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Jonathan Rumph commits to UGA over Mississippi State

JUCO transfer Jonathon Rumph will attend Georgia next season, as the four-star wide receiver chose the Bulldogs over Mississippi State.

Kevin C. Cox

Mark Richt landed a big target at wide receiver Wednesday, as junior college transfer Jonathon Rumph decided he will go to Georgia instead of Mississippi State.

Rumph is the 29th player in Georgia's class, making it the second-biggest class in the country. He's the fourth wide receiver in the class and the third with four stars according to Rivals. But unlike the other members of his recruiting class, he already has two years of playing time on the JUCO level under his belt. The 6-foot-4 receiver went to Holmes Community College in Mississippi, where he pulled in 45 passes for 569 yards and three touchdowns this season. Rumph is considered the No. 4 JUCO wide receiver in the country by 24/7 Sports. He switched from wide receiver to quarterback his junior year in high school, taking him off the recruiting radar and forcing him to go the JUCO route, but became a hot prospect again due to his strong play on the junior college level back at wide receiver.

Rumph will be expected to fill in relatively quickly, as the Bulldogs lose their two best receivers with Tavarres King and Marlon Brown both set to graduate after this season. He chose UGA over Mississippi State, although Texas Tech and Florida were also reportedly in the mix.

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