Georgia signee is off to prep school

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Florida State cornerback Greg Reid was arrested for driving with a suspended license, marijuana possession and a seatbelt violation.   FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Florida State cornerback Greg Reid was arrested for driving with a suspended license, marijuana possession and a seatbelt violation.

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, Ga., 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 in June in hopes of earning a qualifying score.

FLORIDA STATE: Star punt returner Greg Reid has been charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a valid license.

A Georgia State patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Reid was arrested Tuesday in south Georgia near his Valdosta hometown. Reid was also charged with a seat belt violation.

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he is aware of Reid’s arrest but didn’t have enough information to determine what discipline he might take against the senior cornerback.

VIRGINIA: Quarterback Phillip Sims has been granted a waiver to play with the Cavaliers this season.

The school said it was informed by the NCAA of the decision Wednesday.

Sims, who was among the highest rated quarterbacks in the country coming out of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake in 2010. He set state records with 10,725 yards passing and 119 touchdown passes.

He played in eight games as a redshirt freshman at Alabama in 2011, then transferred to Virginia in May.

DUKE: The parents of a player injured in a boating accident say their son is benefitting from prayers.

Leslie and Rick Holliday issued a statement thanking the public for support for Blair Holliday.

The sophomore receiver suffered head injuries on July 4.


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