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Georgia Tech could add more to 2014 recruiting class

  • 11:23 am Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory has at least one more available scholarship for this year, but hasn’t decided whether or not to use it.

Last week, the Yellow Jackets added Abdoulaye Gueye, a 6-foot-10 forward from Senegal, as the third member of the 2014 signing class. They’ve also gotten a commitment from South Florida transfer Josh Heath.

“It depends on how everything unfolds,” said Gregory, when asked about using that last scholarship. “We’re obviously active in recruiting. As I always say, there’s a whole other season of recruiting now with transfers and things like that. Recruiting never stops. We have available [More]

State’s No. 1 prospect hasn’t asked for release … yet

  • 2:52 pm Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The state’s No. 1 college basketball prospect is still waiting to see who Missouri’s new coach will be before deciding whether or not to ask for a release.

Jakeenan Gant, a 4-star forward from Effingham County High School, signed with Missouri in November’s early period. He also transferred from Effingham to a Missouri prep school in early April.

Gant’s family is “still in shock” that Missouri coach Frank Haith accepted the Tulsa job last Thursday.

“It’s a big surprise when a coach tells you that he’s going to be there for the longevity of (Gant’s) career and then all of sudden he [More]

5 Recruiting Stories You Might’ve Missed Over the Weekend

  • 11:36 am Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Here are five things you might’ve missed over the weekend:

1. In case it wasn’t already obvious, this has to be the craziest year ever for basketball recruiting in the state of Georgia among the elite prospects. Let’s start with the state’s No. 2 overall prospect, shooting guard Ahmed Hill of Aquinas, who signed early with Marquette but requested a release after coach Buzz Williams was hired away by Virginia Tech. How many times do you hear people say “recruiting is all about the relationships” on these blogs? It’s true. I think Hill would’ve followed Buzz Williams to Valdosta State if [More]

Prospects pour into Georgia Tech’s spring game

  • 11:00 pm Friday, April 18th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Some of the state’s top prospects braved awful weather conditions to attend Georgia Tech’s spring game on Friday night.

The Yellow Jackets did not get any commitments, at least publicly, on Friday.

Here’s a recruiting recap, via Social Media:

Georgia Tech spring game #nohstitans #SpringSwarm http://t.co/2r0emtZgli— Kawon Bryant (@KB1_KawonBryant) April 18, 2014

Candidate for Georgia's No.1 prospect for 2016 –> RT @inauta24 Georgia Tech spring game with @nick_polino_74 🐝🏈 http://t.co/n2dW31uD3H— Michael Carvell (@RecruitingAJC) April 19, 2014

Deshawn Waller at GA Tech enjoying this weather at the spring game. @RecruitingAJC [More]

Georgia’s top two basketball prospects could both be free agents soon (UPDATED)

  • 11:59 pm Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Both of the state’s top two basketball prospects could be free agents after coaching changes at the colleges they signed with last fall.

One already is. Ahmed Hill, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Aquinas high school, said he has been granted a release from Marquette.

Meanwhile, the coach of JaKeenan Gant, a 6-7 forward from Effingham County High School, is “reviewing his situation” with Missouri upon Thursday’s reports that coach Frank Haith was hired away by Tulsa.

Gant is rated as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2014 in the 247sports.com composite rankings, followed by Hill.

“’Wow’ is all I can say,” Gant’s [More]

Big crowd of recruits expected for Georgia Tech’s spring game

  • 11:45 pm Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech will host some of the state’s top football prospects for Friday night’s spring game.

Brandon Sandifer, a 3-star offensive guard from Northside-Warner Robins High School, will be making his first trip to Georgia Tech since attending the Alabama State game last fall.

“I just want to see how it is,” Sandifer told the AJC. “It’s pretty close to home. I’m just getting over there to see what it’s like.”

The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Sandifer has seen his recruiting pick up over the last month after a slow start. He’s up to 10 offers, including Alabama, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Florida. He claims [More]

Top RB looks closely at both Georgia Tech and UGA

  • 11:45 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Both Georgia Tech and UGA appear to be in the chase for Mikell-Lands Davis, one of the state’s top prospects at running back.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder from Alexander High School already has an early scholarship offer from Georgia Tech, and plans to make an unofficial visit with the Yellow Jackets on Friday.

“I like Georgia Tech,” Lands-Davis said. “They treat me really good. They’re like in love with me. They told me that I’m No. 1 on their board, and they show it to me all the time. They say I’m a priority for them, and tell me how I can come [More]

North Gwinnett TE commits to Missouri over Florida and Vandy

  • 11:12 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Missouri has enjoyed success with recruiting the state of Georgia over the last year.

The SEC school signed three Georgia players last February, and added recruit for next year’s class on Wednesday night.

Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a 3-star tight end from North Gwinnett High School, committed to Missouri over Florida and Vanderbilt, among 10 early scholarship offers.

“I picked Missouri because of the people and the family atmosphere,” Imatorbhebhe told the AJC. “They value not just the player, but the person. They are a first-class program.

“It just felt like home, and I knew it would be hard to find better people than at Missouri. [More]

Ahmed Hill gets release, back on free-agent market

  • 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The state’s No. 2 basketball prospect is back on the free-agent market.

Ahmed Hill, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Aquinas high school, tweeted on Wednesday night that he has de-committed from Marquette.

Hill signed with Marquette last fall but decided to re-open his recruiting after coach Buzz Williams was recently hired away by Virginia Tech.

The 4-star was granted a release from his letter of intent after talking with new Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, according to multiple media outlets.

What about UGA and Georgia Tech? UGA has filled both of its available scholarships for this year when it signed two bigs on Wednesday. Georgia [More]

Alabama steals Atlanta DB away from Kentucky

  • 10:32 pm Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Alabama has swiped one of Kentucky’s top football recruits.

Montrell Custis, a 3-star defensive back from Lovejoy High School, switched his commitment from Kentucky to Alabama on Monday night.

Custis, the first cousin of Georgia Tech running back Travis Custis, had been the first commitment of Kentucky’s 2015 recruiting class before changing his mind.

“Even though Kentucky was a great program from top to bottom, me and my family decided to go ahead and de-commit because Alabama has a great feel, and it just fits me the best,” Custis told the AJC.

“They (Alabama) are like the godfathers of college football.”

The 6-foot, 170-pound Custis [More]