INSIDER: DB Vonn Bell eliminates UGA and has Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio St. as finalists

Vonn Bell, the AJC Super 11 safety, had a unique way to narrow down to his three finalists.

AJC Super 11 DB Vonn Bell (AJC)

AJC Super 11 DB Vonn Bell (AJC)

The 4-star football recruit from Ridgeland High School threw three loaded questions to each of his seven favorites – Alabama, UGA, Clemson, Tennessee, Ohio State, Texas and Vanderbilt.

“Vonn and his family just wanted the facts from a few fact-finding questions,” Ridgeland coach Mark Mariakis told the AJC. “They had already done all the fluff questions and conversations. They had seen the facilities and trophies. They wanted to get down to the nitty gritty with the facts.”

So what were the three magical questions from Vonn Bell?

  • How could you help my job career after college? “He wants to go into coaching at the college level,” Mariakis said. “He just wanted to know what the college could offer in that area of academics with the educational part, the opportunity for a young man to get some job experience, and just what their plan academically was for him.”
  • What is your graduation plan for me? “When do they see him graduating at their school?” Mariakis said. “Do they put you on a 3.5-year plan, four-year plan, or for five years? And if a kid gets off track, what do they do to get him back on track?”
  • Where and when do I play football? “Third and final were the football questions: Where do they see him playing? How soon do they see him playing?” Mariakis said. “What were their plans for him as a football player in their program?”
Nick Saban (AP)

Vonn Bell's coach: "I think Alabama is just Alabama" (AP)

Obviously, Bell liked the answers he heard from Alabama, Tennessee and Ohio State — as those three have made it to the final round.

“I think those three schools, they all kind of bring something different to the table,” Mariakis said. “I think Tennessee brings the emotional side. He has been a Tennessee fan for his whole life.

“I think Alabama is just Alabama. They’re playing for a national championship every year here recently. I think the pull of playing DB at Alabama and being coached at that position by Coach [Nick Saban] is a pull for any young football player who has dreams of going on to big-time football.

And then Ohio State has been at the top of the list since Day One. Him and Coach [Urban Meyer] hit it off first time they met and talked. He had a good camp there and really enjoyed the staff and the facilities. His parents have enjoyed Ohio State’s campus and everything about it.

“All three of them bring something strong to the table. It will be a tough decision for him to get it down to one school.”

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And what about UGA? “Vonn liked Coach [Mark Richt] and liked Georgia. It was kind of a tough decision for him. He’s a kid who is very relationship-oriented. And that has been the toughest thing for him – to tell somebody ‘no.’ Coach Richt and that program are all about relationships. It was really tough for him to eliminate them, along with the other schools, too. But a decision had to be made, and he made it.”

What’s next for Bell? He will narrow down to one school after taking official visits to each of the three finalists. Bell does not claim a favorite out of the three, although Tennessee is rumored to be the school to beat, with Ohio State as the darkhorse contender.

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INJURY REPORT ON UGA COMMITS: Swainsboro High School’s Rico Johnson, a WR committed to UGA, got a scare in last Friday’s game when he exited in the second quarter with an undisclosed leg injury and did not return. However, Johnson got some good news this week when he was told that he could probably return within two weeks. Swainsboro coach David Johnson is “amazed” that his team’s other star player, DB-WR Jemerico Bell, doesn’t have any offers yet. “He’s a tad shorter than Rico at 5-10, and just a solid kid and great football player,” Johnson said. “When Rico got hurt, Jemerico took his game to a whole other level and pretty much carried us on his back. He put on a show, and he was fun to watch.” Bell had 17 carries for 153 yards, three kickoff returns for 97 yards, 11 total tackles, and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in the 44-41 win over Pierce County. “I’m amazed he doesn’t have any offers yet, I keep waiting,” Johnson said. “I think once he gets one, it’s going to kind of explode. Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech are all kind of sitting there. They are talking to him, but nobody has pulled the trigger yet. I think they really want to see what he does early in the season, and boy has he played well.” … Another UGA commit, DB Shaq Wiggins of Sandy Creek High School, likely suffered a concussion in last Thursday’s win over East Coweta. Wiggins told one reporter the next day he did not remember the game. Sandy Creek is off this week, and Wiggins will be examined next week before his playing status is known.

Dabo Swinney scouted Robert Nkemdiche and his teammates (AP)

Dabo Swinney scouted Robert Nkemdiche and his teammates (AP)

ROBERT NKEMDICHE UPDATE: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney attended Grayson’s stunning 22-7 loss to Parkview last Friday. Grayson entered the game not only ranked No. 1 in Georgia’s Class AAAAAAA, but also tops in several national polls. Swinney sat in the Parkview press box in the first half, but later moved to the other side of the field to the Grayson sidelines so he could be seen by Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1 prospect who is committed to Clemson. It was good strategy by Swinney, as both Nkemdiche and his Grayson teammate, DB David Kamara (also committed to Clemson), both waved to the Clemson coach while walking out of the locker room for the second half. With the exception of the Grayson loss, it was ideal timing for Swinney with Nkemdiche going to Ole Miss the next day to see his brother play. How did Nkemdiche play against Parkview? “We made up our minds that we were not going to be scared and run away from Robert,” Parkview coach Cecil Flowe said. “We made some plays, and he made some plays. You’ve got to go and try to scheme him a little bit and try not to let him tilt the field one way or the other. You have to account for how good of a player he is by getting some pads on him, doing all you can do, and fight hard. We probably did the best we could do against Robert. It’s hard running against that Grayson defense because they’re really good.” What was Flowe’s overall impression of Nkemdiche? “Robert is a great player. He has a bright career ahead of him, and he will make a lot of money one day. It’s just that nobody is mistake-proof. We hit him just right and got the ball out of his hands at the goal line [with Nkemdiche turning over the ball by fumbling into the end zone as he was about to score a touchdown at running back]. But Robert is a fine player and just a phenom of an athlete. He’s going to make Coach Swinney a good one.” Nkemdiche didn’t talk to any media after his Ole Miss trip, but thanked the Rebels and their fans for the hospitality over Twitter. On Tuesday, Nkemdiche had disabled his Twitter account, maybe just to avoid any distractions or perhaps because of an unbelievable amount of negative tweets fired at him about the Grayson loss. It’s unfair criticism for Nkemdiche, who is often the focus of the other team’s entire gameplan and blocked by 2-3 players on a snap – which frees up the rest of the defense to make plays. This reporter watched most of Nkemdiche’s game on Friday, and thinks he’s very deserving of his lofty ranking.

