Boykin happy with trip to Athens

Brandon Boykin was one of three players committed to Georgia who visited this weekend. He came away from the trip on Saturday as eager as ever to be a Dawg.

"Coach Martinez told me what his expectations were from me," said Boykin who committed to the Dawgs earlier this spring. "He told me that he was going to use me and Makiri Pugh, and that we would be playing opposite of each other in a few years.

With Boykin committed, the Bulldogs talked long term with him – telling him what it would be like for him during recruiting.

"Coach Martinez talked about getting in quickly in the summer after graduation, so that I could get the hang of college before the fall – it's easier to transition that way," the Fayette County star said. "Coach Richt was happy that I was a Bulldog. He was telling more what the recruiting process was going to be like for the year with the official visits. He told me that I could come to any home game I wanted, but that he wanted me to come more in January for my official visit so that they could focus on talking with me and not coaching the team at the time."

As for the rest of the trip, Boykin said he liked what he saw.

"We got there and got the academic presentation. I was real impressed with it. They have tutors for everything. We saw the student center, which they told us was ranked first in the country. The dorms look like hotels, not like dorm rooms. The beds are bigger, too. I liked the whole surrounding," he said.

As it turns out, Boykin has a short history already with Pugh. Both are corners committed to playing for Georgia, but their families met on an ACC campus some time ago.

"My mother and Makiri's mother met a couple of years ago at Duke, and it was fun to reunite with them again. I spent almost all of my time with Coach Martinez and Makiri," Boykin said.

With a day to reflect on his short trip to Georgia, Boykin said he was happier than ever to be committed to Georgia.

"When I committed in the spring I was pretty sure that Georgia was where I wanted to go, but after I saw everything I saw yesterday it satisfied everything that I wanted to know," he said.

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