March 24, 2008

Dawgs land a high riser

Georgia's top remaining 2008 target visited Athens Monday evening for the first time in a while and it was just a casual unofficial visit. The visit went well, better than Travis Leslie expected it to, and that caused him to make a surprising decision.

"This visit just happened today and it was kind of a spur of the moment thing," said Leslie. "My coach Dr. Phillip McCrary took me and my mom over to Georgia today and it went great."

It went so great that Leslie decided he was ready to verbally commit to Dennis Felton and the University of Georgia.

"I liked everything I saw there today. It was the first time I really toured the campus, I got to see the dorms, I saw the new basketball facility, and I loved it all."

"I just did not want to wait any longer and it seemed like a great fit for me, so I told Coach Felton I wanted to commit."

That is news Coach Felton has been waiting a long time for.

"Georgia has been wanting me to commit for a while," he said. "When I told them (Felton and assistant coach Mike Jones), Coach Jones jumped up in the air."

"They have been recruiting me hard for a long time, they have been wanting me to commit, so they were very happy when I told them I was ready."

The head basketball coach was not expecting the news he was given and the 6-foot-5 wing out of Decatur (Ga.) Columbia even surprised himself.

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