Clemson-bound QB DeShaun Watson (AJC)

Clemson-bound QB DeShaun Watson (AJC)

A NIGHT OF PERFECTION: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney didn’t make his other scheduled Friday appearance to watch another elite Georgia prospect committed to the Tigers, probably because Grayson game was so close. The other top Clemson recruit is DeShaun Watson, the junior QB from Gainesville High School. Watson got off to a rough start this year, throwing four interceptions in each of the team’s first two games, a loss to West Forsyth and a monumental upset over Buford. On Friday, Swinney missed a perfect performance from his future QB. Watson completed 18 of 18 passes for 360 yards and 7 touchdowns, while also running five times for 68 yards and another score in the 69-0 win over Winder-Barrow. “I think, for him, here’s just what happened: We were in some tight ballgames, and DeShaun was pressing a little bit,” Gainesville coach Bruce Miller said. “Of those eight interceptions, there were probably 3-4 he shouldn’t have thrown. But he’s still in the learning process. I’m just glad he’s on my team every Friday night.” Watson’s coach also pointed out that four of the eight interceptions were deflected by Gainesville’s receivers into the hands of defenders. “I tell you, he might throw four interceptions against Buford … but his running, his toughness, and his plays on the last drive were incredible. We had five minutes left on the clock and the plays he made on the last drive were unbelievable. Buford was knocking his head off, and he just kept going. He played great against Buford. If he wants to throw four interceptions again and play as good as he did against Buford, I will take it.” Clemson recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott observed the Buford game.

UPDATE ON EX-FLORIDA RECRUIT: Offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw, who de-committed from Florida last month because he wanted to visit some other schools, made an unofficial visit to Clemson last weekend. “It was great. I got to see Sammy Watkins’ first game back,” Outlaw said. “It was really exciting, and just a crazy atmosphere.” Outlaw said he is being recruited the hardest by Arkansas, Miami, Tennessee, South Carolina – and Florida. Outlaw said there’s still a possibly he could pledge again to Florida. “Yes sir, I am definitely looking at the Gators. I’m just taking my time to see what the best possible option is for me, and I’m going to take it all the way down until February.” Outlaw said he was also told that UGA recently inquired about him. Outlaw has also backed off on his wish to play only offensive tackle in college. “I don’t have a preferred position. It’s really whatever gets me on the field first is how I feel about it.” Outlaw got a written offer from UCLA this week. He does not list a leader nor have any official visits planned.

SLEEPER LIST: One prospect to watch is Dutchtown offensive lineman Jordan Harris, a 6-foot-5, 320-pounder who committed early to Middle Tennessee State. After the Dutchtown coaches mailed out some senior film, Harris has sparked interest from Auburn, South Florida and Ole Miss, among others. Harris will make an unofficial visit to Auburn for the second week in a row. Auburn has not offered but Harris “thinks it may happen” eventually.

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156 comments Add your comment

Roll Tide 14

September 19th, 2012
3:01 am

I would’ve loved to have heard Saint Richt’s answers to all three questions hahahaahaha too bad mutts

RevAl

September 19th, 2012
4:13 am

Yes, Roll Turd…your insight is a cure for my insomnia….thanks, tool…..

reality

September 19th, 2012
4:22 am

Roll Tide 14….. The answers were probably the truth………unlike the final three’s…….HA HA HA

kingdaddy

September 19th, 2012
5:18 am

Nice work MC…

kingdaddy

September 19th, 2012
5:32 am

Why do the obvious idiots have to be so class-less and attack Coach Richt’s religion? Don’t care for good people with high character in Alabama, Roll Tide 14,or should I call you Roll “Satan’$” Tide 14,666??? Saint Richt will forgive you, but I hope you burn and rot for eternity…

Blackoutanyone?

September 19th, 2012
5:52 am

“I think Alabama is just Alabama. They’re playing for a national championship every year…”

Well that pretty much sums it up.

ROLL TIDE!!!!!

FL Jacket

September 19th, 2012
7:20 am

This kid is certainly asking a olt of “ME” and “I” questions isn’t he? Those can only be good for a football team…

B_itter

September 19th, 2012
7:26 am

M.C. nice job—bamma tramps go away–like a ex-wife

Spike

September 19th, 2012
7:28 am

Wow… Me Me Me… The better question that was unasked is “What are my plans after I work hard enough on my own to graduate, as opposed to what the coach and school are going to do for me?”

Um......riiiiight

September 19th, 2012
7:31 am

Roll Tide 14
September 19th, 2012
3:01 am

Spoken like a true Obama troll.

Douglas

September 19th, 2012
7:51 am

I don’t blame him for considering Bama…great coaches. But you are telling me that Ohio State and Tenn. have better defensive coaches than UGA? He may have a high GPA but it sounds like he doesn’t have a lot of common sense.

Brown Dog

September 19th, 2012
7:53 am

Man, rough pre-dawn crowd — eternal damnation and a Democratic slur.

KnoxvilleDawg

September 19th, 2012
7:56 am

As some smart football coach once replied when asked “How many of your players graduated”. He replied ” Everyone that wanted to” Nuff said.

Baloneyismyfirstname!

September 19th, 2012
7:58 am

How dare he wants to know what the school can do for him….I mean it’s not like he is putting his life and health on the line for the school or that they will make millions off the sweat of him and his teammates. So selfish

Baloneyismyfirstname!

September 19th, 2012
8:01 am

Next thing you know he is gonna ask about a meal plan , dorm room, and a training staff to look after his boo boo’s…..as if he deserves that

Baloneyismyfirstname!

September 19th, 2012
8:04 am

The schools are only after the player for what he can do for hem, but he is wrong for seeking reciprocity. When you interview for a job do you not want to know what your compensation and benefits pkg will include….make no mistake it is a job and he has every right and a responsibility to pick the spot that serves his interest best

GT = 10 time loser to Mark Richt

September 19th, 2012
8:07 am

USSR (United Saban Soviet Republic) guidelines state all players will be processed in accordance with Premier Saban’s wishes. Should any player become injured or a better player come to Alabamstan, said player will be cast off to North Alabamastan Siberia to finish his sentence in the 1-AA Gulag.

