ATHENS - Four days before practice begins, the Georgia football team has added another scholarship player.
But the move may not be made with this year in mind. Or even this player.
Joseph Ledbetter, who played basketball the past two seasons at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, is transferring to Georgia to play tight end. Ledbetter told several web sites, including Dawg Post, that he is receiving a scholarship.
"I'll be at camp on Friday ... and I will be on a full scholarship," Ledbetter told Dawgs247.com on Monday.
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Ledbetter told Dawgs247.com that he attended UGA for Dawg Night two weekends ago and received positive feedback then. He is listed at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds.
Ledbetter just happens to be the older brother of Jonathan Ledbetter, a defensive lineman at Tucker High School who is currently committed to Alabama. The younger Ledbetter is rated a four-star recruit.
"It doesn't really affect me," Jonathan Ledbetter told Dawgs247.com on Monday. "I'm just glad he's in school and has the opportunity, but we aren't a package deal or anything."
Georgia did have room for another tight end after Hunter Atkinson, one of its two tight end signees this year, had second thoughts and quit the team shortly after his arrival on campus. Ledbetter's addition will mean the team now has four scholarship tight ends. The others are starter Jay Rome, redshirt freshman Jordan Davis and freshman Jeb Blazevich.