Mark Richt stuns 2014 DB Cortez McDowell 

November, 4, 2012
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As Cortez McDowell (Locust Grove, Ga./Locust Grove) was escorted into the defensive coaches’ meeting room, he thought he was just on the next part of a regular recruiting tour. The 2014 prospect plunked down in a chair and began perusing a playbook on the table, marveling at the different packages the Bulldogs used. While he had his nose buried in formations, someone called his name out.

He was surprised not only to see that no other prospects were left in the room but that University of Georgia coach Mark Richt was standing right in front of him.

McDowell stood up to shake Richt’s hand. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior admitted that what happened next caught him completely off guard.

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