Posted: 5:46 am Friday, January 24th, 2014

Mike Rogers: Is Georgia Tech on the brink of commit No. 20? 

By Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech has 19 commits for 2014 (AJC)

Georgia Tech has 19 commits for 2014 (AJC)

Mike Rogers, a two-way football star from Campbell High School, told the AJC he could know as early as Friday whether he’s going to stick with his commitment to Central Florida or flip to Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech gained a lot of momentum this week after coach Paul Johnson and assistant Andy McCollum made an in-home visit with Rogers and his mother.

“They just told me how interested they were, and how badly they wanted me,” Rogers said. “They offered me a full ride for five years with everything paid for. They talked to my mom, and my mom liked everything they were talking about. And I liked everything they were talking about.

“I’m going to give it until Friday or whenever just to soak it all up and see where my mind is. I’m going to pray about it, and by that time, I should have a decision made.”

The 6-foot, 185-pound Rogers had a breakout senior season at Campbell, rushing for 1,735 yards and 23 touchdowns in the state’s largest classification in only 10 games. On defense, Rogers finished with 85 tackles, 5 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions. He also played all special teams, returning four kicks or punts for touchdowns.

“He was a human highlight film,” Campbell coach Harris Rainbow told the Marietta Daily Journal’s John Bednarowski. Rainbow also added, “I grew up in Cobb County, and he’s the best player this county has ever seen.”

Rogers, who is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 41 overall prospect, committed to UCF last July. He got offers during his senior season from Ohio State and Vanderbilt, among others. UGA also took a long hard look.

Rogers hasn’t been able to take any official visits yet because he hasn’t taken the SAT yet. He will take the test for the first time on Saturday (He’d probably be ranked among the state’s top 20 prospects if he had already gotten the SAT out of the way).

Mike Rogers of Campbell HS (247sports)

Mike Rogers of Campbell HS (247sports)

But Rogers has made a couple of unofficial visits to Georgia Tech.

“I like everything about Georgia Tech,” he said. “The education is good there. It’s the ACC, of course. Only the best play in the ACC and SEC. Coach Paul Johnson, he’s a straight-up man. He keeps it real with you. McCollum keeps it real with you, too. I have been to Georgia Tech’s campus (on unofficial visits), and I’ve seen little bits. I just really like it.”

What position is Rogers being recruited by Georgia Tech? “I’m listed as an athlete,” he said. “What they told me was that they would try to get me on the field as soon as possible so I could play as true freshman. But I’m listed as an athlete, so it’s wherever I can play. I really want to play safety. They even talked about me going both ways, so it sounded pretty good.”

What does Rogers like about UCF? “I just like the coaching staff, and when I went down there, all the coaches jumped up and they were really hyped up about me. They really showed me a lot of love. And another thing is I have a lot of family close to the campus that can look out for me.”

Rogers has one of the biggest decisions of his life to make. “Bascially what I’m waiting on … I’ve been praying about it and talking to my mom. I’ve asked God to guide me, to answer my prayers about this. And that’s when I will make my final decision. My mom has already given me her blessing, and now it’s up to me.”

  • Georgia Tech is in the sweepstakes for defensive tackle Michael Sawyers, the 3-star from Nashville who took an official visit with the Yellow Jackets this past weekend. Sawyers has official visits planned to Ole Miss and Notre Dame over the next two weeks, according to Rivals. Sawyers was committed to Vanderbilt until the coaching change. Sawyers told the AJC he had an in-home visit with Paul Johnson on Thursday night.
  • This weekend, Georgia Tech will entertain Norcross High School athlete Myles Autry on an official visit. Autry told the AJC earlier this week that he will report to Georgia Tech on Friday, go back home on Saturday morning to take the SAT, and then return immediately after to the Yellow Jackets to finish out his recruiting trip. Autry, whose older bother plays for Georgia Tech, plans to take an official visit to Florida State next week.

Georgia Tech has 19 commits for its 2014 recruiting class.

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142 comments
ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

Georgie tek is ranked # 56 in Scout.com rankings today, when just in 2007, Georgie tek was # 15 best in the nation in recruiting, according to Scout.com.


18 Georgie tek recruits average ranking at their position is # 84.


16 are 3-star and 2 are 2-star.


