Charlie Woerner took his official visit to UGA over the weekend. It is set to be the 4-star receiver’s only official visit. He was hosted by 5-star tight end Isaac Nauta and that seemed like a good pairing.
“It was a lot of fun,” Woerner told DawgNation. “He’s a great guy.”
He said the weekend afforded him the chance to really get a feel for his future UGA teammates.
“It got me excited about hanging out with all the other guys on the team,” Woerner said.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder has gotten the indication that new UGA offensive coordinator Jim Chaney sees him at both receiver and tight end. Woerner is a football program legacy as the nephew of former UGA All-American Scott Woerner, who was recently named to the College Football Hall of Fame.
His favorite part of his official visit was meeting all the new coaches and eating dinner inside Sanford Stadium. He said steak and shrimp were on the menu. The Rabun County senior also enjoyed the chance to meet new UGA tight ends coach Shane Beamer.
“I liked him a lot,” Woerner said. “Very knowledgeable.”
He said that it appeared that 4-star WR Tre’ Nixon and 5-star LB Lyndell “Mack” Wilson both appeared to be enjoying themselves. He also gave a thumbs-up to the new staff.
“I really like the new staff,” Woerner said. “They seem like very respectable guys. I like all of them.”
He got some one-on-one time with new head coach Kirby Smart and said he appreciated the “straight forward” way he relates to players.
Woerner — who was also pursued by Alabama, Oregon and Michigan, is rated as the nation’s No. 14 receiver and No. 133 overall for this year’s signing class.
Unless otherwise indicated, all player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and 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.