Posted: 4:35 pm Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Norcross WR flips from Georgia State to Georgia Tech 

By Michael Carvell

WR-RB Clinton Lynch of Norcross (AJC)

WR-RB Clinton Lynch of Norcross (AJC)

Georgia Tech sent out a last-minute football scholarship offer to an Atlanta kid who committed on the spot.

Clinton Lynch, a wide receiver from Norcross High School, flipped from Georgia State to Georgia Tech on Tuesday after getting a call from Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Ted Roof.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Lynch was also a candidate to get a last-minute offer from Vanderbilt.

“Coach Roof called me around 10 or 11; I was in my AP Lit class, and I was just walking out of there,” Lynch told the AJC. “He asked me how good I slept last night. Yesterday he told me that they would have an answer for me by today. I couldn’t really sleep that well because I was thinking about it too much. He asked why and I told him.

“Then Coach Roof said ‘You’ve got the offer you were looking for’ and I was so relieved after that. I committed on the spot.”

Lynch got overshadowed with college scouts because he played with a cast of high-profile recruits on a Norcross team that has won back-to-back state championships in Georgia’s largest classification. Lynch led the Blue Devils with 47 catches for 912 yards and four touchdowns.

Clinton Lynch (247sports)

Clinton Lynch (247sports)

“He’s a great player,” Norcross coach Keith Maloof said. “He was under the radar the whole recruiting season. They (Georgia Tech) are getting a diamond in the rough. He’s perfect for their system. He’s a great player and a great kid. He’s one of the best players we have.

I’m sure they will use him at both (wide receiver and A-Back). I’m sure they will start him off at the A-Back. And the good thing about it is that if they go to throwing formation, they don’t have to change personnel because he can go out and do that.”

Georgia Tech is also recruiting one of his teammates, Norcross “athlete” Myles Autry, who will decide between the Yellow Jackets and FSU at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

“(Lynch) came up to me and said he committed to GT,” Autry told the AJC. “That’s awesome. I’m happy for him. That’s my buddy. It won’t affect my decision. If I don’t go there, we’ll still be friends. If I do, then that’s great for GT fans and the GT nation.”

Georgia Tech has 19 commits for 2013. Lynch is rated as a 2-star and the state’s No. 200 overall prospect, per 247sports.com’s composite rankings.

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197 comments
TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

Wow, snatched one away from Georgia State. What a go Tech!

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

You guys are fun to chat with.  I hope some of you didn't waste you talents in engineering.  You'd do much better as attorneys....  Others as comedians!  Night.  Go Jackets!

IhateCPJ
IhateCPJ

This is a very good pick up from Norcross.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

Good for the kid.  SMH at Tech.  As usual.

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

BC75 , and MB/WnE, are either of you planning to sing the praises of the next coach at GT if they are vastly successful in recruiting and winning games?

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@MikeBanning  Next time you trash a kid like you did in this blog or the Kendall Gant blog (along with his coach), you will not be allowed to post in this blog anymore. I appreciate you for commenting but trashing kids will not be permitted. FInal warning

GTBob
GTBob

I wouldn't hold your breath on that one carpetbaggers. If GT becomes successful that will just upset them more.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

I've already complimented PJ enough for this recruiting Class.

Finally, he gets one right after five attempts.

I'll never need to worry about singing him praises for winning games.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MichaelCarvell @MikeBanning 

Michael, I may be out of line in making this post, but I think there are quite a few others on here who would agree with me in saying, "why wait?"  He is ALWAYS trashing kids.  He trashes coaches and other bloggers as well, but that's par for the course on blogs.  He has trashed kids under every single name that he has used on these blogs, having been banned 4 different times already in the past.  Blogs are meant to be entertaining, amusing at times, and fun at times, but MikeBanning, aka WnE, aka CiraldosGhost, etc is always caustic and disruptive.  PLEASE get rid of him once and for all.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

Please take a guess as to why the FBI responded so quickly to the GT Grad student being involved in this incident.

They probably had "his name on a list", if ya' know what I mean.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

Am I wrong?

The kid clearly over-valued himself after his injuries, and  the schools he shot for were not serious about him (FSU & tOSU).

Do you think his attitude coming in the door will be healthy for GT's locker room?

No vitriol at all, just accurate analysis.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@BigCrimson75  

Be honest BC75, what would a 45th-53rd ranked recruiting class do in your conference?

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning

No, MikeBanning doesn't have a twitter account, but WnE does, and even MC and Ken have both said that you are WnE.  And they should know.  You didn't throw a strike on that one.  NEXT 

However, I won't see it tonight.  So troll on to your heart's content.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt  

Now that the home plate Umpire is calling a very narrow strike zone, I am going to have to adjust my "pitch selection".

