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Former Georgia defensive coordinator trying to poach recruit with ‘Bulldogs’ tattoo?

Ben Rohrbach
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Four-star defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard has a "Georgia Bulldogs" tattoo -- Under Armour

Four-star defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard has a "Georgia Bulldogs" tattoo -- Under Armour

Todd Grantham jumped ship as the University of Georgia's defensive coordinator to take the same job at Louisville, and now he's pulling an Alicia Florrick, reportedly attempting to poach his top Bulldogs football recruits. (And, yes, that was a "Good Wife" reference.)

Grantham's top target, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, is three-star senior defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard, who is reportedly "checking out options" after the departures of Grantham, defensive line coach Chris Wilson and defensive backs coach Scott Lakatos. The Bulldogs allowed 29.0 points per game this past season.

The only problem? Gaillard has "Georgia" prominently tattooed on one forearm and "Bulldogs" on the other, according to the AJC. While that might seem like a deterrent to play elsewhere, he has scheduled visits with both Miami and Louisville this month.

“I think Coach Grantham is a familiar face for Lamont,” Bill Sochovka, Gaillard's coach at Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest High, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “When everything went down at Georgia, Coach Grantham was a familiar face and he already had a connection with Lamont. I don’t know how serious he is about Louisville. He’s still committed to Georgia, but he’s feeling the waters.”

He might want to test the laser tattoo removal surgery waters while he's at it.

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