The new coaching staff at Georgia made it clear to Trey Blount that he is wanted in Athens

Trey Blount grew up cheering for the in-state Georgia Bulldogs. There was a coaching change and he was unsure how wanted he was by the new staff, but after his visit Saturday, Kirby Smart left no doubt...

Trey Blount has visited Georgia so many times.

The No. 1-ranked wide receiver in the state of Georgia visited Athens Saturday and it was not to see what the campus was like, but it was to spend time with Kirby Smart and the new coaching staff.

He went in wondering where he was on their wide receiver list.  Blount left with that answer.

"I now know that Georgia wants me," said Blount.  "I was not so sure how the new coaches felt about me, or thought of me as a wide receiver, so this visit was all about establishing relationships.

"They want me come back for spring practice to watch how they operate.  They want me to come sit in their meetings, listen to the coaches, and ask questions.

"They told me [during this visit] that they are going to lock down the state."

Kirby Smart's message was short and sweet — Blount is a top priority for the Bulldogs.

It was the first time the 6-foot-2, 192 pound four-star prospect had met face-to-face with James Coley.  The new receivers coach impressed the star out of Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy.

"Coach Coley is definitely a guy with a lot of knowledge of the game.  He is down-to-earth family guy and an all-around great guy."

At the end of the visit, Georgia had accomplished what it hoped to.

Blount knows how important he is.

"I know I am their top receiver or one of their top receivers on their list," said Blount.  "They proved to me I am important to them.

"This visit helped Georgia a lot."


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