GT = 10 time loser to Mark Richt

September 19th, 2012
8:09 am

And to all the tree killers, Richt didn’t go after Bell because we have Matthews and several other safeties already committed. He will be going to Ohio State on signing day.

GeoffDawg

September 19th, 2012
8:26 am

Anyone else notice that his explanation for picking the top three have nothing to do with those questions?

14 Titles

September 19th, 2012
8:32 am

Nick’s loading the roster with more 5 star recruits for another title run next year—it could be 3 in a row! Bama’s team this year may be better than the 2011 title team. RTR!!!!

Nhgamecock

September 19th, 2012
8:34 am

What’s the update in gt Recruits?

Nhgamecock

September 19th, 2012
8:34 am

What’s the updates on GT recruits?

PR

September 19th, 2012
8:41 am

UGA is full at the safety position for the ‘13 class. You make room for a guy like Bell, but he’s certainly not a must have at this point.

Truth Hurts son

September 19th, 2012
8:45 am

What are your plans for me regarding playing football?

So if Richt answered,”The best players will play”, I guess that offended him.

I hope Derek Dooley told him to hold a spot for him on whatever staff he ends up on.

GeoffDawg

September 19th, 2012
8:50 am

Outlaw better get that UCLA offer with a non-refundable deposit.

Brown Dog

September 19th, 2012
8:52 am

PR, with all due respect, Georgia doesn’t have enough players at any position otherwise you wouldn’t have a dozen walk-ons on scholarship this year or signing 32-34 for the next. If bell is good enough to play you try to sign him.

Not so fast.

September 19th, 2012
8:52 am

I think we are filled at Safety already…….
Don’t worry, when the dogs get to the dome this year Bama will be on the other side and nothing will be sweeter than what is going to happen.

See you in Miami….because the Dawgs are going!

Layinlow

September 19th, 2012
8:52 am

Obviously, this ridgeland kid didn’t narrow his list based on these three questions. Why even bring the stupid question list up if your really not going to use it? Are we supposed to believe that Saban and ut have his best interest at heart when it comes to his education and future after football? Really kid? If you go to Bama all I can say is don’t get hurt or let your play slack off or you will get cut just like in the nfl. I have been critical of richt at times but if I’m a football recruit worried about my future I would trust richt hands down over any other coach in the sec.

ComeOnVonn

September 19th, 2012
8:54 am

I guess people dont wanna work hard anymore and just have things given to them ha. Sad parenting.

Jim N Buckhead

September 19th, 2012
8:54 am

Those questions are foolish…All schools offer some sort of help in finding jobs after graduation I guess because he is good football player he can ask for more than other students? The other questions are up to him.

Holy Guacamole

September 19th, 2012
8:56 am

A couple of big wins after years of drought and surprise, the Bama fans are insufferable again. I’ll be glad when their run is over and they can go back to whining about everyone else cheating. I am growing weary of the chest thumping.

blackeyeanyone

September 19th, 2012
8:56 am

How long before Saban goes back to the NFL and whimpers back to college football?

Prometheus

September 19th, 2012
8:56 am

What arrogance? If you go to college and do not shine in the classroom, the school can do nothing for you except give you a job that you did not earn.

just a fan

September 19th, 2012
8:57 am

I would love to have this young man on my team he seems to have his priorities straight. Good luck where ever he lands.

Go Dawgs Sic em WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Injury?

September 19th, 2012
8:58 am

So if he commits now, and gets injured then what? that was the question he should have asked…..
Then he should get a big A cut in his head only to shave it off later when they pull his scholly

Saint Simons

September 19th, 2012
9:00 am

What about tech :( no one even gives us a look, maybe it’s because of the triple floption?

22 SEC Titles

September 19th, 2012
9:00 am

Certtainly would like to have VB, but CNS does not get every kid. Either way we can win with you or win without you. Just ask Clowney, Mitchell, Crowell…….

Holy Guacamole

September 19th, 2012
9:07 am

Bell is beginning to sound like another prima donna like Foster and Nkemdiche. Not sure that he would be good for any team if he has that type of “me, me, me first” attitude. Frankly, I am glad that neither of those other two are going to UGA because it took a while for UGA to rid themselves of players with that type of personality. I guess offering him a free education and all of the perks is not enough.

obama Sin Laden

September 19th, 2012
9:08 am

fl jacket i concurr. let the whinny little brat go some where else. cmr wants boys that are eager to learn and help themselves while in college instead of boys looking for a life time contract for freebies. good ridance boy. gata cmr.

Jimmiezz

September 19th, 2012
9:13 am

Holy Guac-
If Bama was in a drought for a few years…what do you call what UGA is in right now? Bama doesn’t go 32 years between titles.

Chi Town

September 19th, 2012
9:14 am

Guess St Richt did not answer the questions correctly….

What is your graduation plan for me?

St Richt…………Not sure but I will jump off the high dive in our Aquatic center for you.

bill

September 19th, 2012
9:15 am

Wow ZERO sacks. Why is this kid ranked number 1 in the country?! Based on what? He didn’t show out at camps, or even show up for that matter. And his production on the field has been minimal. Give me a break.

FisheriesDawg

September 19th, 2012
9:24 am

I’m confused…is he saying that Derek Dooley has been a Tennessee fan his whole life, or is he talking about an assistant that is recruiting him? Or is this just a poor use of quotes and you actually transitioned out of Bell’s personal statement are are saying that Von Bell has been a Tennessee fan his whole life?

A person SMART enough to know.....

September 19th, 2012
9:29 am

EDUCATION questions and Bama & Tennessee made it to the top over Texas & Vandy(AAU members)? LOL now that is priceless.

Holy Guacamole

September 19th, 2012
9:30 am

Jimmiezz – my point was about the incessant chest thumping. Furthermore, the MNC is just that without a playoff system. Bama was just .500 last year with LSU, and moreover, didn’t even win their subdivision, much less the SEC Championship. Seems to me that it takes some luck to even play for the MNC last year after that performance.

claytondawg

September 19th, 2012
9:32 am

Let the kid make his own decisions and his own direction in life. It’s HIS choice. I love my ‘Dogs, but we can’t get everybody in the state of Georgia. Ok, now, back to reality…We need another head coach.

