With only 6 preferred walk on positions available, Mark Richt and staff have to very careful offering players. But Brandon Coutu proved that he was worthy of that status and pledged to Georgia that he will put on silver britches in the fall.
"I have been a huge Georgia fan forever and I have always wanted to go there," said Coutu
Coutu explained that Georgia had difficult decisions to make regarding his recruiting. "During the middle of the season they shied away, but recently they have come on pretty strong and have been calling me frequently. They have 14 guys that they have offered that they are waiting on to see who comes in," he explained. So with a scholarship not likely, Coutu jumped at the chance to walk on.
"They feel really strong about me competing for the punting position," he said. "I will probably be starting school in summer. I am going to try to get a big head start." Jonathon Kilgo has completed his college eligibility, leaving the starting punting position open.
"I felt really good that they brought me in on an official visit. I felt that there was a lot of attention paid to me. Coach Johnson told me everything that I need to do to get ready. I feel really good about it," he said.
On a related note, Coutu said that the coaching staff told him that they could sign more recruits on signing day than many experts have expected. "They think that the most that they said could come in would be 27," he said.