Grayson DT becomes Tech’s ninth commitment

UPDATED WITH QUOTES AND NEW INFO . . .

Grayson defensive tackle Shawn Green became the ninth commitment of Georgia Tech’s 2010 class when he gave the Yellow Jackets his pledge early Wednesday morning.

Green, a 6-foot-1, 280-pound rising senior, had at least 17 scholarship offers, including opportunities at Auburn, BYU, Florida State, Louisville, Maryland, Ole Miss and South Carolina. But he’ll get the opportunity to compete for playing time early on The Flats. The Jackets lost three starters off their defensive line off last year’s 9-4 team.

“[Tech] has been recruiting me since the spring and they’ve been recruiting me pretty hard,” said Green, who had 69 tackles — including 22 for losses — and seven sacks as a junior last season. “I didn’t feel like I got the same treatment from other schools. I went to Florida State and I didn’t feel the same love. I just liked the way they made me feel and I liked all the coaches so I decided to just go ahead and make it official.”

Green didn’t hold a grandiose ceremony or send out any sort of media blitz for his announcement Wednesday. In fact, he was difficult to get on the telephone. That’s because after calling Tech coaches with the news, he went out on the practice field for a morning workout with his Grayson teammates.

His recruitment, he pronounced, is now over.

“This is where I want to go,” Green said. “Now I’m going to concentrate on my senior year and trying to win a state championship.”

Tech’s 2010 class is filling up class. it currently only has 12 spots open for next season though that number could grow to 15 or 16 between now and next fall.

156 comments Add your comment

Tom

July 22nd, 2009
8:30 am

Welcome, Mr. Green!

Herman Archie

July 22nd, 2009
8:31 am

I thought he played RB for Iowa? Stripling just committed to UGA

Tech82

July 22nd, 2009
8:34 am

Another quality in-state recruit. Coach Johnson just keeps filling the cupboard. The future at Tech looks very bright. Keep up the good work CPJ.

WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD?

The Alpha Male

July 22nd, 2009
8:43 am

GA Tech Insider

July 22nd, 2009
8:55 am

Shawn is a quality young man from a quality family and GA Tech is, indeed fortunate to have him joining Denzel McCoy on the Defensive Line in the near future. They will make quite an imposing pair to continue GA Tech’s effort to back fill/restock for the players recently lost to the NFL Draft.

Once again, Paul Johnson and his Staff have done another great job of recruiting a top-notch scholar athlete from In-State.

Shawn, I know your family is proud of Football Career while at GA Tech, but remember, your degree will be with you a lifetime. Continue with your studies and there will be nothing stopping your continued drive towards your ultimate goals in life.

Welcome to the Family!

GTI

Red and Black Attack

July 22nd, 2009
9:02 am

bhahahahahah. Nobody cares!!!!!!!!!

jacketbacker

July 22nd, 2009
9:06 am

welcome shawn!!…..keep the instate players coming CPJ!!

THWG

45-42!!!!!

Steve

July 22nd, 2009
9:14 am

Never heard of him. Good to finally hear something about Tech. Everything I see on all these blogs are about UGA getting another 4 or 5 star recruit. Never anything about the Jackets.

Ali Akbar Allah

July 22nd, 2009
9:21 am

Stripling picked a bad day to commit, his announcement is nothing compared to Green picking Tech. Go Jackets!

Robert

July 22nd, 2009
9:28 am

Please, UGA didn’t even offer this kid.

BG

July 22nd, 2009
9:30 am

Who? Never heard of him.

Top 75 Signing Class

July 22nd, 2009
9:31 am

I think we are going to make it this year!

big t

July 22nd, 2009
9:31 am

I see mommy left the the room and the ten year old georgia fans have taken over the computer .

BG

July 22nd, 2009
9:31 am

Nerd

July 22nd, 2009
9:36 am

Halberstram

July 22nd, 2009
9:42 am

Congrats Tech! No need for the petty name-calling, this is a special day for the kid.

BG

July 22nd, 2009
9:48 am

Another 2 star prospect.

Tickle me elmo

July 22nd, 2009
9:53 am

Congrats on the commitment. Looks like a good one for Tech. Wish him luck!

UGAFAN

July 22nd, 2009
9:57 am

I agree with the Tech guys here. This is about this kid who has busted his arse to get the offers he has. It should not be about a bunch of grown men hurling insults at each other on the computer. Congratulations Mr. Green, you made a good choice. Have a great Senior year. Go Dawgs!

