How Georgia Football Brings Top Safety Recruit Nigel Warrior to Athens


Can Georgia football reel in the son of a Tennessee All-American and the son of a Georgia Tech All-American in a single recruiting class? One down one to go.

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High ranked Nigel Warrior (safety, 5’11” 189. Suwanee, GA, Peachtree Ridge) is a Bulldog recruiters dream. Warrior plays at nearby Peachtree Ridge and his father played safety in the NFL.

There is one hitch. Warrior’s dad is Dale Carter, the Tennessee All-American and 1992 NFL Rookie of the Year. While Warrior grew up around Tennessee football, he insists his recruitment is wide open.

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Warrior told Mark Pszonak of, “It’ll just come down to the moment when I sit down with my family and just think what school to choose. Wherever I can go play football and get a great education, that’s where I’ll decide where to go.”

Georgia football coaches got Warrior, the 2016 Rivals national number three safety recruit, back on campus this weekend.

“My trip to Georgia was awesome,” Warrior said to Jake Reuse of

With the Dawgs back on Warrior’s mind, how do the Dawgs seal the deal? Warrior revealed a clue when he described to Reuse his favorite part of his Athens visit to’s JakeReuse.

“My favorite part was hanging with [old friends]. Also, I got to hang out with some of the guys I used to played against, like D’Andre Walker and Kirby Choates. I saw Jayson Stanley, also. I got to hang with Trenton Thompson. I know more people who go there, but they didn’t happen to be there.” Warrior said. “”Those guys were all telling me that Georgia is an awesome place,”

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While the Bullpup freshman showed off some recruiting talent, Georgia’s edge in drawing the Warrior into the Bulldog family may walk the halls of Peachtree Ridge High School. Warrior lines up with Georgia commitment Chad Clay (CB, 5′”11″,169, Suwanee, Peachtree Ridge High) in the Lions secondary this fall.

Before committing to Georgia, Clay commented to Sanjay Kirpalani of that he developed a strong bond with instate players during the Rising Seniors game last December, the group talked of attending Georgia together.

Also, Warrior’s family will see often Chad Clay’s family, which also includes the legend of a Bulldog Rival, Clays’ dad, Willie Clay of Georgia Tech.

Willie Clay commented to Kipp Adams of “I would love for Nigel Warrior and DeAngelo Gibbs (Safety, 6’2″, 207. Suwanee, Peachtree Ridge High) to go with Clay to Georgia, but that is their family’s decision and it is hard. It will be a telling story.”

Warrior came to Athens this past weekend on a mission and it was mission accomplished for both Warrior and Georgia.

“I had a good time, and I got to spend time with Coach (Mark) Richt and Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt. I got to see the campus, so we were looking at it school-wise, also, not just athletics.” Warrior said with Jake Reuse. “My purpose in going was to see who Coach Richt and Coach Pruitt are and who I’d be dealing with for three to four years if I go. My impression of them was great.”

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