Archive for February, 2011

Dunwoody LB Aaron Easterling gets offer on signing day from Gardner-Webb

Dunwoody High’s Aaron Easterling didn’t sign on Wednesday but got some good news. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound linebacker got an official offer from Gardner-Webb and will make an official visit to the school next weekend.

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Central Gwinnett LB Cameron Olds signs with Valdosta State

Central Gwinnett’s Cameron Olds signed with Valdosta State on Wednesday morning. The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder plays linebacker.

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GHSA and GPB Media extend contract until 2016

GPB Media (Georgia Public Broadcasting) today announced that its 15-year partnership with GHSA (Georgia High School Association) will be extended through fiscal year 2016 with a new 5-year contract. GPB and GHSA will continue their successful collaboration on the State Championship finals for Football, Cheerleading and Basketball, and look for new opportunities to work together in bringing Georgians more high school sports excitement.

“This is good news for Georgia high school athletes, their coaches, teachers and parents,” said Teya Ryan, President and Executive Director of GPB Media. “It is very gratifying to work with the GHSA – we get to bring broadcasting muscle and our educational arm to the shared mission of promoting education and athleticism.”

GPB Media and GHSA have partnered to bring Georgians over 220 championship final games featuring schools from every classification.  “We couldn’t be happier to extend our partnership with GPB,” said …

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Georgia’s elite 2012 college football prospects await recruiting’s celebrity status (UPDATED)

Once upon an Auburn "lean," St. Pius DB Geno Smith (blue jersey) claims to have "no favorites" among his 18 early offers (AJC)

Once upon an Auburn "lean," St. Pius DB Geno Smith (blue jersey) claims to have "no favorites" among his 18 early offers (AJC)

St. Pius cornerback Geno Smith and Harris County defensive end Jordan Jenkins will see their lives undergo a dramatic change over the next few weeks and months.

Smith and Jenkins both are high school juniors and top contenders to be ranked Georgia’s No. 1 college football prospect next year.

For now, they are relatively unknown among college football fans and recruiting junkies. They carry out each day’s activities without much special attention or notice from others. They don’t have 50 friend requests awaiting approval on Facebook.

All of that will begin to change after Wednesday.

After signing day, the public’s infatuation and idolization with this year’s group of Georgia’s elite seniors, including Carver-Columbus tailback Isaiah Crowell and Thomas County Central defensive end Ray Drew, slowly will fade.

The spotlight will shift to the state’s next …

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