Sanders: Visit to Georgia the best so far

ATHENS – Georgia is looking to round out its 2008 signing class with an offensive tackle.

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They may be getting closer to doing that considering the time Zebrie Sanders had this weekend in Athens on his official visit.

"I got to spend three days in Athens. We got in town on Friday and spent the day Saturday looking at stuff like the East Campus Village and the facilities. I really was impressed by them," said the massive prospect. "This was the best visit I have had because of the time I got to spend at Georgia. I was rushed at Florida because I got there Saturday morning and left Sunday. I got a lot more into it at Georgia. I got to talk to a lot more people. Athens is a great college town. I got to hear about it a lot from my mother."

Sanders was greeted in Athens by offensive line coach Stacy Searles, who visited the out-of-state prospect just a few weeks ago in Ohio to take in one of his games.

"The whole time I was with coach Searles, and I am really tight with him right now. I got to spend some time with Coach Richt in his office alone and I really like him," he said.

Like most of the recruits, crowd and media at the game, Sanders was in awe of the atmosphere at the game. Georgia's self-described blackout impressed the lineman, he said.

"The blackout was great," Sanders said. "I just got a great vibe from the entire thing. The jerseys were sweet."

Georgia used black jerseys for the first time in modern school history against the opponents they have their longest-running rivalry with in the SEC – Auburn.

The trip, Sanders said, was a total success. It vaulted Georgia "very high" on his list, but that didn't mean that he was ready to pull the trigger on a commitment. Instead, Sanders will take a few more trips to other schools to make certain the best place for him in the future.

"Georgia is really high on my list right now. I like them and Florida a lot," he said. "Those two are my favorites right now, but I am going to try to take officials to South Carolina, UCLA and LSU to make sure that I am not missing out on anything."


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