This sleeper linebacker visits Georgia

Georgia had him on campus this past Saturday and Georgia Tech will get him on their campus when they host Miami this weekend. A new name is emerging and he has the size and stats are starting to draw attention to him.

"I had been to Georgia before as a fan, but Saturday was my first time there as a recruit and I loved it," said Eric Worthen. "The crowd is always great at Georgia, it looks like it would be a lot of fun to play there, and I grew up a big fan, so I love it when I am there."

Visiting there this time as a recruit of Georgia's came as a surprise to Worthen. He received a letter from them recently and they invited him to the Idaho State game and he took them up on their invitation.

"I had not heard from Georgia before I got that letter from them, but Coach [Warren] Belin told me I would be hearing from them more now. He told me that he saw my film and that he really likes me. I had a good talk with him before the game and he sounded very interested in me. I am excited to see how much they start to recruit me now."

Not too many know about the 6-foot-2.5, 217 pound linebacker out of Swainsboro, but he is making a lot of noise on the field this season. He has three games of over 20 tackles at linebacker and he has helped his team finish the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record.

He is now starting to hear from both Georgia and Georgia Tech while Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee have been recruiting him for some time.

No offers have come in yet, but he still thinks they.

"Things have started to pick up here lately and I have already scored 26 on the ACT and 1340 on the SAT, so I think schools are starting to find out about me," he said. "I would love to get an offer from Georgia because I have been a big fan of theirs for the longest, but I will look at anyone that offers me. I am just going to keep making plays and playing hard to see what that gets me."

Worthen will take in his first Georgia Tech game Saturday when they host Miami.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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