Georgia Tech reels in three more commits

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

In one weekend, Georgia Tech nearly doubled its number of committed players from the Class of 2010.

Georgia High School Football Daily reports that Loganville guard Morgan Bailey, Adairsville guard Catlin Alford and Sandy Creek safety Isaiah Johnson all made known their intentions to become Yellow Jackets, giving Tech seven commits.

All seven are in-state players — the others being Jefferson County quarterback Barry Bostic, Northview defensive tackle Denzel McCoy, Collins Hill running back Charles Perkins, and Thomasville safety Fred Holton.

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The2Davids

June 15th, 2009
1:25 pm

Crap players, the whole group of em.

Big Bee

June 15th, 2009
1:35 pm

The2Davids, does that include the 2 guys that UGA offered?

Don't Tase Me Bro

June 15th, 2009
1:38 pm

Georgia Tech is beating out schools such as Georgia State, Ohio (not tOSU,) Duke, East Carolina, and Western Michigan for these players – don’t call them crap.

Tom

June 15th, 2009
1:39 pm

say it with me know……

Bostic was recruited as and will be….a CORNERBACK.

Tom

June 15th, 2009
1:40 pm

……or now, even

Joke by Coke

June 15th, 2009
1:41 pm

Big Bee, I’m sure it does. Now go find Jethro Tull. He has your Jergens and slide rule.

The2Davids

June 15th, 2009
1:41 pm

Oh no, I meant no disrespect. I’m sure after seing the Tech campus vs the campus’ of Ga State, Duke, etc. it was a sure sell for Tech.

Tom

June 15th, 2009
2:07 pm

Isaiah Johnson was at UGA six days before committing to Tech.

jacketbacker

June 15th, 2009
2:13 pm

good job CPJ and staff!!

GT

June 15th, 2009
2:14 pm

Welcome men and great job coaches!!! CPJ and staff are showing they can recruit well and they are doing a great job in-state. Keep up the good work.

To Darryl Maxie

June 15th, 2009
2:31 pm

Can you give us any more information than what you found out from Scouts/Rivals without even being a subscriber of the websites?

GATOR

June 15th, 2009
2:49 pm

1st come out from behind your couch dog fans.
2nd why do you braniacs (dog fans) put down Tech, after they just whipped you?! They’ve beaten you more in the past 18 years than you’ve beaten us. Inspite of all your bs, you (uga) are much closer to Ga Tech, than you are to us, on the football field. And, you’re inferior to us both, academically.

cjohnson

June 15th, 2009
2:57 pm

Wow, these players look impressive. Go Paul Johnson! I didn’t know he could coach and recruit.

UpstateJacket

June 15th, 2009
2:58 pm

I love seeing “3 star”, top 25 at their position guys on the recruiting sites with no offers. Then you have a guy like Isaiah Johnson that is not rated but has offers from GT, UGA, Miami, Ole Miss, S.Carolina. As much as we love to follow recruiting, no one knows how good their class is until these guys are sophomores in COLLEGE.

Wow

June 15th, 2009
3:00 pm

I thought it bad enough GT fans reading GA blogs and vice versa, but a Gator reading a GT blog? Who is closer to who? LOL

Yellowblood

June 15th, 2009
3:20 pm

I came out of the closet…..I am a Flaming Homo and proud to do, oops, be a bulldawg!

BhamWreck

June 15th, 2009
3:31 pm

US 1 Italy 0 in Pretoria. USA USA!

uga

June 15th, 2009
3:32 pm

I’m pretty sure we’ll be happy with Jakar Hamilton and Alec Ogletree at safety…

you guys can have Johnson

tech beat out the nobodies for Alford and Bailey so that’s quite alright

Jethro Tull

June 15th, 2009
3:50 pm

Four solid pickups counting Bostic on Friday. Nice work CPJ and the rest of the staff. CPJ said he was going to heavily recruit the state and he’s made good on his word.

I’ve never seen a fan base so scared of what’s about to happen to them. It’s great to be a Jacket!!!

