3 Tech commitments invited to national All-Star game

Three members of Georgia Tech’s 2010 recruiting class were selected this week to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl.

AJC Super 11 quarterback/athlete B.J. Bostic of Jefferson County, DT Shawn Green of Grayson and DT Denzel McCoy of Northview were invited to play in the high school all-star game Jan. 2 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The game, in its third year of existence,  pits nationally-ranked high school all-stars from the East against others from the West. It competes with the UnderArmour (Jan. 2, Orlando) and U.S. Army (Jan. 9, San Antonio) All-America games.

Now for some other news and notes:

  • Word is that Union Grove athlete Jordan Akins is about to land a scholarship offer from Georgia. Akins is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound multi-skilled athlete who plays quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner for the Wolverines, depending on where they need him when. He received a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech last week and holds offers from Ole Miss, UConn, UCF and Jacksonville State. LSU reportedly is close to offering as well. Akins is an under-the-radar recruit because he played ball at a small Christian school last year before transferring back to Union Grove, where he began high school.
  • The three players generally considered the top wide receivers in the state are playing like it. Henry County’s Markeith Ambles (Tennessee), Gainesville’s Tai-ler Jones (Notre Dame) and Calhoun’s Da’Rick Rogers (Georgia), are the only wideouts on the AJC’s Super 11 team.  Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Jones leads the way with 46 catches for 801 yards and 12 TDs; Rogers has 40 catches for 767 yards and 12 TDs; and Ambles has 43 catches for 751 yards and 8 TDs. Looks like these young men have lived up to their lofty billings. . . .
  • Some of the best high school football players from DeKalb County will return to their athletic roots at Wade Walker Park on Saturday. The Central DeKalb Youth Association — of which I am an alumnus — will honor M.L. King’s Mack Brown (Florida), Stephenson’s Tyrone Cornileus (Miami), Loganville’s Storm Johnson (Miami), Gainesville’s Daunte Carr (Stanford), Stephenson’s Jabari Johnson (Kentucky), Stephenson’s Chris Sharpe (Louisville), Chamblee’s Artemus Norman (uncommitted) and Stephenson linebacker Franchiot West (uncommitted). Now high school seniors, starting on the 60-pound Central DeKalb Cardinals these players combined to win 30 championships, according to league president Tyrone Cornileus Sr.
  • Gainesville running back Teryan Rucker landed a pair of scholarship offers this week from Savannah State and West Georgia. Rucker, with 841 yards rushing, 160 receiving and 10 TDs, is a standout player on a team that features four Division I commitments in quarterback Blake Sims (Alabama), safety Daunte Carr (Stanford), llinebacker A.J. Johnson (Tennessee)  and Tai-ler Jones.
  • It will be a huge recruiting weekend at Georgia Tech for 2011 prospects. Among the recruits expected to be on The Flats this weekend are Pope OL Thomas O’Reilly, North Gwinnett QB C.J. Uzomah and Matthews, N.C., quarterback Christian LeMay.

39 comments Add your comment

WTH

November 6th, 2009
10:15 am

But I have been reading on the blogs lately that CPJ would not be able to recruit because of the offense. Wow, I was almost starting to believe the experts on the blogs. Not really.

Urban Cryer

November 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Just don’t try and poke anyones eyes out like that great Flordia linebacker and upstanding citizen Brandon Spikes. By the way Spikes’s brother is in prison for murder and apparently after watching the UGA game Saturday the apple doesn’t fall from the tree.

MyWhiskeyClear

November 6th, 2009
10:35 am

I still see too many of the best recruits headed out of state. But then again, you still have to be smart to play for Tech (something not as necessary for the “turf management” or “recreational sciences” majors at most other Southern institutions). At most big Southern State U’s, Management or Business is a tough and well-respected major. At Tech it is the easiest one we have (and still ranks higher than the one named “Terry” up in Athens). I’m just saying I wish there were more of the best recruits that would WANT to put in some extra classroom work to come play for Tech. But under CPJ Tech will continue to be more and more attractive to local recruits – live in ATL, have your family able to come see you play, get a good education, win some trophies that say “champion” on them and then go play for the NFL.

thrash223

November 6th, 2009
10:43 am

Yeah, CPJ will never get a big time WR (Stephen Hill?) or compete with the blue-chip players (was that 3 in the All-America Bowl?) or win recruiting in the state of GA (all 11 current commits from IN STATE?).

Oh, and that HS offense will never work either…(ranked top 10 in nation?)

It’s also well known that GT will never again win a National Championship in football due to the academic requirements and lack of SEC speed…(well that’s what CPJ has been told).

Keep up the great work CPJ, Go Jackets!

Madison

November 6th, 2009
11:16 am

Urban Cryer, Did you see the Helmet to head shot that Spikes’s got the second time he got his helmet ripped off? It was as dirty as anything he did and nothing was said about it.