But I'm still gonna throw strikes  and make great "pitches".

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning

By the way, Michael threatened to ban you for posts YOU made earlier tonight, and he did that without any prompting from me or probably any other poster.  He made that threat because of what YOU YOURSELF posted.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning @SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

You have been banned at least 3 other times for disrupting the blogs, and each time you come back, initially appearing to have reformed, until your true nature gets the best of you, and you resort to the same disruptive behavior, trashing everything you can about anybody and anything to do with Georgia Tech.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning

I have NEVER referred to ANY athlete as a thug.  Once again, you are lying.  I DEFY you to prove that I have ever trashed ANY athlete at ANY school.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt  

BTW, heck YES, you are out of line!

This is a grown man's discussion, little children like you need to stay out and mind your own bid-ness!

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt  

How many times have you used the word "THUG" to refer to a minority athlete in the way that Richard Sherman complained about, in a racist manner?

Too many times to count, Supersize, so if I should be banned , you should have been banned a long time ago.

1-15 vs. the Big-4, 1-3 vs. Bowl Games, this adds up to 2-18 vs. the 5 toughest games on our schedule, a .100 winning percentage.

That's the real reason you want me banned SuperSize, you don't want folks around that tell the truth about CPJ.

I compare player's size, I talk about player strengths & weaknesses, and I project what players will do vs. BCS competition.

If doing that makes me worthy of a ban, then I guess I am worthy of a ban and 90% of the folks on these blogs should be banned also.

You don't like the direction of GT FB, so your want KenS or MC to ban the guy(s) that reminds you constantly of all of YOUR WRONG PREDICTIONS about GT FB.

Still begging S-size?

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  


How is this pertinent to football?  Why are you so eager to demean your alleged Alma Mater for something you cannot possibly attribute to CPJ?


#keeptrolling

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  The same reason they never bought into any other GT coaches system.  We have one major for them to choose from.


Maybe if we diversify the curriculum, and post an easy classes for athletes list, we could get more recruits?


Here's the big difference.  Stanford has a half BILLION endowment for athletics alone.  Stanford made the commitment to pay top dollar for coaches and assistants.  Stanford threw a ton of money at their football program.  GT is not in a position to do that.  To a lesser degree, that is the same reason uga has fallen behind the SEC heavyweights in recent years.  You have to spend a lot of money to recruit.  


It also helps to have some more athlete friendly degrees to recruit them into.


#keeptrolling

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  I am pretty sure Harbaugh didn't pander to recruits.  He got good recruits to buy into his system.  Period.  That's how life works.  CPJ has a really good looking class and I think that GT is moving back in the right direction.  


If you try and please everyone, you end up pleasing no one.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

You and CPJ with your "that's how life works" attitude is why GT is so horrible at recruiting.

When Harbaugh was building Stanford, he had to do something that was attractive to the Recruits to get them to come in the first place.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  Big assumption on your part.  If he wants to play he'll have to play within the system.  That's how life works.  He has the potential to be an explosive playmaker for us.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

Since we only throw the ball 13 times per game and demand that he does LOTS of blocking in the meantime, then he'll probably be sulking.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  

It all depends on how he handles it.  If he comes in with a chip on his shoulder and tries to prove that the other schools missed out he'll do well.  If he sulks he won't.  


#keeptrolling

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@BigCrimson75  

Mizzou was also the hapless victim of the 5th down call in 1990 that essentially kept Tech from being consensus NC.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning  

"HS FB in Mizzou is pure crap,..."

_______________________________________________


And yet you accuse others of painting with a broad brush....


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt @BigCrimson75  

re:

I assume you mean FSU and Clemson.  Two years ago, you would have said we only had VT.  Time has a strange way of changing things about, doesn't it?  Not saying that you will ever say that Tech is a quality program, but even under Johnson, they have been at or near the top of the ACC every year.

=======================

With 25 losses in the last 4 years an AVERAGE of 6.25 losses per year how can you honestly say that we have been near the Top of the ACC?

If 6.25 losses per year puts GT at or "near" the top of the ACC, then what kind of conference is the ACC, despite FSU's success?

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@BigCrimson75  

I assume you mean FSU and Clemson.  Two years ago, you would have said we only had VT.  Time has a strange way of changing things about, doesn't it?  Not saying that you will ever say that Tech is a quality program, but even under Johnson, they have been at or near the top of the ACC every year.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@BigCrimson75

If you are referring to Solomon Poole, then he was removed from the team, not suspended.  But how do you know there was no reason?  Just because it's not apparent to you does not mean there was not a real reason to do so.  And if you say you want Gregory to say why, maybe he's not saying anything to protect Poole from any more embarrassment. He really doesn't owe anybody an explanation.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTBob @BigCrimson75  

HS FB in Mizzou is NOT ranked 4th in the entire USA (like it is in Ga.) , if it  were and  Pinkel put up those first 6 years then heck yeah you fire him.

