"Duke" Gives Dawgs Perfect Score

TE is a position at the University of Georgia that is quickly developing a deep and successful tradition. UGA has put out players like Randy McMichael, Jermaine Wiggins and Ben Watson over the last couple of seasons and recruits are beginning to take notice. This weekend the Dawgs hosted the third ranked TE in the country when Na Derris "Duke" Ward made his official visit to Athens. He gave his visit a perfect score and describes all the details right here with Scout.com.

"I'm on my way to the airport right now. The visit just showed me everything I needed to see. They answered all the questions I had about the architecture program and other things. I have to give it a 10," Na Derris Ward said.

The people in Athens were the highlight of the trip for Ward.

"I'd just say the team and the people and the players there was the best. I like the environment. I feel real comfortable with the surroundings there."

"Duke" was hosted by the only California resident on the Bulldogs roster, as well as their top two tight ends.

"Albert Hollis, Leonard Pope and Martrez Milner were my hosts. We went and hung out at Max Jean-Gilles part on Saturday and had a great time. I got along with everybody really well."

Georgia already has one of the top recruiting classes in the country and Mark Richt made it a point to tell Ward that he could be the icing on the cake.

"Coach Richt just told me the situation and who he had at the position. He said they could use me a lot and that I was that last missing piece they needed to make this class a great one."

Na Derris guessed that the early start and the cold weather may have kept some fans away from the Dawg Walk, but he still enjoyed the Athens tradition.

"The Dawg Walk wasn't as crowded as it usually was but it was still good. A lot of people knew my name and had signs with my name on it and all that. It was a lot of fun."

Georgia opened up the passing attack against the Wildcats and he liked what he saw of the offense.

"I loved the play calling. It was on point as usual. I saw a definite opportunity to come in and contribute."

As for facilities in the Classic City, two places stuck out to Ward.

"I like the locker room and stuff a lot. The dorms are real nice too. I like how they single out the sections in there. They reward you with your performance by moving you up in the dorm levels from four bedrooms to two bedrooms and so on."

Na Derris says he's all but narrowed his list down to a pair of schools and the Georgia Bulldogs have the advantage.

"It's pretty much narrowed down to Georgia and LSU but I'll be at Florida next week for an unofficial visit. Right now, Georgia is still my leader."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Na Derris Ward….

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