DeBell Impressed with Georgia Camp; Coaches

ATHENS – Zach DeBell got a lot of attention from the powers that be at Georgia over the weekend.

Now he will travel north to check out Tennessee.

"Georgia's camp was a lot of fun," the Florida native said Saturday night. "I was working on getting my feet right or my hands right. I think I did pretty well in one-on-ones."

DeBell, who projects to be a left tackle at the next level, was more slender and long than the other offensive linemen at Georgia's camp. He said he clicked with offensive line coach Stacy Searles during the visit.

"I think I learned a lot from him, and I think it helps with the relationship," he said.

DeBell admitted that he knew Georgia was taking a hard look at him, but that didn't bother him.

"I got a lot of attention. I had a lot of fun with the one-on-ones. I was smiling a lot. I really had fun with the drills," he said.

Now comes the hard part – figuring out just what school is the best fit for him. Georgia and Tennessee have come to the top of DeBell's list, and he will get a chance to check out both back-to-back. He drove to Knoxville Saturday night for a visit with Derrick Dooley and the Vols.

"I am going to compare Tennessee and Georgia to make sure to make I know what I am doing," he said.

Still, Georgia was not eager to let him get away to their SEC rivals without getting a pledge from DeBell, but it didn't quite work.

"They were encouraging me to commit, but I am not going to say no to a school (Tennessee) that I have never seen before," he said.

But DeBell admits the trip to Georgia was an impressive.

"I just really had fun," he said. "It seemed like the other kids were nervous at times, but I wasn't. I was going to be as happy as I could be because we only had a limited time at the camp."


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