A person SMART enough to know.....

September 19th, 2012
9:39 am

SORRY people but I don’t think the kid was being ME ME ME when it comes to his Education. An Education and College Diploma is all about ME ME ME. The kid has to go to the classes, take the test and get a job after school so he asked what each college could do to help him. Shouldn’t Every kid choosing a college be thinking the same way?

7576DAWG

September 19th, 2012
9:39 am

Vonn Bell needs to stop showing his ignorance or insulting our intelligence. This kid is trying to make himself out to be something special and he want teams fighting over him. He made up his mind years ago. There was no need in all that drama. Just commit and be done with the entire process.

nate from detroit

September 19th, 2012
9:45 am

After seeing Bell play in person, I believe he is a better offensive player. I saw him against Calhoun and his cover skills are average at best and he tackled high all night. Part of his problems in coverage could be he was defending against Taylor Lamb who might be the best QB in the state. He gets away with the tackling now but he won’t in D-1 when he is trying to tackle bigger backs.
When he ran the ball he showed great speed and vision. The biggest downside I saw from him was that he has diarrhea of the mouth and talks trash after every play.

G-Dawg

September 19th, 2012
9:54 am

“What is your graduation plan for me?”

Shouldnt that be his plan, and not the coaching staffs?

1eyedJack

September 19th, 2012
9:54 am

So, after the three magical questions from Vonn Bell, his “finalists” are still pretty much the same as they were before the three magical questions. What was so magical about them and did he just listen to what he wanted to hear?

Coach

September 19th, 2012
9:57 am

When you can’t even make the top three for in state players, I think you’ve answered all the Questions.

GeoffDawg

September 19th, 2012
9:59 am

Ironically, “SMART enough” should realize that AAU membership has much more to do with the research funded through the university than it does with the quality of the classroom experience. It also is fairly limited to the types of fields that said research can support. Hence why Nebraska lost their AAU affiliation when they chose to put more resources into agricultural science. This has very little to do with the education that an undergraduate will receive.

SugeKnightDawg

September 19th, 2012
10:00 am

A lot of hypocrites on this board today. So you people calling this kid selfish have never gone on a job interview and asked questions about what that potential employer is going to do for you by way of salary, benefits package, and advancement opportunities?

I also assume none of you ever went to visit a college recruiter even as a regular student and asked what opportunities beyond the classroom would enhance your future earning prospects? You know, like academic clubs, social clubs, research opportunities, graduate programs with more research opportunities, teaching assistant opportunities, etc?

Oh yeah, this must be that “slave mentality” attitude that some athletes say is prevalent in sports where players shouldn’t do anything except what coach tells them to do and once their usefulness to the program expires we don’t care what happens to them.

BamaNation

September 19th, 2012
10:01 am

Wow, uga fans have not been right since that BEAT DOWN during your BLACKOUT game …… LMAO

nate from detroit

September 19th, 2012
10:02 am

Technically Coach, Bell lives in Tennessee. The Chattanooga paper did an article a few weeks back on the out of district players that now play for Ridgeland. Bell grew up in Tennessee and still lives in the Chattanooga area.

georgiajeepn

September 19th, 2012
10:03 am

I know some of the great football minds on here will jump on me for what I am going to say but this ajc.com message board is looney…First off someone jumps right on here at 3:01 in the morning and completely changes the thread to cut down the Georgia Bulldogs in whatever way possible. They some Bulldog idiot will get on here and argue with that idiot. Then pretty soon you have 5 or 6 idiots arguing about the same thing they argue about everyday…And all the time the ajc reporter is saying wow look how many hits that story I wrote today got…I have had my say and will goodbye to you Bama idiots and you Bulldog idiots and the occasional Tech idiots. Adios!!!

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 19th, 2012
10:05 am

Nkemdiche may actually be overrated? He’s good but #1 – I would give that to Montravius Adams.

GeoffDawg

September 19th, 2012
10:16 am

You have to admit georgiajeepn that the tech idiots are more than just occasional…

shankit

September 19th, 2012
10:38 am

Historically, seems his MaMa would want security for
her child, should he get injured. Which school has the
track record for maintaining scholarship in case of injury?
I think we all know.

Andy

September 19th, 2012
10:46 am

What happened to that sports agent that had absolute 100% proof that Saban was cheating and was going to reveal it to the world. .Where you be boy? You been awful quite lately

Gene

September 19th, 2012
10:51 am

Saban and Meyer are the two coaches least likely to be truthful. Anyway, the answers to the three questions come only from the player’s motivation and character. Look at Crowell, Dyer, Ealey, and Rogers.

Judge Dawg

September 19th, 2012
10:56 am

This story shows how a major newspaper can be manipulated by a seventeen year old. He sounds like one of our former players. And he believes Saban and Meyer.

John

September 19th, 2012
10:58 am

Any college coach will tell any recruit whatever he thinks will influence the recruit to trend.

Andy

September 19th, 2012
10:59 am

@ shankit No I don’t think we all know. Why don’t you enlighten all of us dummies that are not in the loop with all you insiders. 1

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 19th, 2012
11:14 am

Vonn Bell never seriously considered UGA and has been written off for some time. Also you can write of Trenton Brown who says he is still committed to UGA but Florida is his leader. Leaves more room for Tunsil and Crowder on the OL. Brown wants to play OT and he is huge but much like Anderson last year he is a touch slow to react to the pass rush. Opinion of Brown varies widely from 4 star to a 5.6 rating (low 3 star). UGA has their entire OL back next year and it should be the strength of the team.

AltamahaDawg

September 19th, 2012
11:23 am

First of all Mr. AJC headline writer, how were those tough questions. Pretty canned straight out the Guide to being recruited manual questions , weren’t they?

And upon reading the assessments by his coach, they could have saved everybody a lot of time and just asked what they really wanted to know. Quetion #3.

