Georgia Extends Scholarship Offer to Maryland Transfer

Blake Silvers@JBlakeSilversAnalyst IIIFebruary 18, 2012

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the University of Georgia has offered Maryland junior transfer Max Garcia a scholarship. 

Garcia, who is one of more than twenty players lost by Randy Edsall since taking over in College Park, has apparently been on the Bulldogs' radar since his transfer was granted last week.   

The former Norcross High School standout was listed by the Terps at 6'4" and 290 lbs, and was a solid offensive linemen during his time at Maryland.  

According to one of Garcia's high school coaches, Reggie Stancil, 

“Georgia thinks he’s real athletic, and they love his versatility in that he can play inside or outside on the offensive line.  They got a chance to watch his film. I think it was Maryland’s game against Georgia Tech. Coach Bobo, Coach Friend, and Coach Mark Richt watched it and they liked. Of course, after seeing it, they were all interested and they want him to be a Bulldog.”

Garcia apparently wanted to play closer to home and was allowed to leave the Maryland program along with quarterback Danny O'Brien and linebacker Mario Rowson.  

“Max showed great promise, but after two seasons in College Park, Max is still homesick. He wants to transfer to a school closer to home so his family can see him play," Randy Edsall told the media following the initial announcement.  

“I’m definitely excited about Georgia being interested in me, and my mother is really happy about it as well. I’ve always considered Georgia since high school. It just never really worked out the first time around. They liked me out of high school. They just wanted me to go to a summer camp, and I was never able to make it up there," Garcia told reporters shortly after receiving the offer.  

Garcia would be a nice addition to the Georgia line, bringing experience, size and a boatload of potential. This would definitely be a welcome addition for Mark Richt's 2012 roster, but it is still unclear when he plans to make his final decision on a destination.