Clemson commit Robinson may flip if Tech offers

If Georgia Tech had a scholarship to offer, Darius Robinson might flip on Clemson and commit to the Yellow Jackets today.

That wasn’t his words exactly but it certainly was the inference of this dynamic defensive back from Atlanta’s Westlake High.

“It’s really interesting because Georgia Tech is one of my favorite schools and has been a long time,” said Robinson, who committed to the Tigers on July 30. “I have a lot of friends there and my family has always liked Tech and would probably like the idea of me staying close to home for college. I’m committed to Clemson but I’d probably have to open things up if Tech offered.”

The Jackets are clearly thinking about it. Robinson said he has remained in communication with Tech cornerbacks coach Charles Kelly and wide receivers coach Buzz Preston and that Kelly recently called to ask him if he was still interested.

Robinson responded with a resounding “yes.”

Robinson said the Jackets told him this summer they did not have a scholarship to offer him. As it is, the Yellow Jackets actually already have commitments for all 13 scholarship slots they will have open for next fall with two other firm offers already extended (DE Kareem Martin of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and LB Justin Parker of Beaufort, S.C.).

Unless, that is, some additional spots come open. Several Tech juniors could opt to enter the NFL draft.

“[Georgia Tech] said depending on how many of those guys leave this year I might get an offer,” Robinson said.

That said, the Tigers aren’t going to walk away quietly. Clemson coaches came by Westlake High on Wednesday. Auburn, Michigan, South Carolina and Tennessee have dropped in, too.

Too bad for Tech it doesn’t have a full boat of 25 scholarships to offer this season. There are a number of good players that would like to sign on with the ACC champions. On Thursday, assistant coach Mike Sewak was at Camden County High School and met with running back Ean Days.

195 comments Add your comment

OldDawg

December 10th, 2009
5:26 pm

The gospel according to CPJ……IF you committ to tech…it means something..no more visits!
Committ to anyone else…..THEN the word committ takes on another meaning entirely!!!!

Can you say HYPOCRIT???

OldDawg

December 10th, 2009
5:28 pm

OOPS…FORGOT…gt ORANGE BOWL BOUND…BUT 2ND BEST IN THE STATE…30-24!!!!

JMar

December 10th, 2009
5:31 pm

Please stop talking, OldDawg. You’re giving us Dawg fans a bad name.

Chuckles

December 10th, 2009
5:33 pm

On to SHREVEPORT, old dawg!

JV

December 10th, 2009
5:35 pm

OldDawg – I’m not a Tech fan, but it seems that you have reading comprehension issues. Tech has not offered the kid – it is Robinson who said he would consider switching if an offer were made.

Innocent Bystander

December 10th, 2009
5:36 pm

OldDawg- Can you spell HYPOCRITE? Or COMMIT for that matter?

Miiiiiiiami

December 10th, 2009
5:36 pm

OldDawg- better hurry and make your reservations quick, or all the king-sized beds will be sold out in the Motel 6 in Shreveport. Then where will you and your cousin sleep?
http://www.motel6.com/ms/check-availability.do?property=2005

Billy

December 10th, 2009
5:36 pm

Plus, I think that it might be good for you to learn to spell, olddawg.

guruoffense

December 10th, 2009
5:37 pm

about $15 million difference in tech”s bowl compared to georgia’s bowl!

Cuttysark

December 10th, 2009
5:38 pm

It appears that the kid wants to go to a school that plays for championships and goes to a BCS Bowl Game. This is interesting and I will sit back and see how it all plays out. In the meantime, I’m sure all of the negative comments will begin non stop. They are very amusing to read.

Go to http://isportsweb.com for a review of the ACC Championship Game and other Georgia Tech Football related articles. Go Jackets!

Tom

December 10th, 2009
5:39 pm

OldDawg, there is nothing hypocritical about recruiting kids committed elsewhere while asking your recruits to end their recruiting with their commitment to you.

Each coach-commitment relationship is unique. If the other coach doesn’t have the same rule, that’s his choice/issue…..not Johnson’s. Absolutely nothing hypocritical about that.

You really should consider understanding a word before trying to use it.

Dawghater

December 10th, 2009
5:41 pm

How times have changed. Hey “Old Dawg: so your new position is success is now determined by one in state rivalry game, more wins than losses and any bowl game you can get.

We will use conference championships, our entire body of work during the season and a trip to a BCS game.

Enjoy Shreveport!

