February 18, 2007

Washington is very excited to be a Dawg

Georgia's first commitment for the class of 2008 was from defensive end Cornelius Washington. Washington committed in July of 2007 and he traveled over to Athens on Saturday for Junior Day. He had visited Georgia a few times since committing, but he left Athens Saturday even more excited than before about being a Georgia Bulldog. He talks about his visit to his future home inside.

"The visit went even better than I thought it would," said Washington. "I am not saying it was going to be bad or anything, but I knew I had heard a lot of that before during my other visits. It was not boring at all and I really had a good visit."

A couple things really stood out to this Georgia commitment during his visit.

"Man, when I walked out on that field, it was tight," he said. "It just felt good walking out there where I would be playing. It was showing the highlights on the scoreboard and it was awesome. I was picturing myself playing there in a couple of years."

"The academics were even more impressive than I thought at Georgia too. I knew a lot about them, but they showed us even more this time than last time. They were very impressive. I love the support they give you at Georgia."

Washington spent some time with Georgia coaching staff too.

"I talked to all of them really," he said. "I talked with Coach Rodney Garner, Coach Jon Fabris, and Coach Mark Richt the most though."

"Coach "Fab" always stays on me and he told me not to get complacent. He always says things like that and I like that. He also told me not to get spring fever. That means to keep my mind on the books and not on the girls. I love that analogy. He is a real cool coach."

"I talked to Coach Richt for a while too and we didn't talk about football. That is what I like about Coach Richt. It is more like a friend relationship than a business relationship. He just cares about his players. We just talked about normal stuff outside of football and that went well."

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