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3-star Georgia kicker Mitchell Wasson down to in-state Bulldogs and Alabama with decision looming

The top kicker prospect in the state of Georgia is Mitchell Wasson and he's on the verge of a decision between a pair of SEC programs.

The last two visits taken by three-star Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter kicker Mitchell Wasson will make up his group of finalists. He was at Georgia last weekend for an official visit and he took in Alabama Saturday for an unofficial trip ahead of a decision to walk on with either football program.

Each school hints at a scholarship being available early in his college career.

"I loved it," he said of his time in Tuscaloosa. "I’ve been there for camps but this was my first actual visit. Great coaches, facilities, environment and academics."

Wasson says the Crimson Tide coaching staff relayed a similar message to him over the weekend. He was also seen by special teams coach Bobby Williams this month.

"They say walk on for a year and then earn the starting spot as a sophomore," he said. "It's dissapointing because of course I want a scholarship (now), but it’s a great opportunity to play for a great school.

"My dad came with me, he loved it, too. It impressed him a lot."

Perhaps in the next 24 to 48 hours Wasson can select between the two SEC programs. 

"It’s just UGA and Alabama," he said. "I could be deciding tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday. Honestly, I have no idea, it’s a very hard decision, obviously. I just need to think about the pros and cons."

Georgia has hinted at a scholarship potentially sooner after settling in Athens, should he pick the Bulldogs. 

"It’s more of it I start then I get it, so I can get it freshman year," he said.

Either way, the top kicker in the Peach State is ready to put the recruiting process behind him. 

"I’ve been going through this process long enough, it’s very stressful and frustrating, especially for a kicker," Wasson said. "’I'm just ready to pick the best school for me and I’m ready to ball out.

"Wherever I go, I’m ging to work hard and do everything I can to make myself and my team better."


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