December 12, 2010

Meeting the new strength coach

One of the many stops for Georgia's recruits over the past weekend was a meeting with new strength and conditioning coach Joe Tereshinski.

Tereshinski, who was named the replacement for Dave Van Halanger two weeks ago, has already met with the current members of the Bulldog team. Saturday, he had the opportunity to meet with some future players and their families.

Verbal commitment Zach DeBell liked what he heard.

"He looks like he's going to do a great job," DeBell said by phone as he traveled with his parents back to their home in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

According to the offensive tackle, Tereshinski laid it out to the recruits and their parents, exactly what they can expect and what their schedule will be once the players arrive in Athens.

As for the notion that Tereshinski might be a little "old school" for some of his new pupils, DeBell didn't hesitate with his answer.

"We'll just have to adjust," he said.

DeBell was also impressed with what he saw during Saturday night's Senior Gala.

It was a good history lesson as well.

"They did the All-Decade team, and it was really good learning more about the players," said DeBell, who talked with former Bulldogs Rennie Curran and Fernando Velasco and spent time with current linemen Austin Long, Kolton Houston and Brent Benedict.

He also spent time with fellow recruit Xzavier Dickson of Griffin High, one of the Bulldogs' top remaining targets.

"I talked to Xzavier a lot and asked what was going on with him," said DeBell, who was recently tabbed to participate in the upcoming U.S. Army All-Star Game. "He didn't tell me everything. He likes Georgia, but he likes other places as well."

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