Archive for April, 2009

Ex-UGA LB recruit planning to attend Tennessee’s spring game

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Notre Dame among the finalists for Georgia WR Tai-ler Jones

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UGA football fans’ G-Day game Twitter-fest proves that everyone’s a sports reporter these days

Caleb King and dropped passes were hot G-Day game Twitter topics. (AJC photo)

Caleb King and dropped passes were hot G-Day game Twitter topics. (AJC photo)

We’ve gotten really into this Twitter thing here at AJC Recruiting, so we asked our faithful followers on http://twitter.com/CARVELLajc who were heading to Saturday’s G-Day game to check in via Twitter and share their impressions of who looked good, who needed work, what have you.

PHOTOS: Georgia’s 2009 G-Day spring football game

And they did, proving the power of social media. Sure, we’ve got our reporters’ take and that’s great. But we always like to get the scoop from the fans and Twitter, despite the 140-character limit, definitely makes that possible. It allows us to get realtime running feedback from our readers, who are our most important and valuable source of information.

Here’s what YOU thought about the 2009 G-Day game

Caleb King and the slew of dropped passes were the hot topics among our regulars. Fans weren’t thrilled with the butterfingers they saw on the field and were not shy about …

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Basketball superstar Derrick Favors set up to sign with Georgia Tech

Derrick Favors ends all rumors at 1 p.m. Wednesday

Derrick Favors ends all rumors at 1 p.m. Wednesday (AJC)

Derrick Favors, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 basketball prospect by several recruiting services, will sign with Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. Wednesday at South Atlanta High School.

The 6-foot-9 Favors committed to Georgia Tech over UGA, Memphis, and N.C. State in January. and will officially sign the scholarship papers on Wednesday, the first day of basketball’s late signing period.

“It’s a done deal, we’re ready to go,” South Atlanta coach Michael Reddick told the AJC on Sunday night. “We’re in the final days of a long journey with Derrick, and we’re excited for him.”

Favors has been the subject of countless rumors over the past three months, but said last week he never considered switching from Tech because Paul Hewitt remained as coach. However, last Thursday, Georgia Tech assistant Charlton Young was hired away as Georgia Southern’s new coach. Young was the Tech assistant in charge of recruiting Favors to the …

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Georgia Tech QB’s brother commits to Steve Spurrier over Jackets

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Buford offensive lineman Kolton Houston commits to UGA

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Florida’s Urban Meyer offers Georgia’s No. 1 sophomore prospect

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Florida safety commits to UGA’s Mark Richt

Florida defensive back Marc Deas committed to Georgia on Saturday, according to UGA Sports.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Deas picked the Bulldogs over Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Kentucky, among others. Deas told the website he made the seven-hour drive from Kissimmee, Fla. “[Georgia] is far, but not too far.”

Also, Buford offensive lineman Kolton Houston committed to UGA on Saturday. [Click here to go to the story.]

 

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    Georgia Tech holding on as frontrunner for Jefferson County DB

    Georgia Tech is the frontrunner with Jefferson County’s B.J. Bostic, one of the Southeast’s top “athletes.”

    But that could change at any moment with Bostic, who is making an unofficial visit this weekend to Florida. Bostic has offers from Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, UCLA, Connecticut, Central Florida, Kentucky, Maryland. He is also getting heavy interest from Florida, UGA, Michigan and West Virginia.

    “Georgia Tech is still my No. 1, and Mississippi State is right there behind them,” Bostic told the AJC. “And all the other schools are pretty much even.”

    What if Florida offers? “If Florida offered me, they might move out front. I’m supposed to talk with [Urban Meyer] later tonight or Saturday after the Florida spring game. They haven’t offered yet. But if they do, I just … don’t know.”

    North Gwinnett lineman JaWuan James and Henry County wide receiver Markeith Ambles are some of the other top Georgia prospects visiting Florida this week.

    The 5-foot-10, 165-pound …

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    Coffee DB on the brink of committing to Florida Gators

    Coffee DB Pernell Williams

    Coffee DB Pernell Williams

    Coffee’s Pernell Williams, one of the Southeast’s top defensive backs, says he has “pretty much decided” to commit to Florida. Williams says he wants to hear what other schools have to say before officially announcing his college plans.

    There are plenty of suitors for Willliams, the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. Williams said Clemson offered him as a sophomore, while Florida and UGA offered within the last few weeks. He also has serious interest from a dozen schools, including Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia Tech.

    Williams says he loves the Florida Gators. “It just doesn’t get any better than that. They have won two out of the last three national championships. That speaks for itself. They are the champions, and I’m excited that they want me to join their family. I almost committed to [Urban Meyer] when I was down there for Junior Day, but I didn’t. Almost, but not yet.”

    What is holding Williams …

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