LB Quayshawn Nealy becomes lucky No. 13 for Jackets

UPDATED 9 P.M. . . .

It wasn’t necessarily the clinching point for Quayshawn Nealy, but it surely didn’t hurt that he was in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in person to witness the Yellow Jackets’ historic win over Clemson in the ACC Championship Game this past weekend.

On Tuesday, the 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker committed to the Yellow Jackets.

“It was a great game,” Nealy said. “I really enjoyed that.”

Nealy, a three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com, said he chose Tech over Ole Miss and USF (South Florida). He also had scholarship offers from Georgia, Michigan, Kansas, Louisville, Purdue and Tulane.

“Well, [Georgia Tech] came into the ballgame late but, at first, they weren’t recruiting linebackers that hard,” Nealy said. “But when they did jump on the bandwagon they immediately jumped to the top of my list. I didn’t really know that much about them other than I had a cousin that graduated from there. I have relatives in Georgia, so they interested me.”

Nealy was asked what was the main reason he chose the Jackets over his other options. “I would say it would have to be the academics and the coaching,” he said. “Coach B.J. (Brian Jean-Marie) and me were able to really relate. He kept it real. And he talked about how I might be able to have early playing time, depending on how I do and how everybody else does once I get there.”

Nealy knows a little about winning, too. His undefeated Lakeland High team (12-0) plays Plant High in the Florida Class AAAAA semifinals on Friday. In the quarterfinals last week, Nealy blocked a punt and intercepted Georgia commitment Marc Deas and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown to clinch a 30-14 win over Osceola.

Nealy’s commitment gives the Yellow Jackets 13 pledges for the Class of 2010. Ten of those players are slated to play on the defensive side of the ball. He becomes their first commitment from outside the state of Georgia.

There is the possibility Tech could sign two or three more players, especially if any its many talented juniors opts to test the draft. Running back Jonathan Dwyer, defensive end Derrick Morgan, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and quarterback Josh Nesbitt are all juniors that have caught the notice of NFL scouts.

The Yellow Jackets currently have offers extended to defensive end Kareem Martin of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and inside linebacker Justin Parker of Beaufort, S.C.

For your edification, I give you . . .

GEORGIA TECH’s CLASS OF 2010

  1. OG Catlin Alford, Adairsville HS, Adairsville, GA
  2. CB Ryan Ayers, South Paulding HS, Douglasville, GA
  3. OT Morgan Bailey, Loganville HS, Loganville, GA
  4. CB B.J. Bostic, Jefferson County HS, Louisville, GA
  5. S Synjyn Days, Hillgrove HS, Powder Springs, GA
  6. DT Shawn Green, Grayson HS, Lawrenceville, GA
  7. S Fred Holton, Thomasville HS, Thomasville, GA
  8. S Isaiah Johnson, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, GA
  9. DT Denzel McCoy, Northview HS, Duluth, GA
  10. LB Quayshawn Nealy, Lakeland HS, Lakeland, FL
  11. RB Charles Perkins, Collins Hill HS, Suwanee, GA
  12. S Jake Skole, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, GA
  13. DE Anthony Williams, Union Grove HS, McDonough, GA

352 comments Add your comment

Augusta Jacket

December 8th, 2009
8:27 pm

GT GRAD

December 8th, 2009
8:28 pm

I say welcome to GT!

I hope this young man makes the most of his college experience!

Augusta Jacket

December 8th, 2009
8:28 pm

Chip, is the last commitment Tech is gonna be able to take in or are there any more open spots available in this year’s class?

Innocent Bystander

December 8th, 2009
8:28 pm

Welcome to Tech! You’ll love it here Quayshawn.

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:29 pm

Congratulations to this young man who just made a wise decision with his future playing for a program on it’s way to bigger and better things.

And yes…Georgia offered this kid as well.

PTC Jacket

December 8th, 2009
8:30 pm

Yeah, UGA offered this kid, as well as Auburn, Michigan, Virginia, and some others. Good pick-up. Welcome to GT!

