He will visit the school this weekend. On Friday morning Ogletree, his uncle and a family friend will travel to Miami to watch the Hurricanes in Saturday’s Spring Game.
It will be a 22-hour trip for Ogletree, who lists Miami, Georgia, Florida State, Florida and Alabama as his top choices.
“I’ve never been to Miami,” Ogletree told the AJC on Thursday night. “I haven’t been down there yet to see what they are all about. That’s why I’m going to Miami this weekend. I can’t drop them because I haven’t sat down and talked to them like I have with Georgia.”
Ogletree said he became attracted to the program at an early age. “They were on TV one day when I was little,” he said. “I started watching them on TV and have been ever since.”
Ogletree said he does not intend to make his college decision this weekend. “I’m probably going to wait until after my senior season of football.”
Last weekend, Ogletree showed up for UGA’s Junior Day and got special attention from coach Mark Richt.
“Georgia definitely moved up with me after spending time with [Richt]. I rode with him from the weight room to Georgia’s practice in his truck. We had a lot of time to talk and to get to know each other.”
“[Richt] said if I was to sign with Georgia, that I could be a big help there. He said that playing at Georgia and being close to home, it would be much easier for my family to watch me play. We talked about staying close to God, and living life to the fullest potential. [Richt] said even if I don’t go there, he wanted the best for me as a person. It really meant a lot.”
Ogletree said his twin brother, linebacker Zander Ogletree, will not be joining him on the trip to Miami. Zander has been offered by FSU, and Alec said playing with his sibling in college will be a major factor in his decision.