Synjyn Days chooses Georgia Tech over Oklahoma State

UPDATED AT 12:57 P.M. WITH NEW INFORMATION THROUGHOUT . . .

Synjyn Days of Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs committed on Friday to Georgia Tech over Oklahoma State. And make no mistake about it: He’ll play quarterback for the Yellow Jackets.

Synjyn Days, who runs the triple option at Hillgrove High, will play quarterback for Georgia Tech next season.

Synjyn Days, who runs the triple option at Hillgrove High, will play quarterback for Georgia Tech next season.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound high school senior is generally listed as “athlete” by the recruiting services. But Tech coach Paul Johnson and quarterbacks coach Brian Bohannon assured Days they wanted him under center. That was a big factor in Days heading to The Flats.

“Yes, sir, I’m playing quarterback,” Days said shortly after making his decision public during an announcement Friday afternoon at Hillgrove. “Oklahoma State was recruiting me as a “Wolf,” which is kind of a linebacker/defensive position. But I wanted to play quarterback in college. I feel like I can contribute with my passing and running abilities and being able to read coverages.”

The Hawks run a triple-option offense similar to Georgia Tech’s flexbone. Days said he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for more than 500 as a junior last season.

“It’s almost the exact same,” said Days, who also considered Louisville, N.C. State, Kansas State, Toledo and Eastern Michigan. “I feel like it will be an easy transition for me from high school to college.”

It could end up being a two-for-one deal for Georgia Tech. Day’s “little brother,” Jabari Hunt-Days, is a standout junior as a fullback and linebacker.

“We want to go to the same school,” Synjyn said. “We hope Georgia Tech offers him. We’re going to pray that they do.”

Days becomes the Yellow Jackets’ 12th commitment of the 2010 class. They currently have only 13 scholarships to give.

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Vick=Dog killing thug

August 28th, 2009
12:26 pm

Sept 5th right around the corner. Can’t wait to see my dawgs tear up some cowboys!

Okie State Fan

August 28th, 2009
12:49 pm

After we get done with your dawgs, you’re gonna wish you had given them to Vick instead of coming to Stillwater.

rainman

August 28th, 2009
12:57 pm

Hey Chip — what’s his 40 time?

Dooley

August 28th, 2009
12:58 pm

Vick=Dog killing thug, tell me again, what does your comment have to do with this article? Go check on the french fries. They are burning.

the real Old Gold

August 28th, 2009
1:06 pm

“Oki State fan” Threatening bulldogs fans on a Georgia Tech blog does nothing. We hat the dogs, so you’re preaching to the choir. But I suspect you might be too stupid to realize that.

3Gen

August 28th, 2009
1:07 pm

He’s coming in as a QB, not DB Chip Dawg.

Pi$$onaDawg

August 28th, 2009
1:07 pm

Good Luck kid. Hit the books and the weightroom. Glad to have you. Keep blogging Dawgs you have a few days until Joe Cox has his first L since kennygarden.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

August 28th, 2009
1:17 pm

Great to have you at GT, Synjyn. As the poster stated above, focus on your studies in the classroom. That will be a much more important transition for you than moving into the CPJ offense.

Go Jackets!!

jacketbacker

August 28th, 2009
1:21 pm

welcome synjyn…..look forward to seeing you on the flats!!

YellOJacket

August 28th, 2009
1:25 pm

Welcome to Tech! Can’t wait to see you putting those kind of rushing yards up here!!!

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 28th, 2009
1:35 pm

Synjyn Day is ranked #75 in the state of Georgia – not #75 in the USA. Should fit in perfectly at Tech and sit on the bench right next to what’s his name who broke his collarbone.

Techfan

August 28th, 2009
1:38 pm

Glad we got a QB in this class. Check out this guy running the option in high school:

http://profiles.berecruited.com/cgi-bin/showprofile.pl?action=ShowProfile&section=M&id=194923&movie=49808096

He’s a beast!

GA Tech Insider

August 28th, 2009
1:39 pm

rainman;

Synjyn is 6′ 2″, 205 lbs, and runs a 4.45 40.

