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Will nephew of UGA legend sign with Bulldogs?

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Will the nephew of a UGA football legend sign with the Bulldogs?

Charlie Woerner is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wide receiver from Rabun County High School. And he’s ranked as the state’s No. 8 overall prospect for 2016.

His uncle is Scott Woerner, the All-America defensive back who clinched UGA’s national championship in 1980 with an interception against Notre Dame in the game’s final minutes.

Charlie already has five early offers, including UGA, Clemson, Tennessee, Duke and UNC. He also has serious interest from Alabama and FSU, among others.

Charlie’s coach at Rabun County is Lee Shaw, who is the father of former South Carolina QB Connor Shaw. Woerner plays wide receiver in high school but projects to be a tight end (where he’s never played) in college.

Woerner looked every bit of 6-5 at a 7-on-7 camp at Lassiter High School last week. Woerner (who starts at safety also) even had the chance to go head to head against Preston Williams, the nation’s No. 1-rated WR (he’s committed to Tennessee). Williams won many of the battles but Woerner had a respectable performance.

Back to recruiting: Some people think that it’s a foregone conclusion that Woerner (due to family connections) will sign with the Bulldogs. He talks about that and more in the below video:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3673503840001

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– By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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