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Thursday, July 11, 2013
2015 OL Warmack verges on decision

By Radi Nabulsi

ATHENS, Ga. -- The recruitment for offensive lineman Dallas Warmack (Atlanta/Mays) might be over before it really begins. Last month he picked up an offer from the Bulldogs after working out with offensive line coach Will Friend. Alabama offered the following week, and Tennessee offered on Tuesday. Warmack may not give anyone else a chance.

“I would like to make my decision before the season starts,” Warmack said. “That’s when I’ll make my decision. If anything happens and I get hurt, I will be committed to a school. All the schools I talked to they wouldn’t take my scholarship away if I end up getting hurt.”

Warmack’s desire to make an early decision prompted him to visit Georgia on Tuesday with his parents, taking in the facilities and speaking with his potential position coach in Friend as well as Mark Richt and Bryan McClendon.

Dallas Warmack
Dallas Warmack's brother Chance might have played at Bama, but Georgia was the first to offer the big O-lineman.
“I guess the purpose of this visit is to get a feel for the coaching staff, for my parents to meet them and get a feel for them as well,” Warmack said. “We started off walking around just talking about if I came here what my influence and impact would be, then we did some educational stuff. We talked about my communications major. My parents wanted to know more about the education part of Georgia than the athletic part.”

The 6-foot-1, 295-pound rising junior wants to be a sports commentator or writer when he finishes his athletic career, and the Georgia coaches extolled the virtues of the university’s communications department.

“Academics weigh the most in my decision because I have to graduate,” Warmack said. “That is the top thing for my family -- graduating college. I also like tradition and the communication program from Georgia. Sports will play a big part in it, too, but academics are the most part.”

Speaking of sports, Warmack got to meet some of the Bulldogs top players while he toured the athletic association.

“We met a couple of players, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and John Jenkins,” Warmack said. “I met Damian Swann and Garrison Smith.”

Jenkins, known for his sense of humor, had to remind Warmack that he registered a sack against Warmack’s older brother, Alabama All-American Chance Warmack, in the SEC Championship game last December.

“He got a sack on my brother,” Warmack said. “He brought it up.”

Chance Warmack got the last laugh, of course, as the Crimson Tide won the game and eventually the national championship as well. The younger Warmack listens to his famous older brother when it comes to recruiting.

“He tells me to keep everything certain level, stay focused, get everything you can get out of it,” Warmack said.

Warmack plans to visit Georgia yet again this week when he returns on Friday for the annual Dawg Night camp.

“I’m debating if I’m going to participate in it, but I’m going to be there for certain, just to spend more time with the coaching staff and getting a feel for the University of Georgia,” Warmack said. “Hopefully I’ll see more things that I didn’t see on this visit.”