Pridemore takes in Athens

ATHENS – Georgia has been keeping an eye on Buford lately.

Many thought before the end of the last high school season that Georgia would be after two of the Wolves, but that does not appear to be the case. Only one of Buford's two highly-touted players was invited to the Bulldogs' junior day over the weekend.

"It was really good. I liked it," linebacker T.J. Pridemore said.

Pridemore, whose father played for Bobby Bowden at West Virginia and then in the NFL, was not accompanied by teammate Omar Hunter, a powerful defensive tackle many are recruiting. It was not the first time Pridemore had visited Athens, but it had been some time since he last was in town.

"The last time I went was last fall, it was the Tech game," he said. "The atmosphere was great then and it was the same good atmosphere."

"The defense looked great," he said. "The offense was trying to get into rhythm, but the defense kept hitting them."

As for Pridemore, he's been getting a lot of attention of late. West Virginia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have all offered him. He thinks two more schools are about to be on his offer list, too.

"Recruiting has been pretty active," he said. "South Carolina said they are going to offer soon and Florida seems like they are going to offer soon, too."

Pridemore has visited the Rebels, Gamecocks and Duke and says he will likely return to Athens.

"Georgia wants me to come to a one-day junior camp," he said. "They want to get a better look at me then."

While his father played for the Mountaineers, Pridemore said that won't effect where he goes to school. In fact, he said, he's always liked the Dawgs.

"Because I grew up in Georgia, I have always watched and pulled for them – particularly since Mark Richt came to Georgia a few years ago," he said.

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