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Leonard Floyd qualifies, bound for UGA

Georgia football signee Leonard Floyd’s family threw a party Saturday to celebrate this being his last weekend at home.

The outside linebacker (Eastman, Ga./Dodge County) leaves for Athens on Thursday after passing a summer school class to reach the number of core class hours required to enter UGA.

“I passed the class. I’m good to go,” Floyd said.

Floyd said he made a 91 in world geography this summer to finally qualify to enter college.

He is the last member of Georgia’s 2012 signing class to learn his academic fate. Seventeen of the 19 signees enrolled in either January or June, while defensive tackle John Atkins learned earlier this week that he did not make a qualifying standardized test score and will enroll at a prep school or junior college.

Floyd said he does not yet know where he will live or who he will room with at Georgia, but is excited to have cleared his final academic obstacle before he could enroll.

Now he can focus on football, where he projects as yet another hybrid player who could fit at outside linebacker or defensive end in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s base 3-4 scheme -- joining the likes of Cornelius Washington, Ray Drew and redshirt freshman Sterling Bailey who have all played both positions in the last year.

“I’m very excited to go up there and do what I’ve got to do,” Floyd said.