JacketSteve

June 15th, 2009
4:10 pm

The great thing about us getting all this in-state talent is that we’re making strong connections with the high schools and coaches in Georgia. As the team improves each year we’ll start moving to the top of the list for the four star Georgia recruits. Then we go nationally to pick up more talent because we play on a national stage on Thursday nights and we play outside of our region like Kansas in the next couple years. CPJ isn’t just improving this team now, he’s building a program for the future.

Ramblin reck

June 15th, 2009
4:10 pm

Having Paul Johnson as our coach means we will continue to get the top recruits in the nation as we always do and that we will beat the hated DAWGS at least once every 8 – 10 years. Paul’s the greatest!

JacketSteve

June 15th, 2009
4:15 pm

The best part about CPJ is that he doesn’t need five star recruits to beat up on the Rednecks from Athens. He knows how to coach, scheme and adjust to turn three star players into winners. Ten years from now the pups will be ones hoping for a victory over us once every five years.

Jaded Jacket

June 15th, 2009
4:20 pm

uga, do your research before you type mindless comments. Bailey was offered by the follwoing schools:

Kentucky
Maryland
Ole Miss
Miss State
Vandy
South Carolina
Wake
East Carolina
Clemson
Florida State

UGAY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 15th, 2009
5:24 pm

I love how ugay fans talk so much crap out of their mouths, and make no sense? Two of the kids were offered by ugay and ole miss and nc state! Two of the trhree turned down the crap eating dogs to a team that that ran them off the field in the second half 33-14! Then cried about tech fans tearing up the hedges? Thats all you butt sniffers are good for, is being king of crap and not making any sense? These kids were no good huh? Why did ugay offer 2 of the three?? Let me know when some of you ugay fans can start to make any sense of your posts? Is the high and mighty ugay program actually offering to a bunch of chumps? Thats right, their only chumps or suck, AFTER THEY CHOOSE GEORGIA TECH!! Intresting way of seeing how things work. What a bunch of redneck section 8 jokes!!

Derrick

June 15th, 2009
6:28 pm

UGA just got a Jax commit. Funny, I think Richt doesn’t think about the recruiting exposure he’s getting in N. FL by playing down there every year. Richt is a good guy but doesn’t seem to get the whole picture. Just not a street smart enough of a man.

THE HELL WITH TECH !!

June 15th, 2009
6:58 pm

ohhhh my !!! I would never have tought i would see crocs & maggots in here (pulling) ;oP for eachother. “THAT’S SOOO SWEET” maybe you should have a tickle pile party. HECK include TeeBLOW in it. he fits in to that category. GOOOOO DAWGS !!!

TeeBlow is my super hero......i dont think so!!

June 15th, 2009
7:38 pm

How fast UFag forgot about mighty TeeBLOW !! Getting torch by the Georgia “D” (7 SACKS) the Yr before so let me give you a bit of an advice for you crocs……Don’t count your eggs before they hatch !! Our defense would be healthier,faster & definetly underated with nothing to lose. You might be on top of the world right now but don’t let it go to your head cause every year is a new year and a new year brings(new surprises) so i wont get ahead of myself like you guys do and declare (((((victory yet)))) . SEE YOU IN JAX !!! GO DAWGS !!!!

chad

June 15th, 2009
7:50 pm

I don’t understand, Saint Mark can preach about his faith; but Teebow gets blasted. Pup fans are just plain stupid. I would suggest that you guys take look at yourselves and check your own soul. I feel sorry for you haters. I give the man credit for standing up for what he believes. Talking trash about football is one thing, but personal attacks about a man’s faith is another. Grow up pups, your not funny. Oh yeah last year was no fluke, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

LHS Coach

June 15th, 2009
8:26 pm

Here is Loganville High School’s schedule if you would like to come watch Morgan Bailey #72 and figure out for yourself why this giant had 15 offers thus far (and his film has not been evaluated yet for ranking on Scout or Rivals). He is one of the top 3 lineman in the state. I’d bet my Master’s from the University of Georgia on IT!

