One of South Carolina’s football recruits was scheduled to visit UGA on Saturday, but couldn’t make it because of a flat tire.
Mohamed “Mo” Camara, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker from West Forsyth High School, had car trouble on the way to Saturday’s UGA-Florida Atlantic game. Camara, who was already running late for kickoff, decided to cancel the trip after the flat.
“It was a bummer, but the game ended up being a blowout,” said Camara, who texted UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to let him know he wasn’t going to make it.
What’s the deal with “Mo” and UGA? “I had interest in them early,” he said. “Right now, I’m not really looking at recruiting that much because I’m committed to South Carolina, and I’m 100 percent with them. I really don’t talk to Georgia that much.”
Camara committed to the first school that offered him, South Carolina. He pledged to the Gamecocks last spring, and has since added football scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Central Florida and Middle Tennessee State, among others.
Many other schools have expressed interest, including Florida State, Auburn and UGA. What if the Bulldogs offered? “If Georgia offered, I’d be really grateful and blessed. But right now, I’m 100 percent with SC. I’d definitely be willing to go down there, check everything out, and see where it feels like home.”
South Carolina has 20 commitments for its 2013 recruiting class, including eight from Georgia. The Gamecocks, under the direction of defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, have made the state a priority, signing 12 Georgia prospects last year.
Camara has developed a close relationship with South Carolina’s star player, tailback Marcus Lattimore. The two often exchange text messages of encouragement.
Camara said he plans to take an unofficial visit to South Carolina for this weekend’s Missouri game, and then go back next month for his official visit when the Gamecocks play host to UGA. Camara said he’s unsure whether or not he will take official visits to other schools.
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