October 1, 2008

Big impression made on surprise visitor

Georgia had many top recruits on campus last weekend for the Blackout, but one made an under the radar visit and it was his first official visit. The four-star athlete saw Athens for the first time and was the atmosphere.

"I left late Friday night and drove all the up to Georgia from Deerfield Beach (Fla) through the night and we got there around 7am Saturday," said Denard Robinson.

"Me, my mom, my dad, my aunt, my uncle, and my little brother went up there for the visit. We got a little rest when we got there, but we got back up and went over to College Game-Day. That was a crazy experience with all the signs, all the people, and just great Georgia fans."

A tired Robinson spent some time with the coaches, he met his host, he toured the campus, and learned about the academic program before the big game Saturday night.

"I think I met the whole staff up there and they were all cool coaches. They all talked to me, they all talked to my family, and they made us feel real welcome."

"My host was Nick Williams and he is a cool guy. He is real down to earth and that is how most of the Georgia players are. I met a lot of the players and they are all like that and just good guys."

"The academics are real nice at Georgia too. They academic people there really care about you and they are there to help you and to take care of you. They will work with you at any time and I really like that. Everyone there seemed real caring and I liked that."

The atmosphere at Georgia had the 6-foot-0, 179 pound speedster at a loss for words. He saw most of Sanford Stadium in black after seeing the passionate fans yelling for the Dawgs at the Dawg Walk and he was impressed.

"I don't really know how to describe it," Robinson said when asked about the atmosphere. "I have never seen anything like that (Blackout) before. All of the Georgia fans were in black and they were all screaming for UGA the entire game. Even when Georgia got down, they stayed with them. I loved the fans there and they were very loud all four quarters. It was a crazy game, the crowd was crazy, and it was a great experience."

The Bulldogs are recruiting Robinson as an athlete. He plays quarterback in high school, but he will likely end up at defensive back or wide receiver on the next level. Like he said, all of the coaches showed him attention when he was in Athens, but his primary recruiting coach visited Robinson on

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