Dawgs First to Offer

When the time finally came for him to get his first offer he didn't quite know how to act.

"I didn't know how to take it," Ray Drew admitted. "All of these feelings overcame me. I didn't think I was the man or anything like that. It was emotional for me because I am so young. It is a little bit of an accomplishment. Not too many people have an early offer."

What Drew is trying to say is that he has joined a small group of players to get offered a scholarship in the spring of their sophomore years by Georgia. A Thomas County Central star, Drew did well at the 2009 Scout.com Combine in Atlanta in early April. He has grown up a Florida State fan, but says he is putting all of that to the side during the recruiting process.

"Florida State is very close," he said. "I have been there before for basketball, but now that I am in the recruiting process I am looking at Florida State in a different way. I thought I would go there as soon as they offered me, but I am not that way now. I am weighting everything out now."

Drew said he started thinking about other programs when he started getting recruiting questionnaires in the mail earlier this academic year. Right now Drew is looking to find the right for him, and that includes classroom work, too.

"I also want to major in mechanical engineering," Drew said. "Georgia Tech has that, so I am looking at them too. Also, Florida State has been in a little trouble the last few years, so that is factoring into things, too. Academics are very big deal for me."

The Bulldogs, Tech and Florida State dominated the conversation, but Drew is also looking at three other SEC powers – Florida, LSU and Alabama.

"I have not been to Georgia or Georgia Tech, but I am going to camp at Tech on June 13," he said. "Georgia has talked with me about camps. Georgia's was the same day as Tech's, and I didn't want to go back on my word, so I am going to Tech that weekend. "

For now Drew said he will take in the camp at Tech in June and a camp in Americus later this summer. He did not indicate if he was planning on camping at other schools, but seemed open to the idea.


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