Georgie tek did have a 19th commitment, but the db secretly visited Iowa and committed to Iowa.


Paul Johnson is a poor recruiter.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

So it seems at the almighty Stanford U that students (including SAs) do not have to declare a major until their Jr. years. A quick review of the football roster at Stanford shows 46 SAs with "undeclared" majors, I reckon the first 2 years of general studies ain't such a bad thing. Oh and another 26 SAs have declared majors not available at Tech. So it appears 72 SAs on the Stanford rosters are pursuing academic tracks (for at least 2 years) not available to Tech SAs. 


And just for kicks and grins, did you know Stanford has a TOTAL of 8 SAs from GA on their football roster? If you assume 5 years to eligibility that works out to SAs/year that Stanford is "coming into GA and cleaning" up on SAs that Tech should be getting..........................wow what a haul by Stanford!

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

Anyone heard anything about  Miles Taylor from DC flipping to iowa after an OV there this weekend?

KenS needs to do a recruiting ticker leading up to NSD for GT fans that actually care about CFB.

GTBob
GTBob

Well, if he commits the he will probably be #19. Looks like Tech might be losing one this weekend.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

"Stanford demands that their Recruits taken AP courses, and yet here we are recruiting guys that haven't taken the SAT this late in their HS career."

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That's an untrue statement.  Some recruits are urged to take AP courses for the same reason other academic schools pursuing a football recruit would urge them to do so.  A C in an AP course is weighted differently than a C in a standard course.  The article you referred to on this showed where a recruit was advised to take an AP course, but it is, to the best of my knowledge, not a hard and fast requirement for every recruit.


BTW, Vandy also offered him.  What's your argument for that one?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@OldJacketFan 

A lot of colleges won't allow you to declare a major until you have met your pre-reqs. that need to be taken in your first 2 years of college.


MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket  

BTW, Vandy also offered him.  What's your argument for that one?

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Typical low-rated SEC factory what ya' expect?


jk

jk


just kidding.............

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket 

................and GT urges that ZERO of their recruits take AP courses, so for the apologists like you that take cheap shots at Stanford's  academics, you need to back off.

Stanford is asking recruits to take AP COURSES, while GT is pursuing Recruits that haven't taken their SATs yet, that right there shows he HUGE difference between Stanford's academic requirements and GT's.

I thought that after the Junior Gnonkonde(sp?) fiasco that GT would NOT take OV s from recruits that had not had their SAT scores BACK(in hand) and were not fully cleared by "the Hill"?

Didn't CPJ learn  his lesson from that incident, aren't there enough Qualifiers from that Atl. Area that have handled their biz far enough in advance to not put us in another Gnonkonde situation.

IIRC, Autry is also taking his SATs today just 1-week before NSD, so we have 2 players like this on OVs.

Tucker HS has a safety that just missed the cut at STANFORD, GT should be recruiting that kid, at least he has done everything correctly academically so far, but his test scores were not high enough for Stanford according to his HS HC, he could be 2014's version of Lou Young.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning@OldJacketFan   I was taking courses in my declared school of study in my sophomore year at Tech.  I took the required pre-reqs in my freshman year.  It was the same with everybody else I knew there too, and not just those who had the same major I had.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@MikeBanning@OldJacketFan 

Not allow? Maybe not require a student to declare but I don't know of a school that won't "allow" a student to declare a major. As a matter of facts with my 4 children each of them declared their majors at orientation. Aside from the fact the specific pre-reqs are different for every major most faculty advisers want students to declare in order for those pre-reqs to be met within the first two years allowing for major course focus to be concentrated with the jr and sr years.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@MikeBanning


We should take a look at Stanford's football players and their majors, especially players Stanford signed from the State of Georgia.  I'll offer two:


James Vaughters - Major: American Studies


David Yankey - Major: Science, Tech., and Society


David Yankey's major sounds scientific.  Let's take a look at the requirements for that major:


https://sts.stanford.edu/major-sts/core-requirements


I'm having trouble finding any math requirement in the curriculum.  I do like the sound of one of the core courses, Good Products, Bad Products.  That sounds like one of the required classes for knucklehead magazine majors at UGA.


