Work Pays Off for Edoga

ATHENS – Chuma Edoga had a goal earlier this summer, and he accomplished it Friday night.

McEachern OL Chuma Edoga works with Georgia OL coach Will Friend at 2013 Dawg Night

"This is the offer I have been working for a while," Edoga admitted Saturday. "Georgia has also been one my favorites growing up, so I really wanted an offer from them."

The Bulldogs hosted Edoga during the last recruiting camp he will participate in this summer. The McEachern offensive lineman has a slew of offers already, but said he was flattered to get an offer from the Bulldogs.

"It was pretty exciting to get the offer. They told me to go to Coach Richt's office. He said that I had proved myself to them, and he wanted to offer me," Edoga said. "I think he could tell that I had been working hard. I think they could tell that I could hang with the best."

The Dawg Night crop of offensive linemen was one of the best in that camp's history. Edoga said he was not aware how good the group was before the camp started.

"I really didn't know how good that group was beforehand. I could tell after a while that the group was pretty good," Edoga said.

Ben Cleveland, Mitch Hyatt, Dyshon Sims, Edoga and others were impressive indivitaully and as a group. Edoga said he was focusing on what Georgia offensive line coach Will Friend was saying to the group the entire night.

"Coach Friend told me that I had improved a lot since early in the summer when I was up there," he said. "I stay in constant contact with Coach Friend – I really like him."

Edoga, however, said that he is still "pretty open right now" because "I am so young." He enters his junior season this fall. But the offer from Georgia did put the Bulldogs in a clustered bunch of schools Edoga wants to learn even more about in the near future – Florida State, Miami, Clemson, Auburn and Georgia.

"The offer from Georgia is a big deal not necessarily because I am from here, but because of how good they have been for so long," he said.


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