Seay Solidified After Visit

Lee County receiver Sanford Seay says he felt like a part of the "Bulldog family" during his visit.

Lee County receiver Sanford Seay committed to Georgia in early January, shortly after picking up an offer from the Bulldogs.

This past weekend, he visited the Georgia campus with his family—and quickly realized Athens was indeed the place for him.

"My family and I liked the environment there at Georgia," Seay said. "They felt like the coaches were trustworthy. Everything just went real smooth, just like I planned it to go. Georgia is a good school—that's why I went ahead and committed (Jan. 6). Hanging around the coaches and their wives, the team and everything—it was the Georgia family."

Seay arrived in Athens Friday. Rising junior receiver Marlon Brown hosted him on his visit.

"Friday I just chilled with players," Seay said. "I got to hang out with Marlon, and he showed me around. We chilled over at (safety Bacarri) Rambo's crib. I asked them a lot of questions and was just checking out the environment. All the players are real nice. Everybody there—they're real good people."

On Saturday, Seay attended Georgia's basketball blowout victory over Mississippi State. The time spent in Stegeman came complete with a conversion with a lynchpin receiver of the early part of the Richt Era.

"Oh yeah, the game went real well," Seay said. "I got to meet Fred Gibson and talked to him for a brief moment. That was a good talk. I got to stay and watch the game with the rest of the recruits."

Seay, 6-foot-4, 199-pounds, didn't receive an offer until Jan. 2. Seay committed just days after receivers coach Tony Ball called to offer a scholarship. He finished his senior season with 76 receptions, 1,180 yards receiving and 15 total touchdowns.

A late addition to the 2011 class, Seay said the visit confirmed everything he thought Georgia could be for him as a player and student.

"I felt like me and my parents felt welcome," he said. "Everything was like family to us."

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