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How would you grade the efforts of Georgia Tech and Georgia recruiting “The Big Three” from Milton High?

Milton has three senior basketball prospects that are ranked among the nation’s top 100 college prospects:

Power forward Julian Royal committed to Georgia Tech over archival Georgia in a head-to-head battle.

Shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker committed to Vanderbilt over Georgia, among others, last Friday.

Point guard Shannon Scott committed to Ohio State last fall and has never wavered.

In the end, Georgia Tech won one recruiting battle, while UGA finished runner-up in two for the three elite prospects.

“I think it all depends on how you look at it,” Milton coach David Boyd said. “Georgia Tech is happy about getting Julian Royal, and I think Georgia made a lot of strides when it comes to the fact that they finished runner-up with two. I think with Georgia, it’s just a matter of time of before coach Mark Fox turns the whole thing around.”

Vanderbilt edged UGA for Parker (AJC)

Vanderbilt edged UGA for Parker (AJC)

Georgia Tech and Georgia will still be hanging around Milton High this year despite the college decisions of “The Big Three.” Junior Evan Nolte has offers from both in-state schools, while guard Shaquille Johnson has “high interest” from Georgia Tech and UGA.

Now it’s YOUR turn. How would you grade the efforts of Georgia Tech and Georgia with Milton High’s “Big Three”?

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19 comments Add your comment

TommyP

November 8th, 2010
5:58 am

Michael: Keep the updates coming. Love the recruiting emphasis now at the AJC.

How good is Nolte? I’ve heard he’s going to be one of the top seniors in the country and that Georgia holds the early lead with his brother being there.

TONY B ROCKS

November 8th, 2010
7:31 am

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 8th, 2010
9:14 am

I’d grade GT Head Basketball Men Coach as the worst in the history of NCAA Basketball.

Did we just go to o/t against Clark College (who ever they are)….why yes we did.

Kem

November 8th, 2010
10:02 am

It’s Clark-Atl (formerly Clark College) Ramble On. Don’t disrespect them. Bottom line is your squad took them lightly. Clark apparently played harder and Tech almost paid for it. Upsets do happen.

Paul Hewitt

November 8th, 2010
10:11 am

Hewitt will be fired this Spring……..terrible coach, great recruiter.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 8th, 2010
10:37 am

Kem, no disrespect intended. Sorry, but that should be a forty point blowout by half time.

Yes, I’m sure they did take them lightly, another direct reflection of our HC.

GROUND HOG DAY has arrived.

GT4Ever

November 8th, 2010
10:40 am

How about we take CPH’s salary away and demote him to recruiting coordinator!!! That’s about the only thing he knows how to do!!

SMITTYSTHEMAN

November 8th, 2010
10:48 am

The Clark-Atlanta game is an indication of more of the same from Coach Hewitt. His strong point is recruiting. He’s brought in some high caliber players over the years. But on game day, he gets outcoached by the man on the other bench with inferior players so often it’s pathetic. Hopefully D-Rad will understand that sooner than later.

GTBob

November 8th, 2010
11:10 am

Clark Atlanta was an exhibition game, meaning lots of experimental things going on and the team trying its new offense for the first time. We did the same thing last year against IUP, barely beating them in overtime. The next game we played a better team and won by 41 points. I wouldn’t judge this team by the first exhibition game of the season. I’m willing to wait and see what Hewitt can do with this team. He might surprise some people.

Joe

November 8th, 2010
11:23 am

UGA obviously gets an ‘F’. Coach Fox will learn why nobody can ever win at UGA. What the hell is the coach at Milton talking about, “making strides.” Finishing second in recruiting achieves NOTHING.

Obviously, UGA should have a great shot with Nolte because of the family relationship, and if UGA wins 20 games this year, it will help atract the 2012 kids, but the ship has sailed on another phenomenal class in the state, and UGA only got one of the big-timers (2, if you think as I do that the kid from Wilcox may end up 100% b-ball).

kzone213

November 8th, 2010
11:33 am

So did tech Joe.

nerds are funny

November 8th, 2010
12:51 pm

All this information and we will still beat tech. Better coach and more heart. Oh well, there is always next year for tech.

rednecks are funny

November 8th, 2010
2:35 pm

Sorry but GT is going to kill UGA. You will always be a joke of a program, dont forget it!

Foothills

November 8th, 2010
3:16 pm

Fox is a great game day coach and and recruits well. He will be gone to a basketball school before UGAG turns it around.

thom

November 8th, 2010
4:34 pm

GO COACH MARK (RICHT AND FOX)! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

sandyspringsjacket

November 8th, 2010
8:36 pm

Fox has a losing redcord at THUGA and finished last in the east, that’s progress? Until he wins something he ain’t done dawg poop and will be behind the 8 ball in recruiting. GT will return to the big dance competing in the toughest BB conference. Jackets will roll in FB and BB this year.

Douglas

November 9th, 2010
6:37 am

Any great talent that commits to GA Tech is really delusional to think that Hewitt is a great coach. What surprises me is why High School coaches do not see that — are they really that ignorant? If I was a coach, I would want my player to go to the school where he can receive the best coaching whether it was UGA, Florida, etc.

buzz

November 9th, 2010
7:35 am

Douglas, this is the only time in the past five years I will/have defend(ed) Hewitt. He puts players in the Association, for players of this caliber, that is all that matters. I hope for Royal’s sake he is able to go after his sophomore season as there is NO WAY IN HELL that Tech opens a revamped coliseum with Paul at the helm.

AthensTechFan

November 9th, 2010
3:33 pm

The main reason Tech struggles under Hewitt year in and year out is b/c he recruits such good talent and then they leave after 1-2 years. There’s no way to get any chemistry with that kind of turnover.