There are few vacations in college football recruiting

I’m going away for a while.

No, I haven’t been arrested. I just have to squeeze in another week of vacation before the football season gets under way. I know, poor me. So there won’t be any new recruiting blogs posted here this coming Monday through Friday. I will keep this one up and running, however, and will check in on it when I can. Please take the opportunity to let me know some of the recruiting storylines you’d like to see covered upon my return and be sure to include any recruiting scoop and rumor you might run across so I can follow up on it.

Like the temperatures outside, things are starting to heat up on the recruiting trail. Prospects are starting to finalize where they want to take their five recruiting visits during the upcoming football season, teams are fighting to keep their many early commitments loyal and evaluations are hot and heavy on the Class of 2011. I’ll jump into all of that and more upon my return.

Until then . . .

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August 17th, 2009
12:57 am

It looks like the 2010 Georgia Tech recruiting class is all but filled. There are 2 more spots available. Probably will bring in a quarterback and a linebacker. Remember, Chris Jackson was just given a scholarship after his transfer from Alabama. A very good class, and an entire defensive backfield. Paul Johnson is just starting to recruit the state of Georgia.

Go to for more Georgia Tech Football articles. Go Jackets!


August 17th, 2009
3:32 pm

You might as well take another 3 or 4 months off, because the majority of potential recruits that haven’t committed by now are going to take all their official visits prior making up their minds in January or commitment day.


August 17th, 2009
3:54 pm

It will be alright with me if Chip Tower STAYS on permanent vacation – hr is boring and he really SUX!

Newton Co. Dawg

August 17th, 2009
4:57 pm

Enjoy your vacation Chip, please excuse the a$$holes here. They always have to rundown somebody. There are fans who enjoy your efforts!!!


August 17th, 2009
6:03 pm

well he already put this post up once, and they could not take the heated responses I guess, so it got taken down and put up again today.

Mister NFL

August 19th, 2009
11:27 pm

Sounds like Richt. Whining about wanting a “week off” during the summer so he wouldn’t have to recruit all summer against the SEC coaches with a real work ethic.

Just like he campaigned and won against the rule letting coaches outwork him during spring recruiting.


Go Gators

August 21st, 2009
9:52 am

Enter your The U.S. News & World Report college ratings are out today, and Georgia schools retained their rankings from last year for the most part.

I think the rankings influence where students go to college. (I also think many students are influenced by the “Colleges that Change Lives” franchise.)

Many people dismiss college status as a factor, but there’s evidence that where you go to school impacts how much you earn.

PayScale Inc., which compiles compensation data, says the median starting salary for Ivy League graduates is about 30 percent higher than that of liberal-arts college graduates. However, the study doesn’t address whether that pay differential is the result of a better education, or simply because the Ivies attract higher-achieving students in the first place. (I would also ask whether the Ivies attract better connected kids; it’s easier to end up at Goldman Sachs if your mother worked there.)

In its 2009 report, PayScale says the median starting salary for a University of Georgia graduate was $43,900, compared to $60,00 for a Harvard grad, $58,900 for a Georgia Tech grad, and $50,600 for an Emory grad.

I am sorry to report that PayScale also lists degrees that pay you back and teaching and journalism offer some of the lowest returns. The big money is in the STEM fields; science, technology, engineering and math.
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Sammy Jones

August 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

Not Disappointed

August 23rd, 2009
8:52 pm

Get back to work Dude!

Chip Towers

August 23rd, 2009
11:27 pm

Back from vacation. A new blog will be up in the morning. Looking forward to a great week!