Owens talks new offer, future cut

Darrion Owens drew a lot of attention from Todd Grantam in Athens, Ga. Saturday afternoon and that led to a scholarship offer. Owens talks new offer, his cut coming this summer, and more here...

Scout named Darrion Owens a top performer at the Mark Richt Camp over the weekend and the 6-foot-3, 217 pound athlete out of Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf showed his talents.

After the camp, he got a reward for the show he put on at Georgia.

"I was taken up to Coach Richt's office after the camp and he talked to me for a few minutes. He talked about how he liked my athleticism, how he liked my size, and things like that.

"He then talked to me about how I could play outside linebacker or inside linebacker in their defense and that he wanted to be a Dawg. He told me that I had an offer from Georgia and that he really wanted me there," Owens told Scout.

Owens says he now has over 20 scholarship offers, but it does not appear that UGA is just another offer to him.

"I really like Georgia a lot. I liked it up there at the camp, I like the facilities there, the coaches really know what they are talking about, and they are up there as one of my top schools.

"I do not have any favorites yet, but I will cut my list down this summer, and Georgia will definitely be one of my top schools. They will be one of my top five."

Owens knows one, possibly two more schools that will be in that group.

"Auburn will be there too. I visited there and I really liked the coaches and they will be there for sure. Miami probably will be there too. I am not 100-percent sure on them yet though.

"I will get my list down to five schools before school starts, so I will be thinking about it a lot this summer."

Once he gets it down to five, those are the schools he will plan to visit officially.

"I definitely plan to take my official visits before I commit," he said. "I have to figure out those final two or three schools I am going to visit first."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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