UGA offers, now leads for 2016 CB

UGA offers, now leads for 2016 CB

Georgia extended a scholarship offer to 2016 Scout 300 cornerback Chad Clay Saturday. That offer moved Georgia to the top of his list...

New offers mean something in recruiting and Georgia extended an offer to four-star cornerback Chad Clay Saturday and it moved to the top of his list.

"Georgia is No. 1 because they have shown me the most love and they seem so interested," said Clay. "I also really like their defensive staff."

It is hard not to like a coach when he tells you that an opportunity is there for you to play early.

That happened Saturday in Athens with the 6-foot, 168 pound athlete.

"The offer came from Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt (Defensive coordinator) and we talked about a lot of things during the visit. What really stood out though was that Coach Pruitt told me if I was there now, then I could be playing in the secondary right now."

That comment by Pruitt really stood out to the Scout 300 junior out of Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge. The Dawgs now lead for Clay and he has not only ties to Georgia, but in-state rival, Georgia Tech too.

"My dad [Willie Clay] played at Georgia Tech, but the funny thing is, my mom got her degree at Georgia."

"My dad playing at Georgia Tech never made me not like Georgia. Even when I was younger, I liked Georgia a lot.

"I just love the atmosphere and the campus there. They also have beautiful facilities. I have also grown up in Georgia my whole life, so to stay home, then to play for a program like Georgia would be an honor.

"I like how they are always competitive and Georgia always has a great staff and great players. They produce so much talent and send so many to the NFL."

Clay has an impressive offer list -- schools like Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, and Texas A&M are on it.

Georgia has the early lead and he will be back in Athens, Ga. again soon.

"Oh yeah, I have to be back [at Georgia] for the Clemson game. I have to make that one," said Clay.

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