Posted: 11:41 pm Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Notebook: FSU pipeline, 14-year-old QB, and GT Junior Day 

By Michael Carvell

LB Brian Bell (12thmanproductions)

LB Brian Bell (12thmanproductions)

Remember that vaunted Lowndes-to-FSU pipeline that sort of died out when Josh Harvey-Clemons put on an UGA baseball camp?

That pipeline is flowing again after Lowndes High School linebacker Brian Bell said he committed to FSU over Clemson and UGA, although he didn’t have an offer yet from the Bulldogs.

Bell said he pledged after FSU coach Jimbo Fisher “was looking at me like he wasn’t going to let me leave until I committed,” according to Noles247’s Chris Nee. “I wanted to (commit). I love this place. Pretty much every kid that went D-I from my high school went here.”

It was a good Junior Day for FSU with Georgia targets: Coffee High School offensive lineman Cole Minshew also pledged to the Seminoles.

Minshew told the Orlando Sentinel that he lives on his grandfather’s farm where they raise black angus cattle.

“Every day after school I have to feed them hay,” Minshew told the website.

This is the busy time of year for the state’s high school juniors. One of Atlanta’s top linebackers, Tucker High School’s Elijah Sullivan, committed to Auburn. Sullivan also reported offers from Georgia Tech, Marshall, Georgia State and Florida.

 14-YEAR OLD COMMITS

The 14-year-old nephew of former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer has committed to LSU.

Zadock Dinkelmann is an eighth-grader at Somerset (Texas) Junior High School and committed to LSU after getting an offer on Friday from Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Dinkelmann is a Class of 2018 prospect.

“LSU is a top program, and Zadock has liked LSU for a long time,” his father told ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree. “What kid at his age with dreams and aspirations wouldn’t commit to a program like that? It’s a tremendous opportunity. It was an opportunity that we, as his parents, wouldn’t let him pass up if that’s what he wanted.”

It is the earliest known commitment in college football since 13-year-old David Sills committed to USC in 2010, according to the website.

LSU created the same type of buzz in 2012 when it became the first school to offer Dylan Moses before he began the eighth grade. Moses is a Class of 2017 prospect and committed to the Tigers last summer.

JUNIOR DAY AT TECH

Georgia Tech had one of its biggest Junior Days over the weekend. The Yellow Jackets didn’t get any public commitments but had the opportunity to make an impression on some of Atlanta’s D1 prospects.

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36 comments
Atl_Nole
Atl_Nole

Thanks for the info MC. Go Noles!

forexbomb
forexbomb

14 year old recruits...  Really!  Some of these SEC & ACC schools need to get a grip...  

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

Not meaning to be argumentative but could you clarify how someone chooses one school over another when they don't have an offer?  You could just as easily say that he chose FSU over the entirety of college football and half of Canada.

Caius
Caius

RandyHall,

I would think that your problem is not with the "dawg that won't hunt" but with the "dawgkeeper" who keeps him in the hunt.


Caius
Caius

"I was TWELVE years old in the 8th grade, how in the heck is this kid 14 and in the 8th grade?"

You are correct Banning.  Hold kids back.  I can personally testify that it has been going on since 1980.

 

Caius
Caius

RandyHall,

I would think that your problem is not with the "dawg that won't hunt" but with the "dawgkeeper" who keeps him in the hunt.


Gandolph
Gandolph

I doubt that any of these "offers" are committable.  Without that, they are just publicity for the kid and the school..

NCDawg
NCDawg

Gives a whole new meaning to "robbing the craddle"

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

gtcaryd........can't imagine that 'fire everybody' Hall could supervise his sock drawer.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

This stuff keeps up and the Mad Hatter will be standing outside delivery rooms.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

How would you like Randy to be your boss?

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Randy'fire everbody'Hall  is back but once again left his brain somewhere else. 

RandyHall
RandyHall

Who is Cole Minshaw....haven't heard much about him...maybe, Will Friend hasn't either....time for you Mr Friend to have a big year w/ OL...another in-state OL going to out of state school...well, I guess the excuse will be he goes to Lowndes and FSU is closer....maybe, Mr Friend if you would create an OL program at UGA that would a great buzz....you would get these recruits...but these kids see your inconsistancies also....time to improve!! CMR.....time for you to win a NC!!!   

TheAuditor
TheAuditor

Hey Mike, any word on UGA possibly taking another signature for 2014?

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@GeoffDawg  That's what the kid said, not me. I assume he had heavy interest but obviously no offer

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@collegeballfan  Unless they have a summer birthday, every kid that starts school on time will turn 14 in their 8th grade school year.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@MikeBanning 12 in the eighth grade? Your parents were ready to get you out of the house, You graduated at age 16 i guess.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Quackmeyer Those sock drawers can be a little tricky. Especially if you keep you drawers in there too.

Ghost13
Ghost13

@RandyHall signed the  states  best o linemen and had nations  #7 o line  class.  Wynn from Florida higher ranked  than any Georgia  o lineman.

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

Thanks for the explanation Michael.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@GeorgeStein

He would have gotten an offer from the Raiders if Kiffin were still there.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @MikeBanning


I started school at age 5 and turned 6 on December 21 meaning I started my senior year at age 16 and turned 17 in December 21 so it is not unusual to be 16 years old at least a portion of one's senior tear.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Thanks, dude.   Been waiting a long time for you take your trolling act elsewhere.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @GTJoe @gtcaryd  I turned 19 after I had completed a full year of college classes, this kid will turn 19 before he ever takes a college class, asking about that is not an attack.

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How do you figure?  If he is 14 in the eighth grade, then that is NORMAL.  As it is currently February, if his birthday is after Sep 1st and before NOW, then turning 14 in the 8th grade is what happens to any kid who starts school on time.


#keeptrolling

GTJoe
GTJoe

@MikeBanning @gtcaryd idiot:  do you not understand that 8th graders are 13 on or before Sept 1, and then typically TURN 14 during the school year?


You sure you graduated from tech?