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:30 pm

Augusta Jacket-

The only other spots that would be available are those of any of the juniors that leave early for the NFL.

Doc

December 8th, 2009
8:33 pm

31-24 hahahahahaha

UGA has an office at Clarke County Jail

December 8th, 2009
8:38 pm

The kid didn’t want to take a chance rooming with a felon, so naturally UGA was out.

Cuttysark

December 8th, 2009
8:38 pm

This kid is a very good tackler who was offered by many major programs, and is the first out of state commitment to the Yellow Jackets. That team going to the weed eater bowl offered him too.

The article about the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets winning the ACC Championship Game is now available for viewing on http://isportsweb.com. Bound for the BCS Orange Bowl on January 5, 2010. Great job Jackets!

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:39 pm

Doc-

It was 30-24 you moron. Good lord.

D.Ellis

December 8th, 2009
8:40 pm

Nice pick up for GT. Kid had some impressive offers from alot of schools around the country. He’ll be buttin heads with Ealy in no time.

Doc

December 8th, 2009
8:43 pm

Thanks BobElliot, just wanted to hear a Techie say the score! Sounds so sweet!
(((((((hahahahahha 30-24)))))))))))

Doc

December 8th, 2009
8:43 pm

Also it is Lord, not lord.

Herb

December 8th, 2009
8:48 pm

Doc. I hope you are over 18 because you sound very immature. You need to watch the replay of the Tech, Ga. game. You have nothing to crow about, with your 5 star players, you almost lost the game.

GT66

December 8th, 2009
8:49 pm

I wouldn’t get too excited over this young man. My nephew lives in Lakeland and says that “Q” has been arrested 6 times for numerous charges and had a disputed SAT score.

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:50 pm

Doc-

If you need hotel recommendations for Shreveport let me know. I can get some more priority club points through Holiday Inn Express.

Tom

December 8th, 2009
8:51 pm

Ah yes, poser UGA66 is back at it yet again.

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:52 pm

GT66-

Please….Georgia Tech wouldn’t have offered a kid that had been arrested, let alone six times. You’re full of it.

GreggJ

December 8th, 2009
8:52 pm

BOO! Maybe this kid will have a change of heart before being consumed in NERDVILLE!

wigdad

December 8th, 2009
8:53 pm

Also Doc, your team is going to La. in some unheard of bowl. I hear the fried possum there is very tasty. Enjoy.

BobElliot

December 8th, 2009
8:53 pm

GT66-

What’s even more funny and pathetic is you would have had a prior conversation about this three star recruit in Lakeland with your nephew, and your nephew happens to know what this kid’s personal life is all about? LOL.

You’re as big of an idiot as Doc is.

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:01 pm

To the stupid bulldog who said Tech was limited to eleven letter of intent, we have sixteen basketball players on roster, fourteen have scholarships,you don,t know your bulldog butt from a hole in the ground.Go lick yourself the way uga does on the fifty yard line.

Tom

December 8th, 2009
9:02 pm

Just do an ajc.com search on “GT66″ (at top of webpage)……this duh mass gets exposed for the nadlicking poser he is at every turn.

Brad in Jasper

December 8th, 2009
9:03 pm

Quayshawn, Knowshon, Washaun, Rantavious, Le-a (Ledasha) – fresh material for the baby name book.

Dan Marino

December 8th, 2009
9:03 pm

Quayshawn Nealy, prepared to be destroyed by Washaun Ealey!

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:06 pm

Most bulldogs can,t even pass their drivers test,then they beat up girls ,get drunk ,bust out tail lights , get arrested good ole Mark sits them out for one play then sends them out to get drunk and busted over and over.

Tom

December 8th, 2009
9:06 pm

IsoToner Dan, if Ealey stays eligible long enough to ever face Nealy, it’ll be an academic miracle worthy of the pre-Jan Kemp days.

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:11 pm

Doc half ga team or gang members, the athens police arrest one almost every week.

