UGA closes gap with Alabama for 4-star LB

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Leonard Warner (Michael Carvell/AJC)

Leonard Warner acknowledges that Alabama is his leader, but the gap that the Crimson Tide has over UGA is shrinking.

Warner, a 4-star linebacker from Brookwood High School, attended UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp on Saturday and left with the school on his mind.

“I feel like the gap between Alabama and Georgia is growing smaller,” he told the AJC.

Why does the 6-foot-4, 219-pounder say the separation is shrinking between the two schools?

“I’ve had a chance to see more of the facilities and I have had a chance to get to know more of the staff as well as some of the players,” he said.

One of those UGA staff members the 2017 prospect spoke to this weekend was Mark Richt. The Bulldogs coach connected with the Virgin Islands native on a personal level.

“I don’t remember his exact words, but (on Friday), coach talked to me about accountability, discipline and how those things are not only key to football but to life in general,” Warner said.

Warner is listed as the state’s No. 19 prospect in next year’s recruiting class.