Ex-Terps OL Max Garcia visits Athens

The Georgia coaches have sent out at least 12 offers to high school prospects in the 2013 class that they believe will be a good fit for the Bulldogs on the offensive line. The coaches have also offered Maryland’s starting left tackle, Max Garcia, who has requested a transfer from the ACC school in order to play closer to home.

Garcia would redshirt next season and be eligible to play for two years starting in 2013. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman recently visited Athens to take in a Georgia practice. He also spoke with Mark Richt who tried to sell Garcia on the Bulldogs.

“One thing that still remains with me until this day that Coach Richt said was that there's nothing more exciting and beneficial to playing for your state university,” Garcia said. “To hear of a local guy going to their state university really brings something out in the community and just keeps a great relationship between the university and high school which I love with a passion. I take a lot of pride from where I come from.”

Garcia played his prep football at Norcross High School before enrolling at Maryland. He is visiting a number of schools to decide where he wants to continue his collegiate career. Garcia has already visited Ole Miss and is heading to Florida today.