Eberhardt will be at Georgia Saturday

North Gwinnett defensive tackle Eric Eberhardt dream is to play in Athens. Gerogia is atop his list, and although he hasn't heard much from the Bulldog coaches, he will be in Athens this weekend for a junior day. But that doesn't mean he hasn't had to get a taste of what it means to be a Bulldog defensive lineman.

Eberhardt has visited Athens plenty and taken in some games and also recently spent time working out with former Dog defensive ends Charles Johnson and Quentin Moses.

Matthew Borenstein: How have things been going for you? Who have you been hearing from?

Eric Eberhardt: I've heard from Vanderbilt and Virginia and I got a lot of stuff from Army. I have also heard from some Division I-AA.

MB: What type of schools are you interested in?

EE: I'd love to go to the SEC because I am a big fan and like a lot of the schools. My career choice is still open. I wouldn't mind going to Louisville or Wake Forest.

MB: Do you have any offers?

EE: Not yet.

MB: What about Georgia? Have you heard anything from them?

EE: I have not yet. I am waiting. The first day I hear from them I'll be jumping for joy. My dad went there and I've been up there for games and other things. It's a dream. It'd be my dream school. That's my goal.

MB: What do you have to do to get on their map and have them notice you?

EE: I am sending in my tape right now. I worked with Charles Johnson and Quentin Moses at Wellness Performance XX in Duluth. I've seen their stature and how big they are and how they move on the field. That where I need to be to get to Georgia.

MB: What was it like working with them?

EE: It was phenomenal. I've seen Charles since his sophomore year at Georgia. I love the way he plays every play. He never stops pursuing. He reminds me of the way I play on the high school field. Half of my tackles were pursue tackles. Going to Georgia brought out the best in him. He has a passion and a love fro the game like me. That's what it is about him and that's what it is and I want to be especially if I go to Georgia.

MB: Still, you haven't hear anything from them?

EE: I am going to their junior day on Saturday. My coach gave me the information and confirmed it so I am looking forward to it. Just to play in front of a crowd half that size, it'd be great. Georgia's up there with the best teams in the country.

MB: Do you have a top five?

EE: I want to stay in the SEC. My goals list has Georgia No. 1. Then Vanderbilt, Auburn. LSU and a Wake or Louisville-type program.

MB: What do you have to do on the field next year to achieve your goals and play at one of those schools?

EE: I'd say I had a pretty good year last year. I have to be someone other teams know about and know they can't block. I want to lead my team to win and give myself a chance to play at the next level.

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