Georgia Recruiting: Christian Owens is “very interested” in Auburn

Christian Owens committed to the Bulldogs in early April, but he says he’s “open” to the prospect of other schools. Phot: 247Sports

Current Georgia Bulldog 4* commit, Christian Owens, appears to be taking another look at his collegiate options, after a visit to the Auburn Tigers annual spring game this past weekend.

“Auburn’s been trying to get me to come down for months,” Owens told “I felt like A-Day would be a great opportunity. The way that my meeting with Coach Gus (Malzahn) went, an offer may be coming. He was telling me he knows I’m committed to Georgia, and for me to land an offer, he has to know how serious I am. I’m very interested in Auburn.” (Justin Hokanson, Rivals)

Owens, who committed to the Bulldogs in early April, has been recruiting for his future team over the last few weeks, but he’s also being heavily recruited by his cousin, and teammate, Jordan Colbert—a 4* safety whom Georgia failed to offer until just recently—and says that is a big part of the reason he’s taking a longer look at Auburn.

“We do want to go to the same school,” Owens said. “We’ve been together for a long time. It would be really nice to go to school with somebody that you’re familiar with.”

For now, Owens said he is “pretty solid” to Georgia but added, “I’m still a little open.” (Keith Niebuhr, 247Sports)

Georgia is looking to add more depth at wide receiver with the 2015 class, as it’s likely they will lose a few key components at season’s end—due to attrition and draft eligibility—and Owens, for his part is meant to be a part of that  rebuilding plan.

That said, it sounds like the Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them if they hope to keep him committed for the duration.

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