February 22, 2012

Outlaw eyes early PT



With offers coming in at a break neck pace, it is no wonder that Martin Luther King offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw is having trouble keeping up with it all.

The Peach State lineman has offers from over a dozen schools at this point, and the last couple of months have been wild to say the least.

"Things have started to pick up in the last couple of months," said Outlaw. "I'm blessed and I appreciate the opportunity that some of these schools are giving me by offering. I'm looking forward to it all, but it has all happened so fast."

Outlaw, who will be at Auburn on Sunday and Clemson on March 3, received an offer from Georgia on Tuesday morning, however, that forced him to slow things down and appreciate the moment.

"I was really happy to get that offer," said Outlaw. "I definitely think Georgia has a great thing going up there. The season they had last year was great and with the guys they have returning, it looks like they are poised to make a big run for the BCS Title. Maybe I can get up there, see a few things, and get comfortable. Then put on that red and black."

The MLK lineman's feelings toward the Bulldogs aren't a new thing.

Outlaw grew up liking UGA and a few of its most notable alumni.

Growing up, I followed Georgia during that David Greene, D.J. Shockley, and David Pollack era," said Outlaw. "I was into Georgia when David Pollack was there because he was a play maker that caused a lot of havoc on the defensive line. I've liked Georgia since then."

The Georgia coaches have also made an impression on the rising senior.

"I talk a lot with Coach (Rodney) Garner," he said. "We talk a lot, and I have talked with Coach (Mark) Richt too. They have a really good staff."

Although the 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman has a lot of love and respect for the Bulldogs, he is also very high on arguably their most hated rival as well.

"I had a great time at Florida, and I enjoyed the campus," said Outlaw. "Their coaches are great guys and Coach (Will) Muschamp told me that they definitely need some offensive linemen. The depth chart looks great for me there, so I could definitely see myself being a Gator."

Outlaw, who has no timetable for a decision at this time, knows exactly what he is looking for in his future school, and won't settle for anything less.

"Depth chart considerations are my big thing," said Outlaw. "I want to go somewhere that I can play early. Next it would be my relationship with the coaches. I want to know the coaches well. I would also so that my major, which is Mass Communications, is also very important. I'm looking at a lot of things closely. "

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