Albany (Ga.) linebacker
Dana Graydon says the Georgia
Bulldogs put on their best show for him this weekend during an official visit to
"Man, you don't know how hard it was to leave there and
not commit," he said. "I'm telling you, it was tough. Me and my mom and coach
(Mark) Richt were sitting there in his office together -- just us three -- and
he was telling me how important I was to them. But he said they've done such a
good job, they only four scholarships left. They kind of need to know what I'm
going to do because they don't want to miss out on anyone else.
"I told him I promised myself I'd take all my visits
before doing anything, and I think he respected that. I also understand that
if someone else wants to jump on their offer, there may not be one for me. I
think we had an understanding both ways."
Freshman defensive lineman Ray Gant served as Graydon's
official host for the weekend at UGA. He said he also spent a lot of time
hanging out and talking to wide receivers Terrence Edwards and Fred Gibson and
defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan.
"They were real cool," he said. "It surprised me how
good I got along with everyone and how quickly I fit in. It was much better than
I thought it was going to be. I had a great, great time."
Graydon also pointed to the top-notch facilities at UGA.
"I knew they were some of the finest in the NCAA, but I
never realized how good that really was," he said. "And they're still building
stuff. It's already the best I've seen, and they're adding to it. That was real
Graydon (6-1, 210, 4.6) will visit Auburn on the 17th
and Florida State on the 24th.
One of those three teams will likely be his final
destination, with Florida State occupying the driver's seat.
Graydon is a member of the Rivals.com
Southeast Top 100 team and the
No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation. He wrapped up his senior season at
Dougherty HS with approximately 95 tackles and eight sacks.