UGA 4-star offensive line target Garett Bolles is aware of the Bulldogs’ recent silent commit, and he says he’s not worried about it.
“Those things — you just can’t control,” he told the AJC’s DawgNation.com. “I just got to do me and everything will work out for me and my family. You can only control yourself … I know I still have a spot if I choose to (commit there).”
Bolles, who attends Snow College in Utah, released his top seven in late July, and UGA made the cut. He says he’s still considering those same schools and that nothing has really changed. Why? Well, he’s getting married in three months.
“I still have the same top seven,” Bolles told the AJC’s DawgNation.com. “I’ve been focusing on getting married in December. I’ve just been enjoying life and enjoying the opportunity I have for my future family.”
The nation’s No. 4 junior college prospect says he keeps up with recruiting, but his main focus right now is preparing for his marriage and honeymoon, in addition to being the leader of his football team.
“You only get married once, well, at least that’s the goal,” he laughed. “I’m definitely going to take her on a honeymoon. I think we’re going to Mexico on a cruise. I’m just looking forward to spending the rest of my life with my sweetheart. The Lord has blessed me with the love of my life, and I could not be happier.”
Even with his busy schedule, Bolles still found some time to squeeze in a lengthy conversation with Mark Richt on Thursday.
“He was just checking up on me to see how I was doing,” Bolles said. “I talk to (UGA offensive line coach Rob) Sale and coach Richt weekly. I’m grateful that they take time out of their busy schedules to talk to me.”
The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is very secretive when it comes to which schools he likes. He says he won’t tell any reporters which schools have the edge over any other, but Bolles did express his love for Georgia.
“They’re definitely up there. I’m excited to take my official visit there. I’m building an awesome relationship with coach (Rob) Sale and coach Mark Richt. They’re really awesome people. I’m just very pleased and grateful to be recruited by a great program that produces great linemen for the next level.”
Bolles will take his official visit to UGA on Jan. 15-16. He’s only been to Georgia one other time. His mother is from Albany, Ga., and he has other family members in the state.
Besides that, UGA is also a potential landing spot for him because of Richt’s faith, which has been a common theme for several recruits.
“(Richt’s) a Christian man and that’s something I am looking for in my next coach,” Bolles said. “I am a very Christian man. I love my faith and I have decided to raise my future family in my faith as well.”
Bolles will announce his commitment shortly after he takes all of his official visits in January.