Benedict: Would be Hard to Turn Georgia Down

ATHENS – If signing Brent Benedict is one of Georgia's top priorities then things seem to be going well.

"I really, really enjoyed it," Benedict said of his junior day visit to Georgia over the weekend. "I liked everything I saw. I spent a lot of time with Coach Searels and Coach Lilly. I got a chance to spend about 30 minutes with Coach Richt near the end of the trip."

During his trip Benedict said he visited many of Georgia's facilities, and spent time learning more about the school. The talented out-of-state junior got a feel for Georgia when he visited for the Bulldogs' game with Georgia Tech in the fall.

"It is going to be hard to turn Georgia down because of what they have to offer," Benedict admitted. "My process is moving forward, but I will have about three schools in mind by the start of my senior season. I want to concentrate on high school football in the fall. I will decide in December or January."

Part of narrowing that list is traveling to various schools of interest to have a look around. Benedict is doing just that this week. Monday, he said, he would visit Clemson this week.

"I am going to North Carolina, Wake Forest and Duke this week, too," he said. "I am going to Virginia Tech this week as well. I want to check things out at those schools. I want to see what type of school fist for me. I hope to make it to Ole Miss and Alabama, too, to see what they have to offer. Right now I have a few schools on my list, and I just want to compare them right now."

"I have been to Florida, Georgia and Georgia Tech. I have been around a lot, too, because my brother was really recruiting hard," he added.

Benedict also got some attention from a former Bolles star – current Georgia fullback Shaun Chapas.

"He was kind enough to take us around campus," Benedict said. "He was talking with us about recruiting – not just Georgia. He felt, however, that Georgia was the best fit for him coming out of Bolles, and I would have to agree with him about that."

Even though the decision seems some time away Bolles said he does think about the circumstances which will drive him to pick one school over another in the end.

"I don't want my decision to be made off emotion," he confessed. "I have some things written down on paper that I want from a school. I want to be proud to be a graduate of that school. I want to be able to get a job after I leave. I am going to be playing football, too, and I want the staff to be there for a while, too. "


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