Pace Academy (GA) receiver Trey Blount is the second-ranked receiver in Georgia for the 2017 class, and committed to the Bulldogs back on May 1st. Dawg Post caught up with the four-star after Pace's scrimmage over the weekend.
"The recruiting process was fun." Blount said. "It takes up a lot of time, but through it all I enjoyed doing interviews and talking to coaches. I enjoyed learning about all the different schools and their programs. I'm happy to have made my decision and it was the best decision I've made in my life."
It seemed early on that Georgia was not recruiting Blount very hard, leading him to look at other schools, including Alabama. Once the coaching change was made and Kirby Smart became the head man in Athens, things quickly changed in Blount's recruitment.
"Coach Smart was recruiting me at Alabama, so I figured that if he's at Georgia, then my interest in Georgia would increase." Blount said. "Hiring wide receiver's coach James Coley was a great move also."
So what sold Blount on Georgia?
"I would say the Dawg-Walk." Blount said. "I got chills. I had never felt that way about being at the Dawg Walk. I spoke with my dad about it, and after seeing the atmosphere and all those 93,000 people, it just made me want to be a part of it. Georgia has the potential to do great things."
Now that his recruitment is over, the 6-foot-2 192-pounder can focus on winning back to back state championships for his Pace Academy team. Blount was a major part of the team's success last year, making big plays throughout the playoffs.
"The ultimate goal is to win a state championship, but for myself, I'd like to catch 50 passes for about 850 yards and about 13 touchdowns." Blount said. "I'll be very satisfied with that for my senior year."
Until May 1st, The Georgia staff recruited Blount very hard, and made sure he was a priority in the 2017 class. Now, it's Blount's turn to recruit for the Bulldogs.
"The coaches want me out there recruiting as hard as I can. They want me to recruit others as hard as they recruited me." Blount said. "I had some success recruiting Drew (Thomas) to Georgia so I don't see why I can't be successful with Jamaree (Salyer). I definitely want to recruit Jeremiah Holloman and Nico Collins as well."
It won't take long for Blount to become a fan favorite in Athens. He's a big time receiver who has reliable hands and play-making ability. He has good size, and great acceleration after the catch. Blount admitted that he wants to attend every Georgia game he can this fall, and plans on taking his official visit October 1st against Tennessee.