December 30, 2011

OL Pyke excited for Georgia

COLLEGE PARK,MD -The University of Georgia Bulldogs received a big boost to their offensive line when Greg Pyke committed back in August. Due to a shoulder injury he sustained in the state championship game, the Baltimore (Md.) Boys Latin School offensive lineman is unable to play or practice for this year's Chesapeake Bowl but he did give an update on his recruitment.

"I'm 100-percent committed to Georgia," said Pyke. "I don't plan on visiting any other schools."

Pyke was recently in Athens and described his latest visit.

"I was just there for my official visit a few weeks ago. I've been down there 3 or 4 times and I really love the school and the coaches were great," he said. "My player host was their center, David Andrews, and I got to hang out with a lot of the players and watch a practice. I also have some family in Atlanta and they can't say enough good things about Athens."

Pyke isn't the only one who is thrilled with decision.

"My parents are very excited about it. I knew what I was going to do after [Georgia] offered me when I was there for a one-day camp," explained Pyke. "I got to see the school again in the summer and my parents went around the campus and they really liked the facilities, especially the academic center."

Though academics were an important factor in Pyke's decision, there is another reason he decided to head south.

"I like the SEC and competing at the highest level of competition. I want to prove that even though I'm coming from a small school I can still compete."

Now that Pyke is committed, he's not very concerned with what position he will play.

"I'll probably play guard but I'll play anywhere. I'll play defense if they need me to."

Bulldog fans have a lot to look forward to in 6-foot-6, 315-pound Pyke and he said he will be recovered from his injury in no time.

"I am re-habbing it now," he said. "I'll be ready to start doing a lot more very soon and I can't wait to get to Georgia."


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