Georgia College Turns Game Into Recruiting Pitch

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Georgia Southern officials are hoping to return home with more than a victory after Friday's football game at North Dakota State.

They want to win over a North Dakota high school senior.

The Statesboro, Ga., college has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. In the course of crunching numbers from the fall semester, school officials discovered they had students from 90 countries and 49 states.

"We were missing one state: North Dakota. Zero. Goose egg," said Casey Jones, a Georgia Southern alumnus who recently took a job in the school's marketing and communications department.

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