Stafford to be in Athens soon
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford
Posted Dec 11, 2005

Matthew Stafford spoke with Dean Legge for a short time Sunday night.

Dean Legge: Tell me about winning the State Championship...

Matthew Stafford: It was awesome.

It wasn’t very close – was it?

No it’s was the biggest blowout in Texas high school history (in a title game).

When are you going to get to Athens?

January 4th.

Describe the feeling of winning the state title.

It was awesome – a dream come true. It was an unreal feeling.

Looking forward a little bit, what are your expectations as far as the spring is concerned?

I am going to go up there and try to get better. I am going to try to pick up the offense.

You realize that there are expectations that you will come in and compete for the starting job…

Yeah, that’s fine with me. I like competition – I think everyone does. Competition makes the people around you better.

Did you watch Georgia play for the SEC Title?

No – I couldn’t.

What did you think when you heard they had won it.

I thought it was awesome. I was happy for them.

There has been a lot made of you and your ex-girlfriend breaking up – do you think people are making too big of a deal about that?

Do I think people are making too big a deal about that?

Is that anyone’s business?

No – not at all.

What are you looking forward to the most about coming to Athens?

Learning the offense and trying to compete and play.

Have you thought about you will be doing next August and September? Have you envisioned playing in the fall?

That’s something I’d like to do, but I want to help the team win – whatever that is.

Are you happy to be leaving high school this early?

Yeah, its fine with me. I’m ready.

Have you gotten tired of the phone calls and the hype surrounding your situation with Georgia?

Yeah – kind of, but I understand.

Related Stories
The Duel in Dallas
 -by  Dec 4, 2005
Dawgs win SEC: Five recruits to enroll early
 -by  Dec 3, 2005
Stafford can't wait to get started at Georgia
 -by  Jan 14, 2006

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of DawgPost Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
QB Matthew Stafford (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Georgia > Recruiting
[View My HotList]