UGA commit talks UT offer

The Longhorns don't usually offer players from New York. But they did on Saturday even though confusion didn't clear things up until Monday.

Georgia defensive end commitment Quincy Vasser (6-foot-4, 240 pounds), who is from New York but plays at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, was actually offered during his visit to Texas' spring game on Saturday. But he didn't realize it until later.

"Basically we went to the spring game and I was talking with Coach [Chris] Rumph," he said. "They brought us by Coach [Charlie] Strong's office.

"I wasn't sure at the time if he offered me then so later that night I got in touch with Coach Rumph. He told me he wanted me to be a Longhorn and asked me what he had to do to get me there and I told him ‘offer me.' So basically we talked today and was like ‘Coach Strong offered you at the spring game.' He said I made him look silly thinking he didn't have an offer yet.'"

Vasser is the 11th defensive end with an offer from Texas in 2015, and the ninth from out-of-state.

Strong's recruiting pitch to him was pretty straightforward.

"He basically offered me and told me that in the SEC I have to beat Florida, Alabama, all the big teams to win one SEC championship and then make the playoff," Vasser said. "But in the Big 12 all he is worried about is beating OU. He said ‘we could do that and then we will make the playoffs.'"

And what does Vasser think of the offer?

"Nothing," he said. "It's just another offer really."

Vasser grew up in the Big Apple but played his final season of high school ball at Virginia's Hargrave prep school. He ended up at a junior college due to grades.

"I feel four points short on my ACT," he said. "Coming out of high school I wasn't qualified. In New York they had me in three classes that didn't qualify with the NCAA Clearinghouse. So I went to Hargrave but came up short on my ACT."

He's noticed first-hand how football-crazed the state of Texas is since enrolling at Navarro, where he registered 26 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 12 games last season.

"Even just football down south in general," he said. "Sports down south are just different compared to New York where there is just so much going on. That's not necessarily everyone's focus."

Vasser's focus in college, for now, is headed for Georgia where he's looking forward to playing in a 3-4 defense, which is what he plays in now. "So I have the opportunity to play a defense that I think I'm very good at here," he said.

He also played with current UGA players John Atkins and Leonard Floyd at Hargrave.

"I talked to my homeboys and they are pretty close, so I thought ‘why not commit,'" he said.

Vasser's only other offer is from Maryland.

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