One of Georgia’s top junior quarterbacks will be playing at SMU for former Atlanta Falcons coach June Jones.
Lassiter High School’s Eddie Printz picked Southern Methodist over offers from Kentucky and Cincinnati. Printz also had serious interest from a dozen other schools, including South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi State.
How did June Jones, the SMU football coach, lure one of Georgia’s best? “They’ve been on Eddie for quite some time,” the quarterback’s father, Ed Printz, told the AJC. “Eddie visited over the summer and really liked it. The coaches made it clear that it was a ‘committable’ scholarship offer. They are very high on Eddie and think he can do big things there. After watching SMU’s game on TV [Sunday night], Eddie said he wanted to commit, and I gave him my blessing.”
“The thing about SMU is that they were always serious. They didn’t say things like they wanted to see more film after three more games. Early on, they did a very thorough evaluation on Eddie, and they felt really good about him. Then, after Eddie had a chance to develop a relationship with them, we felt like it was a good fit.”
What about UGA? The Bulldogs had yet to offer but flirted a little bit. UGA already has a commitment from a 2013 QB, Camden County’s Brice Ramsey. “It just didn’t seem it was going to be a good fit after meeting the coaches and seeing what direction they were going in. There’s a lot of speculation about Georgia’s future right now. We never felt like it was going to be a good fit.”
What about Georgia Tech? The son of Georgia Tech assistant Mike Sewak plays football with Printz at Lassiter, giving the Yellow Jackets some inside position on an evaluation. “We’re big fans of Georgia Tech but Eddie is just not a good fit for their type of offense they run.”
After Printz committed to SMU on Monday, he was contacted by some SEC schools, among others. “They all emailed and asked why did Eddie commit so early? And does that really mean he’s 100-percent done?”his father said. “Yes, Eddie is done with the recruiting. He’s not one to commit and still look around. He’s 100-percent committed to SMU.”
Why did Printz commit as a high school junior? “So he can start helping SMU build their recruiting class for 2013. He wants to help them get back to competing on a national level.”
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