February 4, 2008

Georgia adds their name to Nixon's list

One of the top offensive tackles on the East Coast is Xavier Nixon out of Fayetteville (N.C.) - Jack Britt. Nixon has reeled in close to 20 offers and his most recent came from the University of Georgia.

"I think I am up to about 20 offers now," said Nixon. "Georgia is the most recent school to offer me and I think Virginia Tech is about to offer me soon."

The Bulldogs have had success in North Carolina in recent years and it appears Nixon is their top Tarheel State target in 2009.

"Coach [Stacy] Searels (UGA OL Coach) came up to my school last week and watched me play basketball. I had not heard much from Georgia, so it was cool to see him out there. I think I did pretty good in front of him - I had about 8 or 9 points and 6 rebounds."

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Rivals100 tackle obviously showed Coach Searels what he was looking for because he got some good news later that week.

"Georgia decided to offer me and I did not expect that," he admitted. "I had not gotten too much attention from them until they came to my game, so it was a surprise."

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