UGA visits Eligwe

Markuss Eligwe received a visit from a Georgia coach today and the Dawgs may be in the hunt for this 4-star linebacker. He'll return to Athens Friday for his official visit.

"Coach Garner came to my house and he just left a few minutes ago," Markuss Eligwe told Scout Sunday afternoon. "The visit was more casual for me, but Coach Garner really broke down was a UGA scholarship was to my dad. My dad and Coach Garner really talked a lot because he is going back to Nigeria this week, so he will not be with me on my official visit.

"I will be leaving for Athens on Friday and my mom will take the official visit with me. She has actually taken some classes at Georgia, so she knows about the school, but she has not visited UGA with me as a recruit yet. It will be good for us to see it together."

Elige remains committed to Florida State, but he says UGA has been coming on strong of late.

"I really didn't like Georgia at all a while back, but it is different now. You can say I have interest in them right now. They have really been growing on me. I have been to Athens a couple of times now, I like the coaches, I could play inside linebacker there early, and they are a school I'm considering."

Coach Craig from FSU was in the Eligwe home last week while UGA was preparing for the SEC Championship game and they will return this week.

The Dawg defense impressed the 6-foot-2, 220 poind linebacker out of Stone Mountain, Ga. on Saturday despite the loss to LSU.

"I watched Georgia play LSU and the defense Georgia played in the first half was the best defense I have ever seen," said Eligwe. "I have never seen a performance like that. If Georgia would have caught those two touchdown passes, I think they could have won that game. The whole game would have been different I think. The defense Georgia has is very good."

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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