Signings and more signings as early period continues

The early signing period for college athletics — all sports other than football — continues through Wednesday but let’s take a moment to get everybody up to date.

There have been several other players sign since my initial report on Wednesday, the first day of the weeklong early period. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Harold Doby, a 6-foot-6 swingman, became the third member of Georgia State’s 2010 class when he signed with the Panthers on Thursday. Doby averaged 21.1 points and 12.5 rebounds for Laney High as a junior last season. He joins DeVonta White (Roswell/Centennial HS) and Javonte Maynor (Snellville/South Gwinnett), who signed Wednesday.
  • Jordan McRae, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Liberty County High down in Hinesville, signed with the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday. McRae averaged 22.3 points per game as a junior. McEachern’s Trae Golden has committed to the Vols, too, but won’t sign until Tuesday.
  • Rion Brown, McRae’s Liberty County teammate and also a 6-5 shooting guard, signed with the Miami Hurricans during the same ceremony.
  • Khaalidah Miller, a 5-foot-9 guard at Atlanta’s Douglass High School, signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Bulldogs of Georgia. Miller, a four-year starter who averaged 21 points a game as a junior, is the highest ranked girls basketball prospect in Georgia. She’s considered No. 33 overall and the No. 7 guard by All-Star Girls’ Report. Miller joins center Arieal Johnson and point guard Ronika Ransford in the 2010 class.
  • Two players from Decatur’s Columbia High School signed on the dotted line Friday morning. Jershon Cobb, a 6-foot-4 combo-guard who averaged 22 points a game last season, sent a signed LOI to Northwestern University. Sam Mike, a 6-foot-7 center, inked with Georgia Southern. Mike averaged 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks a game for the Eagles.
  • Briana Williams, an all-state guard at Henry County High, signed a basketball scholarship with Mercer. She averaged 18.9 points last season.
  • Emily Schultz of St. Pius High signed a volleyball scholarship with the College of Charleston. Also a track and field standout, Schultz was named the 1-AAA Area Player of the Year this past season.
  • Kelsie Mattox of Alpharetta High signed to play softball for Western Kentucky. Mattow, a senior shortstop, is an all-region player and a two-time MVP for her team.
  • Adam Frazier, a shortstop at Oconee High School, signed on to play baseball at Mississippi State. He hit .510 as a junior last season.
  • A trio of Atlanta student-athletes signed softball scholarships with Georgia Tech this week: P Lindsey Anderson of Johns Creek, OH/IF Hayley Downs of Grayson and C Alysha Rudnik of Buford. Anderson was 5-AAA Player of the Year with a 0.76 ERA, Downs hit .425 and Rudnik hit .470 with 6 home runs to help the Lady Wolves win the state championship.
  • Jamee Carnes, a two-time all-state player at Gainesville, signed with a basketball scholarship at Wake Forest.
  • Brookwood’s Julia Westbrook signed a softball scholarship with Georgia.
  • Domonique Miller of Duluth signed a basketball scholarship with Stetson.

24 comments Add your comment

BobinBuford

November 13th, 2009
12:46 pm

Chip:

Northwestern University is in Evanston, not Chicago.

BobinBuford

November 13th, 2009
12:47 pm

Wow – first!!!

Hakeem Rubenstein

November 13th, 2009
1:07 pm

Only two comments on a UGA recruiting article ?? Has the Earth stopped
rotating around the sun ? This is unbelievable.
UGA fans ALWAYS believe that recruiting solves ALL PROBLEMS. Over the coming weeks we will start the grind on how great the new UGA football class is and how many 5 stars there are and the number of 4 and 5 stars who will go to UGA to , as usual, sit on the bench. Top 10 for the umpteenth year in a row. We all know the drill.
But we also know it dosen’t mean anything because another 3 loss minimum season is coming.

Saint Simons

November 13th, 2009
1:12 pm

((((( 45 42 )))))

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Calhoundawg

November 13th, 2009
1:15 pm

Hackeem, try reading the article first. This is about basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Nice try though. By the way, who is “we?”

OCDawg

November 13th, 2009
1:39 pm

So which basketball, volleyball, softball or baseball score is St Retard laughing about seeing as this isn’t a football piece?

Michael

November 13th, 2009
1:43 pm

as usual techies show themselves to be idiots, as well as losers in life

chatter

November 13th, 2009
1:49 pm

Michael look in the mirror. What do you see? The largest loooooooooooooooooser on the board.

Chip Towers

November 13th, 2009
2:06 pm

BobinBuford: My bad, thanks for pointing out. Been removed.

Monticello Dawg

November 13th, 2009
5:50 pm

UGA football- top ten 6 of last 8 years. You can probably count on one hand the number of schools that can match that, so yes recruiting does count.

stripling still solid with uga

November 13th, 2009
7:49 pm

The joke is on the dogs. I go to school with him and I am close friends with him and his parents.

He attended the gt virginia tech game as did his parents and that pretty much pushed them to gt. He has been a life long fan of gt and a career ending injury to a gt player opened up a spot for him in gt’s recruiting class.

