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Georgia might’ve lost prize recruit because of bad portrait

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Georgia didn’t land the top player in its state in 2014’s recruiting cycle, and according to another top recruit it might’ve been because of a bad portrait.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Q&A with Lorenzo Carter, a four-star defensive end who signed with Georgia in February:

What is the most creative thing a college did to get your attention? “I would have to say when UGA drew a picture of me. That was pretty cool. I liked that a lot. They did (the portraits) for me and Raekwon McMillan. We didn’t get Raekwon but still it was good.”

How would you rate the quality and accuracy of your UGA portrait? “I looked good in (the portrait), compared to how I look in real life. Raekwon’s picture didn’t look good. It was ugly. He didn’t like it. That’s probably why he didn’t come to UGA (and signed with Ohio State).”

A couple of 2015 recruits received sketches of themselves from Georgia, too. It’s unlikely McMillan actually went to Ohio State over Georgia because of a bad portrait, but if Carter’s being serious here maybe helped solidify that he wasn’t going to play his college ball in Athens.

Check out the full Q&A with Carter, especially for the phrase “Girl talk with Les Miles was kind of awkward.”

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10 Responses to “Georgia might’ve lost prize recruit because of bad portrait”
  1. bigjdve says: Apr 28, 2014 9:17 AM

    If that is why he went to OSU, then he really wasn’t wanting to go to UGA. This would also mean that they really don’t want him anyway.

  2. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Apr 28, 2014 9:42 AM

    I bet Ohio State just offered a little more cash then Georgia did!

  3. spreadthecheese says: Apr 28, 2014 11:08 AM

    That’s messed up.

  4. thraiderskin says: Apr 28, 2014 11:44 AM

    Come on… the guy was just joking around.

  5. jdbaker01 says: Apr 28, 2014 11:54 AM

    He forgot to check behind the frame of the portrait. There was five $100 bills.

  6. woebegong says: Apr 28, 2014 1:27 PM

    Seriously, some of you are insinuating that UGA pays players to come to the school. You don’t know very much about UGA then. If UGA paid players we wouldn’t miss out on a lot of instate talent along the OL.
    The coach at UGA is too outstanding a coach and person to ever allow that to happen knowingly.

  7. sophandros says: Apr 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    Nah. The real reason is Ohio State’s culinary school.

  8. mogogo1 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    It actually blows me away that the NCAA permits this. There’d be some theoretical price associated with the portrait. Does the NCAA check to make sure it’s not a piece commissioned from some famous artist?

  9. jman2020 says: Apr 28, 2014 4:52 PM

    Trust me UGA is not payin players to cum to their institution because if they did we wouldn’t miss out on all these run N gun QBs this state produces from macon,warner robins, valdosta, out west to columbus..instead we turn dem into DBs and they end up play callin at auburn and clemson then they defat GA when it matters

  10. chinahand11 says: Apr 28, 2014 10:54 PM

    Was it one of those paint by numbers portraits?

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