Cuttysark

November 6th, 2009
11:34 am

Based on what all of the “experts” have been saying there is no way Georgia Tech will be able to recruit anybody under Paul Johnson. So how is it that 3 Tech recruits are playing in an all star game.

Georgia Tech is rolling and will do the same over Wake on Saturday. Paul Johnson will have the troops ready to play again despite those nagging injuries.

Go to http://isportsweb.com for more Georgia Tech Football articles and a story about “uniformgate.”

Tommy Tuberville

November 6th, 2009
11:42 am

Why don’t you let that go? Everyone else has.

G. Tampa Bedwetter

November 6th, 2009
11:44 am

Madison By your words “helmet to helmet” the defensive player is always in the wrong when he drops his head to spear with with helmet. Therefore; it is a dirty play, and just another in a long line of reasons why your hero would make a better fit as an inmate than he does as a linebacker.

Tommy Tuberville

November 6th, 2009
11:46 am

Urban Cryer, Why don’t you let that go?

mts315

November 6th, 2009
12:01 pm

In addition to these players in the O-D game. Ryan Ayers is playing in the Under-Armor Game.

ReptilesRule

November 6th, 2009
12:08 pm

Here it is almost a week and stupid Mutt fans are STILL crying. No wonder that GT is now the college football power in the state. Normally, I am an big SEC fan for all of our teams when they play out of conference and bowl games.. This year I will be a big Jacket fan for the Georgia game!!! GO GT!!!!

atl-xmen

November 6th, 2009
12:44 pm

what was said that pj wont be able to recruit the offensive players needed to win 9-10 games a year at this level. notice that they all three play defense..that ath/qb crap means that guy plays defense as well as qb for team without a real good qb….chime in when you see a 4-star running back joining tech..or a receiver for that matter

Pi$$ on a dawg

November 6th, 2009
12:56 pm

I hate UGAG, but the only reason Spikes’ helmet came off was because he was too stupid to buckle it up. He never snapped the bottom-right strap until the second time his helmet was knocked off.

Gerald Ball

November 6th, 2009
12:58 pm

Urban Cryer:

You are truly an evil human being. Loathsome, wretched, disgraceful. You are also a hypocrite. How many times has Richt not even suspended players who got arrested? And Richt game to Georgia from where? FSU of course. So much hypocrisy. You must be into politics, right?

WTH

November 6th, 2009
1:04 pm

xmen,

By the way, CPJ thinks the recruiting services ranking are full of crap.

I guess that UGA’s season sort of proves he is right.

WTH

November 6th, 2009
1:06 pm

xmen

By the way Stephen Hill was a four star receiver last year so I guess I can chime in now.

Denver Dog

November 6th, 2009
1:14 pm

I was reading the Tech comments and CPJ wouldn’t be able to recruite becuase of academics. HMMMM these young men must have gotten a lot smarter all of a sudden.

ATL

November 6th, 2009
1:22 pm

xmen, Tech is loading up on defense this year because we have to. Perkins out of Collins Hill might very well be upgraded to a four star when the new ranking come out. The rest of the class is defense an offensive linemen.

Paddy

November 6th, 2009
1:39 pm

xmen…chimming in here.. Stephen Hill is one that you say can never be recruited by CPJ. Think before you type, it saves embarrassment and it will make you look so much smarter.

Pi$$onaDawg

November 6th, 2009
1:53 pm

Xmen I heard UGA quit recruiting and now they just go straight to the Department of Corrections for players.

Madison

November 6th, 2009
2:25 pm

G. Tampa Bedwetter, It wasn’t a helmet to helmet it was a helmet to unprotected head and it was done by an offensive lineman. Look at the replay.

GA Tech Insider

November 6th, 2009
2:46 pm

atl-xmen, I suggest that you take a look at a culmination of the 2 year’s worth of recruiting classes before you start making disparaging comments about Paul Johnson’s. Last season, he went after QB’s offensive linemen, RB’s, and WR’s. This season, Paul’s concentrating on defense. He felt like he needed to get his “kind of guys” started in the offensive pipeline as quickly as possible, and that’s why he concentrated on offense his first year of recruiting.

Coach Johnson also realized that he would be losing several key defensive players so he has been concentrating on recruiting defensive players this season. This isn’t rocket science. But if you take a quick peek, he also plucked a few plums from each side of the aisle both recruiting seasons as well, like Charles Perkins, and Synjyn Days this season when Paul is concentrating mainly on defense, and last season, when he snatched up Julian Burnett and Rod Sweeting when he was going mainly after offensive players.

freshman Tight end

November 6th, 2009
2:54 pm

ATL XMEN IS AN IDIOT I SAY AGAIN….. How are you doing with all your 4 or 5 stars right now… now of that matters … Roddy Jones work for you 3 star? BAY BAY Thomas? 3 star…. bro you are delusional delusional young man PJ was winning 7 a year with NAVAL students…thats what the offense does… makes the playing field easier
please watch this so you can be filled in on what exactly is going on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcEoBaNWf2E&feature=related

freshman Tight end

November 6th, 2009
2:57 pm

XMAN watch this these are DIV 1 AA football players against your UGA boys when you guys actually had some COACHING running PJS offense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piNsYnvSGMk

freshman Tight end

November 6th, 2009
3:04 pm

So lowly GA southern scored 28 on UGAs defense in 04? damn what about DIV 1 players running this offense what can they do?

