December 17, 2007
Hebron is heading back to Athens
Things did not go the way Akeem Hebron expected them to in the fall of 2007 a year ago. Hebron had a few problems in Athens and Coach Richt asked him to attend Georgia Military College for a semester, to get things straight and if he did what was asked, then he could rejoin the Bulldogs in January 2008. Well, Hebron moved to Milledgeville, he did everything that Coach Richt required and he is heading back to Athens.
"I was in Athens all last week and I am now back home for the Holiday break," said Hebron. "I set up my classes, I had to get everything set for housing again and I had to go in front of the judicial program to make sure everything was clear."
Hebron got good news.
"Everything is clear, everything is set and I will be back at Georgia as a student and football player on January 3 or 4. I have all set, I worked out in the weight room last week and I excited to be back."
At GMC, Hebron lost some weight, so he hit the weights hard while in Athens last week.
"Once fall camp started we did not lift much at all," he said. "I tried to get in there on my own, but it was hard to do with our schedule down there."
"I lost down to below 210-pounds, but I am already back up to about 217-pounds. We ran a lot, but did not lift at GMC, so I am going to work extra hard at Georgia to get back to 225-pounds and get all my strength back."
The linebacker out of Maryland was set to make an impact as a redshirt freshman at Georgia this past season before being sent to GMC and his experience in Milledgeville will be one that stays with him forever.
"I will never forget my time down there. It is just something I will never forget. It was tough, but I went through everything and I got through it at the end."
"I had good times and bad times there, but I did what I had to do and I am glad it is over with. Some people love stuff like that, but it is just not for me."
"The toughest thing was all the military stuff. I came in not knowing anything about the military, so it was all knew to me. I knew about football, but not the military. Most people there love the military like I love football."
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