HS FB in Mizzou is pure crap, there is no comparison in trying to run a BCS level CFB program at Mizzou and at GT in Metro Atl. surrounded by TALENT that academically qualifies for GT.

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75  Speaking of Pinkel, look at his first 6 years.

4-7

5-7

8-5

5-6

7-5

8-5

BC, can you believe that Missouri didn't fire that guy with lackluster results like that? Those are similar to CPJ's numbers and if CPJ is doing one of the worst jobs in college football right now then Pinkel really should have been fired as well, right? 

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Here again, show me the posts where I chant SEC SEC.

Find em.

I'll give you 48 hrs to find 1 post where I've ever mentioned superiority in CFB for the SEC.

As for Mizzu, they've been a quality program under Pinkel. 1 game away from the BCS title in 2007 if memory serves. They also won 2 games year 1 in the SEC.

The SEC got very lucky with Johnny Football. Perfect storm......and they weren't exactly 11&2 this year.

Keep trolling ladies, you'll get there one day.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Mizzu is a model program under Pinkel.

They were a game away from the BCS Title in 2007.

The sec got lucky with Johnny Football.

........and they weren't exactly 11&2 this season.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@GTBob @Birminham__Jacket  


Oh I'm a GT fan.  Just a cynical one.  That's what following GT football sober does for you.


I just haven't been right ever since I saw O'Leary put on that ND Jacket at that press conference.  Broken hearted, and bummed out!

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@GTBob Hard to get a sound answer when many of the people making the claim are barely functionally literate.  

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket @BigCrimson75  

Actually AJ we play much easier schedules than does Kentucky.

What would our program look like over time if we had to play:

Tenn.

Florida

USC-Jr.

Louisville  - OoC on a yearly basis

plus the SEC cross-over games vs.:

Bama

LSU

Aubie

Arky

Ole Miss

Miss. St.

__________________________________________


Let's see.  Tenn has been mediocre since Fulmer was fired.  Florida is a dumpster fire that got beat by GaSou.  Our OOC against uga is much tougher than Louisville, who will become a crossover opponent now.  FSU is a crossover opponent.  Clemson is a regular opponent.  So is Miami and VT.  Fairly equal schedules and we still don't lose like Kentucky does.


#keeptrolling

GTBob
GTBob

@Birminham__Jacket Im holding on to a small glimmer of hope that you might actually be a GT fan but when you are trying to argue that we have fallen below Ga State, a team that is 1-22 in the history of their program, it's a little hard to take you seriously.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@GTBob  


Ask him about the "upgrade" when he trades in his receiving gloves for thicker shoulder pads bc most of his "receiving routes" put him on a collision course with LBs and DEs.


The Broncos flunked the Super Bowl.  Demarius Thomas could have cut that Seattle pass rush in half, after his training under Johnson, if they had chosen to use him as a blocker.

GTBob
GTBob

@PaulinNH  lol, just read your post. Maybe that is what we need to show we truly want to win.

GTBob
GTBob

@GeorgeStein Yeah, ive never really gotten a good explanation on that one. Two teams that were barely even competing in the Big 12 became powerhouses in the SEC in their first and second years. But for some reason GT wouldn't have a chance of winning a game in the SEC. Amazing how that works.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@BigCrimson75  At least we didn't have perpetual 7-5 Big XII teams come in and go 11-2 in the "toughest conference."

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@BigCrimson75  Wasn't referring to you on the pro-set offense. I fully recognize that wins and losses don't tell the entire story at CSU, but let's let him beat a craptacular Colorado team before we name him the next Vince Lombardi.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Yes, the ACC has 2 quality programs outta 12.

For y'all, that's actually a sign of improvement.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Please.....1 post in which I've hailed a pro-style offense...........1.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

If you're not capable of recognizing the great job McElwain did at CSU this year with less talent than even PJ has to work with that's your problem.

Please find 1 post where I've ever stated ANYTHING concerning a pro-style offense.

GTBob
GTBob

@GeorgeStein lol, yep. Once we hire some lower level assistant to run a pro style offense we will be recruiting just like Bama. I can't wait.

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

@GeorgeStein @GTBob                                                               Hopefully a star quarterback comes into his own this spring/summer and Travis Custis used his time to learn and become a monster running back.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@GTBob  But only if we hire a former Bama assistant and run a pro-set offense...

