Football Recruiting: Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson lands commitment No. 3 from the state of Georgia

PJ to Georgia prospects: "Stay at home and help me win trophies like this" (AJC photo)

PJ to Georgia prospects: "Stay at home and help me win trophies like this" (AJC photo)

Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson loves those players from his home state.

The Yellow Jackets have closed the deal on their third player from Georgia, as Monroe-Albany High’s Bryan Chamberlain committed to Georgia Tech.

“I think he made a wise decision, a great decision, by selecting Georgia Tech,” Monroe coach Charles Truitt said. “It’s a place that can use his skills and talent. It’s a school where he can go and play with a great football team, as well as get a great education.”

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman follows in the footsteps of East Hall linebacker Chaz Cheeks and Mt. Zion tailback Quartterrio Morgan as early pledges for Georgia Tech’s 2011 recruiting class.

“They are getting a player with a great upside,” Truitt said. “Bryan has great feet, is very explosive off the ball, and doesn’t ever give up. In the last three years total, he might’ve given up three sacks, and we throw the ball 50-percent of the time. He does a very good job with pass-blocking, as well as being an aggressive run-blocker. He’s a big player with a big upside. Bryan has a lot more football to grow into, a lot more football to play and get better.”

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Georgia Tech was Chamberlain’s only offer, but he had emerging interest from Clemson, Louisville and UGA. Johnson charged hard after Chamberlain last summer, and there has been a lot of mutual love between the two ever since.

“(Johnson) loves his size and quickness,” Truitt said. “The type of football speed and agility he has matches up pretty well with what Georgia Tech does offensively. Bryan won’t have any problem moving and trapping — the things that Georgia Tech requires their offensive lineman to do.”

It was no surprise that Chamberlain committed to Georgia Tech. “I knew he was going to pick them, I just didn’t know this soon.”

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Region 1 AAAAA

April 7th, 2010
9:30 am

Actually, the Georgia team leading the battle in recruits
is not even mentioned, Valdosta State, Go Blazers

Blah Blah Blah

April 7th, 2010
9:38 am

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April 7th, 2010
9:47 am

Good for Tech…..wish this young man well. Go Dawgs.


April 7th, 2010
10:44 am

Welcome to the flats Mr. Chamberlain. Great to have you and look forward to your contributions on and off the field…

Jacket Backer

April 7th, 2010
10:54 am

welcome bryan and great job coaches….

Go Jackets!!!


April 7th, 2010
11:00 am

Congratulations.. And after graduation you’re guaranteed a job at the Varsity..


April 7th, 2010
11:01 am

“Johnson charged hard after Chamberlain last summer, and there has been a lot of mutual love between the two ever since.”

Lol…he has johnson love.

Congratulations to him and good luck in his college career.


April 7th, 2010
11:06 am

Good decision for the young man. Now he has a chance to win trophies rather than get arrested in Athens.

dawg- be sure and bring me my chili dog with mustard…


April 7th, 2010
11:17 am


April 7th, 2010
11:32 am

Well theres wut we UGA fans have been looking for. A north ave. fag boy a.k.a buzzthekiller. All we gotta say is Nov.27th will be the day you nerds will have to deal with us for ANOTHER yr. Saint Simmons is no more, and soon so shall you!!!! ((((((30-24))))))))!!!!!!!!


April 7th, 2010
11:41 am


The dawg posters here are being civil so far. No need to prematurely jump in the gutter and start slinging mud. If you do…you’re as bad as the mutt spammers.


April 7th, 2010
11:47 am

dawg said: Congratulations.. And after graduation you’re guaranteed a job at the Varsity..

Yep, your are correct CRM, the dawg posters are being civil. Not to mention: UGA ALL THE WAY


April 7th, 2010
11:57 am

Love GT Football with Coach Johnson. Now its time for Rads to get a basketball Coach with a up side and fire that $$$ Paul Hewitt.


April 7th, 2010
11:58 am

Congratulation Young man. It’s an honor to receive a scholarship at a Division 1 school. CPJ is a good coach and you will receive a good education at Tech.


