December 6, 2007

Pugh's playing for all the marbles, again

Georgia commitment Makiri Pugh is used to playing the big games. Independence High School has won seven straight state titles and they are going for number eight Saturday night.

"We beat West Charlotte last week 10-8 and it was a lot for the first game," said Pugh. "It was a shoot out earlier in the year and expected that again, but our defense has been together more now and we were ready."

"West Charlotte had a lot of speed, they didn't get worn down and they played us tough. I think we grew up a bit, played tough and did what we had to do. We put some blitz packages in and played good defense."

Pugh did not have the ball thrown his way much, but he found a way to make his share of plays.

"I had 6-tackles, but I was not tested much at all," he said. "They threw a couple dig and hitch routes, but nothing too much. I made most of my tackles on screens. That is where I got my tackles."

The four-star corner was playing in front of his future position coach last Friday.

"Coach [Willie] Martinez (UGA Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach) was there and Coach [Mike] Bobo (Recruits N.C. for UGA) for the game and it was nice to see them."

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