Fri, Aug 28, 2009 07:30 PM Clarke Central AWAY
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 TBA BYE
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 07:30 PM Salem-Alumni Night HOME
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 07:30 PM Habersham AWAY
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 07:30 PM Cedar Shoals AWAY
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 07:30 PM Heritage-Youth Night HOME
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 07:30 PM Madison County AWAY
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 07:30 PM Appalachee HOME
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 07:30 PM Monroe-Homecoming HOME
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 07:30 PM Rockdale AWAY
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 07:30 PM Winder-Senior Night HOME

mjacksongt

June 15th, 2009
10:15 pm

@LHS Coach – the guy who covers Georgia recruiting for scout.com says that Morgan Bailey is one of the top 5 OL in the state “without question.” I’m assuming he thinks Bailey is pretty darn good.

LHS Coach

June 15th, 2009
11:30 pm

He is, the best finisher I’ve ever seen, seriously feel free to come to a game, results don’t lie! Georgia Tech got a dang steal!

BS Patrol

June 16th, 2009
1:54 am

Tech is off and running. It will take several years for ga to be able to catch up w/Tech. These recruits know this and are getting on board early.

WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD?

hey LHS coach

June 16th, 2009
7:04 am

please keep in mind the difference in the way gt fans treat all recruits vs the way ugagers treat all recruits.

if uga signs em than they get the royal treatment but if they dont than they trash them, the school they play for and their families.

if we dont get a young man we gt fans just wish them well.

its all about class.

keep that in mind the next time you have a chance to sway a young man in our direction. we appreciate your help.

thanks and good luck with your season

go jackets

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
10:55 am

To BS Patrol

It will take several years for uga to catch up with tech??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

One thing you guys need to understand, just because a kid “visits” UGA or ANY campus doesn’t mean he was offered a scholarship. Georgia just had a football camp and not EVERYONE is offered a scholarship. Geez, get over yourselves.

The kids you signed may turn out to be great players, but to insist you’re getting the top talent in the country, and that everyone who commits to you was offered by UGA, is delusional.

Tech gets the top talent in the country??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
10:59 am

To hey LHS coach

So georgia fans trash athletes who don’t sign with them and tech just wishes them well. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! You must not read many blogs. Many yellow jacket fans immediately default to the “dumb jock” excuse when a kid spurns tech. EVERY school has “fans” who carve up a high school kid if he chooses another college.

All tech fans have class?? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
11:03 am

To UGA Sucks

Nice name. Does it indicate a “hidden” talent you possess? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

For the sake of accuracy, please include the names of the two kids who received scholarship offers from georgia. I’ll check other sites to see if a scholarship was actually offered. None of this “georgia was looking at them” crap, just the ones who actually received a scholarship offer.

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
11:11 am

To UGAY SUCKS

By the way, you rant about posts from UGA fans not making sense. Hmm, let’s take a closer look at your post.

You said “I love how ugay fans talk so much crap out of their mouths, and make no sense?” Why the question mark? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

You then said “Two of the trhree turned down the crap eating dogs to a team that that ran them off the field in the second half 33-14!” Um, “Two of the trhree..”?? “trhree”??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

You continued with “Thats all you butt sniffers are good for, is being king of crap and not making any sense?” WTF?? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Oh, here’s another gem – “Let me know when some of you ugay fans can start to make any sense of your posts?” No explanation needed. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Oh yes, and this classic – “Thats right, their only chumps or suck,…”. Did you mean “they’re”? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

One final gaffe – “Intresting….:. “Intresting”? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

And you trash those who “don’t make sense”? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Keep ‘em coming, “their” (should be they’re) hilarious. BWAHAHAHAHA!!

gte105u

June 16th, 2009
1:32 pm

Johnson and Bailey both had offers by UGA according to Scout.com.

