February 12, 2009

Waiting on offer

One of the top tackles in the state of Georgia made the trip out to Junior Day two weeks ago and the Norcross standout liked what he saw.

Even though Max Garcia did not leave with an offer, he still has the Bulldogs high on his list. Here is the latest from the athletic lineman.

"The visit went well, I loved the campus," he said. "The best part of the trip was how they preached both family and academics."

The 2010 tackle's future in college will be on the offensive line, so it is no surprise that Garcia spent most of his time in Athens with one of the best in the south.

"I spent most of my time there with Coach Searels. He seemed like he likes to get to know you off the field," said the Norcross junior. "I know with him there, they will send lineman to the NFL. They already have good tradition as it is."

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound tackle has the frame colleges look for, and he just received his first two offers after returning home from the Junior Day. He feels he has a chance to get one from Georgia in the future as well.

"I feel they like me as a top 10 lineman, and they want me to come back for their camp to see me live. I just got offers from Vanderbilt and South Carolina as well," Garcia added.

The coaches have shown the interest in Garcia, and the Norcross standout says there is a lot to like about the in-state school.

The 2010 tackle said, "I'm really interested in them, and my family would like me to go there since it is so close to home. I really liked the academic side, and how they stressed family, and also the environment is great."

Garcia plans to visit Georgia Tech and South Carolina in the near future, and he is in no hurry to decide. But the athletic lineman has a plan for his recruitment, and knows what to look for in a college.

"Georgia is No. 1, followed by Georgia Tech. I am also interested in Vanderbilt and Maryland," he said. "I want to take my officials so I can get on campus and meet the position coaches. I need to see what connection we have."

While he still has a ways to go before his choice is made, Garcia does have a clear leader, and he gave his reasons why.

"I have that already at Georgia, Coach Searels, he is great guy and that's why Georgia is No. 1. I liked talking to Maryland's coach too," said the tall lineman.

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