A Change in Scenery

Artie Lynch knows there is a difference between the Northeast and the Deep South.

After spending the night near Macon earlier this year he knew for sure there were differences. Waking up in the Macon heat, being welcomed at breakfast with something called "grits" – it was new.

Lynch doesn't mind all of it, however, because he's more than eager to play for the Bulldogs in the future.

"I am so excited," he said. "After I met with the coaching staff it was such an easy decision. Also, when you take a look around Athens – it really is very nice."

Lynch should make sure to enjoy his surroundings – he will be in college at Georgia for some length of time. He said he loved Old Campus at Georgia – that it reminded him of the colleges where he lives now – Harvard was the example he threw out.

"You just don't expect that sort of stuff, and then you walk around campus and you see what Georgia is like, and, not to be this way, but the schools up here – like Harvard – are very nice looking – Georgia is the same way," he said.

What made Georgia an even more ideal fit for Lynch was the living quarters – Georgia's East Campus Village.

"I've got a lot of friends at other schools – Boston College, Penn State…," he said. "You look at the dorms some of those guys are living in and you say to yourself: ‘It's kind of unfair for a guy that big to have to live in a dorm that small.' We don't have that problem at Georgia."

As for keeping up with the Bulldogs when they don't play on national television, Lynch has to get by with a little help from his friends.

"I am usually back and for with Chris Burnette or Aaron Murray," he said. "They will text me to let me know what's going on. I always look for the score on TV, but those guys never miss a game because they live down there and get the stuff live."

That is one piece of Southern Living Lynch will learn to love – Saturday is football day… all day long.


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