December 27, 2006

Q&A with Rodney Garner

With signing day quickly approaching UGASports caught up with defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner to ask him about the outlook for the 2007 signing class and how theWith signing day quickly approaching UGASports caught up with defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner to ask him about the outlook for the 2007 signing class and how the NFL draft affects recruiting.

Question: How do you change your approach to recruiting while you wait for players like Charles Johnson, Paul Oliver, and Danny Ware to decide if they are going to the NFL?

Garner: "It is definitely something that factors in and we try to monitor the declaration date when guys have to file their paperwork. Anytime in recruiting you have to factor in a certain level of attrition because you know you are going to lose a certain number of guys. Whether it is leaving early in the draft, academics, or transfers so you have to build that into your numbers.

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