It's a dog fight for Mustafaa

Lag time between prospects talks with recruiter hurt UGA's standing

Updated: May 6, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
By Radi Nabulsi | DawgNation
The Georgia Bulldogs are now tied with archrival Georgia Tech at the top of defensive end Naim Mustafaa's (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) leader board. This is a new development, considering that as recently as last Saturday it was not the case.

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comA renewed relationship with UGA recruiter Rodney Garner has put Georgia back in Naim Mustafaa's top schools, along with Georgia Tech, Auburn and Tennessee.
"Georgia was one of the first teams to recruit me, and I had really gotten into a good relationship with [UGA recruiting coordinator] Rodney Garner. We were pretty cool," Mustafaa said. "But after I started taking my other visits and stuff we just had a lack of contact. We didn't speak for a while. It was on both of us. We just fell out of contact. So my top teams were Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Auburn."

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