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Was Ray Drew Recruiting Prospect For Georgia?

Offensive lineman Antonio Richardson from Nashville, Tenn., took an official visit to Georgia this weekend.

Richardson, who took an official visit to Tennessee last weekend, came away impressed during his visit.

“It went great,” Richardson told “I met a lot of players that I never got to meet. I met a few of the guys that played in the Under Armour (All-American) game and few of the recruits in Georgia. I had a good time with some of the players getting to know the city and the environment and everything. This visit is going to be a huge factor in my decision.”

What about the advice of defensive end Ray Drew? The Thomasville, Ga., prospect was visiting Clemson this past weekend, but he’s a high priority for Georgia’s 2011 class. Richardson said he’s heard plenty about Georgia from Drew.

“It’s crazy, the person who’s been pushing me the most wasn’t even here this weekend,” Richardson said. “Ray Drew and I became really good friends at the (U.S.) Army All-American (Bowl). He’s been telling me to take a really good look at Georgia.”

Richardson is considered the nation’s seventh-best offensive tackle and 74th best overall prospect by He’s expected to visit Southern California this weekend.

Drew will announce his choice on Friday. Georgia, Clemson, Miami, Auburn and LSU are all on his list.

It’s interesting that Drew would be pushing Richardson to look at Georgia. Last week, defensive tackle prospect John Jenkins said Drew had already decided which school he will attend.

“I don’t want to reveal his situation or anything like that,” Jenkins told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “but (Drew) knows what he’s going to do. He took me aside and told me his thing.”

Georgia’s recruiting took a big turn last week when tight end Jay Rome and defensive back Malcolm Mitchell committed to the Bulldogs. Landing Drew would be another boost to Georgia’s group of in-state prospects for the class of 2011.

Jenkins and linebacker Kent Turene were in Athens this past weekend for official visits. Both prospects are thought to be seriously considering Georgia. Of course, the Bulldogs hope to land in-state prospect Isaiah Crowell, who’s considered one of the nation’s top tailback prospects.

Georgia has 21 commitments for the class of 2011. Georgia’s class currently ranks No. 9 in the Rivals team rankings.



I can't comment on the other players, but Richardson is highly unlikely to go to UGA. Tiny has been long thought as a UT-Bama fight with USC recently creeping in. The likely odds are on UT.


Hey--"ALLAUBURN"---now that half of your convicts/ I mean players have gone to the NFL draft we'll see just how much smack you talk. Newton was 99% of you O---and now your left with the remaining 1%. Good luck.


"He’s been telling me to take a really good look at Georgia."

He's done the same for Auburn throughout the process. But I guess UGA fans block that kind of thing out.


Drew, Crowell, Richardson and Jenkins all BULLDOGS. Hey, and UGA won't have to pay 180K


That's original... But in reality you'll actually have to "pay/lose" at least 5 times that amount in appearance fees for your next bowl game. 6-5 and a loss to USF in the LIberty Bowl??? Really!?? Now that's showcasing talent georgia!


Ray Drew will be playing for the Auburn Tigers.. 100% lock


I have been saying the same thing for a while...where there is smoke...Drew has been rumored to be recruiting for UGA for months. Jenkins shed light on it and now richardson..I like our chances


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