The only thing that could possibly keep him from switching to gt would be for uga to win out. the win over gt would have to be over whelming for him to change his mind.

Even with that being said his parents are smart and value an education over a fb career.
so dogs fans be prepared for a kick in the another ass kicking on the field and with this recruit.

He is waiting on the hill to review his grades and his sat scores before the offer is ‘official’. That should be no problem for this smart young man.

For you disbelieving dog fans… he may not announce right away because he wants to keep the harrassment from dog nation to a minimum…. but announce for gt he will.

BANK ON IT!

CatsFly

November 13th, 2009
8:40 pm

If UNC can build a football team, why can’t UGa build a basketball team?

AdMan

November 13th, 2009
10:08 pm

Stripling is not stupid…he will sign with the Dawgs. Ga Tech currently is having success but they will not tbe able to sustain it long term. I’ll bet the house that Stripling signs with the Dawgs….The post above by his so called class mate is just an example of how low Tech fans will stoop. They have and always will have an incredible inferiority complex when it comes to Georgia…they just can’t help it. In the state of Georgia regardless of the records of both teams Tech will always be looked upon as a second class school.

Pauldingdawg

November 13th, 2009
10:26 pm

I go to school at South Paulding high school and am good friends with Ryan Ayers. Ryan is having second thoughts on the commitment he made to Tech earlier this year. He has become good friends with Mike Bobo and Rodney Gardner at Georgia who have done a great job of keeping in touch with Ryan and his family. Ryan will soon decommitt from Tech and sign with Georgia on signing day. He has made his intentions known to his family and close friends. Sorry Tech fans Ryan wants to play at the next level after college and going to Georgia will assure him of playing aganist the best competition possible each week making his chances of getting drafted high better than if he went to Tech. Get ready for the switch its coming…sorry Tech fans.

WTH

November 14th, 2009
7:02 am

Chip,

You should be concerned, these people on here know more about where these recruits are going than you do. Maybe you should get there contact info so you can stay on top of things better.

Karnak

November 14th, 2009
8:12 am

Sorry tech fans, but I have a friend whose mothers hairdressers lawn care boy said Dwyer will not sign with tech.

Also, sorry georgia fans, Herschel Walker will not sign with uga.

Geez, don’t you just love “insiders”.

Douglas

November 14th, 2009
5:27 pm

First of all, I don’t believe you. But why would anyone switch from GaTech to UGA? I’m an UGA alumni and UGA is now the 2nd best football in the state by Ga. Tech.

EAGLE 1

November 14th, 2009
6:55 pm

Congrats Jershon Cobb of Columbia!!! Northwestern was a excellent choice. Pac-10 will be one of the best conference in NCAA this year.
Plus Northwestern is a helluva institution!

ADVANCED HOME SECURITY

November 15th, 2009
12:50 pm

ADVANCED HOME SECURITY

Here’s something the recruits should think about. I was watching the Tennessee game on TV. Tennesse had a player that was seriously hurt and was down for sometime. I never saw Lane Kiffin come out to the field to check on or support his injured player. When I was watching the Georgia game, I saw a Georgia player go down hurt. (Just like the Tennessee injury.) I saw Mark Richt right there with him. I know which coach I would rather play for!

p.miller plays like he always has the mudd butts

November 15th, 2009
5:33 pm

can we please have some updates from what some of the top recruits thought about their time in athens this weekend

Chuck Uga

November 15th, 2009
6:43 pm

Doesn’t look like Mark Fox has been able to penetrate the AAU Coaching Mafia in Georgia. He is sure going to need some help to recruit in-State. The absolute hatred of UGA by all these basketball coaches is going to be a surprise to him. Nothing changes…he will have to find success by recruiting out-of-State players. AMAZING that Damon Evans hasn’t figured this out, but my guess is he was tuned down by every African-American candidate he contacted. they know the truth…UGA is a basketball graveyard in these coaches opinion. What a shame.

bill_in_atl

November 15th, 2009
9:45 pm

Congrats to Jershon Cobb on getting the scholly and choosing Northwestern. FWIW, Evanston is literally adjacent to the city limits of Chicago. (One side of Howard St is Evanston and the other side is Chicago). So it’s not like it was some big error. It used to take me 20 minutes to drive from the campus to Rush Street (unless it was Rush hour, no pun intended).

Jershon, if you’re reading this please be prepared for two things that will be hard to adjust to quickly, but you will have to. First, it will get cold in a HURRY and will stay cold for quite some time. And second, no matter what classes you’re taking now, you will be challenged in the classroom the minute you show up.

Be ready for those two things and you will do fine and you’ll be happy you made the decision.

Chip Towers

November 15th, 2009
10:50 pm

WTH: Hey, I just ask them what they’re going to do and write what they say. I can’t do anything about it if they’re lying. For the record, I don’t think Stripling’s lying. There are others way to handle a change of mind.

happy days are here again

November 16th, 2009
9:34 pm