Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Vince Dooley and UGA Missed Out on Deion Sanders

"Prime Time" is set to enter the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend as an Atlanta Falcon.

But before he was a Falcon he was a Seminole.

During his recruitment, Sanders took a visit to UGA but after sitting down with head coach Vince Dooley he crossed the Bulldogs off his list.

"I went to the University of Georgia," Sanders said. "On my recruiting trip, Vince Dooley is the head coach. I had just witnessed them getting their butts kicked against Georgia Tech.

"They got their butts kicked, and I went to Vince Dooley's office. And he says, 'Well, I'm sure you're going to contribute for us. I want you to redshirt and learn the system.' And I said, 'Redshirt?'

"And that was it. He's talking about redshirting, and I know what I've got. So that was it. I crossed him off the list."

Deion also visited Florida, but they had promised #10 to another recruit and that eliminated the Gators.

What won the sweepstakes for Sanders?

FSU Cafeteria food that tasted like Golden Corral.

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