UGA 2010

December 10th, 2009
5:42 pm

hey chuckles, heres something to chuckle bout…..30-24!!!!! 2ND best in the state……

Stinger

December 10th, 2009
5:44 pm

All Dawg fans would love to swap places with where our football program is today and where theirs is. We are Conference Champions moving in the right direction. We have won 20 games in 2 yrs. and UGA is a 6 or 7 game winner program. They start out # 1 one year and unranked the next.
Our recruiting is getting ready to explode.

olddawg

December 10th, 2009
5:44 pm

I sorry i have had no sort of edyokashun. i live in a trail park and never made it past kindergarden!

flapjacket

December 10th, 2009
5:45 pm

Question: Does it bother you dog fans that, even though you won the game against us, your coach still votes us higher than you in the Coach’s Poll? Voted us #11, you nowhere. You did get a sympathy vote from Bobby Bowden, though.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2009-final-coaches-ballots.htm

Paul Johnson

December 10th, 2009
5:45 pm

Stop by the Joke by Coke this afternoon to see my new mangina. I am now a fully transgendered woman. No more tucking. I love my mangina and will soon punch a UGA fan in the face with it because I’m a bad-arse and that’s how I roll.

school for boys

December 10th, 2009
5:46 pm

wow a three star 53rd rank corner in the country. eat it uga. our class rank is bound to be better than 37th in the country now. we are winners i can feel it. BBBBBUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZ

Tom

December 10th, 2009
5:47 pm

Eric Zeier was right……Georgia fans aren’t bright.

TML

December 10th, 2009
5:48 pm

This is CMR’s (and OldDawg’s) biggest nightmare – turning in-state recruits to The Flats. CMR already has to deal with Meyer, Saban, Chizik, and Kiffin in his own conference. If he gets serious blowback from CP”Goferit”J, we could be seeing the demise of Athens.

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Casey

December 10th, 2009
5:48 pm

Notice how Georgia fans are usually the FIRST ones to post, while the rest of us work?

OldDawg

December 10th, 2009
5:49 pm

BS Dawghater….not what you were saying this time last year was it? HUH? didnt think so!

And if you use a BCS game to measure success it has been a longggggggggg time since GT experienced any…success that is….first major appearance in 43 years…and have not won one in 53 years…and would not be playing in this one if you were in any conference other than the weak azz acc!

And jmar…you are no Dawg…either that or you read no UGS blogs for the past year!!!

Like I said….GT…second best college football team in the state of Ga.

JV you may want to read again…it did say that GT coach had called him to let him know they were still interested!

GooberDawg

December 10th, 2009
5:50 pm

You dont no nuthin u Tekies!! Dawgs has got th sweagger babee!! If th refs hadnt screwd us we be nashnul champs ever other year!!!

Stinger

December 10th, 2009
5:52 pm

Casey, I guess the fast food business is slow this time of the year. Old dawg, Super Size that order for me.

GT B-School

December 10th, 2009
5:55 pm

Mark Richt still voted GT higher than UGA after UGA won!?!?!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

YOUR OWN COACH THINKS YOU GUYS ARE JOKES!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Enjoy Shreveport Clowns!!

Hal Mumme

December 10th, 2009
5:56 pm

ACC BBBWWAAHHAA, talking trash about tech’s acc championship bbbWWAABBWWAA D O U C H E S 30-24 BBwwwww…NICE “stadium”BBBWWAAAA Downward spiral began…..joke offense that everyone has figured out….BBBWWAAA.Rings last yearBBBWWAAAA…Free Cokes to attend.BBBWWAAA…#2 even in Atlanta..BBBWWAAAAHHHAAA

Hal Mumme

December 10th, 2009
5:58 pm

30-24 (against the “best” the ACC has to offer)
Scoreboard Suckas

Hal Mumme

December 10th, 2009
6:02 pm

I a loser and i like boys and i never attened uga but day still my favrite school.

gtyj2

December 10th, 2009
6:06 pm

please if you uga fans had a choice of goin to a BCS bowl and a conference championship and loosing to Tech or beating Tech but goin to a Shreveport bowl you would take winnin the SEC and a BCS bowl bid everytime dont act like you wont

Richt STILL voted GT higher than UGA

December 10th, 2009
6:10 pm

You clowns are just pathetic

You win, but your own coach knows it was a fluke! HAHAHAHAHAH

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2009-final-coaches-ballots.htm

Shreveport here come the pathetic pups and their degenerate fans!

Gerald Ball

December 10th, 2009
6:11 pm

Ean Days should grayshirt. While I want all Georgia kids, especially at powerhouses like Westlake, to go to Georgia Tech, this Darius Robinson fellow should be doing all that he can to early enroll at Clemson. Georgia has a lot of DBs in this class anyway, and really needs to concentrate on DLs and LBs.

However, if a good athlete from a great program wants to come badly, then Tech should probably find a way to shoehorn him in. But if I was Robinson, I would be making plans to go to Clemson until I had an offer in hand. Their gain, Tech’s loss.

Texas A&M

December 10th, 2009
6:13 pm

We will hang 100 on UGA for you GT. They will come home from Shereport a bunch of losers. Oh wait, they already are a bunch of losers. BBBBWwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Let's Talk About UGA!

December 10th, 2009
6:15 pm

OldDawg,
Go DAWGS!
You tell ‘em. This bunch of silly bees who think they can top the SEC!
Our DAWGS are the #1 team in the NATION!
Go DAWGS!.
Who has 1,980 national championships?
We do!
Go Dawgs!
Gotta go. Time to take my meds.