GT9

November 6th, 2009
4:56 pm

Good clip, freshman.
Bostic, Green, and McCoy are good looking athletes; gonna look even better in the white and gold.

It’s amusing reading “theories” and quotes from “experts” about why Johnson will not be successful.

Not Disappointed

November 6th, 2009
5:31 pm

POAD!!!!!!!!! What up? Let’s go Jackets!

Denver Dawg

November 6th, 2009
6:43 pm

I’m gay. I love Tech men.

jacketnation

November 6th, 2009
9:56 pm

Winning ball games and being ranked in the top ten is how your persuade athletes to come to your school. Now the academics are tough at Tech; compared to a B.A. is Trailer Park Management or a B.S. in Hawg Farming like they offer east of Atlanta. We have to recruit Athletes that can pass two semesters of Calculus. That other school recruits players that can do nothing more than write their names; with a Crayon.

GTAllDay

November 6th, 2009
11:31 pm

Tha key is coaching… with the right coaching a 2 star or 3 star player can develop… the lack thereof (coaching) is why UGAG is playing as they do now… otherwise, the 4 star player you got as a freshman doesn’t become any better so your team is 4-4… wat is UGA’s record now? I stopped watching after the loss the LSU game….

GTAllDay

November 6th, 2009
11:31 pm

Tha key is coaching… with the right coaching a 2 star or 3 star player can develop… the lack thereof (coaching) is why UGAG is playing as they do now… otherwise, the 4 star player you got as a freshman doesn’t become any better so your team is 4-3… wat is UGA’s record now? I stopped watching after the loss the LSU game….

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 6th, 2009
11:38 pm

Haha, UGAg thinks they can take one of our recruits after we offer a scholarship.

Please, little brother, please.

Lewis Skolnick

November 7th, 2009
8:35 am

To the dorg who hasn’t noticed, we already have backs – Roddy and Peeples are a sophs, Dwyer and Allen are juniors. But maybe you still remember Roddy?
Booger, are you on here today?

Dawg-Hatin' Jacket

November 7th, 2009
10:44 am

Lewis: I doubt they remember Roddy’s face but they certainly know what his backside looks like running away from them. Can anyone say “cloud of dust?”

THWG

Scooter

November 8th, 2009
9:24 am

I’ve been a Tech fan for forty years but I still hope for the best for UGA. It’s been a great rivalary for the most part. Just glad Tech fans have some bragging rights for a change. It’s been a long time coming. I do believe we’ll get by Duke but the UGA game has me worried. They have one of the best wide outs in the country and their other receivers are pretty darn good as well. As bad as our linebackers and DB’s cover people this is either going to be a high scoring game or UGA is going to win. Also lets not forget about their kick return game. One of the best, and a very big weak spot on our team. I think it’s going to be a very exciting game. GOOOOOOOO Tech!

Richt is awesome

November 8th, 2009
1:41 pm

Hey, Techsters. You do realize the All American game your recruits are playing in is the #3 All american game – you know the ones the psuedo all ameriican 3 star players play in. How many do you have in the 2 real All American games? Hmmm. And as far as winning the “in state” battle, you do realize that ourin state recruits are still higher ranked than the ones you have. So not exactly winning the battle there either. And when you say players have to be smart to get into Tech, are you talking Reggie Ball smart or Joe Hamilton smart? LOL. And when you say the players must be smart enough to pass 2 semesters of Calculus, you mean either that or least big enough to bully some child prodigy to take their tests for them. Keep it real, Techsters. At least do your homework before coming on here and talking smack. If you can’t do that, then stick to what you know which is Math and Science. And I say all this knowing full well you beat us last year and will probably do so this year too. Go Dawgs!!!

Jason Demko

November 9th, 2009
12:04 am

Tech games is a really much enjoyable game to play in the sense of enjoyment in SPORTS and it’s a lot thrilling moment.

BallGames

G Andrews

November 9th, 2009
12:35 pm

I’ll take 3 and 4 star players that will play as a TEAM over 5 star players that are only worried about themselves. One thing about CPJ is he is recruiting in GEORGIA and that means the UGA game will mean something again to GT players. To all the WHINEING UGA fans I am sorry yall can’t win the big games with your 5 star players.

Frank

November 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

It is funny to me how the gtu fans have replaced scu fans as the most delusional in college football. I must admit that scu has had more success against UGA during the last 18 years (with out cheating as per the NCAA) than has gtu. I really don’t hate tech, it goes much deeper than that.
THWGT!!!