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Jimbo Fisher on Jameis: ‘A kid who has done nothing wrong’

  • 4:42 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Jimbo Fisher abruptly ended an interview session with reporters on Monday after he was asked questions about Jameis Winston’s off-the-field issues, per

The Florida State coach initially fielded questions while he was in Alabama for a meeting of the Birmingham Quarterback Club.

Fisher clammed up after he was asked a reasonable question – whether it’s fair his reputation has taken a hit defending his quarterback.

“Why is my reputation taking a hit? For backing a kid who has done nothing wrong?” Fisher said. “I don’t want to get into this. The questions weren’t supposed to be asked today. I’m done. I’m done.”

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RB flips from Louisiana-Lafayette to Georgia Tech

  • 4:12 pm Sunday, October 19th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Quaide Weimerskirch, a 3-star running back from Florida, has switched his committed from Louisiana-Lafayette to Georgia Tech.

“It’s a great school,” Weimerskirch told the AJC. “They’ve got good academics, and a good football team. This was the offer that I had been waiting on. Everything happened pretty quickly because I wanted to go ahead and lock the spot down.”

The 6-foot, 200-pounder committed to Louisiana-Lafayette last July but continued flirting with Georgia Tech. Everything got intense after the Yellow Jackets finally extended a scholarship offer last Thursday.

“I had to do some things with Louisiana-Lafayette before I officially committed and put it out [More]

Double trouble headed to Georgia Tech

  • 11:00 pm Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

There’s some double trouble headed to Georgia Tech next season.

Brad and Scott Morgan, fraternal twin offensive linemen from Etowah High School, both committed to Georgia Tech this past summer.

“It was just the fact it was Georgia Tech — You couldn’t turn it down,” Brad told the AJC this week. “It was just 30 minutes from our house. Compared to Minnesota and Marshall, those schools were seven hours or more from our house. Georgia Tech was hard to beat. I think we made a great decision to go there.”

The 3-star twins never considered splitting apart for college ball. They were always [More]

Georgia QB picks Clemson

  • 2:13 pm Saturday, October 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Clemson, which last year signed the best QB prospect out of Georgia since Cam Newton, had added another one from the Peach State.

Zerrick Cooper, a 4-star junior from Jonesboro High School, committed to Clemson on Saturday. He is rated as the state’s No. 16 overall prospect for 2016.

Last year, Clemson signed Gainesville High School’s Deshaun Watson, who has quickly grabbed the starting QB job for the Tigers this year as a freshman.

Notebook: Jaylen Brown’s World Tour, and 5-star still using iPhone he denied stealing?

  • 11:51 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Remember all the news about the 5-star football recruit accused of felony burglary while he made an unofficial visit to UGA this summer? He is still using the iPhone he has denied stealing, according to a search warrant released by the Clarke County Clerk’s Office last week.

Darnell Salomon is a star wide receiver from Miramar, Fla., who allegedly got into trouble after attending UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp. According to police, a woman in a UGA dorm woke up in the week hours of the morning with Salomon standing over her watching her sleep. He was charged with stealing an [More]

Top Georgia Tech recruit apologetic about incident, sticking with Jackets

  • 11:30 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

One of Georgia Tech’s top recruits is apologetic about an off-the-field issue that nearly cost him his senior year of high school football and his athletic scholarship with the Yellow Jackets.

Mikell Lands-Davis, a star running back at Alexander High School, was charged with a misdemeanor of marijuana possession of less than one ounce in late August.

Shortly after incident, Lands-Davis had a face-to-face meeting with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson to discuss his future with the Yellow Jackets.

“We did talk; I accepted responsibility, and I apologized for embarrassing Georgia Tech,” Lands-Davis told the AJC on Wednesday. “I told Coach Johnson the [More]

DB commits to Georgia Tech, now at No. 19 in Rivals rankings

  • 10:17 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is working on his best recruiting class since he was hired by the ACC school in 2007.

The Yellow Jackets bumped up to No. 19 in the Rivals ranking after landing a commitment from Meiko Dotson, a cornerback from Daytona Beach, Fla.

“I picked Georgia Tech because the coaches are really welcoming,” Dotson told the AJC. “The previous times I’ve been up there, both of my parents and my siblings loved it.”

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder said he picked Georgia Tech over offers from Middle Tennessee State, Iowa State, Indiana, South Florida and Bowling Green.

One thing that helped out Georgia [More]

Top LB enjoys Georgia Tech visit

  • 11:10 pm Sunday, October 5th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The next few months should be pretty interesting for Daniel Fennell, one of the state’s top uncommitted high school seniors.

The 3-star linebacker from Grayson High School made an unofficial to Georgia Tech for Saturday’s win over Miami. He also has offers from Michigan State, Texas A&M, Missouri, Wisconsin and Duke, among others.

Fennell’s most recent offer is Mississippi State. Several other schools, including Florida, have expressed serious interest.

“It was a good trip to Georgia Tech,” Fennell told the AJC. “I got to talk with (defensive coordinator Ted) Roof. It was everything I expected it to be. The Georgia Tech defense was [More]

Will Jaylen Brown visit Georgia Tech and UGA?

  • 11:50 pm Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 overall basketball prospect, has now officially set up three of his recruiting trips.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School will go on official visits to Kansas on Oct. 10 and Kentucky on Oct. 17. Then the 5-star is tentatively scheduled to tour UCLA on Nov. 15 but told USA Today that “I’m thinking about switching that date.”

What about Georgia Tech and UGA? Brown didn’t mention anything specifically about visiting the two in-state schools, which is obviously not good news for either. However, Brown did say “there will be more” visits than the three [More]

Georgia Tech legacy reflects on his commitment

  • 1:42 am Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is accumulating his best recruiting class since being hired by the Yellow Jackets in 2007.

Georgia Tech is rated No. 19 overall in the Rivals rankings.

One of the reasons the Yellow Jackets are flourishing is because they’ve been able to land guys like Tyler Cooksey. He picked Georgia Tech over 20+ offers because his father played for the Yellow Jackets.

The 3-star linebacker from Greater Atlanta Christian reflected on his recruiting in the below video …

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