Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

Mecole Hardman Jr. is the 16th-ranked recruit in the nation and the second-ranked athlete in the class of 2016, and on Wednesday he announced his commitment to Georgia with a lot of flair and a bit of misdirection thanks to some cakes.

Before the Elberton, Ga., native arrived at his announcement conference, people spotted four cakes on a table with pennants of Tennessee, Michigan, Florida and Clemson, leading many to believe UGA was out of the running.

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But when it came time to decide, Hardman wasn’t relying on cakes at all.

Hopefully all those nice cakes do not go to waste now.

– Brendan Maloy

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