Mark Richt to 4-Star Demetris Robertson: Don't Give Up on Georgia

Mark Richt will not be the head coach at Georgia next year, but shortly that news came out Sunday, he spoke with top Georgia target, Demetris Robertson...

It is unknown who will be leading the Dawgs into action next year, but former head coach Mark Richt is still wanting the best 2016 prospects in Athens (Ga.).

Early on Sunday and Georgia and Richt decided to part ways and the coach that has won 145 games at UGA, he was still doing some recruiting.

"Coach Richt actually hit me up after everything happened Sunday," said Demetris Robertson.  "He was telling me how he would resign after the bowl game, but that Georgia is still a great place and to not give up on Georgia.

"He told me that I am a great person and athlete, so he wants me to still look at Georgia."

The 6-foot-1, 180 pound athlete out of Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Christian was "shocked" and "devistated" when he heard the news about Richt.  The No. 3 athlete in the country had the Dawgs in his top three with Alabama and Stanford, so does Richt not being the coach affect that?

"All is the same for me.  Coaches leave and go, so for me, it is really about the school and what they have to offer.

"I am not saying coaching does not matter, they totally do, but I am looking to see if the school really fits me and what I want to accomplish other than just football and getting to the NFL."

Robertson was in Athens for the Georgia Southern game and he had a great time.  Before that, he was at Alabama for their game against LSU.  At that time, the former Alabama commit may have stated to lean back towards the Crimson Tide.  The buzz right now with the opening at Georgia is former Georgia Bulldog, current Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is the frontrunner.  If that plays out and Smart ends up in Athens, that only helps the Dawgs with Robertson.


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