GTBob
GTBob

Yep. BC and BHAM have spoken. GT is worse than Ga State and Kentucky. If GT played in the SEC they would never win another football game. In fact, we may not win another game until CPJ is fired. After that we will win the NC every year. Incredible amounts of reality in here.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@BigCrimson75  Least we didn't go 0-2 in BCS games.  We also played a tougher schedule than Alabama.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning @BigCrimson75  

Actually AJ we play much easier schedules than does Kentucky.

What would our program look like over time if we had to play:

Tenn.

Florida

USC-Jr.

Louisville  - OoC on a yearly basis

plus the SEC cross-over games vs.:

Bama

LSU

Aubie

Arky

Ole Miss

Miss. St.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Negative.

Fortunately you play in a much weaker conference.

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt  

Yep, you're exactly right, and we need another quarterback that has the same mentality as JN.  He was determined to move that ball forward on every play.


GTBob
GTBob

@BHAM So in your opinion, being on a team with a history like GT, a 17 year bowl streak, and being in a BCS conference is not much of an upgrade over a team that is barely in the FBS that didn't win a single game last year, and may not win a game next year. Not to mention, as much as you and your buddies like to bash our attendance, it is about 30x the attendance Ga State gets. Yeah, small upgrade.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@GTBob  


Hope it isn't so, but he may be on a team that doesn't go bowling.  That wouldn't be much of an "upgrade" IMO.

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

@MikeBanning@Birminham__Jacket@BigCrimson75

  I really hope not bud, this has been a rough ride.  I love the offense, exciting to watch.  But it sure is painful to watch when it's not working properly, and a head coach has to have the foresight to not only have the right players, but also make the right calls on and off the field.  He does have to get his deal together or move on. 

GTBob
GTBob

I agree MikeBanning. I say fire everyone, including all of the administration at GT and the president. Bring in a completely new staff. If we don't win the NC the first year, fire them all again. I propose no acceptance of failure at all. For every game we lose, another coach should be fired. No more of this soft crap.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@carpetbaggersru @Birminham__Jacket @BigCrimson75  


1 year.  I think PJ is "all in" this year with the new AD.


If he doesn't get a contract extension at the end of next year (I think it will take 8 or more wins and that is unlikely), he REALLY won't be able to recruit--- even worse that usual... if that's possible.

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

@Birminham__Jacket @BigCrimson75                                           All coaches have their moments but it won't matter for CPJ at GT in two years if he can't find a quarterback that knows how to execute timely and intelligent decisions with the ball.  That is usually the fate of most coaches, the inability to find a quarterback to execute their offense.  

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Inexplicable was what his team looked like in Clemson, SC this year with 2 weeks worth of preparation.

GTBob
GTBob

Really BHAM? You didn't make a comment about how flipping to GT was an upgrade in diploma but maybe not an upgrade in football? I must have dreamt that. Oh wait, no I didn't, it's still sitting there for everyone to see.

GTBob
GTBob

@BC Give us a break. You hate GT and you are doing what every hater does. Praising previous coaches like they were the second coming of Jesus when in reality they had moderate success. I have no clue why an Alabama fan hates us so much though. Kinda strange.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@GTBob  


No.  Hyperbole.

We're on a downhill slide, but surely there is more hill left until we get to that level.  Right???

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@BigCrimson75  


I don't think Paul Johnson is "terrible".  But he got out coached 2nd half against UGA.  And that play call deep in our own territory against Ole Miss was "terrible".  Inexplicable.

GTBob
GTBob

@BHAM Didn't you say earlier in this thread that you expect Ga State to be better than GT next year?

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Bobby Cremins is hands down my favorite CBB Coach of all time.

I've constantly defended the tactician known as George O'Leary against his hateful detractors.

GT is the only other School in the nc2a I root for. The only other Program I care if they win or lose games.

I don't like Paul Johnson, in fact I think he's absolutely terrible. I think Mike Shula could take PJ in a chess match.

As for Brian Gregory.......I'm on record, this guy is Anthony Grant's twin brother!!!

He's now using one of Grant's favorite tactics at Bama --- suspending players for no apparent reason(other than job security, of course).

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@carpetbaggersru  

I have always said good things about GOL and Boss Ross.

CPJ will have to produce at a higher level if he wants me to say good things about him.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@GTBob  


I don't think that's a far stretch.  How many SEC teams do you think we would be favored to win against, at the end of last season?

GTBob
GTBob

So GT is as bad as Kentucky now?

carpetbaggersru
carpetbaggersru

@MikeBanning @BigCrimson75     

I wasn't asking about CPJ.  I was asking about the next coach, as in, 'Would you ever have anything good to say about GT anyway?'.  I do understand you're both a bit absorbed in yourselves right now though.