Uzzi "more comfortable" in Athens

Georgia has been trying to get to know a few of the players around the state a little better.

Saturday's trip for Chamblee lineman Omoregie Uzzi did just that. Uzzi has been to Athens numerous times this year, but this time something was different, he said.

"I thought it was it was great. It's the fourth time I had been up there. I feel a lot more comfortable up there now," Uzzi said.

"We toured all of the places – dorms and the locker rooms," he added.

Feeling more comfortable was something Uzzi said he wanted from Georgia. The Bulldogs made clear to him how uncomfortable it would make them feel if he decided to play for another school.

"They told me that they really wanted me," he said. "They said that they didn't care if I played offense or defense. I would rather play defense, but I would play either."

Uzzi is one of the few linemen in Georgia to receive an offer from the Bulldogs. He has been key to Chamblee's turnaround, a perennial loser in DeKalb County until of late.

"I want a school that is going to help me be the best that I can be, and a place that I feel comfortable at," he said. "My dad said that he liked the programs and the academics. Georgia makes sure that you stay on track academically."

The junior day was a big step for Uzzi's relationship with the staff in Athens, he said, but that doesn't mean he's any closer to picking a school.

"I am not sure what made me more comfortable. I guess I feel like I know them better, but I still feel wide open," he said.

As for the remainder of the summer, Uzzi said he will be taking a look at other schools around the South.

"I am not sure about camps. I am going to visit Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia. I have also been called by Alabama," he said.


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