3-star CB Malek Young decommits from UGA
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3-star CB Malek Young decommits from UGA

Malek Young
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Three-star running back Malek Young has decommitted from the Georgia Bulldogs. Young announced his decision Friday afternoon on Twitter.

“I would just like to thank all the Georgia coaches for welcoming me to the family while I was committed & all the love but as of today I’ve decommit(sic) from the university of Georgia,” Young tweeted. “I would like to open up my choices again & be highly recruited.”

Young (5-10, 175) committed to the Bulldogs over interest from most of the top schools in the country. Some of them include Cincinnati, Clemson, FSU, Louisville, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Mississippi State, Syracuse, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In the 247Sports Composite rankings, Young is listed as a 3-star recruit, the No. 44 cornerback, and the No. 491 overall recruit. Rivals.com rates Malek Young as a 3-star recruit and the No. 31 cornerback.

Earlier this week, four-star running back Devwah Whaley of Beaumont, Texas announced he was decommitting from the Bulldogs. Both come in the wake of Mark Richt being fired and Kirby Smart being named the new head coach.

There’s a chance Malek Young and/or Devwah Whaley end up in Athens after all, but both are going to look around until Georgia’s new coaching staff is completed.

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