Georgia outside linebacker signee Leonard Floyd said Wednesday that he plans to attend a prep school this fall after not qualifying academically.
The four-star recruit from Dodge County High School said the NCAA clearinghouse did not approve an online course that he took while in high school and used on his transcript.
Floyd got word Tuesday and has been in touch with Georgia coaches to talk about a possible prep school for him to attend with plans to enroll at Georgia in January. Dodge County coach Rex Hodges said earlier Tuesday that Hargrave Military in Chatham, Va., is a possibility.
“I’m disappointed, but I know after this I should be up there,” said Floyd, who did not report to Athens while the clearinghouse provided an answer. “It’s not anything but a few months.”
Meanwhile, defensive line signee John Atkins from Thomson High might also be headed to prep school.
“We’re still waiting,” Thomson coach Milan Turner said. “He’s going to be at Georgia. It’s just whether he’s going to be there in August or December.”
Turner said that Atkins is still awaiting word from the NCAA clearinghouse.
Turner said Atkins fallback plan would likely be to attend Hargrave. Turner said the clearinghouse is looking at Atkins’ transcript and test scores. Atkins retook the ACT last month in hopes of earning a qualifying score.
“I think he was within, like, one or two points,” Turner said. “It was that close. They’ll go back and look to make sure. There’s always a chance of error where it could be a good one or two points. You never know.”
All of the other members of Georgia’s 19-player signing class are already on campus.