Delando Crooks takes closer look at UGA 

March, 23, 2012
Athens is starting to become a familiar destination for Delando Crooks (Atlanta/Carver). The 6-foot-4, 265-pound offensive lineman took his first visit to the University of Georgia on Jan. 28 for the program’s first junior day, and then made a return trip for the inaugural Very Important Dawg Day March 3. On Thursday, Crooks was again in town, but this time was a bit different.

With Crooks being basically the only recruit on campus, he was able to spend time with athletic director Greg McGarity and executive associate AD Dr. Carla Williams and sit in on a class. He also got a chance to see practice. His uncle, Troy Vaccianna, said the academic portion of the visit was of great interest to Crooks.

“Delando wanted to know if the Georgia State classes would be accepted and if they would be transferable because he is dual-enrolled right now,” Vaccianna said. “The info they gave was very valuable to him in ensuring he is taking the right classes, not just for credit at Georgia, but in general.”
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