Quincy Mauger is another one of those players who proved you can earn a scholarship by having a strong camp.
Current Bulldog wide receiver Michael Bennett proved that almost four years ago, before Mauger did the same at last summer's annual Mark Richt Camp where he showed Bulldog coaches that he had what it takes to play football in the SEC.
The former Kell standout remembers it well.
"It was the last camp I was going to attend over the summer until I started focusing on my high school season," Mauger recalled. "But definitely, I was coming in there to compete and try to earn a scholarship and that's what I did."
According to Mauger, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham had already expressed his interest in a conversation with his high school coach. However, there were still a few things Grantham and Georgia's coaches needed to see from the 6-foot, 197pounder to seal the proverbial deal.
"The one on ones helped a lot, showing that I could be physical on the line and be able to read the wide receivers off their techniques," said Mauger, one of Georgia's 13 early enrollees. "Plus I ran the 40 in 4.5. It was all about being able to compete with the other recruits."
It was during his one-on-one work that Mauger was pulled aside and offered on the spot by Richt.
Come spring, coaches will look at him at both the free and strong safety positions.
Mauger won't be the only former member of the Kell football program patrolling the secondary for the Bulldogs this fall.
Brendan Langley, Mauger's more-heralded teammate with the Longhorns, signed with Georgia as well and is could make an early impact for the team at cornerback.
In fact, some wondered if Georgia's signing of Mauger wasn't a ploy to convince the four-star Langley to wear the Red and Black.
Mauger said that wasn't so.
"Every time we'd go to a camp, we talked about the 'package deal.' But with me being able to earn a scholarship then help convince him to come, I don't think that's the way it went down," Mauger said. "But it is going to be fun to get to play together."
For a time, it looked like that wasn't going to be the case.
Langley initially committed to South Carolina before changing his mind. Mauger likes to think he played a role in his teammate coming around.
"The Georgia football players, they treat you like family over here and I think that had one of the biggest impacts plus being having someone here that he personally knows. I did play a big role," Mauger said. "But it is a self-decision. It was all on him."
Still, he was surprised that Langley decided to make the switch
"I knew he was going to stick in the SEC, so in that respect it wasn't that big of a surprise although it did hit me out of the blue when he did choose to come to Georgia," Mauger said. "It was right after practice and he had an interview. That's when I really learned what he was going to do. He didn't give anybody a heads up, it was like 'Hey, I committed.'"
A three-star performer, Mauger wasn't exactly overwhelmed with offers his senior year as besides the Bulldogs, only held ones from Iowa State and Central Florida.
But rankings never concerned him all that much and now that he's a Bulldog, they don't mean anything at all.
"When it comes to rankings, I don't look at them at all," Mauger said. "The only thing that's important is just being able to compete and that's something I'm going to do. In college, everybody is good."