Attaochu to make stay-or-go announcement

Georgia Tech outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu will announce his plans for the upcoming season at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A junior, Attaochu submitted his name to the NFL draft advisory board to get an evaluation of his potential in the draft. Attaochu was sixth on the team in tackles with 69, but had 12 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, both bests on the team.

Friday, coach Paul Johnson said that “I have no reason to believe that he’s not coming back. I haven’t heard affirmatively one way or the other unless he just hasn’t decided.”

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

21 comments Add your comment

GTFan2013

January 7th, 2013
1:37 pm

If he comes back, we’ve got the best returning LBs in the ACC.

FL Jacket

January 7th, 2013
1:44 pm

I doubt he announces he’s staying…

Georgia DAWGS

January 7th, 2013
1:51 pm

He’s gone..I promise you

Namron

January 7th, 2013
1:52 pm

Still not ready for the NFL. I suspect he will be back. With another year, he will go much higher.

White&Gold

January 7th, 2013
1:59 pm

He’d be smarter to come back. His name will be floating around a lot more going into next season. The only recognition he had coming into this past season was the guy who punched Logan Thomas.

5150 UOAD

January 7th, 2013
2:12 pm

Hope he stays to finish his Degree but Money talks. Most NFL players careers are only 3 years so think about finishing the Degree.

CrαZy

January 7th, 2013
2:13 pm

Why go pro early just to be drafted in a late round? I think he stays… well I hope he stays!!

Techmate

January 7th, 2013
2:38 pm

Get your degree, Jeremiah. It’s a tough world out there if the NFL does not work out for you. Too many kids don’t have a Plan. And, you are only a college student with eligibility one time. Stay and win the ACC and go to a BCS bowl.

Techman78

January 7th, 2013
2:44 pm

He’s gone, why the heck would he have an anouncement to tell everyone he’s staying? Hope he stays….not gonna do it though.

buzzwax

January 7th, 2013
3:03 pm

I’m announcing at 3pm today that if JA leaves GT, GT’s chances of a decent 3-4 defense next year just left with him!!

GT and the 3-4 will have ONE decent OLB in Watts. Maybe an uncommited BEAST of an OLB prospect will change schools or fall from the sky. Since this is probably not going to happen can you say 4-3!

Techman is right

January 7th, 2013
3:05 pm

…makes no sense to have a scheduled announcement to say your staying…bad decision, but he’ll have to live with it

BigTimeTECHFan

January 7th, 2013
3:19 pm

would love to see him stay but wish him the best whatever his decision is.
Tech will still have the best LB’s in the south, if not the whole country with or without him.

Jacket Man

January 7th, 2013
3:31 pm

He’s staying.

George Stein

January 7th, 2013
3:31 pm

He is coming back, so that’s good. Without any info on what the draft advisory board said, it’s challenging to say whether I would have done the same. Either way, I hope he stays healthy and gets his degree.

WnE

January 7th, 2013
3:33 pm

There’s no decision for Sneezy at this point, he only figures to be a 6th or 7th round draft choice, given the deep pool of LBs & DEs in this draft.

Even if he’s given a 4th round “Grade” from the NFL advisory committee, that usually ends up 2 or 3 rounds lower when money time comes.

Jacket Man

January 7th, 2013
3:34 pm

Crawl back under your rock, WnE; HE’S STAYING.

Teddy Roosevelt

January 7th, 2013
3:34 pm

Teddy Roosevelt

January 7th, 2013
3:34 pm

LB Jeremiah Attaochu has decided to return for his senior season. He led the Jackets in sacks (10) and TFL (12) in 2012.

ahsoisee

January 7th, 2013
3:36 pm

Personally, I think he is a good linebacker, but not a great one. If pro recruits are graded A, B, or C; my guess is that he is a “B Class” linebacker in the estimation for the pro game. Yes, I think some players should leave early for the Pros if the money is great and they have the potential to be outstanding in the Pros. However, if they are going to be so-so, then they should stay and get the education. I think he has been good in the college game, but not great.

George Stein

January 7th, 2013
3:39 pm

I guess WnE has seen the report from the draft advisory board. It’s interesting that he’s privy to so much non-public information. Tell us more!

www

January 7th, 2013
5:01 pm

lol @ “Georgia DAWGS He’s gone..I promise you”

good call, georgia dwags.