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Sheldon Dawson Will Play At Georgia

Athlete Sheldon Dawson from Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway High School has committed to Georgia.

Dawson made the decision official on Monday night.

“It just felt like a better fit for me,” Dawson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was like a do over for me, a place to start over. I started from scratch and that’s the place I wanted to go.”

Ole Miss was also considered by Dawson, who originally committed to Memphis in July before decommitting when coach Larry Porter was fired in November.

Dawson is the 17th commitment for Georgia’s class of 2012.

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Sheldon Dawson’s Decision A ‘Close Call’

Athlete Sheldon Dawson from Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway High School plans to choose between Georgia and Ole Miss.

Dawson, who will likely announce his decision on Wednesday, took an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend.

“It’s still between Ole Miss and Georgia,” Dawson told 247Sports. “I’ll sit down with my family tonight. It’s a close call.”

Dawson’s coach at Ridgeway, Duron Sutton, predicted last week that Dawson would choose Georgia.

“I think (Georgia) is where he’s going,” Dutton said.

Dutton also said his belief was that Dawson had already informed Georgia’s coaches that he would sign with the Bulldogs. Dawson denied giving a commitment and maintained he was still considering Georgia and Ole Miss.

Dawson originally committed to Memphis but decided to look at other schools when coach Larry Porter was fired in November.

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Memphis Commit Dawson Could Look Elsewhere

Sheldon Dawson is still committed to Memphis, but the athlete from Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway High School could look elsewhere.

The Tigers fired coach Larry Porter during the weekend. Dawson, who cited Porter as a main reason for choosing Memphis, told 247Sports.com he isn’t sure how the move will affect his college decision.

“It’s just business and it’s how it goes I guess,” Dawson told the website. “I don’t really know what I’m going to do right now. It was a surprise to me.”

Dawson told 247Sports that Tennessee, Georgia, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt have been recruiting him the hardest. He still plans to take all five official visits permitted by the NCAA.

Dawson is considered the No. 9 athlete in the nation and No. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee by 247Sports.

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SEC Headlines 11/27/2011 Part Three

1. Alabama wants a rematch with LSU.

2. Gene Wojciechowski: Alabama-LSU “became 99.9 percent official Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium.”

3. Chris DuFresne: “There remains a chance voters will rise up again and prevent LSU-Alabama II.”

4. Looks like the Chik-Fil-A or Gator Bowl for Auburn.

5. South Carolina likely headed to the Outback or Cotton Bowl.

6. Liberty or Music City Bowl likely for Mississippi State. Ditto for Vanderbilt.

7. Bowl projections from the Orlando Sentinel.

8. Kentucky 87 – Portland 63.  Lowest turnover total for the Wildcats since 1993.

9. USC 63  - USC 60.  Gamecocks fall to Southern Cal.

10. Arkansas 86 – Grambling  44. Freshmen score 53 of the Razorbacks total.

Extras

11. Former Les Miles assistant Larry Porter reportedly out at Memphis.  

12. Washington State coach rumored to be out - Mike Leach could be the target.

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