Nathan Theus is a standout offensive line prospect at The Bolles School in Jacksonville and Scout…
UGA offers a nice twist
"After the camp on Saturday, I sat down to talk to Coach [Mark] Richt and before we started talking, we both said we were going to be completely honest about everything," said Nathan Theus. "Coach Richt told me that he had never offered a long snapper a scholarship out of high school before and that if any of those guys were put on scholarship, then it usually came in their junior or senior season. He told me in all of his 25 years of coaching that most of his long snappers were just walk ons." Well Coach Richt did something different on Monday where he offered Theus a full scholarship as a long snapper. Theus showed how good of a long snapper he is in front of Richt, John Lilly, Mike Bobo, and Stacy Searels at Mark Richt's camp on Saturday. Searels had the watch on him as Theus fired ball after ball between his legs and they liked what they saw. The news came late Monday morning and the Jacksonville, Fla. native is excited. "I honestly did not think Georgia would be able to offer me," the rising senior at Bolles. "I did not see them having room and I just did not expect it, so it was a big surprise to me." "I love Georgia, so I am very happy about this offer. I have been there a lot the last couple of years and I love it every time I go up there. This is an offer I wanted." Something else Theus wanted was to have an opportunity to play with his brother John Theus. Georgia offered him on Saturday at the camp and the 2012 offensive tackle will be one of the best at his position next year. The way UGA offered the older Theus will put the brothers on campus together if they decide to attend Georgia. "Georgia wants me to come in next January (2012) and that would put me on campus about four or five months before John got there, so I like that idea. I never thought of something like that before, so I really like the offer that Georgia presented me with. I would stay at home and watch my brother John play his senior year and see my youngest brother play his freshman year, so that could be great. We are a close family, so for us to have the opportunity to play with each other and be on the same track in school would be great." South Carolina has offered Theus as well and he has been naming the Gamecocks as his leader because they were his only offer, but the Georgia offer has put them high on his list now too. "I can't really call South Carolina number one anymore because I have this offer from Georgia now too. I love Georgia, I like the coaches there, and I love how they are such a family based team." "I want to go to school and become a Graduate Assistant and maybe a youth minister one day, so Coach Searels told me to look at where his G.A.'s have gone (Purdue, South Carolina, and other programs) so I could learn under him and then I could learn about Christ behind Coach Richt." "Georgia has a lot of things that I like and I have a lot of interest in them. Really Georgia is just Georgia and they have a great program." Theus will be camping at Florida on Tuesday, Alabama on Friday, and then Notre Dame after that. He is looking to add more offers before narrowing his list down late in the summer and committing to a school by mid season.
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