Georgia appears to have eased the concerns of cornerback Nickell Robey.
Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and running backs coach Bryan McClendon hustled down to Frostproof, Fla., this past Friday after word spread last week that Robey was having second thoughts about his commitment to the Bulldogs. Last week, Robey said rumors that Martinez’s job might be in jeopardy were of great concern and had him considering offers from Tennessee and South Florida.
“They met with Nickell and Nickell’s family for quite a while, for about an hour and a half, and had a good visit,” Frostproof coach Brad Metheny said. “I think all went well. Nickell still feels pretty good about Georgia and thinks that’s where he wants to play college football. All and all I think it was a good visit and good timing for the coaches to come down and talk to him. It went well. Eased his mind a little bit.”
Metheny said the four-star cornerback reaffirmed his commitment to the Bulldogs. “That’s where he wants to play,” he said.
Robey’s cousin Carlton Thomas is a redshirt freshman running back at UGA.
Robey could not be reached for comment and has yet to return messages. However, he left no doubt about his Georgia commitment when asked by Kipp Adams of the paysite UGASports.com. “I am 100 percent committed to Georgia . . . so everything is fine in my eyes.”
The UGASports report went on to say Robey, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound cornerback and running back, was assured Martinez is not leaving Georgia. The Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator and secondary coach of the last five years has been the focus of fan discontent the last two seasons as Georgia’s defense has struggled in big games.