Last year the Martin Luther King secondary was as talented as any in Georgia. With Jordan Moore signing with TCU, Jarnor Jones signing with N.C. State, and Dontavius Heard signing with Memphis, the Lions defensive backs could match up with almost anyone in the passing game.
Remarkably enough they were not alone, as sophomore safety Jeremy Tyler has also emerged with early offers from Akron, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.
One of his teammates has netted four offers recently, three from the Southeastern Conference. Cornerback Wesley Green (Lithonia, Ga./MLK) made 40 tackles last year, along with a team-leading six interceptions.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback got his first offer -- from Florida -- during a recent junior day visit. Auburn and Virginia Tech have since offered as well. For the talented 2014 prospect, today’s trip to the University of Georgia likely will result in more good news.
“Mark Richt told me when I walked in that I did not want to sit where I was because that is where people sit when they get in trouble,” Green said. “He took me to the back and asked me what I liked about the campus and facilities. He then asked if I had any offers, and when I told him who had offered, he said I had one from the University of Georgia too. I was smiling from ear to ear.”
Green is trying to keep all of the recent good news in perspective.
“I do not want to let it go to my head, but I feel pretty good about getting the Georgia offer,” Green said. “It means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to my parents as well. It also shows me that I have the potential to do great things in the future, so it reminds me to keep my eyes on the prize and continue to work hard.”
While his recruitment is still in the early stages, location is important, and Green has received offers from nearby programs. The Bulldogs have put themselves in good shape with the offer as well.
“I honestly want to play in the area and not too far from home,” Green said. “I grew up a fan of Georgia, Florida and LSU, and right now University of Georgia is at the top.”