Try selling out a 55,000 seat stadium......

July 22nd, 2009
10:05 am

Mr. Green, this is in deed a god day for you. You now have the forehead stamp of being a lifelong Nerd-Herd, and will probably be mugged once every 2 weeks outside your dorm. Those were some pretty impressive offers you got there Scooter! The likes of Auburn and S.C.!!! Those are like….the SEC juggernauts!!! How on earth could you pick the North Ave Trade School over BYU!!! Enjoy beating Duke every year. Those will be the best memories you have with this JOKE of a program. “I’m a ramblin wreck from Terrorist Tech and one hell of an infadel”

stoopid

July 22nd, 2009
10:06 am

To all the DAWG fans on here, stop talkin trash about thuis 17 year old kid. He worked is as$ off to get to where he is and now has a full ride and great education ahead of him. We all are baffled and make fun of the tech fans who CONSTANTLY troll the UGA blogs talkin Sh!t and just look like immature idiots so why do the same thing on this Tech article? Youre just as bad as RAMBLE ON, m, Yellow Fuzz, Saint Simons. Congrats to Green and good luck! and good luck this year Tech (except in NOV of course!) GO DAWGS!

Tech Sucks

July 22nd, 2009
10:10 am

Simply put, Tech Sucks.

BankerDawg

July 22nd, 2009
10:14 am

I just do not understand people who derive some sort of pleasure out of bashing a young man on an anonymous blog.

Congrats to the kid. Looks like a very respectable list of offers, and I believe Green is widely considered as a Top 25 player out of the state of Georgia.

Any of my fellow UGA fans who think it is insignificant that Paul Johnson is bringing in nothing but in state kids needs to reevaluate that sentiment….it is huge for them and their program.

I look forward to Clean Old-Fashioned Hate for many years to come, or at least as long as Johnson is on the sidelines on The Flats.

GO DAWGS!

tech

July 22nd, 2009
10:16 am

Saint Simons

July 22nd, 2009
10:20 am

((((( 45-42 )))) hahahahahahahahahahahaha

BAM!!

July 22nd, 2009
10:21 am

Nice pickup…5-11 lineman, what a joke! 170 lbs.

What is he the water boy?

Pha

July 22nd, 2009
10:27 am

For the record, this kid didn’t have an offer from Auburn.

Once a Dawg, always a Dawg

July 22nd, 2009
10:27 am

The Dawgs Own the termites. How many season tickets have you sold? 10, 20…pitiful excuse for a school. Better get CPJ and the rest of the team armed guards for walking to practice…getting real skeetchy around campus.

BAM!!

July 22nd, 2009
10:31 am

You’re right…he def. didn’t have an offer from AU…

Only SEC offers were from Ole Miss and SC

Cuttysark

July 22nd, 2009
10:36 am

To UGAFAN; You are the only Dawg fan who actually has it right! ALL of theses recruits (both UGA and Tech) deserve to be recognized for their hard work in earning an athletic scholarship to their respective schools of choice. Unfortunately, the crass comments and sniping will never end due to the tasteless remarks being perpetuated by a few morons who hit the send button.

Personally, I hope both Tech and UGA are undefeated each year when they meet after Thanksgiving, making the game even more competitive for both schools and the State of Georgia. I am glad to see both coaches are able to recruit top talent for their schools, and more importantly, keeping as many local kids home for their college careers. While UGA has always been able to recruit great athletes, it is nice to see that Paul Johnson is doing the same at Tech. Lets try to clean up the trash talk on the AJC sites and leave the recruits alone and show some kudos for the success in achieving a full scholarship to a major NCAA Institution. The bashing belongs on the gridiron!

Try selling out a 55,000 seat stadium......

July 22nd, 2009
10:39 am

“CPJ” must have owed this kid’s daddy something fierce.

BankerDawg

July 22nd, 2009
10:47 am

Nice “Hoosiers” reference, 55!

Roh

July 22nd, 2009
10:47 am

Congratulations, Shawn Green! Welcome to the Flats (THWG).

lawDawg

July 22nd, 2009
10:49 am

CPJ has finally started doing what no other Tech coach would: recruit in state kids. Tech isn’t going to grab many of GA’s “four start” or “five star” guys but Tech doesn’t usually get those guys anyway. Why leave your home state to get a “two star” guy when there are dozens of kids instate that are just as good? Signing instate kids helps recruiting here in GA later on down the line and helps to build support for your program in those communities throughout the state. It just makes more sense to keep it at home.

