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Wofford kicker transfer David Marvin accepts full scholarship to play at Georgia

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Georgia will have a kicker on scholarship this fall, but it won’t be last year’s starter Rodrigo Blankenship.

Instead, David Marvin, a graduate transfer from Wofford, will hold that distinction.

Wofford announced Wednesday on Twitter that he had accepted a full scholarship to play for the Bulldogs this fall for his final season of eligibility.

Because Georgia reached the 25-player scholarship limit for the 2017 class, Marvin will not be counted among those in the class. Instead, according to a source, he will blueshirt and count toward the team’s 25-player signing limit for the 2018 cycle.

Marvin, who will be eligible immediately, will receive his scholarship in August when the team begins fall practice. He will not be on scholarship before then if he enrolls this summer like the rest of the 2017 Georgia signing class likely will do.

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Marvin’s addition to the team comes despite Blankenship’s father calling his son’s lack of a scholarship an “injustice.”

In a meeting between Rodrigo Blankenship, Ken Blankenship and coach Kirby Smart on Jan. 2, Ken Blankenship said Smart delivered a “well-planned and well-conceived litany of deficiencies” as reasons why he wasn’t yet receiving a scholarship.

Rodrigo Blankenship went 14 of 18 on field goals as a redshirt freshman in 2016. His longest make was 49 yards.

Marvin, who redshirted as a true freshman in 2013, made 17 of 23 field goals last season at Wofford, which included a long of 57 yards. On kickoffs, he had 75 attempts and had 37 touchbacks.

Marvin also punted 46 times for a 46.17-yard average.

Last week, Georgia also accepted incoming freshman kicker Brooks Buce as a preferred walk-on.

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(You can follow Dan Mathews on Twitter @DanMathewsATL)

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