Ball camps in Athens and likes it

ATHENS – Georgia's 2006 Summer Camp had players from all across the South invited. That long list included one player that has narrowed his list from wide ranging pretty much to two SEC powers – Auburn and Georgia. Come inside to read more about what one impressive prep player had to say about Georgia and its camp.

Neland Ball, a defensive end from Jackson, was in Athens for Georgia's summer camp, but was unable to participate because of a catching a cold just before the event started. Still the tall defender said he's got a very short list – Georgia and Auburn – to pick from. Several other schools including South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State have offered, but he's not interested in anyone but the Tigers and Dawgs.

"Right now I have two teams at the top of my list: Auburn and Georgia," Boiling, who is ranked as a three-star prospect by, said. "They are pretty much the same."

Ball spent most of his time getting to better know a couple of Georgia's commitments.

"I've spent a lot of time talking to Rennie Curran and Charles White," he said. "I know a couple of guys from here."

Ball said he was accustomed to Georgia's campus (he's been around it before), and that he wanted to get to know the coaches at Georgia better during the camp.

"I've gotten to know Coach Fabris. He's real cool, and down to Earth. You know that he is going to be honest with you. He's a real cool coach – you know that he's going to teach you and make you better," Ball said.

The youngster also takes not of Georgia's defensive ends in the last few years.

"I see that – they've had a lot of them," he said.

Ball indicated that he won't decide very soon where he will attend college.

"I couldn't give you an exact date," he said.

One thing is for sure, however, Ball enjoyed himself while at Georgia.

"On a scale of one to ten, I would give it a ten," he proclaimed. "It was a great visit."

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