UGA changes plans, puts football coaches on road to recruit

Jeremy Pruitt (left) and Bryan McClendon (baseball hat) are two of the UGA assistants on the road recruiting this week

UGA had an abrupt change of plans on Monday, and decided to send its football coaches out on the road to recruit on Monday, DawgNation has learned.

This week is one of the biggest recruiting weeks of the year, due to the football season being over and February’s signing day looming around two months away.

Monday’s decision marked a change in plans from Sunday, when UGA’s athletic officials decided to pull all the assistants off the road, with the exception of recruiting coordinator Bryan McClendon and running backs coach Thomas Brown, after head coach Mark Richt was fired.

Jeremy Pruitt, who still holds the title of UGA defensive coordinator, is expected to visit on Monday evening with two high-value targets from Peachtree Ridge High School – defensive back Chad Clay (committed to UGA) and safety Nigel Warrior (undecided). Clay has an in-home visit scheduled with UGA for 7:30 p.m.

Todd Hartley, UGA’s Director of Recruiting, is expected to meet with Stephens County offensive lineman Ben Cleveland this evening. That’s a follow-up to a brief visit from offensive line coach Rob Sale and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Sunday night.

Tight ends coach John Lilly also paid a visit to Rabun County receiver Charlie Woerner on Sunday.

UGA defensive line coach Tracy Rocker was also on the road on Monday. He was supposed to see two of the state’s senior top defensive linemen – Antwuan Jackson (undecided) from Cedar Grove and Michail Carter (undecided) of Jackson.

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