November 19, 2008

UGA working hard to hang on to Wooten

Recruiting is always a big thing when talking about one of the top receivers in the country, but the Muck Bowl took center stage last weekend. The biggest game of the year in the Belle Glades area and arguably the state of Florida took place last weekend and Glades Central now has bragging rights for a year.

That win means a lot to the Raiders and Rantavious Wooten. The talented receiver talks the win and just how solid his commitment is to Georgia inside. He may be committed, but he may not be done looking just yet.

"The Muck Bowl gets talked about every day down here," said Wooten. "It is an all year thing no matter what is being talked about. No matter who we play or how big of game it is, out game against Pahokee always comes up. It is just a huge game."

Wooten entered the Muck Bowl 0-2 as a Glades Central Raider with the big game cancelled in 2005 due to a hurricane. He had his final chance to win the big game last Saturday and even though things did not go as planned, he walked away a winner.

"I ran a post route late in the first quarter and I fell funny and that is when I hurt my back. I tried to go out there the next series, but when I just tried to block, I could not accelerate and make the block. I iced it and everything, but I was done for the game after that. I have been to the doctor and I have strained my back and I am day to day."

"It was very hard for me to watch the rest of the game. I think if I would have played, then the game would have been different. They were keying on me and I think that would have allowed a lot of other players to make some big plays. The team stepped up though and we won 19-14."

Even though the game was big, the crowd was overflowing, and the level of intensity was high, Pahokee handled the defeat with class.

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