Devwah Whaley, a 4-star running back from Texas, took his official visit to UGA this weekend.
How did he rate the visit? “A 10,” he told the AJC’s DawgNation.com. “It was just awesome.”
The nation’s No. 4 running back loved the trip, and said it would be tough for any game atmosphere to top what he saw Saturday night during UGA’s 52-20 win over South Carolina.
“I wanted to feel very good about Georgia when I left,” Whaley said. “And I did. I feel really good about Georgia now. My decision is now very complicated after this visit.”
UGA could not have put on a better performance during a rousing victory that also served as a proper showcase for the talents of two very special running backs. Sony Michel, who was Whaley’s host, scored three touchdowns and Nick Chubb ran for another 150-plus yards and also found the end zone.
If Whaley commits to UGA, he’ll join Elijah Holyfield (the 4-star running back from Woodward Academy who is committed to the Bulldogs) in the backfield as part of the same recruiting class. That’s like Chubb and Michel or Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall prior to that.
Whaley’s parents also made the trip with him.
“They loved it,” he said.
Whaley told Dawgnation.com earlier this week he will take at least two other official visits in November to Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He was also considering just one more official visit to Arkansas.
Those visits will have to measure up to what he experience at UGA this weekend.
“I saw everything I needed to see,” Whaley said, who intends to study kinesiology in college.
Whaley said he might make a silent commitment in late November or December and then publicly reveal his college choice at the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 2.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.