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One FBS school has had seven recruits decommit over the past two days 247Sports

It looks like the coaching change is starting to take a toll. A big one, too.

Schools usually see a rash of decommits after a coaching change, but this most recent one might be unprecedented. Georgia State had seven different 2017 recruits decommit between Tuesday and Wednesday. Those seven recruits:

  • Offensive tackle Jordan Ballard
  • Defensive tackle Mehki McKinney
  • Cornerback Kamron McFolley
  • Wide receiver Julius Pearson
  • Defensive end Matthew Boring
  • Linebacker Kendall Lawrence
  • Athlete Cameron Adams

The seven decommits literally made up more than half of Georgia State’s 2017 class, meaning the Panthers are just left with five guys for the time being.

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While it is unclear if the coaching change at Georgia State — they fired Trent Miles and hired South Carolina’s Shawn Elliott earlier this month — had a direct effect on these decommits, it is definitely a major blow that Elliott will need to rectify before National Signing Day.

Sure, as a Sun Belt school, Georgia State isn’t getting four- and five-star commitments. But losing seven different guys in about 30 hours? That’s a tough one.

We will keep you updated on this situation as we learn more.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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