UGA LB target Markuss Eligwe has decided to postpone signing his college scholarship papers for a few days.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker from Stone Mountain High School has been committed to Florida State since last spring. He took an official visit to UGA last month. Eligwe also took a recruiting trip to Cal last week – which is why Eligwe is postponing.
“Cal is a great place and I had a great visit,” Eligwe told the AJC. “I was expecting good things, and it blew me away truthfully. So I’m going to give myself another few days to think about it.”
Rather than sign on Wednesday, Eligwe said it was likely he will wait until Monday.
“It’s my life, and I’ve got make the right decision. With whatever college I sign with, I will be spending the next 4-5 years there. I believe I can wait four more days to sign without hurting anybody.”
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher and assistant Dameyune Craig might’ve had their feelings hurt when Eligwe gave them the news over the telephone on Monday.
“I mean, they’re coaches, and this is recruiting,” Eligwe said. “Of course, they weren’t happy about it. But it’s something they have to put up with while I figure things out.”
Is Eligwe still committed to FSU? “Most definitely. I’m the only linebacker commit, and have been the only linebacker committed. They need me. But I’ve got to think about everything before I sign. This is a big decision that will affect the rest of my life.”
Then there’s UGA. Eligwe took an official visit with the Bulldogs last month and said he missed a call from the coaches over the weekend.
Could UGA be in the mix? Could Eligwe be one of the “mystery” recruits that everyone is talking about? “No, not unless I wake up and something like ‘Go Dawgs’ is on my mind. Not at all.”
What happened with UGA? “Georgia just isn’t for me. I felt that way a long time ago.”
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