The point is, while Stanford has a fine reputation, they offer a wider variety and easier majors than Georgia Tech offers.  That's not an excuse.  That's reality.  The easiest major at Tech is still more difficult than that of the majority of football players at other schools.


http://www.gostanford.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&SPID=127013&SPSID=749928


OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@MikeBanning@OldJacketFan 

The BOR or its other state equivalent sets the degree requirements for state schools. For private colleges or universities they usually conform to either to state standards or whatever high ed accreditation organization such as SACS or its equivalent. Without outside accreditation a "degree" is pretty much worthless in the business/professional/academic communities. 

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@OldJacketFan 

The BoR refers to colleges in Ga.,correct?

What about private colleges and college under other State's University systems?

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@MikeBanning  

"At many Univs. you cannot declare a major until you  are accepted by that school after taking your 2 years of pre-reqs. to get admitted to that major or that college within that university."

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That's a contradictory statement. Declaring a major when in your fr year ensures you're getting the pre-reqs done in the first two years. Those pre-reqs are set by the specific college in accordance with the major requirements set by the Board of Regents. Every school (30 plus total for all the children) we visited with my children want them to declare their major as early as was feasible for them.


The first two year for an engineering major differs greatly from the first two years for a language major from the first two years of a philosophy major.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@OldJacketFan @MikeBanning 

At many Univs. you cannot declare a major until you  are accepted by that school after taking your 2 years of pre-reqs. to get admitted to that major or that college within that university.

This is common at many Univs. and it saves students from wasting university resources from Univs. having to process change of major documentation.

The first 2 years at many Univs. is largely similar, so save the wasted resources and let the students declare a major after their first 2 years.

At many schools getting accepted to the Univ. is different from getting accepted to the College of education, or the College of Engr. or the College of Arts & Sciences.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning So you can get it 24 hours earlier, cheapskate.  And get off your knees, dude.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning @PaulinNH  


Stanford does NOT make you wait until your junior year to declare a major.  You can declare it at ANY time.


From their website:  


"

Choosing a Major

Each entering student at Stanford has full access to all undergraduate offerings in the Schools of Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences. The curriculum is not strictly divided into upper and lower divisions, so you may enroll in courses for which you are appropriately prepared. Course prerequisites are intended to serve as a guide, rather than as a deterrent.

Because some of the technical majors, such as engineering, have a more structured curriculum, students considering those majors should take some introductory courses in math and/or science during their first year.

You are asked to choose a major by the time you achieve junior status, usually completion of 90 units, including units granted for transfer work or Advanced Placement. Even after this point you may change your major if your interests shift."


https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/registrar/students/declaring-major


Keep trying, troll.....


MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@PaulinNH @MikeBanning  

Arch and Engr. don't even allow Math-1712 for CREDIT, that is the SURVEY of calculus course that the Business majors take for credit.

Why list math-1712 with the 30 hour rule when Math -1712 doesn't count for credit in the Arch College and the Engr. college?

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MATH 1501 or MATH 1712 must be completed in the student's first 30 credit hours at Georgia Tech.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@PaulinNH@MikeBanning


No wonder I couldn't find that rule in the link I provided to Public Policy.  Who sounds delusional now?  Thanks, Paul, for exposing more WnE lies.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 


When the rest of the students that major in BS in Business Admin have to take their math courses within the 30 hours, and that req. "gets pushed back" for RECRUITED FB players, then that according to NCAA rules is an improper benefit provided to the players by the Athl. depth and the academic Admins at GT, and when it gets to the level of high-level admins and academic advisors turning their heads the other way, then  it rises to the level of LACK of institutional control.

You obviously don't know very much about CFB do you?

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@MikeBanning@HighTechJacket99


What does this supposed 30 hour rule have to do with NCAA compliance or that apparently Stanford football players do not have to take math while Georgia Tech football players do?


Even for a highly regarded school like Stanford, their academics for athletes are much closer to Kennesaw St. than they are to Georgia Tech.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning 

I'm sure that Attachou was telling KenS about his SURVEY OF Calc. course he took as a Sr. this fall when interviewed, way past his 30 hrs at GT.

The same with Tevin, I just checked the course numbers, it is indeed Math-1712, our players are violating GT 's academic rules by pushing their Math courses past the 30-hour threshold in VIOLATION of what our GT catalog declares.

