DL Rick Sandidge of Concord, NC made his official visit to Georgia over the weekend. He liked it and the visit further established the Bulldogs as a major contender along with USC and North Carolina. Monday several Gamecock coaches had dinner with Sandidge, his family and coach to reestablish their position in the competition. Sandidge said Longhorns was the setting for the sit down with Gamecock coaches Travaris Robinson, Lance Thompson and Bobby Bentley.
“They were telling me what they can provide for me and what I can do for them, stuff like that,” Sandidge said. “I had a good time, had a fun time eating with them.”
Sandidge got some one-on-one time with Georgia coach Kirby Smart on his official visit there and he said he also enjoyed meeting several of the players.
“I can say I got a better relationship with Georgia after the visit,” he said adding that the visit opened his eyes to Georgia and moved the Bulldogs up with him. “I got more of a relationship with the players. And Coach Smart was talking about I’m not a want, I’m a need, too. They impressed me a lot and their defense is really good. Something that I see is good competition there in practice.”
North Carolina will have coaches in to see Sandidge on Tuesday and he will take his official visit there this weekend. He visits USC officially on January 26th. He won’t make his announcement until February 7th but he will decide before then and notify the schools.
And Sandidge knows what he wants to see from the school he chooses.
“Can I live there, can I get playing time and can I build my brand while I’m there.”