UGA football: Three-star Monty Rice flips to Bulldogs

The UGA football program continues to put together an incredible 2017 recruiting class, with three-star linebacker Monty Rice becoming the latest player to choose Kirby Smart’s program after flipping from LSU.

Rice committed to LSU on Dec. 12, but on Monday announced he will now be taking his talents to Athens.

“When I committed to LSU, I was still considering Georgia, and now I have decided that is the school for me,” said Rice.  “I just feel Georgia is a safe selection for me,” Rice told Scout.com. “Georgia is young, but they have some good players and they have good coaches coaching them.  There is a chance to play early and help Georgia get to that next level.

“I know coach Smart has been around a lot of great players and I feel he is going to do good things at Georgia in the future.”

This continues an impressive recruiting haul for the Bulldogs to start 2017, with four-star athlete Tray Bishop and four-star safety DeAngelo Gibbs choosing UGA on Sunday.

Rice is the No. 21 inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 32 overall player in the state of Alabama.

Georgia currently has the No. 3 recruiting class in the country, just behind Ohio State and Alabama. With a few more top recruits, the Bulldogs could jump into the top two spots.

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