March 24, 2007

Harmon had thoughts of commitment at UGA

One of the top offensive linemen in the class of 2008 was in Athens Saturday. Wadley (Ga.) - Jefferson County tackle A.J. Harmon has been to Georgia many times and he was back again. He had a chance to watch the Dawgs scrimmage, talk to multiple coaches, spend a good bit of time with Mark Richt, and just get a feel for what it would be like to be a Dawg.

"I was ready to try to sneak in there and do a little something with the linemen," said Harmon. "They were really going at it out there during the scrimmage and I paid close attention to all the battles between the defensive and offensive line."

"It was about 50-50 - when one side would win two, then the other side would win three. It was exciting to watch. There was a lot of big hits and some trash talking going on out there all day."

"I really liked how the uarterbacks played and I liked how Kregg Lumpkin sacrificed his body for the team by going over the pile too. It was just a very physical practice and I was ready to jump out there."

A couple of coaches were fighting for Harmon's attention during practice as well.

"Coach 'G' (Rodney Garner - DT Coach) and Coach [Stacy] Searels (OL Coach) were talking about me playing for them. When Coach Searels was talking to me, then Coach 'G' would come over and try to steal me away so he could have me."

"Coach Searels is a real good coach and he said he could really use me out there. He said he could get the best out of me, Georgia could use me, and that he needed me out there for depth right now. I really like how Coach 'G' coaches too. I can see why he puts so many in the NFL. He really pushes his players and I really like that."

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