Isaac Nauta, the country’s No. 1 tight end, announced all but one of his upcoming official visits on Thursday, a list that includes both UGA and TCU.
The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder will take four of his five officials to UGA (Oct. 3), Michigan (Oct. 17), USC (Nov. 7) and TCU (Nov. 27). His fifth and final visit, though, remains a mystery.
Nauta, who de-committed from FSU in late July, has been as much of a target for UGA as the likes of Derrick Brown, Mecole Hardman, Jr. or Kyle Davis. And there is much for Bulldog fans to feel good about.
Nauta, who has visited UGA twice this summer, has rubbed shoulders with 5-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason. The two have been well-acquainted since they last saw each other during UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp.
In a recent conversation with the AJC, Nauta offered up high praise for the UGA commit.
“Eason is a cool and funny guy and a great quarterback who hasn’t even reached his potential yet,” Nauta said. “Eason is going to be a baller on the next level. I mean, everyone wants to play with a great quarterback because they ultimately are in the driver’s seat in big-time games.”
Nauta admitted that he and Eason talk regularly, and says the Washington quarterback was the first to reach out to him when he de-committed from FSU.
How much of an impact their relationship will have on his decision remains to be seen, though, but UGA does have a few things working in its favor. For starters, Nauta has expressed his desire to play close to home. His parents reside in Dacula, which is roughly an hour away from Athens. And it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to suggest that he wouldn’t mind playing for an offense that averaged a conference-high 41.5 points per game last season.
Nauta, who transferred from Buford High School to Florida’s IMG Academy for his senior season, will announce his commitment at the Army All-American game on Jan. 9.
— Isaac Nauta (@inauta24) August 14, 2015