April 7th, 2010
12:00 pm

Sweet – anyone seen him play?
Bryan – If you read this, congrats, nice choice both football and academic wise, you can beat the combo.

Also nice picture of CPJ with the championship trophy.


April 7th, 2010
12:01 pm

Dawg, Pulpwood Smith can’t even get a job at the Varsity and he was a star running back at UGA?


April 7th, 2010
12:05 pm

UGA had 3 great commitments and took there sweet time and now GT has taken control – Oh ya good luck with your QB this year.
GPA 2.1

Paul Hewitt

April 7th, 2010
12:08 pm

I don’t understand why the UGAG fans are so happy that I’ve decided to stay here at Tech


April 7th, 2010
12:10 pm

To the tough talking little UGA girls on this site- look forward to seeing you little girls soon-


April 7th, 2010
12:10 pm

This proves some dawg fans are classy after all! Congrats to this young man and we wish him well on the flats. We may not land the 5 star kids that uga does, but we are getting good players and they will be coached up by one of the best coaches in college football in CPJ! His record speaks for its self. Look forward to playing uga in athens this season and i’m sure it will be a war between these two teams again! I think both teams will have 2 or 3 losses each when they meet. Alot will be on the line in athens.

GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!


April 7th, 2010
12:11 pm

To UGA all the way: Maybe he’d like to get a good education and live in a vibrant divirse city. Most homophobic comments from rednecks like yourself stem from latent homosexual desires. Are you confused?


April 7th, 2010
12:18 pm

Tech couldn’t hold UGA’s jock in football. They are the little brother who will always look up to the BIG GUY! Sorry, Techsters.


April 7th, 2010
12:23 pm

Paul, Drads wonders too why UGA fans are so happy. AD needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Hire a Coach like Coach Johnson to put new life in fan base and win. Damn you Paul, please leave.

Even UGA hired a Very good Basketball Coach in Fox. They will be MOVING ON UP !

gtfanfrom 1951

April 7th, 2010
12:29 pm

With the new defense and CPJ offense this team is going to hard to beat! O yea let us back in SEC so Fla can stop winning the east….bring on the Gators


April 7th, 2010
12:29 pm

JD-Money wise yes, other wise no.
The jock is to dirty hiv etc?


April 7th, 2010
12:31 pm

Monroe a school of excellence LOL…..He will be lucky to qualify.

gtfanfrom 1951

April 7th, 2010
12:37 pm

to real Coach Paul Hewit did you notice that most good teams have mixture of both white and black players. Just look at Coach K’s teams and learn! I’m tired of losing to that junior college in Athens in basketball get it done or move on!!!!!


April 7th, 2010
12:42 pm

the dawg fans who have posted here today have been by and large respectful while still showing their true (red & black) colors…as a tech fan who gave up on the message boards for 6 months because of the nastiness from both sides, this is refreshing. welcome to the flats, bryan chamberlain!


April 7th, 2010
12:42 pm

Agree gtfanfrom1951, Duke and Butler has mixture of wh & Bk players.Paul needs to learn alot. Fire paul hewitt!


April 7th, 2010
12:44 pm

Yeah, no bias at all from the AJC. Just look at the poll. It lists GT, 2009 ACC Champs, UGA, and GA State. Why did they have to add that part about ACC Champs? How about adding UGA 30-24?

Grey Dog

April 7th, 2010
12:53 pm

Hope Hewitt stays at Tech forever! Hewitt likes one year and done boys who are only wanting to go to the NBA! The Tech guys could care less about school or team play!Those boys at Duke, Baylor,etc are wanting a good education, team play and maybe a chance to go pro!

GT Fan

April 7th, 2010
12:53 pm

all 3 plus Valdosta State are great schools with great programs. I pull for all except when playing Tech.

Alabama Jack

April 7th, 2010
1:01 pm

dumb delusional dawg fans are irrelevant and so is their team.


April 7th, 2010
1:18 pm

Congrats Jackets…always wish the local boys well minus one game a year.


