The Georgia Bulldogs are always on the hunt for defensive back talent; it has been a strong point of focus since the arrival of Jeremy Pruitt—both the DC and the DB coach at Georgia—but it’s tough not to look at local product Nigel Warrior (Suwanee, GA) and not think the chances here look slim at best.
Warrior knows of four schools he plans to take official visits to.
“Oregon, LSU, Ohio State, and Alabama,” Warrior said. “Maybe a school out west for the fifth official. It is so easy to see Georgia and Tennessee, so I do not think I will take an official visit to either of those schools.”
Even though Athens is nearby, the U.S. Army All-American selection has not been to the University of Georgia in over a year.
“I plan to get back there,” Warrior said. “I do not know when. Even though it is right down the road, it has been hard to visit because of my busy schedule. Me not visiting Georgia in awhile does not represent anything because I have not been anywhere, honestly.” (Kipp Adams, Dawgs247)
Anyone with a handful of insight into how the recruiting realm works will say to you that you have to “follow the visits” and look for signs that a kid is really feeling good about a program. You tend to hear buzz words thrown around when the latter is the case. Words and phrases like “home”, “good relationship”, “comfortable”, etc., are all a pretty good sign that a school is high up on a prospect’s list—official or no official.
Honestly, the lack of an official sometimes sounds worse than it truly is as, in more than a few cases, a kid is simply trying to use his five free passes to see schools in a part of the country he’s never been to, or to truly take advantage of the blessing that is being a Top 5 prospect by allowing a big time program to host him for a few days.
The process, while stressful, is also one filled with a lot of great opportunities for these kids.
That said, Warrior sounds like he’s seen enough of Georgia to feel comfortable holding off on coming back and with no plans to use an official to get to Athens, you have to wonder if the interest it truly still there.
Even so, the Bulldogs love the idea of adding yet another athletic defensive back to the fray and, until the fat lady has officially sung, they will likely try to stay on Warrior’s mind.