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Sweat enjoys SEC visits
Josh Sweat took two big visits this week. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Sweat was at Tennessee on Thursday and Georgia on Friday. "It was a good trip," he said. "I actually liked it a lot. It was my first time out of state, but both coaching staffs made me feel comfortable. It was pretty nice." Knoxville was his first stop. "It was really nice," Sweat said. "When I got there, everything was really nice – the surroundings and campus. (Wide receivers) coach (Zach) Azzanni showed me around campus. I saw everything – the football facilities, dorms and stadium. "He talked to me about how nice it was at Tennessee, how good the people were there and how well the players got along. He also talked to me about the school." While on campus, he had a chance to speak with Tennessee head coach Butch Jones. "I talked to him twice," Sweat said. "He was just telling me that he thinks the program could really use my help. He said that they're a program on the rise and that they can win a national championship if they keep building." Next, he went to Georgia. "Georgia was really nice, too," Sweat said. "When I got there, (defensive coordinator) coach (Jeremy) Pruitt was waiting for me. He gave us a tour and I liked everything from the dorms, the facilities, to the city. And I really liked the hedges that surrounded the field. It was crazy to see in person. "Coach Pruitt really emphasized being around good people. Obviously, they're definitely about football, but he really stressed the importance of surrounding yourself with good people." He had a chance to talk to Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "I also talked to him twice," Sweat said. "Right before I left, we talked for about 20 minutes. He told me that they really wanted me, but told me to go where I'm comfortable. Also, think about life after football and focus on getting my degree – and that Georgia will help me." Along with the Volunteers and Bulldogs, Sweat said Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech are the schools that are recruiting him the hardest. In regards to upcoming trips, Sweat said he could possibly visit Florida State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech before the end of the summer. He has a tentative timeline for his recruitment. "Most likely, I'm going to narrow it down to five sometime during the season," Sweat said. "I'm going to try to make my announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game."
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