Lord Saban

September 19th, 2012
11:43 am

Kinda embarrassing for the home state coach to get shut out of the process. The kid pretty much summed it up about Alabama- They play for national championships every year.

gp

September 19th, 2012
11:43 am

Obviously Da’Rick Rogers, Terrell Pryor and Justin Taylor asked those same questions of those schools, as Bell did. Good luck,dude.

king saban

September 19th, 2012
11:49 am

Man that’s just embarrassing when the home state coach gets turned down. The kid said it best though “Alabama plays for national championships every year”

Fred

September 19th, 2012
11:50 am

@bill – Did you ever consider that just maybe his team’s schedule conflicted with some of those camps? It did by the way.

the king of college football

September 19th, 2012
11:51 am

Kind of embarrassing that richt already got shut out of the process.

Fred

September 19th, 2012
11:54 am

If Bell wants to go into coaching at the college level, it seems to me the questions he asked were very pertinent. He is concerned about how the college will help him with his career goals. Isn’t that what *every* student considers when looking at a college? Maybe he has no desire to go to the NFL and is more concerned about his education and long term goals. I find that refreshing!

brick

September 19th, 2012
11:55 am

Roll Tide, the questions he should ask is what happens if I get hurt or what happens if I don’t make the 2 deep. Of course a kid never thinks he is going to be injured and they don’t think there is a possibility they won’t start. Seen this particular kid play multiple times and will be very surprised if he is ever anything more than a spot player or special team player. So if by chance he chooses Bama means he will finish is career at one of the directional schools in Alabama. But that really is a moot point, unless something big happens he is going to UT.

Smarticus

September 19th, 2012
11:59 am

Seems like Climpson and Dabo Swinney are outhustling da Preacha Man for football talent in our own back yard.

Let’s give Richt and Bobo a salary increase!

buzz me up

September 19th, 2012
11:59 am

Kid go where you feel is the best fit for you. Forget all the BS on blog and do what your heart tells you. Its your life and you got to live with the decision. God Bless and good luck.

DAWGFAN

September 19th, 2012
12:01 pm

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DAWGFAN

September 19th, 2012
12:08 pm

I don’t believe for one second that this kid’s “questions” had anything to do with eliminating anyone – his mind was already made up. First off, Tennesse’s answers have to be totally discounted since there’s a strong probability that the coaching stay will soon be replaced. And the same may be true with Ohio State since Urban Meyer can space out at any time and decide to retire, unretire, and retire again. And seriously, does anyone think Alabama has a graduation plan for their players. At “bammer” you play or you’re cut. If you want to graduate, you’ll do that based on your own initiative – providing Saban doesn’t jerk your scholarship first if you don’t meet his performance standards.

Ridgelandpanthers07

September 19th, 2012
12:41 pm

Hey AJC, you have finally caught on to Bell, Congrats. You also love to report on Ridgeland’s prayer controversy. Maybe you should come to Ridgeland and do some real journalism this Friday night. I think you will come away recognizing that the Ridgeland Panthers are a top team and they are a contender.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

September 19th, 2012
12:51 pm

If he wants to play for Ohio…hope he likes the snow/ice and cold weather.

AL is dirtier than my underwear

September 19th, 2012
12:52 pm

Yeah, Saban will take care of momma’s baby while he plays at AL. He just ignores his own daughter who gets arrested for a drunken brawl at her sorority house. So Saban’s daughter is a drunken brawler but the no players on the team ever get in trouble. What a joke.

HARRY

September 19th, 2012
1:03 pm

The kid would be the first football player to graduate from Alabama since Forrest Gump!

chazzo

September 19th, 2012
1:18 pm

Go ahead and put on that Alabama grey shirt and be done with it.

AltamahaDawg

September 19th, 2012
1:22 pm

Very possibly so Fred. At the very least his folks told him those were important questions. And you and I both know that everybody gave almost verbatim answers to questions 1,2. I mean..what the heck do you think they said? I’d bet you could pull the responces out of hat and assign them randomly and not be far off. (nor do I think he could go wrong with any of them)

But then every discussion about the schools had nothing to do with any of that. SO, Lets guess which question had the most highlighter in his notebook.

PTC DAWG

September 19th, 2012
1:24 pm

Best of luck to this Kid.

You guys stay classy.

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September 19th, 2012
1:37 pm

Mr. Hankey (Pankey)

September 19th, 2012
1:51 pm

Who give a F what this guy’s questions were. Do you guys have so little going on the care? I hope he doesn’t come to UGA. Sounds ilke a Nkim-dee-chee pariah.

Special K

September 19th, 2012
2:12 pm

Gotta love the venom the pup fans spew out when a recruit does not commit to uga. Call the education system bad, call the coach satan amd whatever vile you can come up with. I come on here just to see what new trash you have to throw at other teams and players. New stuff every day. Keep up the good work.

Special K

September 19th, 2012
2:13 pm

Should be “and”. Sorry my GA education got the better of me.

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harold

September 19th, 2012
2:22 pm

BELL CHOOSES THE SAME PATH & GROUND WHERE ERIC BERRY PLAYED AND PEYTON MANNING: HE CHOOSES “BIG ORANGE COUNTRY” AND TENNESSEE!

JB

September 19th, 2012
2:37 pm

Well, after reading this, looks like the Dawgs dodged a bullet……And Saban over Richt caring about the welfare of a kid……..pleazzzzzzzzzzze…………Good luck kid. Don’t get hurt this season…….Saban’s phone will be out of order if you do.

JB

September 19th, 2012
2:40 pm

Tenn will lose to all the ” ranked” SEC teams on their schedule. I like Derek, but after reading the 82 comments in the Knoxville paper last Sunday, The war drums are beating. At where that program was year one for Dooley ( Not one OL with any game experience) they should let him finish his contract and see what happens. They’ve gone from door mat to better fasten your chin strap in 3 short years..
They are getting close.

B_itter bamma fans are dusch bags

September 19th, 2012
3:10 pm

banned check

B_itter bamma fans are dusch bags

September 19th, 2012
3:15 pm

Enter your comments here—–ok i will—bamma turds ripping dawg fans

—-so ole troll hate-in

pan calling the kittle black

same tactics the —LITTLE USED CAR SALESMAN USE’S

—LSU will wipe the deer in the head light look off your face’s

—then you trailer tramps can pray for –ESPN–coming to your rescue

—–DAWGS and the TIGERS in the SEC FINAL

—FINAL NOTE:—-BAMMA FANS–stop kissing your sisters on national T.V.

