September 3, 2008

Favors is back from Athens

While recruiting season is in full swing with the football players, the most highly anticipated prospect in Athens this year may have been a basketball star. Derrick Favors made his official visit to the Classic City this past weekend, and it was the same weekend of UGA's football opener against Georgia Southern.

Most visits are very hectic, with the coaching staff rushing around and an itinerary designed to maximize what the prospect sees in their short time there. With Favors though, that was not the case.

"We just went around campus and hung out with players and coaches," said Favors. "It was pretty laid back we went to the football game and tailgated. I have been there before, so I know what they have."

It may not have been the first time there for the five-star player, but there were some things he had not seen before.

"We went out off campus a little, and ate. Yeah it was a little different, being a small town. But that is not something that really matters to me. I also got to see the indoor facility and locker rooms. They were really nice."

Being in town for the season opener, the South Atlanta star could not pass up the opportunity to see the then number one team play.

"Yeah it was wild there at the game, they were loud as can be. The atmosphere was cool; I think that is what stood out to me during the visit." said one of the premier prospects in the country.

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