SynJynKynZyn

August 28th, 2009
1:40 pm

…congratulations my son…

GA Tech Insider

August 28th, 2009
1:41 pm

By the way, rainman, Synjyn has been at GA Tech’s Elite Camp the past two years and was the standout QB. He’s a keeper; perfect for our offense.

Woohoo!

August 28th, 2009
2:07 pm

Welcome aboard! Great choice and we look forward to seeing you (and hopefully your brother) on the field together soon.

Jacket-n-Athens

August 28th, 2009
2:09 pm

Welcome Synjyn! We are proud to have you and look forward to many exciting moments watching you at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

collegeballfan

August 28th, 2009
2:09 pm

Can we please get a LB with that 13th spot? Thanks.

GTRuff

August 28th, 2009
2:12 pm

add one more DE and 2 quality receivers, throw in a kicker and this class is well represented at all positions

Burdell

August 28th, 2009
2:12 pm

I can’t believe that he is a soph. in that video above. He looks like a Senior playing against 7th graders.

David

August 28th, 2009
2:14 pm

Beating UGA for the next 10 years is going to be so much fun. Welcome, Synjyn, it’s good to have you.

Okie State Fan

August 28th, 2009
2:17 pm

the real old gold, i was responding to the little doggie who posted first. the cowboys are about to bite into those little doggies til they can’t bark no more.

Dawg Pound

August 28th, 2009
2:29 pm

He signed with Tech. He can’t be too good. Lets be honest bumble bees!!

BIG BEE

August 28th, 2009
2:35 pm

DAWG POUND, just one question–who did you sign with?

gt fan

August 28th, 2009
2:37 pm

Yes, because Jonathan Dwyer (#1 rated nfl rb prospect) isn’t very good…or last year’s entire d-line which will all be playing professionally this year save for Morgan, who will be a high draft pick next year or the year after. Come on dawgpound, you can do better than that…or maybe you can’t.

GA Tech Insider

August 28th, 2009
2:39 pm

The next slots that will be filled, as scholarships open, will probably be DE, OL, and LB, with the OL and LB possibly being flipped, depending on commitment timing, etc. There’s also a possibility of another QB.

Keep in mind, some of these later commitments may be coming in as gray shirts for the following season, or filling in for the coming season as players opt to leave the program for various reasons.

KG

August 28th, 2009
2:50 pm

Chip, the offense that he runs in high school is the “Wing T” and the offense that TECH runs is called the “Triple Option.” How the hell do you media guys not know this? The morons at fox sports can’t get it right either, how are you guys to report football news if you don’t know anything about football?

db

August 28th, 2009
3:04 pm

Great video. He’s got moves and he’s big and fast. Welcome to GT, we’re looking forward to you being here.

GA Tech Insider

August 28th, 2009
3:05 pm

KG;

Synjyn, runs the Spread/Triple Option, Wishbone, Wing T, and a few other Offenses at various times; check some of his films.

Cut Chip some slack.

db

August 28th, 2009
3:05 pm

BIG BEE <— I think Dawg Pound signed with Kibbles n Bits. ;)

AlabamaRamblinwreck

August 28th, 2009
3:06 pm

I realize the competition faced in the video in no where up to what this guy will face, but half of the issue with the triple Option is familiarity, and that is already a non-issue. He will be freed up to utilize his obvious athleticism, and with CPJ at the helm, he will play like a 5-Star recruit. UGA is very afraid. The more they howl on our posts, the more I realize this fact.

Go Jackets!!

reebok

August 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

this is the sort of player that Tech now CAN get, because of our offense…a fair tradeoff for some wide receivers and pro-style QB’s that we won’t be able to get.

welcome to The Flats, young man!!!!

dawgie style

August 28th, 2009
3:32 pm

WIth a nmae like Syngyn he ought to fit right in with the rest of you towel heads!!!!

db

August 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

dawgie style <—– ignorant

Hey Dogtards

August 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

“Chip, the offense that he runs in high school is the “Wing T” and the offense that TECH runs is called the “Triple Option.” How the hell do you media guys not know this?”

