Monday Notes from the Road

ATLANTA - Dean Legge's recruiting notes from the road during his travels around Georgia.

Georgia commit Chauncey Rivers is going to make Jonathan Ledbetter go to Georgia… that seems to be his mission right now. The two met years ago in the Tucker area and have stayed closed.

What Rivers has said to Ledbetter (and other players not committed to Georgia) is that they should all stay in state and play in Athens. Something he decided to do himself when he turned his back on South Carolina after committing to the Gamecocks earlier in his prep career.

Ledbetter, who committed to Alabama in January, will continue to make trips around the South, he told me today when I visited him at Tucker. He and Tucker coach Brian Lamar have both said they are not interested in making a lot of noise in the recruiting process, so the wheels have been spinning for Ledbetter, and he's not talked a lot about where he is with Bama or any other program, and feel pretty confident that Ledbetter is going to be a rather quiet recruit during this process.

"I'll be honest," he told me. "I just don't like the attention of it."

But Rivers said repeatedly today that he's going to get Ledbetter to come with him to Georgia.

"I am 100% that he's going to Georgia with me. I am working on him. We can make one school better than the other schools… Georgia," Rivers told me.

That remains to be seen.

Meanwhile in Norcross, GAC stars Micah Abernathy and Darius Slayton. Have had tons of foot traffic this week – Stanford, Notre Dame, UCLA and others – mainly from the national schools. But SEC schools, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and the like, have all already visited and GAC coach Tim Hardy told me that will come back later in the evaluation period to see the two.

"They've got great speed," Hardy said of his duo. "That's the reason everyone is coming around."

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