Outlaw is a "hometown boy"

Josh Outlaw is one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Georgia and he will be in and out of the state on visits this weekend. Georgia hosts him Friday and Clemson has him on their campus Saturday.

"Me and my teammate Wesley Green are visiting Georgia Friday and it will be my first time visiting them since they offered me," Josh Outlaw told Scout.

"I have been there about four or five times already, but this will give me a good chance to talk to the coaches, take another look at the campus, and just get more familiar with the University of Georgia."

Since offering the 6-foot-4, 275 pound offensive lineman out of Lithonia (GA) M.L.K., the Dawgs have been in regular contact with the Outlaw family.

"My mom has talked to Coach [Rodney] Garner a lot since they offered me. They have talked more than I have talked to Georgia, but I have talked to him once too. It has been good though, my mom has learned a lot about UGA."

One of Outlaw's good friends signed with Georgia in 2012 and he thinks that could be the start of something.

"My boy Blake Tibbs signed with Georgia, now they are coming after me, and they could be trying to start a pipeline here or something," said a laughing Outlaw.

"I would love to play with Blake again and Georgia is a school I have always loved. I am a hometown boy, Georgia is close to home, I like the coaches, and they have always been one of my favorite schools."

After spending time in Athens Friday, the versatile OL will visit Clemson for the first time Saturday.

"I have not been up there before, so I want to see what it is like at Clemson. I have followed them for a while, so I know about their good season last year, how Sammy Watkins took off, how good their offense was, and things like that. Now, I just get to meet the coaches and see the campus."

Both Clemson and Georgia have offered Outlaw and the Virginia Tech offer that he picked up Wednesday put him right around 20 total.

He has taken a number of visits and talked to numerous coaches, but he does not think he is close to a decision just yet.

"I think I want to hold off a little while and just make a firm commitment," he said. "I do not want to commit, then de-commit, so I want to be sure of things.

"I will continue to take visits this spring and summer and try to build a top five or something like that then before making a decision."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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