- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Georgia tight end coach John Lilly stopped by Adam Breneman’s (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) high school Wednesday, but, per NCAA rules, he didn’t speak with the junior tight end.
When Breneman called Lilly later that evening, Lilly gave Breneman the offer.
“He said they got my junior season tape and were really impressed. What I can bring to the offense from a receiving standpoint is what they need,” Breneman said. “They like to feature the tight end in the offense, try to get the tight end
“He thinks I can play the traditional tight end role and as an H-back, flex guy.”
Breneman did not hear from Lilly for the first time until earlier this week, when Lilly messaged Breneman that he would be heading to his school sometime during the week. Wednesday was the first time the two spoke.
“He is a man of faith, and that says a lot about their program,” Breneman said of Lilly. “He’s a man with great character and class and it says a lot about the integrity and honor that Georgia football has.”
During the season, Breneman made it to a number of games across the Midwest and Atlantic Coast. Georgia was not one of those schools, but Breneman does have family in the Peach State.
In February he will visit Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State and will make it to Miami (Fla.) and North Carolina at some point over the next few months. He has already visited Maryland and Penn State multiple times.
The next time Breneman and Lilly speak, Lilly hopes to get Bulldogs coach Mark Richt on the phone with Breneman as well. After speaking with Richt and learning more about the program, Breneman will decide whether he will unofficially visit Georgia.
The ESPNU 150 Watch List member has two dozen offers and knows he realistically cannot visit every school.
Breneman had a big junior season despite playing with a torn labrum in both shoulders. He underwent surgery on both over the last month and is rehabbing.
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