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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]

Notebook: ‘Go Dawgs’ at Masters, UGA updates and Nick Saban’s sweater

  • 11:54 am Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UGA’s top target at safety is at the Masters golf tournament this week.

Rashad Roundtree, who is ranked as a 5-star by Rivals, is from nearby Lakeside-Evans High School. Roundtree works in Augusta National’s pro shop as a sales assistant and stocker.

And Roundtree, with his trademark hairstyle, has been recognized by college football fans at the Masters.

“I’ve had a few random customers come up to me and say ‘Go Dawgs,’” Roundtree said with a laugh. “They told me congratulations on everything. I guess you can tell it’s me with the hair.”

This is Roundtree’s second year in a row working at the [More]

Auburn, Clemson and UGA ‘stand out’ to Atlanta WR

  • 12:04 am Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

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Jayson Stanley may be the state’s best 2015 prospect at wide receiver not named Preston Williams.

The 6-foot-2, 2102-pound Stanley plays at Creekside High School, the defending Class AAAAA state champions. He has 13 early offers, including Auburn, UGA, Alabama and Clemson. He doesn’t have an offer yet from Georgia Tech, where his father played college football.

What’s the latest with Stanley? He has three schools that “are standing out.” In the above video, Stanley talks at length about the trio – Auburn, UGA and Clemson.

Stanley is a 3-star and ranked as the state’s No. 43 overall prospect.

THE [More]

State’s No. 1 QB prospect for 2015 nears college decision

  • 7:15 pm Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

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The state’s No. 1 prospect at QB says he could make his college decision as early as next month.

Lorenzo Nunez is a 4-star from Harrison High School. His top offers are Ohio State, Tennessee, Clemson, N.C. State and Miami. He also got a new offer recently from South Carolina. Nunez participated in this weekend’s Golden Arm Challenge.

What does Nunez like about South Carolina?
How does he feel about Ohio State?
Who is his leader?
Why is he taking longer than expected to commit? (He had most of these same offers last year)
Which other schools would he like to get evaluated by? [More]