February 15, 2013

Another SEC offer for Bessent

The head of Camden County defensive back Kalvaraz Bessent has to be spinning.

The South Georgia standout was offered by Alabama just over a week ago. Then Auburn offered shortly thereafter followed by Florida.

On Friday, Georgia became the fourth SEC school in a span of 10 days to offer the four-star prospect, and while things are quite hectic, you won't hear Bessent complaining.

"I'm really excited about it," Bessent said when asked about the influx of offers he has seen lately. "It has been a pretty good experience to me and having a chance to talk to coaches at big schools like this."

The UGA head man himself extended the latest offer.

"Mark Richt called my head coach (Jeff Herron) and told me to give him a call. So he texted me the number and I gave him a call," he said. "We talked for like 10 or 15 minutes on the phone and he asked me a lot of questions. He said he wanted to get a chance to know me more. After that he was talking about how the defensive staff likes me up there at Georgia and he wanted to offer me a scholarship. I was real happy with that offer."

Two of Bessent's teammates from the 2012 season, Brice Ramsey and J.J. Green, enrolled at UGA in January.

is well aware of what UGA has to offer due to the fact that both of his former teammates had been committed to the Bulldogs for so long.

"I'm really familiar with the program," he said. "I've been up there about three times. I actually went up there and stayed with J.J. and Brice already. It is a pretty campus and a great weight room and everything like that. I like the facilities. At Georgia, they play physical football. I like it at Georgia because it is real live out there. All the fans are crazy and they love football."

According to Bessent, Ramsey and Green weren't just teammates of his while they were still students at Camden.

Green and Bessent are actually cousins, and the Rivals250 prospect says the three were and still are very close.

"We are all pretty close," Bessent said. "When they were here in town, we always hung out. We would always go out and watch the Georgia game together. We would hang out all the time."

While the Georgia offer was one that Bessent was hoping for, a couple of other schools have also grabbed his attention in the SEC.

● Florida- "I've been there. I like Florida. It is a good school. They like football and it is turned up there, too. I just like the Florida program."

● Alabama - "I like Alabama, too. It is a great school and a good program. I actually learned a lot about Alabama when they had a recruiting thing in Jacksonville at the Jaguars Stadium. I learned a lot about the school. They are really serious about the education and everything and it's not just about football. They are winning championships and they like to win."

As of Friday night Bessent has no plans of attending a Junior Day this weekend, but he does have a busy schedule lined up as spring approaches.

"I want to take another visit to Georgia, then Florida and then I'm going to Alabama," he said. "I also plan to see Ohio State and probably Ole Miss."

The Peach State defensive back won't put pen to paper until just under a year from now, but he doesn't plan on waiting that long to make a decision as he plans to help Camden County, a AAAAAA powerhouse in the state of Georgia, make another deep playoff run.

"I want to decide before the season," Bessent said. "That is the plan."

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