'Georgia opened my eyes'

Georgia had top wide receiver target Tre Nixon on its campus for 11 hours Saturday and the Dawgs really got his attention...

Tre Nixon was in Athens, Ga. to see the Dawgs beat Auburn down 34-7 last fall, but he wanted to get back and see more.

Nixon liked the game-day atmosphere, but the one-on-one time he got with the coaches this past weekend really stood out to him.

"I was there for a while (11 hours) and they showed me a lot on this visit and Georgia really opened my eyes," said Nixon. "I got to speak with a lot of the coaches, I saw practice up close, and it was a really good time for me up there."

The playmaker out of Viera, Fla. is close with his family and he saw a lot of what he sees at home at UGA Saturday.

That really impressed him.

"It is such a big family environment there at Georgia and the coaches allow you to get so personal with them. I thought that was great. Coach [Mark] Richt (Head coach), Coach [Bryan] McClendon (Wide receivers), and Coach [Brian] Schottenheimer (Offensive coordinator) are all such good family guys and it is good to see. They are all so easy to talk to."

The first visit the Georgia back in November was good, but the second one really moved the needle some for the Dawgs.

Nixon is not close to naming a leader or even a group of favorites yet, but the SEC school has positioned itself to be a strong consideration when he does.

"Georgia has definitely put itself up there as a contender for me," said Nixon. "I did go up to Georgia for the Auburn game, but this trip really opened my eyes. I did not get the experience at the Auburn game that I got Saturday -- I saw so much more and it was great."

Next up is Florida on March 25, then a visit to Alabama on March 26 for the four-star wide receiver.

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