NCAA: Knox qualified

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has been notified that freshman football signee John Knox of Statesboro has been officially certified as a full qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

As permitted by NCAA rules, Knox reported for fall practice two days ago while his certification process was being completed. He's still undergoing the mandatory acclimation period which requires a minimum number of days prior to practicing in full pads.

"It was exciting to get the news," said UGA head football coach Mark Richt. "It's even more exciting to have all 23 of our signees now here in school. There's so much work that goes into the admissions timeline and I'm very grateful to President Adams, Nancy McDuff (UGA Associate Vice-President for Admissions), Carla Williams and Glada Horvat from our athletic staff and many others for their support and guidance throughout this process."