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JC defensive end will take official visit to UGA this weekend

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Quincy Vasser, the junior college defensive end who just about came out of nowhere to commit to UGA last April, will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder from Navarro junior college will arrive at UGA on Friday afternoon before “Dawg Night” – the summer camp that is the biggest recruiting event of the year for the Bulldogs.

DE Quincy Vasser (Special)

DE Quincy Vasser (Special)

This will be Vasser’s first-ever trip to the state of Georgia. He committed to UGA over Maryland without ever seeing the campus, and within a week after getting an offer from new Bulldogs linebacker coach Kevin Sherrer.

Vasser also committed to UGA without ever talking to Mark Richt, which went against Richt’s normal procedures. Perhaps a new and more aggressive recruiting approach by UGA? Or maybe Richt giving a little more leeway to his assistants after the major overhaul to his staff?

Whatever the case, Vasser did finally speak to Richt during the spring, and he has been communicating with Sherrer on a weekly basis since his commitment.

“(Richt) said he was excited to get me there,” Vasser told the AJC on Tuesday night. “He was glad I decided to be a Bulldog, and all that kind of stuff.”

The original plan was for Vasser to take an unofficial visit to UGA last month, and then return at another time for his official.

“I was going to unofficial last month, but money was tight,” Vasser said. “My mom wasn’t trying to let me do that. So basically I decided to take my official this Friday because during the season, my bye week will be when UGA is playing away.”

Without ever seeing UGA before, what are his expectations for the visit? “I have big expectations,” he said. “First of all, it’s an SEC school. I don’t know … You don’t want to expect too much so you’re not disappointed. I just know I’m going to have some fun, and have a good time with some good people.”

Vasser said he’s still hearing from other schools, including FSU, Rutgers, West Virginia and USC. “As of right now, this is my only visit. I might take a visit to the University of Texas. I’m not really interested in them, but it would be the chance to see another college.”

Vasser is one of UGA’s 14 commits for 2015. Vasser said he’s taking summer classes and plans to enroll in classes with the Bulldogs in January.

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– By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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