How an unanswered phone call cost Georgia the chance to sign 4-star WR Alontae Taylor
Back in November, 4-star 2018 WR Alontae Taylor decommitted from the Tennessee Volunteers. However, during the early signing period, he did end up signing with the Vols.
Why the change of heart? Well, apparently, a missed phone call changed Taylor’s mind about Rocky Top.
According to ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, Taylor tried to call Georgia’s coaches to commit to the Bulldogs, but none of them answered.
That made him reconsider his decision and he, of course, ultimately signed with the Vols:
Tennessee signee Alontae Taylor said at one point after he first decommitted from Tennessee, he called Georgia to commit, but none of the coaches answered so it gave him more time to reconsider if he should pick the Dawgs. He… https://t.co/oiOIapggq8 pic.twitter.com/ijwZYjqwo4
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) December 30, 2017
Georgia has the No. 1 2018 recruiting class according to 247Sports, so it’s not like the Bulldogs will be hurting too much without Taylor.
However, adding another 4-star player to the mix is always a great idea, and the Bulldogs will have only themselves to blame if Taylor develops into a star.
According to the 247Sports composite, Taylor is the No. 22 wide receiver in the class of 2018 and the No. 5 overall recruit from the state of Tennessee.