Former UGA commit E.J. Price declined to comment on the recent reports that UGA had picked up its fourth pledge on the offensive line earlier this month.
However, the 4-star offensive lineman told the AJC’s SECCountry.com over the weekend that UGA and another SEC program remain atop his list of schools.
“I would have to say my relationships with Auburn and Georgia, those are definitely probably my top schools,” said Price.
However, he’s adamant that he is still open.
“There are still a lot of schools showing me love,” he said.
The 6-foot-6, 311-pound product from Archer High School (Ga.) unofficially visited UGA with his friend and teammate Jamyest Williams on Sept. 19. Price said he could relate to coach Mark Richt’s message to his team following the program’s 52-20 win over South Carolina.
“It was an awesome experience,” Price said. “They got a huge win over South Carolina. It’s crazy, because (Archer coach Andy Dyer) was actually up there and he told us one of the main things (Richt) said after the game was it was probably the best week of practice they had. It directly reflected on the field. (Dyer) kind of pushed that on us and we had a great week of practice.”
Price says the coaching staff’s focus and preparation have made an impact on his decision-making process.
“It plays a major impact and it shows the coaching structure and how they hold players accountable,” Price said. “That’s a major thing for me.”
Price tells SECCountry.com that he’ll likely take official visits to USC, Oklahoma and possibly Ole Miss or LSU. He’s undecided at the moment. He was supposed to travel to Auburn this weekend but did not make the trip.
He is rated as the No. 6 player in Georgia