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February 20, 2007

Junior Day coverage on UGASports.com

The University of Georgia welcomed many of the South's top football prospects to campus this past weekend to participate in head coach Mark Richt's Junior Day. UGASports.com's Chad Simmons has had several updates on players since they returned, and we figured we would create a one-stop shop for all our updates.

SMITH HAS INTEREST IN UGA AFTER HIS VISIT
Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee lineman Justin Smith traveled over to Athens this past Saturday for Georgia's Junior Day. Smith watched Georgia beat Georgia Tech last fall and camped with the Dawgs last summer, but he saw some new things in Athens this time. He talks about his visit inside. [more]
GEORGIA OFFERS KICKER AND TAKES THE LEAD
Not too often do you see major programs offering kickers this early in the process, but two schools have stepped up to offer Blair Walsh. One school offered Walsh the day after Signing Day 2007 and the second offer came in recently. UGA is one of the schools to extend an offer to Walsh and it looks like he took a quick liking to the Bulldogs. [more]
JACKSON SAID ATHENS FELT LIKE HOME
One of the many talented prospects on the University of Georgia campus this weekend was Dontavius Jackson. Jackson is a running back that put up outstanding numbers as a junior and he has already landed three scholarship offers. He traveled over to Athens this weekend for Junior Day and he left there feeling right at home. [more]
BIG OL RETURNS FROM GEORGIA JUNIOR DAY
Trevino Woods
didn't have to travel very far Saturday when he visited Georgia for Junior Day. Woods plays from Clarke Central High School in Athens and drove a couple miles to see what Georgia had to offer. Despite living so close to the campus, this was Woods' first visit to the University of Georgia. He had some good things to say after he returned. [more]
GEORGIA OFFERS VERSATILE LINEMAN
One of the most versatile linemen in the Peach State visited the University of Georgia for Junior Day this weekend. Omoregie Uzzi of Chamblee High School in Atlanta could line up on either side of the ball on the next level. The Bulldogs recognized his athleticism and saw his potential as they offered Uzzi a scholarship. [more]
WASHINGTON IS VERY EXCITED TO BE A DAWG
Georgia's first commitment for the class of 2008 was from defensive end Cornelius Washington. Washington committed in July of 2007 and he traveled over to Athens on Saturday for Junior Day. He had visited Georgia a few times since committing, but he left Athens Saturday even more excited than before about being a Georgia Bulldog. [more]
SUTTON TALKS FIRST VISIT TO GEORGIA
Defensive end Chaz Sutton has heard a lot about the University of Georgia from fans in the Savannah (Ga.) area over the years. He took a visit up to Georgia for the first time over the weekend for Junior Day and he wanted to see what all those people were talking about. [more]
IN-STATE RB VISITS UGA FOR JUNIOR DAY
Savannah (Ga.) Jenkins High School running back Franklin Green traveled up to Athens Saturday to take part in Georgia's Junior Day. This was Green's first visit to the University of Georgia and he saw everything he thought he would see. He liked what he saw at Georgia. [more]
UGA MADE A BIG FIRST IMPRESSION ON BYRD
Many class of 2008 in-state prospects have visited the University of Georgia for one reason or another over the years, but not Ronald Byrd. Byrd traveled up to Athens for the first time on Saturday for Junior Day and the Bulldogs made a positive first impression. UGASports.com caught up with Byrd to see what he had to say about his visit to Athens. [more]
MCRAE LIKED WHAT HE SAW AT GEORGIA
It is hard to find a natural center prospect in high school football, but you can find one in middle Georgia at Dublin High School. Nick McRae lines up at center and he has the body and skills to play that position on the next level. The University of Georgia has interest in McRae and they invited him to Junior Day this weekend. [more]
ROS PAYS ATHENS ANOTHER VISIT FOR JUNIOR DAY
Bryce Ros
has visited Georgia many times in the past. His father Frank Ros played for Georgia's National Championship team of 1980, so Ros knows a lot about what the Bulldogs have to offer. Georgia had many visitors on campus this past Saturday for Junior Day and Ros was one of them. He knew what to expect for the most part, but he did take some things away from the visit as well. [more]
SYLVESTER TALKS GEORGIA'S JUNIOR DAY
The University of Georgia held it's first Junior Day this past Saturday and they had a number of recruits on campus. One prospect that visited Athens was linebacker Steven Sylvester. Athens is a pretty familiar place to Sylvester because he has been there a number of times before. We caught up with this Georgia recruit to find out about this visit and about where the Dawgs currently sit on his list. [more]
STRONG TALKS HIS VISIT TO GEORGIA
The University of Georgia had a number of prospects on campus this weekend and one of them was Peach State linebacker Tristan Strong. Strong has already picked up a couple SEC offers and the Bulldogs have been showing some early in him also. We caught up with Strong to see what he had to say about his visit to Athens. [more]
ACADEMICS IMPRESS KING DURING UGA VISIT
An athlete to keep an eye on in the Peach State in 2008 is Vance King. King could line up on either side of the ball on the next level. This talented athlete has been receiving a lot of attention from many major programs in recent weeks. One of the schools showing a lot of interest was UGA and King visited the Bulldogs this weekend. [more]
KING COULDN'T STOP PRAISING UGA AFTER VISIT
One of the top wide receivers in the South is Georgia's Tavarres King. King not only stands out on the football field, but he stands out in the classroom as well. The combination of academics and athletics have helped him land five offers early on his first was from the University of Georgia. King visited the Bulldogs on Saturday and he left the classic city praising the University of Georgia. [more]
ALABAMA OL LEAVES UGA IMPRESSED
Rivals.com Junior All-American offensive tackle Tyler Love left the state of Alabama early Saturday morning and headed for Athens (Ga.). Love was one of the top prospects the Dawgs hosted for Junior Day and this was his first time in the classic city. [more]


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