I’ve heard good things about this kid, although I think Tech needed him in school this year, not next. Congratulations Mr. Green, and good luck.

Saint Simons

July 22nd, 2009
10:49 am

I enjoy bubble baths with all the new recruits, to give them a good feel of what to expect all around Midtown Atlanta when they arrive on campus.

sswinfordawg

July 22nd, 2009
10:52 am

Looks like Tech got themselves a fine young man. Good luck with your senior season and your future at tech. Congrats.

Ryan

July 22nd, 2009
10:58 am

True to form, mutts, way to put the a-s-s in “class” – the good news is Mr. Green plays on the defensive side of the ball, so you won’t have to worry about him contributing to the 400+ rush yards against Georgia’s pitiful defense every November.

You stay classy, rednecks.

Welcome to Tech, Shawn! You’re coming at a time when the tables are turning in state. 45-42.

BAM!!

July 22nd, 2009
11:06 am

Ryan – is that the same terrible defense in november that has dominated tech 7 out of the last 8???

I thought was, wake up little boy!!

reebok

July 22nd, 2009
11:08 am

Another nice pickup for the next class. Welcome, young man!

Mr. Skynyrd

July 22nd, 2009
11:10 am

Try Selling…………..

You keep it classy there Jethro.

Didn’t get admitted to Tech huh? It’s OK, you would have flunked out anyway.

Don’t worry, the world may need another sociology, psychology, or interior design major one of these days, but I doubt it.

No wonder everybody hates UGA trailer trash.

TechsNightmare

July 22nd, 2009
11:11 am

HAHAHAHAH IT MUST SUCK BEING A GT FAN.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR UNWANTED NO-NAMES WHILE WE ENJOY THE LIKES OF T.J. STRIPLING.

ITS HILARIOUS WATCHING U NERDS GET WORKED UP OVER NOTHING

Hey Stoopkid

July 22nd, 2009
11:15 am

Keep talking about 7 out of 8 flea bam! New coach, new system. Those long stretches of wins for Georgia is over.

Tech fans have Pen!s envy when it comes to UGA

July 22nd, 2009
11:16 am

Wow, lining up another top 50 class. Maybe this class will set the foundation to beat UGA again in 8 years!

Maybe.

GTvet

July 22nd, 2009
11:18 am

I like that we are getting instate kids but this guy is on the small side. Hopefully we can get him ready and bigger.
Downfall is It is reported that he has had surgery on both knees…not to sturdy

Tech fans have Pen!s envy when it comes to UGA

July 22nd, 2009
11:19 am

Oh, yeah, I forgot…new coach. Won last year by 3 points….wow, I am not good in math like you nerds, so maybe you can help. Is that as big of a win as 51-7?

Just asking…face the truth Nerds, you got lucky last year. It was bound to happen eventually!

Brent Cunningham

July 22nd, 2009
11:25 am

The puppy fans flocking to every Tech story to say who cares lead me to think either 1)you do or you wouldn’t rush to say who cares, like an eight year old or 2) you really don’t care, but you have no life so why not waste your time on things you don’t care about. Either way, thanks.

Rob

July 22nd, 2009
11:27 am

I am a Georgia Fan, But I know Shawn Green My Son played football at Grayson. Shawn Green is a Stone COld Stud. I was hoping Uga would offer this Kid. He lived in Lowndes Backfield last year. He was unblockable. COngrats to Coach Johnson and his staff. This kid is a really good one.

chad

July 22nd, 2009
11:28 am

What will be the excuse this year when Tech beats that arse again?

SEC

July 22nd, 2009
11:30 am

Congrats Tech. This kid will be a good one. Prob one hell of a run stopper. 275 and still has his senior season. I’m a little disappointed with some of the UGA fans on here. They are probably the same ones who complain about the tech fans on UGA blogs. I am personally glad Tech beat us last year cause i would enjoy a better in state rivalry that what its been. Remember if you recruit all players from the stated it will also bring in more revenue with ticket sale with friends, family and teammates coming to watch them play. congrats. and we’ll see ya on the flats

SEC

July 22nd, 2009
11:31 am