–BLAhahahahahahah

B_itter dummy recruit

September 19th, 2012
3:19 pm

No room for dummies on UGA—-go to the TRAILER TRAMPS or BLUE TICKS

——-HAHAHAHAHAH—–BIG DUMMY

Dawglasville

September 19th, 2012
3:29 pm

Good luck kid.

Kinda funny that he asked the coaches those questions and then the reasons gave for selecting his 3 had nothing to do with the questions at all. 17-19 year olds say the craziest stuff.

Enjoy the process young man.

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 19th, 2012
3:33 pm

This is a NON story. There is nothing unusual about the questions Vonn Bell asked. In fact, I would say that MOST recruits ask these questions. Why try to make this out to be some kind of brilliant strategy when it is not? UGA wrote him off long ago as Bell never showed any interest in them. He is going to Ohio State because of the turn coat Urban Meyer that left the Florida program in disarray.

P_The_Ricker

September 19th, 2012
3:48 pm

Wouldn’t a better source to ask questions to Urban Meyer be his former players at UF? You’d get a lot more honesty from them.

AltamahaDawg

September 19th, 2012
4:15 pm

That is a really good point. You think you would more rely on the information from a third partythat had already been there, more than asking a coach for some crystal ball predictions, on graduation and career aspirations. Yea, ok……we hope to, we plan to, let me assure you we will do our best to. How are they supposed to know when this kid can expect to graduate? Or what sort of coaching aptitude he has. And who is going to say anything but what he wants to hear? All with the best intentions.

Now the third question is fair. They should be able to tell him, what they want from him on the field. They are the ones that invited him to be there.

01HAWK

September 19th, 2012
4:37 pm

USC’s gonna lose this game, win at home vs. Oregon, and watch like the rest of us while Alabama and LSU play for the whole salami again. — Steve Greenberg, The Sporting News

From ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Guess we’re going to see LSU/Alabama twice again this season, huh?

From ESPN.com analyst and former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker: People thought USC could win National Title? What do you think LSU or Alabama’s D-Line’s would do to that OL?

From RebelGrove.com publisher and former Press-Register columnist Neal McCready: Dear national media, please don’t hype the first LSU-Alabama game this year. They’ll meet again in January.

Sorry GUYS and GALS…………………………….But the 2nd year of BAMA and LSU is coming for the BCS Title.

ROLL TIDE ROLL……………………..I am sure all the DAWG fans will be excited to see this happen.

NewDog

September 19th, 2012
5:23 pm

georgia better stay away from this attitude case—he’ll be complaining from day 1 if he doesn’t start.

Pitbull

September 19th, 2012
5:32 pm

If the kid selects Tuskalooser then he better not get hurt or Saban will drop him like a hot potato and the kid will have to start mending fences with whomever has a scholarship left.

Pitbull

September 19th, 2012
5:33 pm

NewDog, you are absolutely right. He looks like he could be more trouble than any kid could be for the program who signs him.

Let him be Saban’s problem.

SEC Fact Finder

September 19th, 2012
5:38 pm

I am afforded a unique opportunity on most weekends to up close to the action around the SEC. I can honestly say over 25 years on sidelines around players and coaches at the SEC/ACC/ and other teams that visit are classy people. Some coaches really instruct during the game and focus on their players developing into better people and players.

I have witnessed some coaches who come across as really nice, concerned coaches, but in reality they are selfish and would run over a 5 year old to get a win.

Coaches are paid to win games, promote their program and keep the seats filled while graduating their players and making them better people when they leave the campus. Some of you think you know coaches and make comments so far from the truth just to make a point or to make your own program look better are so far off base it is laughable.

If we spend our time promoting our own teams and saying good things about them and stop the bashing of other programs we would find ourselves feeling a great deal better about how we look at collegiate football.

Good luck to you and your teams.

dawgfan

September 19th, 2012
6:21 pm

Like the kid said, he’s been a UT fan his whole life and if that’s true I can see why he eliminated UGA. Plus why not make a statement and pick UT over the two most proven coaches recently in college football? He’s going to UT.

Delbert D.

September 19th, 2012
6:24 pm

Every recruit with average or better intelligence should carry that list of questions with them in his pocket.

Rolndirty

September 19th, 2012
6:25 pm

Funny line GT= 10. Hope to c u n Atlanta!!!
RoLl tIdE rOlL

Bob

September 19th, 2012
6:31 pm

Mr. Bell…it’s all about you isn’t it. What can you do for the team? We’ve had enough prima donnas at UGA that underperformed and/or got kicked off the team. I would like to see more players with Jarvis Jones’ attitude…hope you like it at Bama!

Bob

September 19th, 2012
6:39 pm

And, by the way, a UGA football scholarship is worth $40,000+ a year, $160,000+ if you get your degree in four years. Can you justify the expense? Should you find that the NFL is not in your future, a degree might just help you make a good living for your family.

LakeDawg

September 19th, 2012
6:41 pm

I’m sure Saban filled his ears with bullcrap. Richt told him the truth. Of course, these questions probably had little to nothing to do with his decisions. They’re very generic in nature. But it makes a good story.

Yojimbe

September 19th, 2012
6:42 pm

As a Buckeye, I would love to see Vonn Bell in Scarlet and Grey and I think he would get immediate playing time with the Silver Bullit defense. If he’s half as good as Brad Roby (another Georgia boy) that defense will only get that much better in the next few years. Whether Vonn committing to OSU and Roby already there would constitute a pipeline for Urban Meyer, time would only tell and I’m surprised Mark Richt would let this kid out of his back yard. Go Bucks!

Tdawg

September 19th, 2012
6:45 pm

Bell ask 3 legit questions. Then proceeded to tell us that the 3 questions he ask, had absolutely nothing to do with his final 3 choices. Tennessee. Always been a Vols fan. Alabama much easier academy and the same could be said about Tennessee. UGA would have been in the final 3 if they had easier academics and blew smoke up his arse like Tenn and Alabama did. Out side of Richt promising him a starting position and a easy academic class load, was he ever going to pick UGA.. The Ohio State pick makes no sense. Of course Myer may have promised him the starting position like Alabama and Tennessee did.

Tdawg

September 19th, 2012
7:01 pm

SEC Fact Finder some of what you say is in fact the truth. However, I know a scum of a coach when I see one so you will have to forgive me when a I call a jerk a jerk.

crimson1

September 19th, 2012
7:41 pm

The kid wants to get into coaching. Nick is the one to learn from. He’s top line.

