ATHENS, Ga. -- Almost 24 hours after committing on national television, Lowndes County linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons officially signed Thursday morning with UGA, becoming the Bulldogs' 19th -- and presumed final -- signee in the 2012 class.
UGA confirmed receipt of Harvey-Clemons' signed letter of intent as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
The news ended a story that took a strange turn after Harvey-Clemons' initial commitment. Amid reports of dissatisfaction among family members with Harvey-Clemons' decision to attend to UGA, that letter of intent was not sent Wednesday.
Sources say UGA's staff stayed in contact throughout Wednesday with Harvey-Clemons' camp and the Bulldogs remained optimistic that things would eventually be sorted out. Both UGA coordinators -- Mike Bobo and Todd Grantham -- are believed to have played leading roles in the situation.
Valdosta falls under Bobo's recruiting territory, while Grantham was cited by Harvey-Clemons as a major reason he chose Georgia.
As the nation's No. 32 overall prospect, Harvey-Clemons was a key piece to Georgia's latest signing class and the big prize on an up-and-down Signing Day where other top targets like Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee) and Avery Young (Auburn) chose to sign elsewhere.
Harvey-Clemons' formal signing confirms Georgia's status as No. 6 in the 247Sports team rankings for 2012.
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