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.