Jeoffrey Pagan became the first recruit to spurn Georgia on signing day announcing that he will play next season at the University of Alabama. While it would have been great to have added Pagan, having Ray Drew and Sterling Bailey already in the fold definitely lessons the sting.
Pagan is ranked as the No. 4 defensive end in the country and the No. 42 player in the nation. According to Rivals, he is a four-star defensive end who most recently was thought to be going to Clemson before declaring that he wasn't committed anywhere last Thursday. Georgia was recruiting Pagan earlier this year before he abruptly committed to Clemson on Jan. 16th while on official visit there. Pagan originally committed to Florida in April but backed off this November. The Gators, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia were the schools that have been mentioned the most in regard to Pagan in the last month.
Pagan is a 6-foot-4, 280 pound defensive end from Asheville North Carolina. Rivals.com describes him as "a skilled athlete with the speed to catch skilled players from behind and destroy immobile quarterbacks". Pagan suffered a season-ending knee injury during his senior season and is still recovering from surgery.