Dawgs Answer Robey's Questions

ATHENS – Nickell Robey admits it: He had questions as he was driving up to Athens.

He didn't leave with any questions, however.

"It was a good visit. I had a lot of fun," the Frostprof, FL native said on the way home Sunday. "I will stay committed to Georgia. They were letting me know what was going on if I didn't already know it. They filled me in on coming in because I needed to know. I felt relieved. I am just waiting on who is going to be hired. I am just waiting to see that."

If Robey knows who the next defensive coordinator will be he didn't give any hints. Still, he said he's happy with his decision to stick with the Bulldogs. After head coach Mark Richt fired defensive coordinator Willie Martinez 11 days ago Robey said he wondered if playing for Georgia was the right move for him.

"When they let the coaches go… I knew that I had to call someone because I knew it was not happening," said Robey. "When I found out it was true a lot of things ran through my mind. Coach Martinez did some good things at Georgia. When I talked with Coach Richt talked with me he let me know what's going on and that's all I need to know."

Still, Robey was edgy on the way to Georgia this weekend. Was he making the right move?

"I was still a little nervous about it. I just wanted to know what was going on to find out what was going on. I knew everything was cool when I sat with Coach Richt in his office. At the Gala I was watching everything – being around the Georgia atmosphere – all of that told me I am still UGA," he said.

Losing Robey would have made recruiting in the secondary a particularly difficult thing for the Bulldogs to do. Most all of the prospects the Bulldogs have coveted are committed already and picking a prospect up now would be difficult.

"I was able to experience some new things this weekend," Robey said affirming his commitment. "Mark Richt handles everything with class and respect."

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