Time to look up the compliance director's name, and to think we don't get off of probation until Jul-2015, and we still cannot follow the RULES under CPJ's leadership.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning

You can find this requirement on-line at www.buttyank.com

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning 

Schools like Stanford require certain courses for your first 2 years and then apply to certain schools to declare your major.

It is probably listed under some req. in order to apply that school for that particular major.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@MikeBanning@HighTechJacket99


Georgia Tech's football players have to take math while Stanford's football players do not.


It is not a difficult concept to grasp that Stanford offers more and easier majors to football players than Georgia Tech does.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning @HighTechJacket99 Why don't you send the compliance director a letter?   Do you know that they didn't take a math course prior to the one they discussed in their interview?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 

Thanks for posting that the math must be completed in the first 30 hours at GT, this PROVES that CPJ is breaking GT rules for his FB players.

Both Attachou and Tevin were interviewed on the AJC by Ken S where they BOTH talked about taking their Math courses in their Sr. year for Attachou and in Tevin's RS-Jr. year way after they had passed the 30 hours threshold.

Please explain WHY CPJ 's recruited FB players are breaking GT's academic rules as outlined in the course catalog.

I wonder what would happen if I sent that passage from the GT Catalog to the Compliance Director in the GTAA and asked why the 30-hour Math rule doesn't apply to CPJ's Recruited  FB players.

Kinda hard to take cheap shots  at Stanford when GT is openly breaking their own RULE posted in their own GT Catalog.

Had you left me alone, I never would have known  that the Math courses  HAD TO BE TAKEN in the 1st 30 hours at GT.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Good news!   Through the magic of the internet you can confirm this for yourself, you lazy sack of shi-.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning 

BTW, GT now offers majors in International Affairs and in Public Policy from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, so I'll bet that those 2 are not that far off from American Studies, especially the PUBLIC POLICY major.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

I haven't looked a every single major from Stanford's catalog, but I have seen them go to 4 straight BCS Bowls and put up  4 straight 11-win seasons with 2 of those being 12-win seasons.


Dude, you're such a clown.   You might think HT should be banned, but you HAVE BEEN banned ... on three separate occasions.   

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning 

You should be banned from all AJC blogs for comparing Stanford to Kennesaw St.

I haven't looked a every single major from Stanford's catalog, but I have seen them go to 4 straight BCS Bowls and put up  4 straight 11-win seasons with 2 of those being 12-win seasons.

Stanford's FB program gets respect in every corner of the USA and among all BCS conferences, after the way we played vs. OM in the MCB, GT not so much.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@MikeBanning


Georgia Tech does not offer anything like American Studies, which is what James Vaughters is majoring in.


Stanford offers more and easier majors than Georgia Tech does.  This makes them much closer to Kennesaw St. than Georgia Tech.


You are correct in saying you are guessing about Stanford.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99  

From the Stanford website:

https://sts.stanford.edu/major-sts/frequently-asked-questions#sts-eight

There is no formal math requirement; however, students are responsible for any prerequisites for courses on their course plan. It is recommended that STS majors take the Math Calculus sequence (or have earned AP credit), as many science and engineering courses approved for thematic concentration areas require it.

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Later courses require it for a prerequisite so you might as well say that Calculus is reqd. for that Major.

I'm guessing that Stanford has so many students that have passed AP exams ,that there is no formal  Math requirement, but later courses requite it as prerequisite if you look through all the courses.

You're fighting a LOSING BATTLE if you are trying to make STANFORD look like Kennesaw St. academically.

Also, at Stanford, the other non-athlete students in those classes scored 1,500+ on the 2 part SAT so those FB players at Stanford are being challenged more academically just to keep their heads above water at a school like that.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

@MikeBanning@HighTechJacket99


From the Georgia Tech Catalog


Mathematics

Students complete one of the following mathematics sequences: MATH 1711 and 1712; MATH 1501 and 1502; or MATH 1501 and 1711.  MATH 1501 or MATH 1712 must be completed in the student's first 30 credit hours at Georgia Tech.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@HighTechJacket99 @MikeBanning 

Yankey's  Major is no different than our own favorite son Joe Ham graduating with a degree in History, Society, and Technology, not to mention all the players majoring in STaC; Society, Technology, and Culture.

You should have learned by now to lay off of Stanford.

The harsh TRUTH is that GT wishes it could be friggin' STANFORD!

Here endeth the lesson!