January 29, 2012

Jowers back from Athens

Official visits are supposed to seal the deal for prospects.

Schools go all out to impress the recruit by showing them the amount of support they will receive and how the next four years can be the best for of his life.

Westminster defensive lineman Sam Jowers feels that he has seen all that the University of Georgia has to offer after his official visit, and he likes what he sees.

"I would have to give the visit at least a nine," said Jowers. "I'm tempted to give it a 10 because it was just so great. I was hosted by David Andrews and we hung out with Nathan Theus, and it was just a great visit. It felt like hom there, and Athens is just an incredible place"

Jowers' father, Jay Jowers, told UGASports before the visit that his son was a wanted man, and that is exactly how he felt in the Classic City.

"I spent time with Coach (Rodney) Garner, Coach (Mark) Richt, Coach (Todd) Grantham, and Coach (Mike) Bobo, and they just made me feel at home," said Peach State prospect. "They made me feel like they wanted me there to help the program."

Jay Jowers also had some comments on how the visit impressed he and his wife.

"Jay is wanted by almost all of the Ivy League schools, and my wife wanted him to go to one of those places," he said. "But Georgia really won her over with their academics and they way they do things on the school side of things."

Jowers has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs, and, unless something changes, he probably won't."

The lack of an offer, however, doesn't change the expectations or the Jowers family's admiration for the Georgia program.

"We aren't concerned with whether he has an offer or not," said Jay Jowers. "We want him to go to a great situation where he is wanted, and he is definitely wanted at Georgia. Coach Garner has made that very clear to us."

The Westminster defensive lineman hasn't decided whether or not he will attend UGA or another one of the schools that is showing big time interest, but he does have strong feelings toward the Georgia program after his visit.

"I've lived in Atlanta all my life and so many people love the Bulldogs here," said Jowers. "I've gone to games since I was a kid and I just love it up there. They run a great program and it is something I would love to be a part of."

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