Richt, Ball offer 2016 WR

You haven't see Georgia offer sophomores much in the past, but it has offered at least two so far this week. One is a playmaker in South Georgia and you can get the latest on him here...

Mark Richt and Tony Ball spent time in Athens Monday before getting on the road to recruit and they used their time wisely.

Both Georgia coaches got on the phone with one of the top wide receivers in the Peach State and even though he is a sophomore, the Dawgs offered Demetris Robertson a scholarship.

"I talked to both Coach Richt and Coach Ball on the phone, but Coach Richt is the one that offered me the scholarship," said Robertson.

"He talked about me as a player a little, he commented on my athletic ability, and then he told me about the offer. It was a big moment for me."

The conversation with Richt was something new for Robertson, but he has had many talks with the wide receivers coach at UGA.

"Me and Coach Ball talk often. We talked more about the Georgia Tech game and how he wants to get me back to Athens soon. I was at Georgia Tech Saturday because they have offered me to, so we talked about that game.

"I have gotten to know Coach Ball well and I like him. We always talk about the team, how I am doing, and things like that. I am sure we will keep getting to know each other."

The offer from Georgia is Robertson's third. The 6-foot-1, 180 pound sophomore out of Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Country Day has attended camps at Georgia and he attended the South Carolina game as well.

"I really like it up at Georgia," said Robertson. "I really like the fans, the atmosphere is always crazy, and Georgia is good each year. I really like the school overall, so this offer was pretty exciting."

The Dawgs may have caught Robertson's attention with this offer, but at this stage, UGA trails the school it opened the season with in 2013.

"Clemson (Offered) is No. 1 for me right now. I have been up there and I really like it there. I liked the atmosphere a lot when I was there and I really like the coaches too. Their fans are always loud and I would have to put them on top right now."

The four-star wide receiver is drawing interest from Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Tennessee outside of those who have offered.

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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