Peters Changes Perspective

Garry Peters had heard about Athens, heard about the UGA coaching staff, and heard about the facilities, but he had never seen it for himself until Saturday. That one visit changed his whole perspective on UGA.

"This was my first visit to Georgia and I loved it," said Garry Peters. "The way the people are there is really something special and they were great. The players, the coaches, the people in the program, and just everyone there were so welcoming. It is just a great environment at Georgia."

"The coaches took the time to show us everything, the players took time out of their day to show us how things worked in the weight room, and we got to go eat with the students, and they were cool too. This visit to Georgia really changed my perspective on Georgia." Just what does Peters mean by that?

"I wasn't really thinking about Georgia before this visit, but after going to Junior Day, I can't get enough of it," the junior cornerback explained. "I mean they are probably my number one team now after the visit. I loved it over there. I would have to say Georgia, Florida, and Maryland would be my top three now. Me and my dad loved it there."

The 6-foot-1, 180 pound athlete out of Heritage High School in Conyers (GA) has put the Dawgs high on his list and he now feels he is closing in on an offer.

"I think I should be getting an offer from Georgia in the next few weeks. I ate lunch with Coach [Willie] Martinez and he says he wants me to come back for a spring practice in March and then he will be back at my school to see me practice this spring too. I got to talk to Mark Richt too and he was thankful that I was there today. He wants me back to Athens too, so I think I am close to getting an offer. The coaches at Georgia love me and I love them back."

The first experience in Athens for Peters seemed to be a very good one. He spent some time with the coaches, he toured the campus, he saw what the academics were like at Georgia, and he just got a feel for the UGA atmosphere.

He liked it all, but one thing really shined to him.

"The dorms at Georgia are sick," Peters stated. "They are ridiculously nice and they have everything in them. I have not seen dorms like that and they were just hooked up. I couldn't believe that was where the football players lived. They were just sick."

Now, after spending close to seven hours in Athens and being wowed by the dorms, Peters has moved the home-state team high on his list. He has offers from Maryland and South Carolina now and many other programs are showing him early attention.

Georgia is one showing attention and he likes it and hopes it continues.

"I am excited about getting back to Georgia for a spring practice in March and I think I am very close to getting an offer from them. This visit really showed me something about Georgia and I like them a lot now."

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at

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