SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Marquez Callaway has had a hot-and-cold relationship with Georgia throughout his recruitment, but it could pick back up again in the month leading up to National Signing Day.
Callaway, a four-star athlete from Warner Robins (Ga.) High School, picked up a new Twitter follower Monday night.
“Coach (Kirby) Smart followed me last night,” Callaway told SEC Country after Day 2 of the U.S. Army All-American bowl practices. “I don’t know what he’s thinking right now.”
The 6-foot-2, 177-pounder would like to hear from Smart. And if he hears what he wants, Callaway says a new wrinkle would be created in his recruitment.
“If I do play at home, it would be great because my family wouldn’t have to go that far,” Callaway said. “So yeah, it would change things. I just want him to keep it real with me. That’s all I want. I just want him to tell me what he’s thinking. I want to know if he wants me or if he doesn’t. Just let me know.”
The last time he talked to a member of the Georgia staff was on Dec. 1, which was the day after Mark Richt was fired. Since then, there has been no communication between the Bulldogs and Callaway.
“Last time I talked to Georgia was when (former Georgia tight ends coach John) Lilly came down,” he said. “It was the day after coach Richt was fired. He told me that he would let me know what was happening. He said when he knows he’d let me know. That was the last time I talked to Georgia.”
The U.S. Army All-American has official visits set to Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He’s trying to take all five visits, but he doesn’t have the final two set.
Callaway is ranked as the nation’s No. 7 athlete and is the No. 12 prospect in the state of Georgia.