The Next Leonard Floyd?

Georgia does not want to let one of the top pass rushers in their home state get away. He is currently committed to another school, but he was back in Athens, Ga. Saturday...

Leonard Floyd was very active between the hedges Saturday in Georgia's rout over Auburn.

Floyd is a long and rangy hybrid who is used in multiple ways by the Dawgs. There is a senior in the Peach State with a similar frame, speed like Floyd's to the quarterback, and Arden Key is one Georgia wants to keep home.

Georgia's coaches have told Key that they want to use him the way they use Floyd.

"I talked to all of the coaches from Georgia Saturday and I got some love there," said Key. "All of them were saying the same thing to me -- be a Bulldog, to stay home, and that I can help them next year because they will lose some key players."

Key listened closely and he is giving Georgia a real look despite being committed to South Carolina.

The 6-foot-6, 215 pound rush end out of College Park (Ga.) Hapeville Charter has stayed in contact with the Dawgs. UGA has seen him play this season, one of the Bulldog coaches was at Greater Atlanta Christian to see him among other targets play, and they have not given up.

Interest is there on each side.

"Georgia really wanted my last official visit late in January, so I will give it to them. I have been talking to Coach [Kevin] Sherrer and Coach [Bryan] McClendon.

"Georgia is coming at me hard right now and Georgia is a great school. It was a great game against Auburn and that atmosphere at Georgia is crazy."

Before the Auburn game, UGA head coach Mark Richt talked with Key. Richt's message was similar to that of the assistant coaches and the four-star listened.

"All I can say is, Georgia has a shot," said Key.

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