April 7th, 2010
1:29 pm

Yes, we won the recruiting battle with… one as we were his only offer. On the way to another #41 ranked class and a loss to co-ed college in Athens. I’m so angry I may leave mom’s basement.

Paul's Johnson

April 7th, 2010
1:32 pm

The key to getting back in the in-state rivalry will be with in-state kids. They’ll “want it more” than kids from out of state. Huge intangible. If we get our share in this state, we can compete with anybody.


April 7th, 2010
1:33 pm

GT IS IRRLEVANT!!! so is their recruting…

the real Old Gold

April 7th, 2010
1:52 pm

“dawg”.. why are you the only UGA fan on here showing no class.. I thought I was going to make it through the whole thing not hating anyone for a change…

Fillin' up @ Juniors

April 7th, 2010
1:54 pm

Welcome aboard! GT is a great place for college, you won’t be disappointed. And quite frankly Paul J can win games with middle school cheerleaders, so one can only imagine what he will do with “his” recruits. If he wanted you, than its pretty safe to say you will work out just fine.


April 7th, 2010
1:54 pm

Dawg posters are never civil, at least not for long. For some reason they seem to enjoy putting down good young men just because they decide to go elsewhere. UGA is a fine school, it’s a shame not all their fans are.


April 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

Neither UGA, GT, or GSU are winning the state of Georgia. Bama and FSU can pick who they want and the state’s teams can fight over the remainder.

Congrats to GT on their commitment.


April 7th, 2010
1:58 pm

Was hoping he was coming to uga, wanted to show him the library, which has our one book. Also wanted to show him where our homecoming queen grazes


April 7th, 2010
2:01 pm

Omnipresent – FSU is an afterthought in college football. Bama is tough, but they got two kids UGA offered last year and haven’t signed any of the big boys in this class yet. Per the norm, the vast majority of them will end up at UGA. Bama will get Dickson, but he’s the only one I’m truly concerned about at this point. FSU hasn’t gotten a commitment of anyone of consequence out of the state this year.

Kooga Dooga Pooga

April 7th, 2010
2:20 pm

Glad he committed to a good school. He seems to be a good kid – he would not have fit in at UGA anyway. He does not seem to have a criminal record or tendencies, no undescended testicles, has at least half a brain, and is not married to his sister


April 7th, 2010
2:26 pm

I really don’t know what to say about “UGA all the way” and “Dawg”, you two are just plan STUPID, if Tech even has someone to look at them you automatically call the person out, why do you guy never talk about a Georgia recruit getting a good education, NEVER, your recruit might be the one working at the Varsity, or in JAIL (yes I’m just as silly as you), stick with UGA, concern yourself with UGA, don’t be a Redneck Assh_le, I bet CMR (Saint Mark) would not like you guys being bad sports and showing your redneckness, be good or kick Tennessee and Florida, if you’re that good.


April 7th, 2010
2:42 pm

Happy as a lark for you Mr. Chamberlain…But, I do have to say that Monroe High school is not known as a center of academic excellence. Not to say this kid’s not smart but he’s going to need help getting college ready.


April 7th, 2010
2:58 pm

Kirby Smart

April 7th, 2010
3:00 pm

Somebody should tell CTG that all his OLBs are all too small.

Uga is a dump!!!

April 7th, 2010
3:19 pm

Look gt fans, no need to argue with uga fans. They are nothing in this conversation as they are nothing in football, baseball, basketball…etc. Look dont let them get there jollys on you commenting back on them. Hell everyone in college football knows they are known for choking and having only 1 national title compared to our 4. It’s ok…..let them talk, we know what they will do again this year…(choke) Oh believe me, they know it to. They just wanna act like they are this big bad football program….What ever!!!!

Uga is a dump!!!

April 7th, 2010
3:21 pm

Ok lets compare….GT baseball ranked #2, Uga’s not ranked……Uga’s football preseason ranking #21 , GT’s #11, Gt basketball ncaa tourney a preseason ranking #15, Uga no tourney or ranking….Nuff said!!!