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February 5, 2014

NSD: 4-star DB Gant signs with Marshall

Georgia’s loss was Marshall’s considerable gain.

Kendall Gant, a four-star recruit out of Lake Gibson (Fla.) High, signed his letter-of-intent with the Thundering Herd on Wednesday. Originally a verbal commitment to coach Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Gant had to alter his plans because he was two points short on his ACT of qualifying.

Gant would have had to attend a year of junior college and there would have been no scholarship available to him. Unlike Georgia, Marshall can accept partial qualifiers, so Gant gave the Herd his commitment Tuesday.

A 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety, Gant is the nation’s No. 39 defensive back as ranked by Rivals.com. He also had offers from Alabama, USC and Ohio State.

As a senior at Lake Gibson, Gant had 48 tackles and five interceptions.

He will be joined at Marshall by his high school teammate Fedrice “Fred” Binot, a 6-3, 252-pound offensive lineman.

— E-mail: gfauber@register-herald.com and follow on Twitter @GaryFauber.

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