Posted: 10:44 pm Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The NCAA dead period is over and … 

By Michael Carvell

Let the games begin.

The NCAA’s dead period ends at midnight on Wednesday — opening up the gate for three weeks of recruiting madness until the Feb. 5 signing day.

Not surprisingly, UGA and Florida won’t waste any time trying to make an impression on Lorenzo Carter, the state’s No. 1 overall prospect.

Both SEC schools (which are Carter’s co-leaders) are expected to have coaches at Norcross High School first thing at Thursday morning.

Florida is also rumored to be taking a look at Myles Autry, who is the Norcross WR-RB who missed most of his senior year while recovering from a major knee injury. He looked nearly 100-percent with two game-changing touchdowns in the state championship game.

Autry has set up official visits with both Georgia Tech (where his bother plays) and Florida State. He also happens to be best friends with Carter.

Could Carter and Autry be a package deal to FSU? Probably not, but you never know in the wacky world of recruiting. FSU appears to be on the outside, looking in.

But if Florida offers? That could raise the stakes in this high-profile recruiting battle for Carter. It could force UGA to take another close look at Autry.

Carter is scheduled to take official visits the next three weeks to LSU, FSU and UGA. He took his recruiting trip to Florida during the football season.

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32 comments
JM64
JM64

Gary Brown plays for Alonso HS in Tampa FL  Coach Johnson willbe visiting there.

JM64
JM64

Ga Tech has consistently been recuiting Autry, even through his knee injury. 

How many programs have shown that commitment to this young man?

Only 1, Georgia Tech

Tampa2
Tampa2

@POAD, 

Maybe Myles doesn't like taking it up the A gap like you do?  Maybe he would like to experience the full college experience with GIRLS. Maybe he would like to take a shower without worrying about the consequences of dropping the soap?

POAD2013
POAD2013

If you like Football and the military here is a good book to read.

All American by Steve Eubanks. 

It is about the 2001 Army Navy game and the lives to of 2 players that served in Iraq.


For recruits and parents this is a great statement to what a good college and degree can do for your future.


"Recruiters for Fortune 500 companies listed the most sought-after college graduates as those from, in order:

1 West point

2 the Naval Academy

3 the Air Force Academy

4 Massachusetts Institute of technology

5 Harvard

6 Yale

Stanford, Brown, Princeton, and, oddly enough, Georgia Institute of Technology have slipped in and out of the fifth and sixth slots, but no school has knocked Army and Navy off the top in almost three decades."


If that isn't a reason to send your kids to THE INSTITUTE or for a recruit to choose GEORGIA TECH then your future is not the focus. Football is a DREAM but a Degree from these schools is a FUTURE.

charlestonian77
charlestonian77

english class on a blog on the internet?  isnt the proper 'english'  jab during an argument a way in which some  losers tries to grasp at straws?  posting on a blog is akin to tweeting, texting, shorthand, stenography, ,slang etc.  who cares?  


good luck to all the young men. i hope they all sign with georgia tech where we actually graduate players in a reasonable amount of time with a reasonably useful degree.

it is rumored that the ncaa is getting ready to tighten up all this gray shirt blue shirt green shirt brown shirt yellow shirt purple shirt white shirt...  did i miss any?.... nonsense.   time to put an end to the sec / nfl clearing house and make it a place to get a useful  degree again.


no way e$pn will allow that i am afraid.

actually i hope that all the recruits find THE best fit for them as a person. i wish them all success as long as it is not against us. heh,

PARENT ALERT....just remember  recruits most of you will never sniff an nfl game. that degree does count for something.  we graduated 16 of 20 players recently and we are improving on that number. 


TampGator1
TampGator1

@Blue Devil Mama.....


How do you know that to be the case?  His comments to the press have not shown any indication of that....but he does seem torn between Florida and Georgia. 


TampGator1
TampGator1

Miles Autry did play in 13 games for Norcross this year....per Max Preps stats.    

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Contractor....


Actually, Florida was in very early with Carter and were atop his leaderboard for a long time.  And, actually, it is Georgia that has been coming on strong with Carter.  Pruitt coming to Georgia is only going to help Georgia because Pruitt is the one that got Carter's interest in attending FSU (late).  I think Georgia leads for his services at the moment because of his mom (wants him to go to Georgia.....father wants him to go to Florida...and maybe it will be grandma who swings the decision one way or another). 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Michael Carvell...


Florida is recruiting the 4-star DE commit to LSU (Devon Godchaux) big time at the moment, along with Carter.  I think Florida has a good chance of flipping the LSU commit.... and then Carter might go to Georgia.....unless the Gators get Carter to commit as a hybrid OLB to replace Ronald Powell and offers Autry today.

