Wednesday’s AJC Recruiting Links: Tech commit to enroll early

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What going on in recruiting across Georgia and the SEC’s footprint outside of UGA? The aim of the AJC College Recruiting Links every morning is to deliver just that.

August 2, 2014 Atlanta - Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson smiles as he greets fans during Georgia Tech's annual fan day at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, August 2, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

August 2, 2014 Atlanta – Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson smiles as he greets fans during Georgia Tech’s annual fan day at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, August 2, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Today’s need-to-know stories

1. Georgia Tech commit to enroll early 

Emanuel Bridges, who committed to the Yellow Jackets back in August, is set to enroll early, he confirmed to the AJC on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker held several offers, most notably Clemson and Michigan State.

2. Yellow Jackets offer top Florida DE

According to Scout.com’s Corey Bender, Georgia Tech has offered Jachai Polite, a 3-star defensive end from Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end is considered a strong lean to Miami. As it stands, Georgia Tech has secured only one defensive line commitment.

3. 4-star QB plans fall visits, includes Michigan, others

Davis Mills, one of the top uncommitted quarterbacks in the country for the class of 2017, is getting ready for a busy fall schedule.

The 4-star from Greater Atlanta Christian confirmed to the AJC on Monday that he’ll unofficially visit Michigan (Sept. 12), Miami (Sept. 19) and UCLA (Oct. 3).

Mills, whose most recent offer came from Michigan earlier this month, tells the AJC that he’ll try and take in Michigan State’s anticipated matchup against Oregon on Saturday evening, too.

The 6-foot-3, 189-pound quarterback has yet to name any leaders, but don’t be surprised if Michigan, Miami and UCLA are among them. Stanford, too, is a real possibility.

4. Father of top Georgia OL says not to read too much into son’s first official visit  

Official visits provide recruits with a different experience. For most, it’s the first time they stay overnight or witness a game, which is why Tremayne Anchrum’s first visit this fall shouldn’t be seen as more than that — a visit.

His father told the AJC on Wednesday that while his son enjoyed his visit to Nebraska, he still has no presumed frontrunner. Anchrum is still set to visit UGA and Colorado in the coming weeks.

The 6-foot-3, 268-pound guard is rated as the state’s No. 41 prospect.

4. Soundbites and storylines from around the SEC

Oklahoma linebacker takes shot at SEC … Ole Miss lineman to have season-ending surgery … Rivalry renewed between two SEC quarterbacks … Record 10 SEC schools land in AP top 25 … Jim McElwain’s biggest gesture at Florida … Arkansas coach wants a recount for SEC Player of the Week … Alabama fan has an artificial ‘Tide’ eye

5. Recruiting round-up

D.J. Brown, a 3-star cornerback from Creekside, picked up an offer from Kentucky. He’s also reeled in offers from Georgia Southern and Kansas as of late.

Christian Holmes, a 2-star athlete from McNair, picked up an offer from Georgia Southern.

Meshael Custis, a 3-star cornerback from Lovejoy, received an offer from Indiana.

 

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