BEAVERTON, Ore. — Matt Corral felt that Georgia was “just completely different” than the Pac-12.
The recent USC de-commit used the following terms to describe his first visit to Georgia back in April.
“Whole new environment”
“It was SEC. Way different from the Pac-12.”
“The whole environment around the spring game. There were 60-something thousand peoples around you. I’m not talking about Georgia. That is specifically every SEC school.”
Starting QB Jacob Eason was his host. He got to hang out with Eason, starting tight end Isaac Nauta and sophomore offensive lineman Ben Cleveland, among others.
“Jacob showed me around Athens and I was just hanging out with him all day in his dorm,” Corral said.
What were the biggest things he likes about Georgia?
“The Pro-Style offense,” Corral said. “How it is going to be such an easy transition. …. Me and offensive coordinator coach (Jim) Chaney sat down and we have the same exact concepts. Just different names.”
Look for Corral to make a series of back-to-back trips to Georgia, Florida and Alabama in late July. He also hopes to make his decision final before the start of his senior football season.
A lot of Georgia fans has wondered if there was a chance that the program can land both Corral and 5-star Justin Fields in the Class of 2018.
Corral said that will not happen. They both will not wind up at the same school in 2018.
He said it was accurate to expect him to eventually commit to either Alabama, Florida or Georgia. Those are his options. Those are the schools that he is considering right now. He said he does have some communication from Auburn, but didn’t place that program’s chances among those other three schools.
Corral is also not concerned about the competition at Alabama or Florida or at Georgia.
“It is not about the competition,” Corral said. “It is about what you think you can do. I like competition. That’s why I like Georgia. I like Alabama. I like Florida. Malik Zaire just got there. It is just going to make me a better person at the end of the day. So I feel like it is not that much of a factor.”
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect de-committed from USC on June 17. He said he doesn’t need much more to see about Georgia. That was accomplished with his earlier trip this spring.
When Corral returns next month, he said it will be in late July. He used the terms “July-ish” and “July Twentysomething” to discuss that time frame. He’s expected to bring his family with him on that trip.
Look for him to also take back-to-back visits to Alabama and Florida around that same time frame.