Uzzi gets his offer

ATHENS – Georgia's junior day put the Bulldogs right in the mix for one DeKalb County prospect because he got an in-state offer.

"Coach Richt offered me today," Chamblee's Omoregie Uzzi said. "I didn't expect the offer. It made me think about what it would like to play there. I didn't think they would offer. I expected them to offer, just not this early. They told me I was a good kid, and that I come from a solid background. They took a look at my film and they liked it."

The trip to Athens served Uzzi well – and not just because of the offer. He said he learned more about what Georgia was all about.

"I learned a lot of things I didn't know about Georgia. I am really interested in Georgia," he said. "It was nice. I liked it. I liked the facilities. They talked about what we would get when we went to Georgia. We looked at the dorms and we went to the game. It's a top-five school for me."

The offensive lineman is getting a lot of attention from all over the Southeast, including from his home state.

"Georgia Tech, Georgia, Virginia, Ole Miss and Duke have offered me so far. Those are the schools that keep in touch in with me the most," he said.

But if Georgia wants to wrestle Uzzi away from in-state Georgia Tech, they are going to have to deal with one of the Jackets' most recent signees. Roddy Jones, Chamblee's outstanding running back, was in Uzzi's ear the entire phone conversation. Still, Jones won't have an impact according to Uzzi.

"Roddy going to Tech does not matter a ton," he said. "I am going to make my decision based on what's best for my family. Tech is a really great school – them and Georgia are top schools for me."

As for a final decision, Uzzi says he's not ready to make that any time soon.

"I think I am going to wait for all of my offers to come. I have not talked to all of the schools and get to know all of them. When I feel like I am ready to make the decision I will make."


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