The new faces you will see

For those who will attend Georgia Tech’s practices, here’s a quick primer on the new players you may see (if you didn’t see the coaches during the spring):

CATLIN ALFORD

57

6-3, 275

Offensive lineman from Adairsville; could play guard or tackle

JAMIE ALVAREZ

89

6-1, 220

Wide receiver from Ft. Myers, Fla.; A non-scholarship walk-on

JEREMIAH ATTAOCHU

45

6-3, 223

Linebacker from Washington, D.C.; will play outside linebacker in the 3-4; could challenge for a starting spot

RYAN AYERS

33

5-10, 178

Cornerback from Douglasville, Ga.; great vision, could play as a freshman

MORGAN BAILEY

72

6-4, 298

Offensive lineman from Loganville; very good in the run game

B.J. BOSTIC

4

5-11, 163

A-back from Louisville; impressed during the spring with his speed and cutting ability

*Enrolled earlier this year

ALEXANDER CARVAJAL

71

6-2, 280

Offensive lineman from Canton; a non-scholarship walk-on

MATT CONNORS

33

6-0, 200

B-back from Atlanta; a non-scholarship walk-on

SYNJYN DAYS

10

6-1, 205

Quarterback from Powder Springs; Ran the spread-based option offense in high school

TRE GARRETT

39

5-11, 184

A-back from Rome; a non-scholarship walk-on

SHAWN GREEN

70

6-0, 270

Defensive tackle from Grayson; one of the Jackets’ highest-rated prospects

DEON HILL

88

6-0, 205

A-back from Phenix City, Ala.; a big player at A-back; comes from same high school as Orwin Smith and former Tech standout Cord Howard

FRED HOLTON

39

6-1, 198

Safety from Thomasville; a big hitter

ISAIAH JOHNSON

1

6-2, 191

Safety from Tyrone; was very impressive during the spring; a big hitter

*enrolled in school earlier this season

RYLAN LEARY

67

6-5, 260

Offensive lineman from Marietta; a non-scholarship walk-on

DENZEL MCCOY

91

6-3, 268

Defensive tackle from Lawrenceville; may see some playing time this season

SAM MCNEARNEY

43

5-6, 160

A-back from Atlanta; a non-scholarship walk-on

JUSTIN MOORE

86

5-10, 160

Kicker from Atlanta; will challenge for a starting spot this season

QUAYSHAWN NEALY

54

6-1, 220

Linebacker from Lakeland, Fla.; With Attaochu, could be the OLBs of the future for the team

CHARLES PERKINS

21

6-0, 212

Running back from Lawrenceville; moved from B-back to A-back during the spring

*Enrolled in school earlier this season

TANNER SHIRAH

65

6-3, 315

Offensive lineman from Locust Grove; a non-scholarship walk-on

RYAN SPARLIN

57

6-0, 220

Linebacker from Kennesaw; a non-scholarship walk-on

ANTHONY WILLIAMS

89

6-4, 221

Defensive end from McDonough; very fast coming around the corner; needs to add weight to stay on d-line

MORGAN WRIGHT

62

6-4, 225

Linebacker from Alpharetta; a non-scholarship walk-on

LOUIS YOUNG

46

6-1, 190

Cornerback from Washington D.C.; Along with Ayers, could be the Jackets’ CBs for the future

TONY ZENON

81

5-8, 174

A-back from Albany; very fast, cutting runner

43 comments Add your comment

Cuttysark

August 3rd, 2010
5:22 am

Doug,

Thanks for the update on the new Yellow Jackets that will be on the team this year. Hopefully we can redshirt all of them before they hit the field. Should be another great year. For more Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket football articles this season go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!

superDawg

August 3rd, 2010
5:29 am

welcome to a DAWGS world.

Honorable Tech

August 3rd, 2010
5:51 am

superDawg, go back to bed son! LOL

lanier

August 3rd, 2010
6:47 am

Attaochu has got the name thats for sure

wha?

August 3rd, 2010
7:09 am

Doug – not to nitpick, but if Morgan Bailey is an OFFENSIVE lineman how is he good AGAINST the run?

Golden

August 3rd, 2010
7:23 am

superDawg can’t go back to bed. He woke up after he wet the bed. Had to go hang the sheets out you know.

Where are the tek fans

August 3rd, 2010
7:54 am

ON the UGA blog…. way more interesting

bob

August 3rd, 2010
8:03 am

uga the number one party school in america. superdog hasn’t gone to bed yet.

GT

August 3rd, 2010
8:07 am

We got any transfers. We seem to get good players every year that go off to school and decide they would rather be in Atlanta than some cow town up north. Good system, they get pass the freshman immaturity on someone else’s ticket and then come home to play football.

Golden Tornado

August 3rd, 2010
8:17 am

Tee it up.GO JACKETS !

Philly Guy

August 3rd, 2010
8:49 am

Very interesting! What strikes me is the number of non-scholarship walkons that you’ve mentioned. All physically good size. Is this usual?

BigTimeTechFan

August 3rd, 2010
8:58 am

What about Chris Jackson – Transfer from Bama?

