The Georgia Bulldogs appear to be in the driver’s seat for one of the South’s elite linemen.
Four-star Vidalia (Ga.) offensive tackle/defensive tackle Eric McLendon (6-6, 288, 4.9) has scheduled only one official visit to date, and that’s for his clear leader.
“It’s going to be real hard for anyone to beat out Georgia at this point,” he said. “That’s always where I’ve wanted to go, and they’ve recruited me harder than anybody.”
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Asked if he’d given any thought to making a commitment to Mark Richt & Co., McLendon said: “Well… I’ve thought about it. I’m just not ready right now. I may take some visits first.”
So who’s the Bulldogs’ main competition for the Rivals100 Team member’s verbal?
“Auburn is No. 2 and LSU is No. 3,” he said. “After that, I’m still looking at Florida State and Miami. I was looking at Florida, but they quit calling me.
“Any of those still have a slight chance if I visit them. It depends on how the visits go, if I take them.”
Georgia will be making an in-home visit next week, McLendon said. “They were going to come last week, but we’re still in the playoffs, so they decided to wait until we played this weekend.”
Vidalia (12-0-1) has reached the state semifinals and will play this weekend in the Georgia Dome.