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Kirby Smart, Georgia football flip 2025 CB Shamari Earls from South Carolina

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flipped a top 2025 recruit Sunday and it came within the SEC.

, a 2025 four-star cornerback announced that he is flipping his commitment from to Georgia. Earls had previously committed to the Gamecocks during their spring practice in April.

"I would like to thank Coach Gray, Coach Beamer and the entire South Carolina staff and fan base for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of their family, but at this time I need to make the best decision for me," Earls wrote on X (formerly Twitter). "With that being said I'd like to announce that I'll be de-committing from South Carolina and committing to the (University of Georgia!!) I'm a #Dawg."

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Considering the circumstances 老司机直播 flipping a recruit from within its conference and adding a top prospect to its recruiting class 老司机直播 Earls' announcement got a celebratory tweet out of Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart on X. Earl's commitment also pushed Georgia ahead of Notre Dame for the No. 3 recruiting class in 2025 per 247老司机直播' Composite team rankings.

"Go Dawgs!!" Smart wrote on X.

Here's what you need to know about Earls and the Bulldogs' updated 2025 recruiting class:

Shamari Earls 247老司机直播 ranking

  • National ranking: No. 105 national ranked prospect (four-star recruit)
  • Positional ranking: No. 11 ranked cornerback
  • State ranking: No. 4 prospect in Virginia

Earls is listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 105 ranked prospect in the Class of 2025. He is also ranked as the No. 11 cornerback in his recruiting class and the No. 4 prospect in the state of Virginia by 247老司机直播.

Shamari Earls stats

Like many high school cornerbacks, Earls is a two-way player, having taken snaps at wide receiver the last two years at Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. Here's a breakdown of Earls' stats per .

  • 2023-24 (Junior Season): 25 total tackles, nine solo tackles, two interceptions and two broken-up passes; 30 receptions for 720 receiving yards and eight touchdowns
  • 2022-23 (Sophomore Season): 18 total tackles, four solo tackles, one interception and one broken-up pass; five receptions for 146 receiving yards with two touchdowns

Georgia football 2025 recruiting class

  • National ranking: No. 3 overall
  • SEC ranking: No. 2 overall

Here's an updated look at the Bulldogs' 2025 recruiting class following Earls' commitment. With the addition of Earl, Georgia surpassed Notre Dame per 247老司机直播' Composite team rankings:

Star ranking by 247老司机直播 in parentheses

  • LB Zayden Walker (Five-star)
  • Edge Isaiah Gibson (Five-star)
  • TE Elyiss Williams (Five-star)
  • Edge Darren Ikinnagbon (Four-star)
  • CB Shamari Earls (Four-star)
  • WR Talyn Taylor (Four-star)
  • LB Jadon Perlotte (Four-star)
  • TE Ethan Barbour (Four-star)
  • QB Ryan Montgomery (Four-star)
  • S Todd Robinson (Four-star)
  • DL Christian Garrett (Four-star)
  • IOL Mason Short (Four-star)
  • WR Landon Roldan (Three-star)
  • IOL Dontrell Glover (Three-star)
  • DL Stephon Shiver (Three-star)
  • WR Thomas Blackshear (Three-star)
  • RB Bo Walker (Three-star)
  • WR Tyler Williams (Three-star)