Figgens forming bond with Georgia coaches

In the recent past, Georgia has been a school where tight ends have excelled. Bruce Figgens believes he could fit right into that tradition. Might Georgia be in the future for this tight end out of Shaw High School in Columbus?

Quentin Grant: What schools do you currently have offers from right now?

Bruce Figgens: I have offers from Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, UConn, Maryland, Mississippi State, and LSU.

Grant: You have an excellent list of schools; do you have any favorites at this point?

Figgens: I have some favorites, but I'm pretty much open right now. I like Georgia, Auburn, and Florida State.

Grant: What do you like most about Georgia?

Figgens: It's an in-state school with a real good tradition with tight ends. They have a good reputation with sending tight ends to the league, and just Coach Richt and Coach Johnson, the tight ends coach, and the people at Georgia.

Grant: Is Coach Johnson the one who is recruiting you?

Figgens: Yes sir.

Grant: What do you like about him?

Figgens: He's straightforward and he seems real interested. He seems more a teacher-type coach, and I like his personality and coaching style.

Grant: Do you consider yourself more a blocking tight end or a pass catching tight end?

Figgens: I do more blocking for my high school team, but my junior year I had 11 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. I can catch the ball. I can run good routes. It's just opportunity at my high school. So I consider myself as both.

Grant: Is your high school more run oriented?

Figgens: Yes sir, but this year we have a new offensive coordinator and we should be opening it up.

Grant: Did you attend any Junior Days or Spring games recently?

Figgens: Earlier in the spring I went to Clemson for their first practice. I went to Auburn's A-Day game. I went to a Florida State scrimmage. I also went to a closed practice at Georgia.

Grant: When are you looking at making a commitment?

Figgens: Well I'm not sure right now, I would like to go ahead and get things done because I do have my favorites. I do want to see what each school has to offer. Right now the plan is for my parents and me to take some unofficial visits in June and see some things.

Grant: Do you know where those visits will be?

Figgens: Right now I plan on taking an unofficial visit to Clemson and Mississippi State.

Grant: What are some things you are looking for in a school?

Figgens: All the schools I have offers from are set with academics. It's not a major thing to look at because each school has a good reputation with graduation rate and with football players getting it done in the classroom. I think it's more of a football standpoint; the system they run and where I would best fit in. Of course the depth chart, who all is being recruited, who all is already there, and just the people there and the atmosphere.

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