Go DAWGS!
We can run our yappers as loudly and proudly as we want because our DAWGS are the real deal!
Go DAWGS!

Atl Xman

December 10th, 2009
6:17 pm

haha..stinger ga tech has a 3 rate program in one of the worst conferences in football. you havent won anything special and uga has 4-5 stars coming in each and every year while tech has a ton of div 1aa talent coming in now that pj has the high school offense in action..believe me it would take about 10 more years of 7-5 and losing to tech 9-10 years..haha..thank for the funny comments though…

Atl Xman

December 10th, 2009
6:21 pm

uga never has to worry about losing the recruiting battle to pj and the high school offense yellow jackets…now ga southern might have to worry..=)

outsider

December 10th, 2009
6:21 pm

im not a uga fan nor am i a tech fan but i think it is funny that the first time in a decade tech is going to a better bowl than georgia has tech fans running their mouths like they have been doing it for sometime now– they need to accept the fact the tech is the 2nd best in the state and will be for a while

Atl Xman

December 10th, 2009
6:26 pm

hang 100 on uga like tech hung 60 on uga..oh wait,,that high school offense showed up and only score 24..tech will always be well behind uga..live with it tech fans..8-5 doesnt come around very often for uga.

can you say reload…=)

Nick Satan

December 10th, 2009
6:39 pm

Tech fans have a good time, first in 42 years you get to go to a top bowl game. Maybe you can get it down to 30 years next time!!!!!

that game meant everything to tech

December 10th, 2009
6:44 pm

so this kid wants to be another jackette flagboy….lmfao..give him a baton and sign it Paul’s Johnson….GOOD EVENING bug fans…fireflys…flagboys….30 to 24…24/7..352 more days….enjoy!

Paddy

December 10th, 2009
6:45 pm

AtlXman…I hope you are correct with that “reload thing”. Nothing would please me more. If we don’t have a change in attitude and apptitude that reload is going to jam. We have alot of work to do. Many internal problems to overcome. Really good programs reload. Can’t in all honesty say we are a real good program right now. Like you, I will be watching closely this off season for signs of life!

Tech fans are RIGHT!

December 10th, 2009
6:49 pm

i fell outta the trailer park on my drunk rear end and when i woke up i washed my red neck clean..got in my pick-up and hauled dirt all day……i am uneducated and so on…but one thing i know……………..its 30 to 24..24/7 for 352 more days………lmfao and rolling on the floor!.. with a female tooo..not flagboy!!!!!! have fun in Miami nerdos i could care …less..30 to 24

alabama

December 10th, 2009
6:52 pm

Ga was picked no 1 last year no. 13 this year and their not even in the top twenty.Spurrier was right you r coach,s can,t coach, and all you do is brag about beating ga tech and their recruiting is not rated in the top 30, but you guys are in the top 5 every year.So flap those jaws,nothing to brag about your supposed to beat them every year.Rex Robinson said it best undiciplined players and coach,s.When you can beat Bama or Fla then brag course you can,t. We would send you losers back to athens with your tail tucked bettween your puppy legs. Make you look like a jv team.You bunch of losers.

Paul's flagboys Johnsons

December 10th, 2009
6:52 pm

what has georgia done since 1980?, we are 1 and 1 against Georgia..and its just a game , not the super bowl or something”"” quotes on november 30th by the former Army commander about the ga/tech game…go back to ga. southwestern coach…or come to athens with them alligator mouthed quotes next year….352 more dayss for the Head bug…or bug that gives good..to flagboys all over north avenue

Alabama Jack

December 10th, 2009
6:53 pm

You can’t teach an olddawg new tricks, in fact if they are dawg fans, you can’t teach them anything while their cousins are out turning tricks.

come to think of it

December 10th, 2009
6:54 pm

your right …Johnson looks kinda like a cross between Otis on Andy Griffith and Frankenstein with hippopotamus jaws….lmfao

come to think of it

December 10th, 2009
6:56 pm

Alabama Jack..you of all people shouldn’t be bashing cousins from Georgia..oh thats right, ya’ll are into the Mom / Sister thing, lmfao

aggie

December 10th, 2009
6:57 pm

this stuff is amazing.we should beat GA pretty bad in the game but we would slaughter them in a spelling contest.what do they teach at that place

Silly dawgghater..flagboys are for kids

December 10th, 2009
6:58 pm

yes ..you tech Men are so used to the BCS spotlight…lmfao..oh and 30 to 24 regardless if tech gets invited to the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Momma's name is..A

December 10th, 2009
7:00 pm

and you are a closet bug blogger……lmfao…FLAGGIE..30 to 24…later Paul’s Johnson FAns..lmfao……….tomorrow and for 352 more DAYS

7-5

December 10th, 2009
7:01 pm

If I bark long enough and loud enough people just might forget that I’ve lost 8 games since being crowned preseason #1. It sucks being average, underachieving and irrelevant…but hey, at least I’m not 11-2, conference champs, and headed to some second-rate top 10 match-up in a BCS bowl like those loser nerds.