Dawgs Send Offer to Local Product

It wasn't the first offer for Sterling Bailey, but it might be the one he was waiting for.

It certainly was one his mother was eagerly waiting for.

"My mother loves Mark Richt," Bailey said. "My mom works at the Georgia concession stand for football and basketball games for church, and he will go find her at the concession stand to talk with her."

Now Richt will be able to talk about the scholarship offer the Bulldogs have given her son.

"It blew me a way, and made me change my thinking about recruiting," Bailey admitted. "I was like wow – when I got back to school all of the teachers that like Georgia were congratulating me."

But the Bulldogs are in a long line of programs to have offered the 2011 prospect.

My coach told me dad and he told me. He said Georgia offered me today. Vitually every program in the South – save Alabama – has offered Bailey. Even some schools from across the country have asked him to play for them in the future.

"LSU, Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, California and Oregon, and some others," Bailey said when asked who had offered him already. But those schools don't have the tie to Bailey and his family like the Dawgs do. The East Hall star said that he'd grown up watching the Bulldogs play and can remember as far back as when he was eight or nine years old watching them play.

"My family has been involved with Georgia for a while, so I watched them on TV a lot," he said.

Still, Bailey will look around to see what other schools have to offer. He plans on visiting Florida, South Carolina and Clemson for their junior days. He does not plan on committing to a school until after his senior year of football.

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