August 4, 2008

Big 2010 lineman on the UGA radar

The Georgia Bulldogs try to visit each school in their own state during the evaluation period and they may have found a potential target in the class of 2010 this past spring. Kenorious Gates is a 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman that immediately passes the eye test and a lot of attention will likely come his way, but the Dawgs have found him early.

"I am not sure if anymore schools came down, but I know Georgia came by at least one time back in the spring," said Gates. "Coach [Jimmy] Williams (Greenville Head Coach) told me about that, but I did not see them why they were here."

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound impressive specimen played tight end as a freshman and that is when he was first spotted. As a sophomore he played some defensive end and he moved to offensive tackle.

He is still learning both positions and he worked his technique at both during spring practice.

"I worked at both offensive tackle and defensive end again this spring and I think I did pretty good. I was blocking better at tackle, I was moving better, and I think I learned a lot."

"At defensive end, I was working on my moves, trying to rush the quarterback better, and just trying to improve as much as I could. I think I did pretty good there too, but I think I had a better spring at offensive tackle."

Gates is very athletic for a guy with his size, so he could end up on either side of the ball on the next level, but right now he thinks offensive line will be his future home.

"I expect most schools to recruit me as an offensive tackle," he noted. "I kind of like defensive line better, but I am ok with playing offense too. I don't mind. I think I had a really good spring there, so maybe I will have a good season there too."

Right now, two in-state schools are in his top three. Both the Dawgs and Yellow Jackets are high on his list along with the Gators.

"Georgia, Florida, and Georgia Tech are three schools I really like. I have been watching all three schools a lot and I just like them. I have been researching them a little bit and I hope to find out more about them."

The spring is behind him and this fall could really his time to put his name on the map as a top prospect in the Peach State. He plans to work hard this summer to make that happen.

"I am going to hit the weight room each week and I am going to get on the field to work on getting better at tackle and end," Gates stated. "I really want to have a good season this fall, so I am working hard."

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