Dawgs offer in-state junior

Georgia coaches were not focused only on 2012 signees on Signing Day, they were also talking to elite in-state juniors. One picked up an offer from the Dawgs and he is excited about it.

"Mark Richt, the head coach for Georgia is the coach who told me about the offer from them, but after he talked to me, he passed the phone around to a lot of the other coaches," said Naim Mustafaa.

"I talked to five different coaches I think it was. All of them were telling me I am one of their top recruits for 2013, that they want me in Athens as soon as possible, and things like that.

"It was cool how they called me on Signing Day with everything else they had going on. I know they are very interested in me."

So, UGA showed Mustafaa what type of interest they have in him, does he have the same in the Bulldogs?

"I have always liked Georgia. My dad played for Georgia Tech, so I watched some of those games, I had a brother that played for Kentucky too, so I have seen Georgia play a lot, and I have always liked them. They have had guys like Knowshon Moreno and others that I have kept up with."

Georgia is one of over a dozen schools that have offered the 6-foot-4, 235 pound junior out of Alpharetta, Ga. and the attention he is receiving is only going to push him to work harder.

"It feels great to talk to Georgia on Signing Day, to get all these offers, and all that, but I just want to work harder now," he said. "I know my hard work is paying off, so I want to keep working, keep getting better, and just keep doing what I am doing now."

No true favorite has emerged for one of Scout's top juniors in the Peach State yet, but some could start to pull ahead after he hits the road in the coming weeks.

"I plan to visit Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Oklahoma State soon. I want to get out, see some schools, and start to see who I like."

Mustafaa could play defensive end or linebacker on the next level.

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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