Posted: 11:08 pm Friday, August 15th, 2014

Will Georgia Tech legacy play for archrival UGA? (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

Will Georgia Tech legacy Jayson Stanley go to archrival UGA? (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Will Georgia Tech legacy Jayson Stanley go to archrival UGA? (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Could a Georgia Tech legacy commit to archrival UGA on Saturday night?

The Bulldogs are one of the finalists for Jayson Stanley, a 4-star wide receiver from Creekside High School.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Stanley is also considering Oregon, Auburn and Miami.

His father is Jimmy Stanley, the former Georgia Tech running back and wide receiver who lettered for the Yellow Jackets in 1980 and 1981 seasons. The younger Stanley got an offer from Georgia Tech, but only briefly considered them because “after visiting there once, it didn’t seem like the greatest place to be.”

Jayson Stanley will reveal his college decision at 7 p.m. Saturday via Twitter.

“The school I commit to tonight is most likely where I’ll sign,” he told the AJC on Saturday afternoon.

He will be joined by one of his teammates, safety Joshua Moon, who is deciding between UNC, Utah and Indiana at the same time.

Both Stanley and Moon specifically planned for Aug. 16 in honor their late Creekside teammate, DaAntre Turman. He died last summer after breaking his neck while making a tackle in a scrimmage.

“He was looking for a special day to go ahead and commit,” Creekside coach Olten Downs told the AJC.

“He and some other guys wanted to commit on the anniversary of ‘Tre Tre’s’ (Turman’s) death. So tomorrow will make one year, so that’s why he wanted to go ahead and announce and commit tomorrow.”

UGA appears to be the heavy frontrunner for Stanley, as 74-percent of the recruiting experts project him to pick the Bulldogs in the 247sports.com Crystal Ball predictions, followed by Auburn (21 percent) and Clemson (5 percent).

Auburn is also a contender after Stanley made an unofficial visit with the Tigers last week.

Oregon and Miami are long shots because Stanley has never visited either college.

UGA’s biggest need in this year’s recruiting class is wide receivers, and the Bulldogs could sign at least five.

Stanley helped Creekside win the Class AAAAA state championship as a junior, catching 41 passes for 817 yards and 16 touchdowns last year. But he didn’t have any scholarship offers until a breakout performance in December’s RisingSeniors.com all-star game, catching a pair of long touchdown passes.

If Stanley picks UGA, he would be the second Georgia Tech legacy to be a member of this year’s recruiting class for the archrival Bulldogs. The father of offensive lineman Sage Hardin played one season at Georgia Tech before transferring to UVA.

Note: Stanley’s coach said the Clemson was a finalist, but Stanley said his fourth finalist is Miami.

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376 comments
ToddE
ToddE

“after visiting there once, it didn’t seem like the greatest place to be.”

Ouch.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

Any idea what he wants to study at UGA? His dad earned a degree in Management at Tech.

96JB
96JB

Wanted to have a 12 catch game.....not a 12 catch career. Go Dawgs.

Whiskey Clear
Whiskey Clear

Guess that Ole Dawg Carvell fails to remember that GT currently has a UGA legacy (Will Bryan - one of the top OL in the state) committed, and that his brother transferred out of the cesspool to play football with Will. Our maybe he just failed to mention it.

The one constant is change. If you think the dynamic between GT and UGA will stay the same for much longer, you're not very smart.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

So, JS's dad played at GT in 1980 & 81. 

And per JacketMan (the true GT insider)  the kid's mom is a UGA alum.


He decided to attend his mother's alma mater and not his dad's.  So be it.  Maybe it would be a better headline if both his mom & dad attended GT.  At any rate, good luck to the young man!  Hope he has a great college experience.  

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Like I said, the floodgates have opened!!!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

Ledbetter just announced he will flip from Bama to join the UGA Bulldogs....now this is getting REALLY interesting!  Come on Trolls....where is @willie?????

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

 It's now official. Ledbetter has flipped and committed to UGA. He was originally committed to Alabama. GO DAWGS! THE RICH GET RICHER!!!!

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Wow, I love all these bigtime players staying home and playing for their state team. Good luck Jayson and thanks for opening the recruiting floodgates. This is the best class in many years.....even better than the "Dream Team" which will prove their worth this year!!! Go Dawgs

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Who else is on our radar? I know Josh Sweat, Jonathan Lebetter, and Rashad Roundtree are the top 3 guys but anybody we're trying to flip or get?

