June 17, 2008

2010 QB made an impressive debut

Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger received all of the hype going into the Mark Richt Camp this past Saturday and rightfully so, but a new name emerged in Athens just two days before the camp began.

Class of 2010 quarterback Nash Nance took part in Georgia's 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday and he received an invite to the camp that day. He took that momentum into camp and showed he belonged with the elite. He had an impressive debut in his first prospect camp.

"At the 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, I just wanted to go have fun with the team," said Nance. "I talked with my dad about it before, and he told me to go show my arm, show what I am made of, and just to have fun."

"I was just going to keep my head up, try to play with confidence, and I was hoping to get lucky and get some interest from Georgia."

His plan seemed to work out pretty well. After a few games on Thursday, Nance had multiple UGA coaches watching him perform. His strong play led to an invite to the Mark Richt Camp two days later.

"After about the third or fourth game, Coach [Tommy] Atha (Darlington Head Coach) was told that Georgia wanted me to come to their camp on Saturday. I think one of Georgia's coaches talked to him about it, then he told my dad, and my dad told me."

The 6-foot-3, 192-pound QB had plans to be at Auburn that day, but plans changed once the invite to Athens was put on the table.

"Yeah, I was supposed to go to Auburn for their Senior Camp, but Coach Atha said I should be at Georgia. Coach [Mike] Bobo (UGA's QB Coach/Offensive Coordinator) said that he really wanted me there and that they really wanted to see me Saturday. I decided to go back to Georgia."

Making the second trip to Athens in three days really paid off for Nash. He emerged as one of the top three quarterbacks at the camp and he was put in the top group with just him and two 2009 Elite 11 QB's that are Georgia commitments.

"I knew there was going to be good competition there and I was a little nervous at first," he admitted. "I got to see what it was like right away and what is was like working with the best."

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