Recruiting: LB flips from Louisville to Georgia

semerson@macon.comJune 23, 2013 

ATHENS - Detric Dukes had been committed to Louisville since April. But as an in-state prospect, Georgia was always a threat to get the linebacker from Tucker to change his mind.

And now he has done that.

Dukes, rated a three-star prospect by the 247 Composite, on Sunday reneged on his commitment to Louisville and instead will go to Georgia, according to multiple reports by recruiting services.

Dukes, listed at 6-foot and 220 pounds, will be a senior this year at Tucker High School.

He is the 11th commitment so far for Georgia's 2014 class, but the first linebacker, and only the fourth defensive player. Here is the current list of Georgia's commtments for the 2014 class, with vital statistics via Dawgs247.com, and comments from myself:

RB Sony Michel .... 5-11, 205 .... Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... 5 stars
A potential immediate-impact type of player, even with Gurley and Marshall around.

RB Nick Chubb ... 5-11, 216 ... Cedartown ... 4 stars
Another tailback good enough to play right away, or at least once carries are available.

TE Jeb Blazevich ... 6-4, 230 .... Charlotte, N.C. ..... 4 stars
Georgia has succeeded lately with out-of-state tight ends, (Arom White, Orson Charles, Arthur Lynch), and hopes Blazevich is next.

CB Malkom Parish ... 5-9, 186 ... Quitman ........ 4 stars
Speedy and skilled, rated in the national top 100 and No. 6 overall in the state of Georgia.

QB Jacob Park ... 6-3, 202 .... Goose Creek, S.C. .... 4 stars
A pro-style quarterback with some mobility, Park chose Georgia over Alabama, Virginia Tech and other elite programs.

DT Dontavius Russell .... 6-3, 300 .... Carrollton .... 4 stars
One of Chris Wilson's first recruits for Georgia, a player who will have a chance to play right away.

ILB Detric Dukes .... 6-0, 220 .... Tucker .... 3 stars
Flipped to Georgia after originally committing to Louisville, he may be small and "only" three stars, but so was Reggie Carter last year.

S Nick Glass ............ 6-2, 205 .... Suwanee ..... 3 stars
Committed to Georgia way back in April of 2012.

WR Krenwick Sanders ........ 6-2, 175 .... Jesup ..... 3 stars
One of Georgia's earliest commitments for the class, having committed in November of 2012.

G Jake Edwards .......... 6-4, 270 ...... Franklin .... 3 stars
An interior lineman whom Georgia hopes will continue to grow in the weight room.

WR Gilbert Johnson ...... 6-2, 190 ..... Miami, Fla. ... 3 stars
Actually looked taller than 6-2 at Mark Richt camp.

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