BugHater

August 3rd, 2010
9:09 am

get ready for the beat down bugs, here comes a big ole RED & BLACK can of RAID! UGA, Kills bugs DEAD! Oh one more thing, KING just scored AGAINNNNN! BUWHAAAAAAAA!

Oh and ur Robot, we have the CRUSHER all ready and waiting for that tin man, LOL!

nickj0321

August 3rd, 2010
9:11 am

Thanks Doug! Can’t wait to see them in action. Go Jackets!

Golden Tornado

August 3rd, 2010
9:13 am

Yes BTTF,No mention of Chris Jackson.

Jared

August 3rd, 2010
9:17 am

chris jackson hurt his achilles (partial tear, I think) and will miss the season. should be able to get a medical redshirt and still have 3 years of eligibility left.

GT12

August 3rd, 2010
9:19 am

Golden Tornado,
Chris Jackson is out for the season, unfortunately. Hamstring or achilles, I forget. Have to wait till next year to see what he can offer.

Golden Tornado

August 3rd, 2010
9:22 am

Bummer,Thanks GT12 & Jared.

michael

August 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

“the new faces you will see” so where are they-no pics

BugHater

August 3rd, 2010
9:41 am

michael, too ugly, broke the camera.

Tokyo jacket

August 3rd, 2010
9:43 am

Think Alford and Bailey will see the field this year after our O-line got depleted this off-season?

Spot-check

August 3rd, 2010
9:52 am

Williams is an OLB – not on the DL.
Nealy an OLB of the future??? Not at 6′1″ he’s not.
Perkins will be a B-back despite practicing at A-back this spring.

DogDo

August 3rd, 2010
9:55 am

BugHater – What a small life you have! Go back to those of your own kind. Oh, I forgot….they’re not very interesting………

dagnabit

August 3rd, 2010
10:03 am

I’m really interested in seeing the defense this year. While it will be new to the players, it’s old hat to the DC.

GT BABY

August 3rd, 2010
10:07 am

RambleOn84

August 3rd, 2010
10:08 am

Spot-check, height does not really matter for linebackers. If he has the speed off the edge to get to the quarterback and can shed blocks and occasionally play in coverage, he can handle the position no matter how tall he is.

GT BABY

August 3rd, 2010
10:08 am

I cant wait to see McCoy, Ayers and Bostic develop as players, They are the future……. GO JACKETS! THWG

reebok

August 3rd, 2010
10:09 am

I hope we can redshirt the majority of these guys and stockpile some talent for the future…Synjyn I think is our QB of the future, he needs to get bigger to absorb the beating he will take running the option against ACC (and SEC) defenses…

1Jacket7

August 3rd, 2010
10:14 am

Wha? Doug said he is good IN the run game, not against the run.

1Jacket7

August 3rd, 2010
10:17 am

Everyone on this list sounds good. Good size. Now we need to see it on the field. Excited about 2010 and beyond. Excited about beating the Flea bags from Athens in Athens again this year. GO JACKETS!

Spot-check

August 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

RambleOn84, forgive me, at 6′1″ 220 he’s not going to be the OLB of the future with guys like Williams (6′4″ 220+), Crenshaw (6′3″ 250), and Attaochu (6′3″ 225+) ahead of him on the depth chart as freshmen.

1Jacket7

August 3rd, 2010
10:20 am

I see the point of stockpiling. I also see the need to put some players in where they can contribute. I think we have done an excellent job with less the last couple of years. Now that we have more it will be very interesting on the Flats. Glad to see some depth on that OL. When we get a solid OL and DL for that matter, we are going to make some serious noise.

Hey Dogtards

August 3rd, 2010
10:24 am

Welcome to the flats!!!

RambleOn84

August 3rd, 2010
10:28 am

Fair enough, Spot-check, and you may be right…but my point is if the 6′1″ guy is the best player he will get the job regardless of his size. Coach Johnson cares about winning and nothing else.

From what I have heard about Nealy, he has tremendous athleticism for the position.

Spot-check

August 3rd, 2010
10:47 am

I have heard that too about Nealy, but I have also heard he may not have offered him if Groh had gotten in here earlier. 3-4 LBs are big boys – especially the OLBs. I doubt we even offer any projected LBs smaller than 6′2″ 220 as long as Groh is here and I doubt he have any LBs play that are smaller than 235. Tall 240-250lb LBs will be the norm under Groh.

pcb mike

August 3rd, 2010
11:30 am

BugHater 8-5, real impressive.

Bungle Bee

August 3rd, 2010
12:51 pm

Pcb, loss to an 8-5 team; even less impressive, face it GT is a loser team, with a loser fanbase…

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RambleOn84

August 3rd, 2010
1:32 pm

Even worse was UGA losing to TWO 7-6 teams, including getting demolished by 7-6 Tennessee and getting beaten by awful 7-6 Kentucky AT HOME…

Riddle Me This

August 3rd, 2010
1:37 pm

Bungle Bee, what’s more impressive?

A) 2009 – Mediocre UGA beats ACC Champion GT in an arguably close game in the flats

or…

B) 2008 – First year coach, new offense GT beats preseason ranked #1 UGA in a slugfest in Athens

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Kay

August 3rd, 2010
9:45 pm

Ugly fans sure are interested in what Tech is doing.

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