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4-star LB Leonard Warner on Georgia: ‘They’re on the way up’


Is Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class about to become even stronger? Four-star inside linebacker Leonard Warner has the Bulldogs in his final four.

“My final four schools are Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Stanford,” Warner told GN. “I’ve already taken the Florida State and Georgia official visits. My Stanford visit is this upcoming weekend, and my Georgia Tech visit is the weekend after that.”

Warner (6 feet 4, 226 pounds) starred for Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood, in the Atanta suburbs. He is a top-10 inside linebacker prospect nationally and a top-200 overall prospect in the class of 2017.

Warner also has offers from, among others, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

“As a competitor, I feel personally that if I go anywhere, I’d be able to compete for a position and my playing time would depend on how hard I work,” Warner said. “I just want a place where I can see myself four years and be able to develop myself further as a young man.”

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Warner has taken notice of what Georgia has done on the recruiting trail.

“Georgia is very close; it’s only 45 minutes from me,” Warner said. “Growing up in the state of Georgia, everyone is a UGA fan. There’s a great support system there for student-athletes. I think they do a great job with that.

“You can definitely see they’re on the way up and in the next couple years they’re going to be hard to beat. They’re going to be competing for championships.”

Warner says even though the process can be tough at times, he’s enjoyed his recruitment.

“Some of it gets old, but for the most part it’s fun. It’s a blessing to have these options,” Warner said. “Yeah, it’s a hard decision, but it’s a good problem to have. At the end of the day, I’m just grateful.”

So, will Warner take his decision all the way up to signing day?

“I’ll pretty much decide as soon as possible after the Stanford and Georgia Tech visits,” he said.

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(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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