Scott-Wesley's recruitment heats up

Scott-Wesley's recruitment heats up

Charlie Strong and Mark Richt are going at it again on the recruiting trail. Last year, Strong convinced B.J. Butler and Deon Rogers to back out on commitments to Georgia and sign with Louisville. Now, Strong is trying to sway three-star wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, who committed to Georgia last summer.

Charlie Strong and Mark Richt are going at it again on the recruiting trail.

Last year, Strong convinced B.J. Butler and Deon Rogers to back out on commitments to Georgia and sign with Louisville. Now, Strong is trying to sway three-star wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, who committed to Georgia last summer.

Since the speedy Scott-Wesley made an official visit to Louisville last month, the recruiting battle between the Cardinals and Bulldogs has heated up. Coaches from Louisville and Georgia visited with Scott-Wesley last week, and both schools paid him visits on Monday.


Justin Scott-Wesley's recruitment is heating up between Georgia and Louisville.
"It went good," Scott-Wesley said of his visit last week with Louisville assistant Ron Dugans. "Coach Dugans came to my house and me, him and my dad sat down and talked and he showed me a couple cut-ups of some of the stuff they do in the passing game. It went pretty good."

While Louisville is trying to convince Scott-Wesley to change his mind, Georgia is trying to hang on to his commitment.

"It went pretty good," he said of his meeting with Georgia. "We talked about some things and they were telling me why I should stay at Georgia. They were saying how Georgia would benefit me and the opportunities that I would have if I graduated from Georgia. It's playing ball in the SEC."

Louisville is trying to sell Scott-Wesley on the opportunity to make a major impact on offense early in his college career. Strong's staff can point to Butler and Rogers as examples of players who played big roles for the Cardinals as true freshmen.

"They're telling me that I could come in and compete for a starting position right away," Scott-Wesley said. "They're not guaranteeing me a starting spot, but they said they don't have any guys that can do what I do with my speed."

Scott-Wesley will make an official visit to Georgia Dec. 11 and plans to visit Maryland Dec. 17.

"I should be ready to make a decision after the Under Armour game in January," Scott-Wesley said.

"I'm still committed to Georgia but I'm still looking around at what school is best for me and whether Georgia is right fit for me," Scott-Wesley said.

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