May 30, 2012

Priester looking around?



The past few weeks are much different than Brookwood wide receiver Kyrin Priester could have predicted.

The former Orlando resident committed to Georgia in early April, and just a short time after he had made the move from the Sunshine State to Snellville.

Then, after being a member of a UGA signing class that appeared to be filling up quickly, Priester fell out of contact with the Georgia staff for a time, and it allowed a couple of other teams to creep into the picture.

"Right now, two schools showing me a lot of love are Auburn and South Carolina," said Priester. "I haven't really talked with them about offers and all, but both schools have been contacting me a lot and trying to get me on campus really soon."

Despite the attention he has received from the Gamecocks and Tigers, the Georgia staff has reestablished contact with the three star receiver, and he is still committed to the Bulldogs.

"I'm still committed and everything is cool there," he said. "I've been talking with Coach (Bryan) McClendon and Coach (Tony) Ball like every other day lately. We've been in constant contact so that has been cool. They told me that it just got really busy during the evaluation period and that we just missed each other a few times."

After moving to the Peach State, and going through a massive life change, Priester has since had a chance to reflect upon his commitment to UGA.

Now that he has had a chance to look back on the event, the new Brookwood standout realizes that there is still some uncertainty about where he would like to play football at the next level.

"Right now, I think that when I committed to Georgia, it was an emotional decision," said Priester. "Not that it was a bad thing or I'm not committed. I'm just saying that it was my first experience with a big campus and all, and I got caught up in it. Right now I'm still committed, but I want to see some other schools and take some visits to see what is out there."

Auburn and South Carolina are two of the main destinations that Priester plans to visit very soon.

"I definitely want to get over to Auburn and see what it is about," said Priester. "My boy Ryan Green visited there and said it was great, so I want to go check it out. I want to check out South Carolina too and see what it is like there."

Going through a move, the recruiting process, and getting acclimated to a new football program can be overwhelming for some, but for Priester, meshing with the Bronco's program turned out to be the easiest part in his first and final spring practice with Coach Mark Crews' squad.

"My first spring went great. It was really good," he said. "My quarterback and I weren't on the same page all the time, but that will come. I made a lot of plays though and I feel like I'll have a chance to make plays this season too. It was a really good spring for me. I'm definitely looking forward to the season."

With spring ball behind him and a chance to focus on his recruitment for the summer, where do the Bulldogs stand with Priester at this time?

"I'm committed right now," he said. "If I had to say how solid, from one to ten, I would say a six right now."

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