Georgia held their final 7on7 Friday and some of the top prospects in the Peach State competed. …
Owens committed, but exploring options
Christian Owens grew up a Georgia Bulldog fan. He dreamed of playing for the Dawgs, he had red and black all over his house growing up, and he jumped on the scholarship offer over a year ago that UGA presented to him. As he closes in on his senior year, Owens remains committed to Georgia, but he is still out there exploring other options. "Tennessee is on me very hard and I am looking at them and I was up visiting North Carolina recently too," said Owens. "I am still committed to Georgia and I see it as a solid commitment, but I want to enjoy the [recruiting] process and weigh other options too." One option is Tennessee, a UGA rival in the SEC The 6-foot-5, 200 pound wideout spent some time in Knoxville in June. "My family and I went up to take another look at Tennessee and it went really well," said Owens. "I got to spend good time with the coaches and see everything. "The facilities and all that is nice at Tennessee, but the biggest thing about them is, how hard they are coming after me. They are recruiting me really hard and that stands out most to me." The Volunteers are pushing Georgia it seems. UT has given the four-star out of Griffin, Ga. something to think about. North Carolina showed him a good time too, but Owens is little more familiar with the Vols. "It was my first visit to North Carolina and it went pretty good," said Owens. "They showed me around and they have been showing a lot of interest in me. Things were nice there, but education is what stood out the most. That was impressive there. "I have some interest in North Carolina too, but it is Tennessee that's up there behind Georgia right now." Owens is likely to be back in Athens again for the second time this summer for Dawg Night in a few weeks. He was at UGA for a 7v7 in June and he stays in regular contact with wide receiver coach Tony Ball. "Coach Ball is always hitting me up on Facebook and we talk a good bit," said Owens. "We keep up with each other and we check on how things are going. "I have been a Georgia guy for a long time and I still love Georgia. Ball is a great coach and I have dreamed of playing for UGA. "I just have to look at everything else too. I just have to look at all my options before making the final decision." Owens is scheduled to graduate in December and enroll in college in January.
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