Posted: 11:53 pm Monday, February 17th, 2014

Georgia Tech legacy talks about Jackets, UGA, Auburn 

By Michael Carvell

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3213687992001

Every year a little-known junior from Georgia participates in the RisingSeniors.com all-star football game, and rockets to recruiting stardom.

A couple of years ago, it was Milton High School defensive end Carl Lawson who went into the game with no offers and blew away the competition. He was later bombarded with college scholarship offers, ended up ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, and signed with Auburn.

This year’s biggest surprise at the RisingSeniors game was Jayson Stanley, a 6-foot-, 205-pound wide receiver at Creekside High School. He dominated the practices and caught two long touchdowns in the game.

You don’t have to be a college coach to know he’s something special. One scout called Stanley “a combination of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.”

It’s a special year in Georgia with WR Preston Williams but I’d put Stanley at No. 2.

Stanley has early offers from UNC Charlotte and Marshall, but you can expect to things to catch on fire over the next month.

  • Could UGA be his next offer? Stanley said the Bulldogs “talk amazing over the phone.”
  • What about Georgia Tech? His father played football for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Which Clemson player does Jayson idolize?
  • Which schools would he love to be evaluated by?

Stanley talks about that and more in the above video.

UPDATE: After Jayson taped this video, he got offers from Auburn and Kentucky. Buckle up for a wild spring for this kid.

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9 comments
DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

I hope we nab one of these top receivers, or both. Because after the 2014 season, we're losing 4 WR from our team. Bennett, Conley, Rumph, and Mitchell. 

Pole_cat
Pole_cat

In all seriousness, who does Auburn not offer? They obviously have a way different MO than UGA and Bama who actually take the time to evaluate a kid to make sure a fit is there.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MichaelCarvell Seemingly small news considering the concentration of talent in Atlanta HS football, but my hometown coach has taken a new job in Greenwood, SC.  This has a possibility to be of benefit to GT.  During Pippins tenure at NAHS, the ONLY BCS team to offer one of his players was GT.  (Jake Whitley, '14)  Pippin is heading to Greenwood High School, which, until the last couple of years, was regularly putting players into USC(e), Clemson, LSU and other BCS schools.  I hope our recruiters keep up the contact with Coach Pippin, as he could very well steer some talent in our direction.


http://www.wjbf.com/story/24747023/report-greenwood-hs-interested-in-north-augustas-pippin

juvenal
juvenal

at least when a Tech legacy signs somewhere else, they have a real Dad as a role model, instead of getting a string of baby mommas, & someone who can advise them on how not to blow all their nfl loot........

Bill1
Bill1

So who is his dad??

dawgs01
dawgs01

Receivers and o line have to be a priority in Athens.  we have missed some top targets at receiver the past few yrs and the receivers we have recruited in the past couple of classes have yet to step up.  maybe some one on the depth chart will step up this yr at receiver.  after this season it is looking like major rebuilding mode unless we got a superstar on that roster that we don't know about yet. 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@dawgs01  Yes receivers and O-line should be the top priority in 2015. And linebackers as well. After the 2014 season we are losing Chris Conley, Michael Bennett, Malcolm Mitchell, Jonathan Rumph at WR...at LB we're losing Amarlo Herrera, Ramik Wilson, etc. Those 3 areas should be crucial...especially OL because we've not signed many top notch guys there in quite some time. Solid guys, but no one spectacular like a Cyrus Kouandjio, or Jake Matthews, or Chance Warmack, etc. Chance's brother Dallas is a prospect on the OL but he's most certainly going to Bama.