Ganus to Join Dawgs

ATHENS - The shutdown of the UAB football program has ended up bringing some help to Georgia’s defense.

Linebacker Jake Ganus, who led the Blazers in tackles the past two seasons, posted on Twitter Friday that he is joining the Bulldogs as a transfer. He would be able to play immediately in 2015.

“I’m so blessed and honored to be able to finish my college football career at the University of Georgia! #DawgsOnTop,” he tweeted.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Chelsea, Ala., product will have one season of eligibility remaining.

He led UAB in tackles with 70 this season and in tackles for loss with 16 ½ and was second on the team with six sacks en route to being named second-team All-Conference USA.

Ganus, who is originally from Alpharetta, also saw action as a safety earlier in his career and had 156 tackles in his first two seasons.

UAB shut down its football program for what it said were financial reasons.

"Right now, it's been pretty hectic for everybody," Ganus told after learning the program’s fate. "Our worlds got turned upside down. I think everyone's pretty much thinking about their future and where they're going to play next year.

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