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Top-rated TE Charles rates Miami visit as "10"

1:09 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008

Orson Charles of Tampa, Fla., one of Georgia's top recruiting targets, said he nearly committed to Miami during a recent visit to the ACC school. "It crossed my mind, but then I decided I needed to come back home and talk over things with my mom and pastor, " Charles said. When asked to rate his trip to Miami, Charles scored it a "10." Explained Charles, "I really did enjoy myself. I got to talk with a lot of players. I feel like it is an up-and-coming program." Charles is a member of the AJC's Super Southern 100 and rated as the nation's No. 1 tight end by Rivals. He has 29 scholarship offers, and said Oregon appears to on the verge of making an offer. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Charles is one of two tight ends that Georgia is heavily recruiting, along with Arthur Fontaine of Dartmouth, Mass., who may be close to committing to Georgia but is also considering Boston College, Virginia and Maryland. Rivals rates Fontaine as the No. 4 tight end. Charles plays at Plant High with quarterback Aaron Murray, who has committed to Georgia. Charles, who declines to name any favorites, said he is finished visiting colleges for the summer and ready to focus on his senior season.


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