March 30, 2013

Back for another look

Since narrowing his list of schools to six in December, Christian (Charlotte, N.C.) Jeb Blazevich has been working toward narrowing that list yet again.

The four-star tight end visited Georgia, Notre Dame, and Clemson in the month of March, and plans to visit Ole Miss and Ohio State in April. He also plans to make up a trip to Ohio State that he had to cancel due to weather sometime soon.

On Thursday, Blazevich made a return trip to Athens on Thursday and the reason behind that visit was all about making a comparison.

"I had a trip to Clemson planned for spring practice, and UGA is so similar that I really wanted to get back there and compare it back to back," Blazevich said. "I also just wanted to walk around campus, which I haven't seen until Thursday. So that was the biggest motivation. I wanted to be able to compare it and see the actual school part of Georgia.

So what did he think of the Georgia campus and the city of Athens?

"I really liked it," he said. "It (UGA) really has a good, college feel to it. It is a little more urban than Clemson is of course, but I like that. You could tell a lot of things are happening. It was a great trip."

Blazevich made the visit with a close friend and says that he planned out his activities before hand.

"We had a nice little route planned out,' Blazevich laughed. "We met at ECV (East Campus Village) and ate with the coaches. Coach (Daryl) Jones and all of them. Then we took the bus up to The Arch. We sort of walked around downtown and say Herschel Walker's new restaurant. Then we headed back down to the Georgia campus. We checked out the journalism building and walked by Sanford Stadium before heading back to the Butts-Mehre Building."

Originally the Rivals250 prospect had only planned to sightsee, but the Georgia staff convinced him to see practice for a second time this spring.

"I was already there, and the coaches told me that I should just come over and check out practice," he said. "So I did, but we had to leave after the three-on-three drills. We got to see the meetings again and see how the coaches are on the field on more time. It was a nice visit."

With a number of visits down and just a few more to go, Blazevich is in the process of sorting things out in his own mind.

But when it comes to saying anything about what schools in his top six are standing out, Blazevich isn't ready to reveal anything just yet.

"No sir," Blazevich laughed when asked if he could say how things stack up for him at this point. "No comment, yet."

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