July 12, 2024

The Georgia Bulldogs are actively reshaping their roster in pursuit of their third championship in four years. Nevertheless, they encountered a setback on Sunday as they parted ways with a highly regarded secondary recruit. This departure, as reported by On3 Sports’ Hayes Fawcett, has the potential to impact their defensive strength in the coming years. Four-star cornerback Tae Harris has officially withdrawn his commitment from Georgia.

Harris joins a growing list of top-tier recruits who have opted to revoke their commitments to Georgia. Among them is five-star recruit Dylan Raiola (class of 2024), who recently made a commitment switch from Georgia to Nebraska.

Four-Star CB Tae Harris: Reopens Commitment 

Ranked as a four-star recruit according to 247Sports Composite, Harris currently holds the 27th position among corners in the upcoming class. Following his decision to reopen his recruitment, he has received offers from Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia Tech. Hailing from Georgia, Harris plays high school football at Cedartown. In the previous season, he showcased his versatility by rushing for 421 yards and scoring five touchdowns on 87 carries. Additionally, Harris contributed on the receiving end with ten receptions for 221 yards and four touchdowns. On the defensive side, the junior recorded 44 tackles, a tackle for loss, and forced three fumbles.

Georgia Bulldogs lose WR De'Nylon Morrissette

In addition to his football prowess, Harris is actively involved in track and field, boasting an impressive best time of 10.73 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Standing at five feet ten inches and weighing 180 pounds, this highly athletic cornerback is currently considered a leading candidate to join the Florida Gators, according to 247Sports.

Georgia Bulldogs: Looking to Return to CFP

The Georgia Bulldogs, entering the SEC Championship with an undefeated record and aspirations for a third College Football Playoff appearance, faced a setback when they narrowly lost to the one-loss Alabama Crimson Tide, thereby missing out on the four-team postseason field. Despite this, head coach Kirby Smart is gearing up for another strong season ahead. The team is set to welcome back quarterback Carson Beck, who delivered an impressive performance in 2023 with 34 touchdowns and only six interceptions.

The Bulldogs have been active in the transfer portal, securing key additions such as star running back Trevor Etienne from the Florida Gators. Other notable acquisitions include wide receiver Ondon Humphreys from Vanderbilt, safety Jake Pope from Alabama, and skill player Michael Jackson III from USC.

Georgia Bulldogs lose WR CJ Smith to the transfer portal

It’s worth noting that Georgia, under the 2024 rules, would have qualified for the College Football Playoff this season. The upcoming year’s expanded postseason format, featuring 12 teams, offers more opportunities for one-loss teams that fall in their conference championship to contend for the national title. Coach Kirby Smart will undoubtedly aim for a successful campaign in the altered landscape of college football.

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