December 8, 2008

Mett’s ready to showcase skills in Hawaii

Georgia commitment Zach Mettenberger hopped on a plane in Atlanta (GA) Monday morning at 8am to head west. He will fly into Phoenix (AZ) before boarding a plane for Hawaii. That will be where he will have the chance to showcase his talents with some top players around him.

This will be his final tune up before he enrolls at UGA in less than a month.

"I will be playing in the Hawaii/Polynesian vs. Mainland All-Star football game next Friday," said Mettenberger. "It will be players from the mainland going up against Hawaii/Polynesian, so it should be a cool experience."

A cool experience it may be, but the 6-foot-5, 229 pound signal caller out of Watkinsville (GA) Oconee County isn't going to Hawaii for just a vacation.

"Sure, I want to go out there and have fun like everyone else, but I am going out there to prove myself too. I still think people doubt me, so I want to go out there, have a good showing, and showcase what I can do with good people around me. It will still be a lot of fun out there, but I will practice hard and play hard."

This trip to the islands will cause Mettenberger to miss out on his official visit to UGA. He was set to visit Athens this weekend, but he will be playing in the Hawaii Prep Football Classic on Friday and returning home on Saturday.

His official visit will be a little different than the rest of the 2009 class.

"I will probably just go out to eat with Coach [Mike] Bobo and Coach [Mark] Richt for my official visit. They will pay for the meal, so that will be fine. I don't really need one anyway because I have been there so much."

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