Chad Simmons

Four-star Receiver Recaps Georgia Visit

Pace Academy (GA) star Trey Blount is the top ranked receiver in Georgia for the 2017 class. Blount was in Athens during last Saturday's G-day scrimmage, and once again had a great time.

"I loved my visit."  Blount said. "The environment in Athens and the scrimmage overall definitely exceeded my expectations."  

The Georgia Bulldogs set a new SEC record on Saturday with the largest attendance ever for an SEC spring game with 93,000 fans.  New Georgia head coach Kirby Smart challenged the Bulldog Nation when he first took over to fill Sanford Stadium for G-day, and the fans answered the challenge. Many top Georgia targets, including Blount, took notice.

"I was really surprised too see that over 93,000 fans came to the spring game and the atmosphere was very electrified." Blount said. "The fans made that day."

Blount has stated many times that he is taking each visit seriously, so while he did enjoy the game day environment of the spring game, he also said he got so spend time with coaches and players before and after the game as well.

"When I got there, I had the chance to exchange greetings with all of the offensive coaches including head coach Kirby Smart." Blount said. "We also had the chance to eat and catch up with other recruits.  When we got to the field all of the fans loved on us and cheered us on.  After the scrimmage I had the chance to talk to wide receivers coach James Coley and talked to him about the game and also future visits."

Blount admitted that he has developed a bond with the new staff quite well since they took over.  One coach in particular has made Blount feel wanted in Athens.

"I'm getting closer to the coaches every week."  Blount said. "Coach Coley especially is a real cool guy and a great person to talk to."

The 2017 class in Georgia is a very close group, and many have become friends in the recruiting process through camps, combines, and school visits.  Blount is a popular man in the 2017 class, and was able to hangout with other recruits and Bulldog targets during the scrimmage.

"I spent most of my time with my teammates Andrew Thomas and Jamaree Salyer.  I also hung around Jaden Hunter (Georgia commit), Malik Herring, William Poole III (Georgia commit), and some old 7 on 7 teammates like Mecole Hardman and Tyrique McGhee."

There is no doubt that the current Bulldog commits are really pushing other in-state guys like Blount to come play in Athens.

"Those guys are recruiting me AS hard as the coaches are." Blount said. "Everytime they tell me to come be apart of something special and bring the national championship back to the home state."

Blount also admitted that "UGA has taken a slight lead over the other schools right now."

 The 6-foot-3 196-pound Blount is planning to decide at the end of the summer after taking his final visits.


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