It worked. They got him there.
Not long after the No. 1 quarterback in the South arrived in Athens (Ga.), the Dawgs' head coach Mark Richt gave the Opelika (Ala.) star the news.
"Coach Richt told me that he loved what he saw in me at camp over the summer and that the whole staff agreed they wanted to offer me," said Bentley.
This is a big offer for the 6-foot-3.5, 213 pound junior. He has over 15 offers, but when asked recently about other offers he would like to have, Georgia was the first school out of his mouth.
His father is Bobby Bentley and he is an offensive analyst under Gus Malzahn at Auburn, and in a recent interview with Scout, Bentley named the Tigers, Stanford, and Vanderbilt as schools he has high interest in. This UGA offer has moved the Dawgs up for the No. 75-ranked junior in America.
"I would go ahead and put Georgia high on my list," said Bentley. "A big reason is the type of coaches that are at UGA. They are all great guys and it stems down from coach Richt ."