Georgia Tech carries in-state recruiting momentum after Georgia win

 

Stephen Hill flirted with Georgia, but signed with Georgia Tech

Stephen Hill

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Tech’s 45-42 win over Georgia, snapping a seven-game losing streak, has had an impact on the recruiting trail.  ”Certainly, it doesn’t hurt when you can beat your in-state rival. It’s got to help. It gives you more credibility within the state. But it can’t be an one-time deal. We’ve got to be able to repeat it.”

“Georgia has a lot of advantages in the state, from perception or whatever. And a lot of it they created themselves. They’ve done a nice job. You try to find guys that fit your system, and there are good enough players in the state of Georgia that both schools can get good players.”

Johnson and Georgia coach Mark Richt have both said they expect to compete against each other more often for the state’s top 2010 prospects. “Have we got to come head-to-head sometimes? Sure we will,” Johnson said. “We did last year. Not a lot, but some.”

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill was the state's only player deciding between offers from Georgia and Georgia Tech the eve of signing day (RENEE BROCK/Special to AJC)

“A lot of times you don’t realize how many times you come head-to-head because a lot of guys commit early, and you’re not going to end up recruiting them. Georgia is the same way we are. If you put out your feelers, and they have no response, then you’re not going to beat your head against the wall. If you think you’ve got a fighting chance, and someone is open [to listening], then you’ll go recruit them. Certainly Georgia had some guys in-state they signed that we looked at. And whether they admitted it or not, so did they. We had some other guys than Stephen Hill that they approached. They weren’t going to come out and say they’re recruiting them, and them not go there. It’s just the nature of the business.”  

Hill, the wide receiver from Miller Grove, had a last-minute offer from Georgia, but ended up signing with Georgia Tech.

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262 comments Add your comment

griffdawg1

March 9th, 2009
3:44 pm

Against Alabama we are 25-35-4 not exactly owned. But against ya’ll lets see,59-36-5 ….I’d say we own you!!!

John

March 9th, 2009
3:44 pm

Actually griff: I’m just laughing my arse off at all the posts here on this stupid blog. Both sides are funny as hell.

But…I have to say…you really don’t help your cause. This is like wrestling a pig. You are going to get dirty. But the pig will enjoy it. So Arnold, I’m done with this. I’m taking a shower to wash off the UGAg filth that comes from the cesspool.

Supersize that order, mutt

March 9th, 2009
3:43 pm

OOOOO, griff, I am SOOOO impressed….A BIGDAWG DADDY. What a piece of work you are!!! I bet there are lots of sheep that love you.

Maddog

March 9th, 2009
3:40 pm

RAMBLESteveKneeJerkONSuperior, THWG, THWG 45-42, Supersize (that’s just 2 people), john, tp, et al. Shouldn’t you be shutting things down for the day in your cubicle and heading to the nearest MARTA station to catch a ride home? I guess riding MARTA will make you smarta?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supersize that order, mutt

March 9th, 2009
3:39 pm

griff and maddog, did you guys check that link I posted? If not, please do, so that you will know without a doubt ALL the official champions since 1869. As I said before, Tech is listed FOUR times; UGAG only once. And there were several other shared championships besides Tech’s in 1990. Once again, here is that link:

http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/champions_national.html

griffdawg1

March 9th, 2009
3:37 pm

cause your GF’s don’t know what a real bigdawg daddy feels like but they seem to like it. I’m gonna supersize yours next!! John you are the tool for letting this ish get to you!

Maddog

March 9th, 2009
3:36 pm

No, RAMBLESteveKneeJerkONSuperior, not all GT fans, just you and THWG, THWG 45-42 and Supersize. Hey, maybe that’s an example of that tough GT calculus you guys take. 2 = 6. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supersize that order, mutt

March 9th, 2009
3:34 pm

Good one, RAMBLE ON!!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

March 9th, 2009
3:33 pm

Supersize that order, Maddog likes to think we GT fans have multiple personalities like Herschel.

Maddog

March 9th, 2009
3:32 pm

Riiiggggghhhhtttt, Supersize, fill us in on all your girlfriends. HAHAHAHAHA!