Some positives for UGA from Kentucky game
It’s going to be a busy, compressed week, what with the Thanksgiving holiday coming, Georgia Tech and Georgia getting ready to tee off and the quarterfinals of the state high school playoffs upon us.
To get us started for the week I’m just going to give you a quick rundown of what’s out there regarding Tech and Georgia recruiting:
- Believe it or not there were some positives to come out of the Georgia-Kentucky game for the Bulldogs. According to Scout.com’s Chad Simmons, Valdosta tight end Jay Rome came to the game and said “the visit helped Georgia a lot. A whole lot.” The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Rome may be the top tight end in the South next year. He also likes Clemson and Florida.
- Both Scout and Rivals.com wrote stories over the weekend about Georgia being back in it for Washington wide receiver Antonio Goodwin. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Goodwin, who was also in Athens for the Kentucky game, is a four-star receiver in the Class of 2010 and committed to Auburn this past summer. But Goodwin says he has decided to “open back up his recruitment” and told UGASports.com’s Kipp Adams he plans to take official visits now to Georgia, Auburn, North Carolina and Tennessee. “Nothing really happened between me and Auburn, I just felt like I had committed really early and I wanted to check out some different schools,” Goodwin said. Of course, the Bulldogs are still in the hunt for another wideout for 2010.
- Meanwhile, I had a long conversation with Georgia Tech commitment B.J. Bostic of Jefferson County last week and wrote a piece on him last Friday. He never mentioned to me the possibility of flipping to Georgia but, according to GoJackets.com, that’s the big rumor going around after UGA assistants Mike Bobo and Willie Martinez attended Bostic’s playoff game against Thomasville this past Friday. Bostic told Dale McDuffie things could change if “anything weird happens” with Tech coach Paul Johnson (in other words, leaves for Notre Dame). But otherwise Bostic says he’s still committed to Georgia Tech.
Lots more to come today and this week so be sure to check back often.