Uhhhh, KG, you know the triple option is not an offense right? It is a PLAY. That’s like saying Florida runs the QB Veer offense.

GA Tech Insider

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

dawgie style;

I hope you remember your stupid comment every time Syngyn blows past your heralded Dawg defenders, just like Jonathan Dwyer and Roddy Jones did to them last season.

Tom

August 28th, 2009
3:47 pm

And KG, Tech does NOT run the “triple option”, either.

I mean, since we’re discussing getting facts straight and all….

BigTimeTECHFan

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

Wow- He’s fast on the field or he played some real slow players. Looks like he has real good vision on the field which will be greate for CPJ’s offense. Jacksonville St is so close, hope we win.

FBR

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

Techfan—You have no idea what you’re talking about. A beast?? You’re an idiot. This dude is ranked as the #41 QB in the land. Keep on signing those “beasts”.

George P. Burdell

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

KG, I have to agree with Hey on what you “call” a particular offense. It doesn’t matter what you call it, its very obvious from watching the clip of his highlights that there are a lot of similarities to the Tech Option Based Offense, which is a good thing. Even last year, there were a couple of games, Jax. St. in particular, where we only ran a handful of true Triple Option plays. What would you call our offense on the majority of plays in that game? And before all the doggies jump on the HS Offense mantra, every offense run in college is run in HS to some extent, including the Pro Set. The real key is the adjustments you make based on what the defense is doing I’ll put my faith in Paul that he is going to win that battle many more times than he loses it.

This QB looks like he will be a great fit for our system and I for one am very glad he’ll be spending his 4 years on the flats.

BankerDawg

August 28th, 2009
3:53 pm

Tom beat me to it, but technically the triple option is a play, not an offensive scheme….

But that has been discussed ad nauseum by almost everyone.

Days looks good. If that 40 time is legit relative to his body size, he should turn out to be quite a player for you guys, be it QB or pretty much anywhere.

GO DAWGS!

Sting 'em Buzz

August 28th, 2009
4:13 pm

welcome to the Flats

Cheese

August 28th, 2009
4:13 pm

Looks like the Heir apparent to Nesbitt

dandydawg

August 28th, 2009
4:13 pm

Oh my God… I can see some great battles coming between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Can we say football will be king in the State of Georgia…

It don’t get no better than this…. Great pick up by Tech.. This kid is going to be awesome!

Pensacola dawg

August 28th, 2009
4:23 pm

Hope his mama knows how dangerous the tech campus is…I mean maybe both of her boys subjected to muggings and robbery…pray for his safety and good luck.

Tbone

August 28th, 2009
4:23 pm

I can tell by the way he holds the football in the picture….the first time a red G helmet hits him its a fumble, baby. Hence the name, triple fumble offense. Dooley was right, when you let a 19 year old QB have several choices to toss to……the rock is gonna find the rug.

Cuz

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

Good pickup Jackets, looks like he will fit in PJ’s system well. He should get a good education also. Good luck Synjyn. Well except for one game every November.

Maybe the reason so many Dawgs are on here is because on the front site it is listed as a UGA story. I wonder if I should apply for proofreader at the AJC?

Knute

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

Even as a Tech Fan, I think “Dawg Pound” has a point. Synjyn may not have all the tools most
schools look for to run their offense, but I love players with heart. UGA recruits so many blue chip players every year, but have little to show for it. Stafford and Moreno!!! Great players!!! USC would have won a title! All we can do is recruit potential “Vicks” with a thought process and heart. Gotta love Johnson. Love Richt too! Hope he’s at UGA another 30 years! Listen to the heart, Bee(t)s

Tbone

August 28th, 2009
4:36 pm

Give me a break….if I had a dime for every mid-level recruit that “supposedly” ran a 4.45 40, I’d be rich.
…..maybe from the Varsity to Bobby Dodd stadium with a stolen lap-top under his arm.

HooBoy

August 28th, 2009
4:48 pm

He should just make sure he wears his flack jacket off the field as well.