High Character Required

ATHENS - 2015 wide receiver Daniel Imatorbhebhe couldn't have been more impressed with Georgia's offensive staff during his weekend visit to Athens.

The 6-foot-4, 200 pound receiver from North Gwinnett High School spent his past weekend in Athens hanging out with members of his recruiting class and getting to know coaches he may play for in the future. Among the Georgia coaches he spoke extensively with were offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and tight ends coach John Lilly. Their personalities were all he could talk about.

"Coach Bobo seems like a really down to Earth type of guy," Imatorbhebhe said. "He talked about how they want people of high character. They don't want just anybody in the program because it's like bringing somebody into your family."

While Bobo has a history of intensity to go along with his competitive, yet down to Earth nature, Lilly is more soft-spoken; a trait Imatorbhebhe was immediately drawn toward.

"Coach Lilly is really laid back," Imatorbhebhe said. "He's just chill. I like that about him. He knows what he's talking about and he doesn't seem like the type of person to raise his voice and yell so that's always good."

While Mark Richt gave the opening address for the weekend visit, Imatorbhebhe didn't see him much after that. That's okay, though. The Suwanee, Ga. native has met Richt a few times while he was speaking at Imatorbhebhe's church, Free Chapel Gwinnett. Those experiences, along with descriptions made by Lilly and Bobo told Imatorbhebhe all he needs to know about Georgia's head coach.

"He's one of the special few," Imatorbhebhe said. "Just hearing how well Coach Bobo and Coach Lilly speak about him, they'll say he is probably the best guy to coach under. It just went along with everything I've heard about him."

As far as Imatorbhebhe's impression of Athens is concerned, not much has changed. He's been to the Classic City four times and watched two football games in Sanford Stadium. Both games he attended were wins for the Dawgs--South Carolina and LSU.

While football has laid the path for a college education for the 2015 receiver, his college decision will be based on academics. Imatorbhebhe currently plans to pursue a career in engineering, though he says that's subject to change.

"Our coaches at our school usually tell us, 'you go to the school you would go to if you didn't play football,'" Imatorbhebhe said. "I look for a good academic atmosphere."

During Imatorbhebhe's tour of the University, he was able to hear from current players like Todd Gurley and play a few games while getting to know potential future teammates.

Imatorbhebhe says the schools he has had the most recent contact with are Georgia, Missouri, Florida and South Carolina. Florida is currently the only school that has offered Imatorbhebhe.

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