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Dawgs improve their standing with coveted running back

Rivals250 running back Trey Sermon was originally scheduled to visit the University of Georgia on February 27. That trip came a little sooner than expected as the four-star prospect made the trip over to Athens on Saturday afternoon.

"There was a schedule conflict and so I decided to go visit Georgia today," Sermon said.

Since Kirby Smart took over as head coach and Dell McGee was named the new running back coach, the two new Georgia coaches have been in hot pursuit for the Sprayberry power back.

"It was a really good visit," Sermon replied. "I was able to talk with Coach Smart, Coach McGee and Coach [Jim] Chaney. They just continued to let me know that I am a priority for them."

Being a priority is important to just about any top recruit and the No. 137 rated prospect is seeing a stronger pursuit from the new staff than the previous one.

"The new staff is very interesting. I got a better feeling from them," Sermon said. "Just all the coaches in general. Coach Smart went out and hired a great group of guys."

As the new coaching staff continues to build a relationship with Sermon, the chances of landing the Peach State running back are improving. In the past Sermon didn't always mention the Bulldogs as a strong contender for his services.

"They have for sure improved their chances for me," Sermon answered. "It is definitely a school I am interested in now."

But with teams all over the country coming after the prolific tailback, no one school has separated itself from the pack so far.

"I do not have any top schools or leaders just yet," Sermon said.