November 6, 2009

Georgia shocks Akins

The University of Georgia is looking for another playmaking wide receiver who can make an impact in Athens next year. While the Bulldogs are still in on a number of out of state wide receiver targets, they hand delivered an offer to one of the fastest rising Peach State seniors today. Check here for the latest on the new wideout target.

Union Grove wide receiver Jordan Akins got a hand delivered scholarship offer from Georgia Bulldogs assistant coach Tony Ball on Friday.

"Georgia is definitely one of my top teams," he said. "Coach Ball came by earlier and handed me the offer. The offer coming from Georgia was shocking. It shocked me and it feels real good to have scholarship from home university as a wide receiver."

The Bulldogs offer vaults them to the top of Akins' list of possible schools.

"They are definitely in my top three," Akins said. "I like the offers I have now, but I would like to see what other schools offer. I would like to see what other offers I can get before I commit."

Akins does not have any official visits planned yet and he may wait until the end of the football season before taking any officials. He will be in Athens for the Auburn game though.

"I am going to the Georgia-Auburn game next week for an unofficial visit," he said. "I feel I am a SEC caliber receiver and I can perform with any of them. I think I am ready for that level of competition."

The former quarterback is settling into his role as a receiver and he prides himself on being a clutch performer even though he might not get the ball as often as he would like.

"I think the season is going well", he said. "I am making big plays when the team needs it. That is what I am up to. When we need a play everyone expects the ball to go to me and that is when I make a play and it shocks everybody."

Akins is also a talented baseball player and like most of the other schools recruiting him, the Bulldogs will allow him to play both sports.

"They told me I could play baseball too," Akins said of the Georgia offer. "All the other schools are saying I can play both too. My first love is baseball and when I talk to the coaches I let them know I want to play both. Hopefully that will work out for me."

As far as making up his mind goes, Akins is in no hurry, though his brother has a specific school he wants to see Jordan play at.

"My brother Jonathan likes Michigan for me," he said. "My mom says the decision is up to me. I believe I will make decision sometime next year."

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