Dawgs Offer Xavier Avery

Cedar Grove High School's Xavier Avery is becoming one of the most sought after prospects in the Peach State. The two-sport athlete just picked up his eighth offer from Georgia.

Xavier Avery, a 6-foot, 190-pound running back from Cedar Grove High in Ellenwood, Ga., continues to add to his already impressive list of offers.

"I just got an offer from Georgia," said Avery. "My head coach said that Georgia sent it to him in the mail and he's gonna give it to me."

"That's one of my favorite teams. I like Georgia, LSU, Miami and pretty much all the schools in the SEC and ACC."

Because he's so busy playing baseball, Avery hasn't been able to attend any junior days this spring. However he plans to be in Athens this Saturday for G-Day.

"I'm gonna watch their spring game, but I would also like to see as much as I can of the campus while I'm there," Avery said. "I played in a tournament there last year, so I've seen the baseball facility and I met the baseball coach. But I would like to see the football facility as well"

An aspect that makes Avery's recruitment even more interesting is the fact that he is a standout baseball prospect. He indicated he plans on playing both football and baseball at the college level.

Avery said he didn't care if Georgia was recruiting him for running back or defensive back, but he did want to know if they were going to let him play baseball or not.

"I haven't talked to the coaches about it yet," he said. "It doesn't really matter to me where I play, but I do want to see what they have to say about me playing both sports."

The two-sport star holds offers from Georgia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Duke, Connecticut, Kentucky and Virginia Tech. Tennessee has offered for baseball.

Scout.com caught up with Cedar Grove Head Coach Ray Bonner to confirm Avery's offer.

"Yes, Xavier did get an offer from Georgia," said Coach Bonner. "He's special and I've been doing this for thirty years, high school and college. He's one kid that has his priorities straight. He's a great academic kid. He's a great football and baseball guy."

"His biggest thing is his self confidence. He doesn't think anybody can beat him. He's a team player, but he's a tough competitor as well. If you do beat him, he's going to keep trying you until he beats you."

As a junior, Avery rushed for more than 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

Clemson is currently showing a lot of interest in Avery and the Tigers might be the next school to offer a scholarship to the Cedar Grove prospect.


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