Blackoutanyone?

September 19th, 2012
8:15 pm

These comments are hilarious. So much bitter butt hurt. What really upsets the Dwag nation is this kid asks 3 great questions and then immediately cut Jawja from his list.

How can you help my coaching career?
Richt: Have you seen my record vs top 25?

What is your graduation plan for me?
Richt: If we can keep you out of jail you’ll have a chance.

Where and when do I play football?
Richt: did I tell ya I’m a Christian? How do you feel about black helmets?

GATA

September 19th, 2012
9:04 pm

3 Questions? How ’bout 2 words: PRIMA DONNA

Special K

September 19th, 2012
9:25 pm

Amen Blackout!!!

Special K

September 19th, 2012
9:26 pm

How about one date 1980.

Dawg-Gawn

September 19th, 2012
9:26 pm

@Blackoutanyone?

Bama can have Vonn Bell, and Derrick Henry… UGA takes Laremy Tunsil, Tyrone Crowder and Alvin Kamara. Maybe even Montravious Adams!

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

crimson fan

September 19th, 2012
9:45 pm

It depends on what this kid wants. Play three years then go to the NFL a high round pick, go to Alabama. He said he wanted to coach. If this what he wants to do right out of college, then he may want to look at Tennessee or Ohio St.

Big Crimson 75

September 19th, 2012
10:56 pm

Look for the SEC to announce within the next week or so a finalized deal with ESPN to start the SEC network beginning in 2014.
Hopefully, it’ll be better than the Longhorn Network, also owned by ESPN, which is total boredom!!

At least no more Verne & Danielson!!

Chris S

September 19th, 2012
11:30 pm

He’s asking about his “job career” (whatever that means) and graduation plan, yet he selected Alabama and Tennessee over Vanderbilt? And I’m pretty sure he’ll get more playing time at Vandy, too. Sounds to me like the questions were bogus and intended to cover a decision made on other grounds.

Deacon Blues

September 19th, 2012
11:47 pm

Had Bell asked Coach Richt these 3 questions it may have been a different story for the Dawgs; (1) Which SEC school has the most players arrested over the last 5 years? (2) Which SEC “power” hasn’t won a national championship since 1980? (3) Which SEC school has the most “player – friendly” coach? Georgia, Georgia, Georgia

SEC Reporter

September 20th, 2012
12:30 am

Funny stuff. UGA is 1st or 2nd in SEC Football graduation rates. Why he eliminated UGA is because he would never see the field. Ridgeland? North Georgia high school football is pretty weak, so let’s see how this kid does when he has to face top talent. My guess is he heads to UT.

Blackoutanyone?

September 20th, 2012
1:12 am

SEC Reporter…. “Why he eliminated UGA is because he would never see the field”.

Your post comes off as though you are suggesting there is more talent at UGA than Bama. To that I ask…. are you drunk?

Blackoutanyone?

September 20th, 2012
1:20 am

Dawg Gawn…. I would not be surprised if your list was accurate. Though the commitment of Henry will go a long way with his friend Laremy Tunsil. The longer his recruitment goes the better for Alabama in my opinion. I think Bama will survive with or without Kamara with the current talent on roster then elite prospects Tenpenny, T. Jones and possibly D. Henry. As well as 2014 5* lock Bo Scarbrough.

King Cotton

September 20th, 2012
5:35 am

If he goes to Alabama fine if not we will still stomp the Hell out of UGA and don’t you misserable mutts ever forget that!

King Cotton

September 20th, 2012
5:41 am

If he goes to Alabama fine if not we will still beat the Hell out of UGA, and you miserable mutts never forget that!

derrick

September 20th, 2012
6:04 am

You can rest to sure where ever Mr. Bell goes UGA will be kicking his ass every year and you can believe that

Sooooooooo proud

September 20th, 2012
6:28 am

UGA fans should be soooooooo very, very proud that they’re the only school to have two of the fifteen biggest scandals in college sports. Add that to the Fulmer Cup and the #1 Party School title, and you’ve got UGA, the Cesspool of the South.

Buckeye

September 20th, 2012
6:33 am

Read it and weep dogs

70s Man Gorder

September 20th, 2012
7:51 am

the 3 questions were: (1) Will you make me go to class? (2) Am I provided with a get-out-of-jail free card? (3) Will AJC reporters be in the bushes to see if I take a leak on campus?

His 3 favorites told him he won’t have to waste time in school, the media will never hear of any wrongdoing, and their press will only have postive things to write about him and his team

DawginLex

September 20th, 2012
8:50 am

UGA has other options

If a kid doesn’t want to stay in-state and play for UGA, see ya’

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Reality Check

September 20th, 2012
9:34 am

“UGA has other options”

Here they are:
a) Talk big during preseason about how you’re going to win the SEC and BCS NC, win a couple of cupcake games then get embarrassed by real football teams, keep the same coaching staff for “one more year” with always the same result

b) See (a)

c) See (b)

d) See (c)

Old Boy

September 20th, 2012
9:54 am

Good for Bell. I wish he was still considering UGA, but it sounds like he is putting the right thought in the process to find the right school for HIM. Much better to make a decision based on analysis of how the school will help him in achieving his long term goals than a decision based upon what number he will get to wear.

P

September 20th, 2012
9:57 am

He loved the answers from the three shadiest recruiters out there. At UGA, yeah, you do have to go to class. We’ll pass on him.

Reality Check

September 20th, 2012
10:14 am

P

September 20th, 2012
9:57 am
He loved the answers from the three shadiest recruiters out there. At UGA, yeah, you do have to go to class. We’ll pass on him.

Yes, but the class size at UGA is twice as big as it should be since the players are accompanied by their parole officers.

Allen

September 20th, 2012
10:45 am

Ohio state and Alabama clearly the class of the nation. Bama firmly established and Bucks well on their way. Not that im happy or sad about aforementioned fact its just reality.

