Flipping Fortunes

Josh Dawson's game-changing play against Tennessee almost couldn't happen.

Josh Dawson made a game-changing play in the fourth quarter of Georgia’s 35-32 win over Tennessee when he recovered a fumbled ball in the end zone for a touchdown.

This week, Dawson and the Bulldogs will take on Vanderbilt - a school Dawson was set to play for until he flipped to Georgia on National Signing Day in 2012.

“I’m very satisfied with my decision,” Dawson said. “Georgia’s a great place. I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.”

Rodney Garner was Dawson’s primary Georgia recruiter, though former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham did lend a hand here and there. He saw some things he liked at Vanderbilt, but felt like staying at home was the right move in the end.

“Just being in the SEC. Just being in a great city like Nashville, but I feel like Georgia has the same thing,” Dawson said. “Athens is not as big as Nashville, but I feel like education is high here. It’s a big priority.”

It’s a good thing for Georgia, too. The Bulldogs are probably satisfied with those two fumbles he picked up in the win over Tennessee.

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