Florida has 5 more spots to fill and I think they are:


1. Godchaux, DE (currently committed to LSU) or Carter if Florida offers Autry and Carter gives the Gator coaches a silent commit today with that offer)

2. Mike, OT (from Arizona) 

3. Prince, OT (from Maryland)

4. A WR/RB type  (Scott or Autry)

and

5. Adoree Jackson (from California)


If the Gators get commitments from both Carter and Godchaux, then I think Florida will sign only one more OT or 2 OTs if the Gators do not get good feedback from Adoree Jackson today). 


The next two days are huge for the Gators an the Dawgs, and not only in the recruitment of Carter.  Florida is closing big time and may end up with a top 5 class (currently number 7 with ESPN). And the impression Pruitt makes in the next couple of days on recruits is major.




Blue Devil Mama
Blue Devil Mama

Please get your facts straight Mr. Carvell. Myles Autry DID NOT miss most of his senior year because of his knee. Myles played EVERY game this season. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

"And other than embedding a tweet, you really didn't tell us where Tech coaches were going to be tomorrow, despite the unnecessary tease in the headline."


@StingerSplash...(otherwise known as THE copy editor)


1. The conjunction, '"and,"  is totally unnecessary, and your sentence would be better written as:

"Other than embedding a tweet,........(deleting "And")


2. You used the word, "Tech," as a modifier to describe the word, "coaches," and not as a noun.  Therefore, in the English language, you need an article (in this case, "the") to introduce the adjective in the sentence.


So...."Other than embedding a tweet, you really didn't tell us ("explain to us"...would have been a more accurate use of words ) where the Tech coaches were going to be tomorrow. (actually, better to write...."where the coaches from Tech were going to be tomorrow."


So....maybe a retake of "Copy Editing 101" is required.  Or, just take life less seriously when you are reading and posting on a blog site. 


notevensurprised
notevensurprised

what's the big deal all UGA have to do to find top recruits is the go to the local jails and state prisons, and the "prah-jeks" there are many D1 players there

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Will GT be going to the same schools that UGA is going?  That could be the inference from the article.

StingerSplash
StingerSplash

Copy editing is a wonderful thing.


1. Myles Autry, who is the Norcross WR-RB that missed ...

No, Myles Autry, who is the Norcross WR-RB who missed

People are who. Things are that.


2. Autry has set up official visits with both Georgia Tech (where his bother plays).

So someone is picking on him? Perhaps where his brother plays?


3. He also happens to be best friend with Carter.

Or ... He also happens to be best friends with Carter.


And other than embedding a tweet, you really didn't tell us where Tech coaches were going to be tomorrow, despite the unnecessary tease in the headline. We can sit here and guess all day long where they're going to be.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Tampa2  What is your hang up with the GAY post? Are you still in the closet? Why do you continue to post things statements about gay  situations?


Contractor1
Contractor1

I think Florida will get Carter.  They have jumped up his board pretty quickly compared to Georgia whom has been there the whole time.  The one thing about recruiting is that the "hot team" can do some damage the weeks coming into Signing Day.  Ole Miss is a shining example of that.  Tennessee and LSU have pulled a lot of last second committments as well in the last 10 years as that "hot school".

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Blue Devil Mama Mrs. Autry nice to have you comment. Please tell Myles he should come to TECH so he can play with his brother and you will make those Spaghetti dinners for the team. LOL

96JB
96JB

@notevensurprisedI think an Ex Tech player is the one in the News about being in jail just say'n. Tech lies and cheats and lives on probation.

Ted_Striker
Ted_Striker

@StingerSplash Carvell was posting an update at 10:44 p.m. on a Wed night. Dude clearly lives/breathes his profession. For the price of an internet connection a person can get 24/7 365 a year coverage from a staff of talented writers. I appreciate that. 



Blue Devil Mama
Blue Devil Mama

@POAD2013 LOL... sorry my friend. I'm not Myles' mother, but I will surely pass along your great message. 

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@Blue Devil Mama @Contractor1 

If he does go to UF his team might be competitive in 3 years under a new HC, CWM won't last beyond next season due to the fact that Florida has no decent QBs on their roster, no game breaking WRs, and no big timers at RB.

UF under CWM is a semi-dumpster fire.

At the BCS level if you don't have a QB, then you are in for a long college career.

Go to Florida at your own peril, you'll end up playing for a different HC and ,maybe having to transfer, when not if CWM gets canned.


MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@Blue Devil Mama Norcross coaches told me he played in bits and pieces but wasn't back to his old self until Colquitt game. Legendary finish for sure

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

@POAD2013 @FireSomebody Hey POAD, dont you have to graduate from Tech to be an authority of being a TECH MAN?  Shutup about the education that you never got!!  Kennesaw State, now what is a KSU MAN?

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@POAD2013 By that logic Cam Newton isn't a former Auburn player.  Get real.  You nerds certainly claimed him when he was in the NBA.  You recruited this thug to Tech, and he chose to play there.  Protest all you want, Crittenton is ALL JACKET.