Rick_James
Rick_James

@GTBob 

"GT loses to UGA every year and will until the end of time"

Right..So the fact Tech won a conference title and half of a national title more recently dosent mean squat to UGA fans

Rick_James
Rick_James

@GTBob 

"We have won National and Conference titles more recently than UGA has"

Maybe Paul Jonhson should use that same logic when asked why his contract should be extended..Now tell us about Tech/Georgia head to head Bob

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@Whiskey Clear Actually one constant is that since 1969 your GnaTs have won very very few games against UGA.....so as your math profs should have taught you...that trend is more likely to continue than be reversed unless major change happens in the causal factors.  Lets see....recruiting is a causal factor, oh, well, no....the GnaTs still lag eons behind the Dawgs (especially after tonight with TWO major 4 stars committing to UGA).  So keep dreaming and keep the obsession going strong....it makes UGA dominance even more entertaining!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@D-Sheets Actually if you read the posts below you will find that @jacketman was proven a liar...the kid made statement that his mom never went to UGA...but it was great BS while you GnaTs could believe in it...LMAO

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

I hope Chuma will decide to stay closer to his family and fans. Why the heck would he want to go so far out west. California is a great state to VISIT, but a terrible state to be there the year round. I guess that is why they call it the land of fruits and nuts!!!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@Rick_James @GTBob Tech hasn't won "half a national title"....there was one widely respected poll...and then there was the other poll that the insects cling to.  Oh, and the ACC champions titles do not reflect the GnaTs winning a title more recently than UGA won a title in a REAL conference.  The funny thing about being low life CHEATERS is that when you get caught, you have to give up what you wouldnt have had without the cheating.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Rick_James @GTBob Sure Steve, Sure. Keep telling yourself that. More NC's and More Conference Championships, and you're not even close to matching our storied history. Nothing personal.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Rick_James @GTBob How bout telling me what you will be screaming about the Preacher if you go 0-2 in the first 3 weeks. Well?

GTBob
GTBob

@Rick_James GT loses to UGA every year and will until the end of time.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@TrueDawg1986 @D-Sheets 

TD86 ... if you read GT blogs long enough, and based on your recent proclivities it appears you will, it will become evident to you that JacketMan knows more about the goings-on in and around GT football than MC does. 


Thanks for your support.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@gtcaryd @Buzz-Off The Dream Team that has beaten your GnaTs every year since they arrived on campus...LMAO....you make it too EASY!

SpencerGT
SpencerGT

@Buzz-Off roundtree is going to georgia. my brother plays with him at lakeside. hes overrated in my opinion but hes going there.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@gtcaryd @Rick_James @GTBob LMAO...."not even close to matching your storied history"....what a crock.  But then the only way you people can console yourselves is to pine on about the ancient times.  Keep on hating hater.....


Terry1961
Terry1961

Gtcaryd, Storied History? Sounds like a fairy tale to me, 2 conference Champions, 1 vacated Championship, and a 1 make believe 1990 National championship, that Tech claims over the real 1990 AP Colorado Champions since 1952, and by the way that 1952 Championship Tech claims. Its was make believe too. Well, I guess Tech does have all the makings for a Story. LOL

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@GTBob It's actually sad that you know that. We've beaten you guys so much to where you don't even give your own team a chance. That's pathetic.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@gtcaryd Win something? USC hasn't won anything in years and has been on probation. They're not even thought about in the Pac-12. UGA is a top 4 team in the SEC. 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Terry1961 Sorry 1961, didn't realize you were battling Dementia. Horrible disease. My mother had it.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgGoneIt @gtcaryd Laughter heals all wounds, Heisman award(GT) Bobby Dodd Coaches Award(GT) As Doyle Lonigan said, Ya follow?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgGoneIt @gtcaryd If you are 2-0, well then the pressure starts every week. Believe me, you have the horses to do it, just not the Coach.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgGoneIt @GTBob No sport, what's pathetic is you getting your lead all pumped up in your pencil just in time to watch to point break off.

Terry1961
Terry1961

@gtcaryd, I'm guessing she's dead, cause my mother has it, and its a death sentence, but thanks for reminding me, your all heart.

Grant1296
Grant1296

@gtcaryd I'm trying to follow caryd , but your posts have me healing all wounds...

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Terry1961 Yes, you are right. But fortunately for my mom she died of cancer first. I would like to offer my sincere apologies because,i have done what you are doing. Bad move bringing that subject into our blog. God bless your mother's heart. Good night all.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Terry1961 Yes 1961, I hate to hear that, my mother died of cancer first apologize for bringing that subject into the mix. My bad.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@TrueDawg1986A class act dawg right here, i know you dawg posters are proud of him. UGA through and through.