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Two Top 2017 Prospects Talk About Smart, UGA

Matt DeBary catches up with two top 2017 recruits.

Trey Blount is a 2017 wide receiver for Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.  The 6’2 playmaker thinks highly of the Bulldogs, but admitted he has not heard yet from the new staff in Athens.

“Georgia is still very high on my list, I just wish I had the opportunity to talk to Coach Smart and introduce myself to all of the new coaches on the staff especially the new wide receivers coach, James Coley.”

Blount has good size, catches the ball well, and made play after play for Pace Academy, leading them to the state championship.  Blount took over the game against Greater Atlanta Christian during this year’s playoffs, scoring multiple touchdowns, and intercepting a pass in the second quarter.  Blount also scored a touchdown in this year’s Rising Seniors game on December 31st in Macon, Georgia.

Alabama was the first to offer the former Hillgrove (Powder Spring) transfer.  Blount also told me that Auburn offered “About a month ago”, and West Virginia has recently offered as well.  Blount has an unofficial visit to South Carolina planned on January 30th.  

Another 2017 prospect that is waiting to head from Coach Smart is Brookwood (Ga) linebacker Leonard Warner.

“It’s interesting to see all of the changes they have made recently.  I think maybe I could be a part of rebuilding the program.”  Warner said.  “I haven’t heard from anyone yet since the coaching changes.  I know it has been pretty hectic over there.”

Warner already has a relationship with Coach Smart from his days at Alabama.

“I know Coach Smart pretty well.  He was recruiting me when he was at Alabama.  I like how he is down to Earth.  He’s real easy to talk to.  He doesn’t curse too much at you.”

The 6’4 220 lb linebacker said the school he has visited the most and the school recruiting him the hardest is Georgia Tech, although he is still hearing a bunch from other schools.  Warner is rated as a four-star recruit and one of the top pass rushers in the state of Georgia for the 2017 class.

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