Max Garcia, one of the nation’s most heavily-recruited football transfers, told the AJC that this weekend’s visit to Wisconsin will be his last trip, and he’ll announce his college choice within the next couple of weeks.
“It will be before May,” Garcia said.
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman has Wisconsin among his five finalists, which also include UGA, Florida, Ole Miss and USC. He has taken recruiting trips to all five. UGA was once listed by Garcia as his frontrunner, but now he claims no favorites. However, the Bulldogs are still considered the school to beat because of the close proximity to Garcia’s family in the Atlanta area. Garcia ranked his official visit to UGA “between a 9 and 10.”
Garcia was granted permission to transfer from Maryland earlier this spring because he wanted to play closer to home. Garcia started all 12 games at left tackle for the Terrapins last season. He will have to sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules, then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Quarterback Danny O’Brien, who played with Garcia at Maryland, announced a couple of weeks ago that he is transferring to Wisconsin.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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