Rick James

September 20th, 2012
11:09 am

Seriously??? If you get a free education do the coaches have to make sure you graduate? I would think that you graduate because you want to.Help you get into coaching after you leave school? The schools that are on his list of finalist lied to him and I’m glad Georgia is not one of them.Here’s some advice Mr.Bell,have your attorney put your demands in writing and let us know which coach signs it.You might also have him put in writing that he wont leave to take another job until you graduate..And graduation is so important to you put in writing that you wont leave for the NFL early.Let us know who signs.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2012
11:43 am

Reality Check

September 20th, 2012
10:14 am
P

September 20th, 2012
9:57 am
He loved the answers from the three shadiest recruiters out there. At UGA, yeah, you do have to go to class. We’ll pass on him.

Yes, but the class size at UGA is twice as big as it should be since the players are accompanied by their parole officers.

********************

Oh, WOW!! We have never heard that one before. You are just so witty.

You make Elton John proud

Reality Check

September 20th, 2012
11:51 am

DawginLex

September 20th, 2012
11:43 am
Reality Check

September 20th, 2012
10:14 am
P

September 20th, 2012
9:57 am
He loved the answers from the three shadiest recruiters out there. At UGA, yeah, you do have to go to class. We’ll pass on him.

Yes, but the class size at UGA is twice as big as it should be since the players are accompanied by their parole officers.

********************

Oh, WOW!! We have never heard that one before. You are just so witty.

You make Elton John proud

Interesting that you usually have homosexual remarks in your replies.

harold

September 20th, 2012
11:57 am

BELL WILL GO TO TENNESSEE AND PLAY IN FRONT OF A TENTH OF MILLION VOL FANATICS A WEEK.

GREAT SCHOOL. HE WILL START NEXT YEAR TOO. THE PLAYERS AT UT LIKE HIM TOO!

a me, me, me kid wants to coach other me, me, me kids! hilarious

September 20th, 2012
12:16 pm

He gave no answers…1st, stay in film room and study with coaches. If you’ve got what it takes, become a grad assistant. But first that means YOU have to graduate. Not the coaches. It’s up to YOU to take your classes and pass, whether it’s in 3, 4, or 5 years. Aaron Murray is already in grad school after 3 years. Be like him or take longer. It’s up to YOU if you didn’t get the point.
Your top choices apparently came down to other things that had nothing to do with your 3 questions.
So, it was worthless.
Shutup and play football. BTW, UGA has more players in NFL than Bamards.

nobody

September 20th, 2012
12:21 pm

does “show me the money” ring a bell?

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

September 20th, 2012
12:43 pm

Word on the street, UGA was backing off this kid anyway.

UGA has a future STAR Safety on campus now

September 20th, 2012
12:57 pm

UGA already has their safety of the future, with former HS 5 star from Valdosta, Josh Harvey-Clemmons, a 6′5″ 225 lb kid.

Von has a bright future too and that is great!!

Goooooooooooooooooo Dogs.

Dewayne

September 20th, 2012
6:35 pm

Who cares where the kid goes!!!

Game Changer

September 20th, 2012
7:45 pm

UGA has alot of concerns and current recruiting is not at the top of the list.

The current status of the UGA football team is total question marks.

The next 3 weeks will start shedding light on the 2012 football team. UGA must dominate Vandy from start to finish not allowing the game to be in question once 15 minutes has been played.

SauteeDawg

September 20th, 2012
8:05 pm

Bell has 3 questions.
1. Coach says. Education? I just happen to have Diploma rolled up in the desk here son.
2. Coach says. Getting off track? 4 chances to get back on before you have to miss a quarter of play.
3. Coach says. Coaching job? You can have mine. I may not be coaching next season.

What do you think the 3 leading coaches told this young man.
Whatever he wanted to hear!

GT Fan

September 24th, 2012
2:20 pm

Wow……it pains me to say something good about UGa, but I sincerely believe CMR is a classy guy. I don’t believe he is the type of coach who will tell a recruit what he wants to hear like 2 of the 3 coaches that Vonn has on his short list. There is absolutely no way Vonn’s questions were answered honestly because the answers are up to him……not some kiss-up coach. Example: Where and when do you see me playing. The only HONEST answer would be, “when you earn the right to start, it could be immediately or never…..up to you”. Any coach who told him differently is being dishonest to his current players, other recruits and most of all to Vonn. Good luck Vonn, but be careful.

285exp

September 24th, 2012
3:14 pm

GT Fan,

You say that there is no way the questions could have been answered honestly and then you tell us what the HONEST answer is. So I’m confused, how do you know what those coaches told him? You are assuming that they must have lied to him, based on what? That they are his top choices? You say that 2 of the 3 coaches of the schools on his short list will tell him anything he wants to hear. I don’t know who you think the only honest one of the three is, but Saban and Meyer have recruited at a very high level for years, and if they are in the habit of blatantly lying to recruits to get them to sign, you’d think that it would have caught up to them by now. Instead, at least for Saban, the recruits say that he doesn’t promise them anything but an opportunity to compete. And yeah, yeah, now come the whiney Dawg fans saying that Saban will pull their scholarship offers if they get hurt in high school or not renew their scholarships if they don’t pan out or get hurt in college. And no, Justin Taylors scholarship didn’t get pulled, he was asked to grayshirt. He chose not to, and chose to sign at Kentucky, where he isn’t even listed on the depth chart. How’s that working out for him? He could have delayed his enrollment until January and be playing for Alabama next year instead of the dumpster fire that is Kentucky. Same for Darius Philon, who chose to sign with Arkansas instead of grayshirting. Both had the opportunity to have a scholarship to a perennial national championship contender, and they chose to go Kentucky and Arkansas instead. Good luck Vonn, and don’t make poor decisions like Taylor and Philon. And no, they can’t come up with any examples of players who have had their scholarships pulled for poor performance or injuries, but they just know that it happens all the time.

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chuck

September 25th, 2012
6:27 am

I don’t understand your love for Dabo Swinney. He has proven nothing as a coach other than having a big mouth which constantly issues stupid comments. FSU and WVU showed what climpson is all about: TALK.

DAWG77

September 26th, 2012
7:58 am

To Tidroll et. el. Ofcourse Nick would teach you all of the ME aspects couse he is ME himself. Urbie will show you how to leave a messy trail after you get skinned. And ofcause Mark would tell him UGA will not be able to provide all you needs unless it is dark and no way out. Do your self good by play for Nick (not Tide) for a couple years then let Urbie plan your future. Beside,you only live in a small part of state of Georgia I wouldn’t think much of Georgia either. May God bless you and your family. /From native of Georgia/