Jeremy Elder Talks of Visit to Athens

North Clayton High School's defensive end Jeremy Elder is back from a trip to Athens where he visited the University of Georgia. Elder holds a scholarship offer from the Dawgs.

"They've got a good football program and a good academic program as well," Jeremy Elder said of his visit. "I met all the coaches. They feel like some of my high school coaches. They treat you good."

Elder's host was Ricardo Crawford, a freshman defensive tackle from Cerre Gordo, North Carolina.

"He's a funny guy," Elder said. "Saturday night we went downtown to a little club. That was nice."

North Clayton head coach is Donald Shockley, father of Georgia standout quarterback, D.J. Shockley. The coach spoke with about Elder.

"He could play interior lineman," Shockley said. He's very agile. He can run. He's at 280-pounds and 6-3. He can really move. He has the ability. Through high school he played outside, and this year we played him a little inside. Teams are going to have an option with him."

Elder talked of where the Georgia coaching staff plans to utilize him.

"They want to use me at defensive tackle because they are in need of some defensive tackles," he said. "I could play early. I would like to get some playing time."

The three-star talked of where the visit left him with just over a week before signing day.

"It is between Arkansas and Georgia," Elder said. "I go to Arkansas this week, Friday after school."

When asked of an overall leader, "No, I'm going to visit Arkansas first," he said.

Elder has not received his college entrance scores yet. He said he hopes to receive next week.

Elder will announce his decision sometime after his visit to Arkansas, and he is not necessarily waiting until signing day.

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