Bulldogs Blog

A big visitor to Georgia practice

ATHENS - I was out at Georgia's spring practice this morning, and although it's more crowded than usual because of Junior Day, the curly hair belonging to Max Garcia was still easy to spot.

Garcia is the offensive tackle who is transferring from Maryland. The Norcross native is visiting UGA this weekend as he mulls where his next stop will be.

He announced his decision in February, but is taking his time. He visited Ole Miss last weekend, and is set to eventually visit Vanderbilt, where he could reunite with head coach James Franklin, his former offensive coordinator at Maryland.

(Of note: Garcia's bio in the Maryland media guide says he chose the Terps because "of his connection with the Maryland coaches.)

Wherever he ends up, Garcia will have to sit out the 2012 season, and then would have two years of eligibility left. Listed at 6-foot-4 and  290 pounds, Garcia started most of last season at left tackle for the Terps, who saw a rash of offseason departures.

Garcia was far from the only player Georgia was hosting on Saturday. Junior Day is when prospects visit and get the tour of facilities, campus and meet the staff. During the media viewing period of practice, the prospects were meeting with strength and conditioning coordinator Joe Tereshinski, who was giving an energetic talk.