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Josh Harvey-Clemons Recruiting Visit Takes Mark Richt To Jail

An unexpected set of circumstances led Georgia football coach Mark Richt to talk with a prized recruit at a Valdosta Jail Wednesday night. Richt headed to Valdosta in home visit and a trip to a church service with the state's top football prospect Josh Harvey-Clemons.

Besides being a top ranked linebacker, Harvey-Clemons also works as a bail bond agent for his grandfather's bond company in Valdosta. Midway through church service, Harvey-Clemons' grand father dispatched his son to the local jail to handle a bond. Richt was initially going to wait for Harvey-Clemons to return but ended up traveling to the jail with another family member to deliver some needed documentation. Richt ended up speaking with Harvey-Clemons for about 30 minutes.

Georgia still appears to be in the running for Harvey-Clemons who will take an official visit to Miami this weekend. Clemons' uncle told Richt that Georgia still had an opportunity to land the linebacker prospect.

"I said ‘Coach, you're in the running. Nobody really knows except for Josh. He's not saying much. He hasn't made up his mind so nobody knows except for him.' Then Coach Richt asked if Georgia was still looking good and if they still had a opportunity to get him. I assured him that they did."

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