If you’re an elite prospect, once you’ve committed early to a college, your next goal is lobby your colleagues to join you at the same school.
That was North Clayton High linebacker Amarlo Herrera, who pledged to UGA in February.
At Saturday’s G-Day game, Herrera went out of his way to make conversation with many of the top uncommitted prospects in attendance. Wesleyan offensive lineman David Andrews and Griffin safety Corey Moore, two other UGA commitments for 2011, were also preaching the Bulldogs.
“I’ve been recruiting for Georgia since I committed to Georgia,” Herrera told the AJC on Sunday.
“I think we have something very special going on at Georgia. We have new (assistants), we have a new defense, and there’s a new feeling about the program.
“If you come to Georgia, you can be part of it all. Big things are going to be happening.”
The G-Day game attracted many of the top prospects from Georgia and the Southeast: The headliners included Cartersville offensive lineman Justin Floyd, East Hall defensive end Sterling Bailey, Valdosta two-way star Malcolm Mitchell, Ridgeland cornerback Devin Bowman, Grady cornerback Damian Swann, Mitchell County wide receiver Justin Scott, North Paulding wide receiver Chris Conley, and Booker T. Washington wide receiver Zach Witchett, among many others.
Andrews said he spent most of Saturday hanging out with a pair of fellow highly-touted offensive linemen, Memphis product Hunter Long (younger brother of UGA freshman Austin Long) and Dalton’s Watts Dantzler.
“I’ve gotten to know Watts and Hunter very well through the recruiting process, and I’ve been working hard on both to consider Georgia,” Andrews said.
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