ACC CHAMPS

December 8th, 2009
9:11 pm

By Lester Munson
ESPN.com
Archive
Federal legislation that could lead to a college football playoff tournament will move a step closer to reality on Wednesday in a hearing before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will consider a bill that would allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit any bowl game from calling itself a “national championship” unless the game is “the final game of a single elimination post-season playoff system.” The subcommittee is expected to vote on the proposal on Wednesday after a line-by-line consideration of the bill.

Ealey stated he has concerns

December 8th, 2009
9:12 pm

Ealey said he really liked that UGA embraces thugs. “We stand out throughout our college years with penalties on the field and arrest records off it. After college we either wear an NFL uniform or a striped one. We like to stay classy.”

B'Ham Jacket

December 8th, 2009
9:15 pm

Good articles on Tech without the UGA BS on: http://isportsweb.com/

wigdad

December 8th, 2009
9:16 pm

We need to try to hook

‘m

We need to try to hook up

We need to hook Doc, up with m. They would make a lovely couple. Neither of them have a brain in their head. They could babble to each other, and leave the rest of us alone.

Ramblor

December 8th, 2009
9:17 pm

Chip, why no interviews badgering UGA’s commitments regarding the coaching changes. Why not constantly questioning whether they are second guessing their choice of school, or if they are thinking of going elsewhere. That’s all you could come up with for GT when Gailey was leaving. Putz.

Mac

December 8th, 2009
9:17 pm

It looks like Doc needs to lay off the retard sandwiches.

NRBQ

December 8th, 2009
9:17 pm

Augusta Jacket:

Try reading the article start to finish before posing
imbecilic questions.

That is all.

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:18 pm

When Ray goof was at ga he asked a former player to help him recruit some players that could at least read and write that the ones he had couldn,t even copy a paper written by a tutor.

Seriously?

December 8th, 2009
9:19 pm

Nothing like a “nearly” three star…lol!!!

Mac

December 8th, 2009
9:19 pm

Greg J you could lay off them as well.

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:23 pm

You guys are funny, guess you don,t remember Fla. winning sec in the nineties every year ,but lost seven out of eight to Bobby Bowden , guess Fla State was sec champs then, since Fla dominated your jv Bulldog team.

Mac

December 8th, 2009
9:24 pm

Furman Bisher, why don’t you quit hiding behind the legendary Furman Bisher’s name? Come on out so I can knock the piss out of you!

patriots75

December 8th, 2009
9:31 pm

Furman Bisher, you need to check your source, Joe did graduate,the story was in print around a month ago.

wigdad

December 8th, 2009
9:35 pm

I agree with Mac, anyone that would pose behind Furman Bisher’s name is an idiot. He was a great newsman. Shame on you. Go have another beer and a chew. You guys are why I hope that you will never win another game. By all indications, most of your team will be in jail, by next season anyway.

Denver Dog

December 8th, 2009
9:36 pm

Good luck to this young man

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:38 pm

Ga rated in top five recruiting every year,still don,t stack up to fla, ala, must be Mark coaching these boys down , can,t touch ala, fla,Spurrier was right no disicipline,and coaching them down Techs class rated 41 and we almost beat you ,shouldn,t be close , but we,ve got a great coach so we probally beat you in future with your top rated class.

wigdad

December 8th, 2009
9:43 pm

Where is Doc, and “m”? Need to get two idiots on at the same time.

YELLOWJACKET

December 8th, 2009
9:45 pm

Ga should be top five every year with all these great recruiting classes,whats up with that rated no. 4 right now ,bet they under perform next year to.But you guys keep bragging about top five recruiting class every year that can,t beat Fla. and Ala. must be your coaching.

Big G

December 8th, 2009
9:46 pm

Seriously?

We all see where your 4 and 5 star recruits have gotten you; 9-4 2008 and 7-5 2009. Kids need to be coached up, not coddled like Richt does. We are 1-1 with uga. It is going to get ugly as long as Paul Johnson is our head coach.

Like a punch to the face...

December 8th, 2009
9:59 pm

Welcome to Tech Gayshawn

booger

December 8th, 2009
9:59 pm

I guess chip doesn’t like us. Or he’s gone to bed.