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
1:47 pm

To gte105u

I don’t know where you got your information, but I haven’t seen ANYTHING indicating these guys got offers. Yes, they were on the “prospect list” for UGA, but so where 78 OTHER KIDS!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!

Please provide the link where it says these two received scholarship offers. Not saying these guys won’t be great college players, but let’s not twist the facts to support an argument.

aug_jacket

June 16th, 2009
4:03 pm

inveniojacket

June 16th, 2009
4:26 pm

@ The Grinch – gte105u said it was on Scout.com genius. Look it up yourself.

Jesse M

June 16th, 2009
5:07 pm

To all UGA fans that say these kids are crap, ok, but these garbage players beat ya’ll last year. And really, I think that Mark Richt really isn’t that great of a coach. Think about it, he pulls in a top ten recruiting class each year, but yet can’t win a national championship, and only win 2 SEC championships. Give Paul those players, and see what happens.

Also, i just wanted to say that, as a student at Loganville High School, I can vouch for Morgan Bailey, he is the real deal. I don’t know how he is only rated as a 3-star, he can play.

Red Colored Glasses

June 16th, 2009
5:24 pm

Hey Ramblin reck…….you keep making a big deal out of Tech only winning one out of eight. One question….how many of those games was Paul Johnson the Tech coach? He is batting a thousand and his offense is obviously going to get better each year. Smile now lttle buddy!

UGAY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 16th, 2009
6:00 pm

To the grinch! Don’t steal christmas this year when you lose 5 or 6 games and get wiped out in atlanta, please!! I will respond to your post as read:

For the sake of accuracy, please include the names of the two kids who received scholarship offers from georgia. I’ll check other sites to see if a scholarship was actually offered. None of this “georgia was looking at them” crap, just the ones who actually received a scholarship offer.

Grinch you seem to enjoy getting on a tech blog, so maybe you can use your mush for brains one step further and go to gojackets.com and you can see that two of three players were offered by both ole miss and ugay. FACTS HURT DON’T THEY! You can even throw vandy in on one of them and nc state. I don’t think you guys are much better than they are given the score of your last two meeetingS with vandy! Looks like you are a bit delusional to avoid the facts OR THE TRUTH! TWO UGAY OFFERS AND THEY WENT TO TECH. That is ACTUALLY THE 4TH COMMITTMENT TO TECH WHOM HAD A UGAY OFFER AS WELL. These kids camped at ugay indeed, and still chose Georgia tech! Now go back to crying about your hedges or just making up crap about the recruiting process to make yourself feel better. Don’t worry, WE HATE YOU TOO! C-ya at the beatdown in atlanta, just bring the terrible defense with you and we will bring our offense that returns 9 starters in year two, to run through and around your pathetic defense!! 18 STARTERS RETURN TO YOUR 13, SO HAVE FUN CHASING US IN THE POLLS ALL SEASON. Get used to that 2nd place trophy in the state as well, and keep in mind that cpj is undefeated against you fleabags!!!

THWG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Grinch

June 16th, 2009
11:28 pm

To UGA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, you are one tough dude. I mean, just look at all those exclamation points you put after your name. Thought I’d add a few more to make you look even tougher. Whew, I’m scared. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Big Bee

June 17th, 2009
3:28 pm

JOKE BY COKE, what grade coke are you on? Must be some street stuff from down on the river. That is where you spent your time when in Athens.

TOP JACKET

June 17th, 2009
4:35 pm

GUSY STOP HATEING, GEORGIA TECH’S 5 OF 7 PLAYERS WERE RECRUITED MY THE BIG BOYS

TOP JACKET

June 17th, 2009
4:36 pm

GEORGIA WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE THE BIG ONE AND GEORGIA TECH WILL CONTINUE TO WIN IT….YES!!!!

TOP JACKET

June 17th, 2009
4:37 pm

HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES LAST YEAR…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE!!!! CHOKE!!!!!!!!!

TOP JACKET

June 17th, 2009
4:38 pm

HAHAHAHA FLEA BAGS!!!!!!