Georgia commit set to visit 'dream school' Oklahoma
Not many wide receivers in the 2019 class are on the level of Jadon Haselwood. The 6-foot-3, 175 pound junior out of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove was an early five star on Rivals.com and he could play for anyone in the country.
Haselwood visited the Oklahoma campus once a child, he was eight years old, so he remembers that, but this weekend will be his first visit as a recruit. He has been waiting for this.
"I am excited about this visit," said Haselwood. "I have been following Oklahoma since I was very young, so I know a lot about them and I have always been a fan of theirs.
"We fly out there early Saturday morning and I can't wait to get out there and see everything. I will take it all in, see what it is like and just see how it feels to be out there."
Despite being committed to Georgia, and he is considered to be a strong commit to the Bulldogs, Haselwood talks with outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons and head coach Lincoln Riley on a regular basis.
They bring up his connection.
"Man, I don't know how they know about my dad going to Oklahoma, but they always bring that up when we talk. It is kind of funny. They definitely try to use that.
"I talk to them every week and we stay in touch a lot. They have been on me pretty hard for a while now. We are just getting to know each other and talking about different things. It is cool."
What is little different about Oklahoma is — their timing with the offer. It today's recruiting world, the Sooners offered a little late for a prospect like this one. Haselwood was getting offers his freshman year and the first interview he did with Rivals, the first school out of his mouth was Oklahoma.
That was the offer he wanted. It took them about a year and a half after that interview to offer him. They sent four coaches to his school in the spring to offer him and they are not too late though.
"I am still going to give them a chance," said Haselwood. "I know a lot about them already. I know about their offense, I know they throw the ball around and I know a lot about their history.
"They did offer later than a lot of other schools, but that's cool. It is not a big thing to me. I am still going to look at them and see what they have there."
He still feels good about Georgia, and he is not wavering on his commitment to the Bulldogs, but he is still going to go through the recruiting process and take his visits.
"I know what I want in a school and I feel like I have that in Georgia, but I still have to make sure of that," said Haselwood. "To do that, I have to take visits and just compare everything.
"I will probably still visit Ohio State this season and get back to Georgia, but this weekend it is about Oklahoma. I have followed them my whole life and it was my dream school, so this will be fun."