San Antonio.

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