It will be after New Year’s for 5-star Christian Green

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Christian Green of Tampa won’t be making his decision until sometime after the New Year, according to his father.

Rumors have swirled that a decision was imminent from the Tampa Catholic High star. Not so.

“Nothing is about to happen,” said Hiram Green, the players’ father and a former basketball star at the University of South Florida. “Everything is pretty much the same. He’s got to take two more visits (to FSU and Florida), which he’ll do in January. Georgia’s certainly at the top of his list.”

Green made an official visit to Georgia on Sept. 26. But he put the recruiting process on hold while he concentrated on leading Tampa Catholic in the playoffs. The Crusaders lost in the state championship game this past weekend.

“He doesn’t like to lose so that was pretty tough on him,” the elder Green said. “He hasn’t lost much in high school.”

Green’s uncle is former Florida State and NFL wide receiver E.G. Green, who played for the Seminoles under then-offensive coordinator Mark Richt. Mr. Green thinks the Bulldogs still have a very good shot at landing his son.

“In his head he knows who he has the best relationships with and what coaches he’d feel most comfortable playing for,” Hiram Green said. “Right now he just wants to get to know some of the players a little better. So it’ll be some time in January before he’s ready.”

For what it’s worth, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher sat with Green’s parents in the stands at the state title game, according to TampaBay.com.

Now some links and notes:

  • The holiday season is upon us and that means it is time for high school all-star games. Two will be happening this weekend as the DeKalb County all-stars play Saturday at Hallford Stadium and the Cobb Senior Bowl III commences at 2 p.m. Saturday at McEachern High. . . . The Cobb all-stars will include: Lassiter quarterback Hutson Mason (undecided), McEachern running back Rajaan Bennett (undecided) and Hillgrove athlete Synjyn Days (Georgia Tech). . . . The DeKalb game will feature Stephenson’s RB Raymond Sanders (Kentucky), DE Tyrone Cornelius (Miami) and DT Mike Thornton (undecided); Southwest DeKalb’s DE T.J. Stripling (Georgia), RB Ken Malcome (Georgia) and CB Jonathan Mincy (Auburn); and Avondale RB Max Thompson, a “sleeper” recruit who rushed for 1,592 yards in 11 games. . . .
  • Georgia Tech’s most recent commitment, linebacker Quayshawn Nealy of Lakeland, Fla., will be making his official visit to Georgia Tech this weekend. He chose the Jackets without having seen the campus. “I am looking forward to their hospitality and meeting my future teammates,” Nealy told JacketsOnline.com. “I have a feeling it will be like home to me. . . . I am really excited about seeing the practice and seeing how they do things.”
  • Recruiting continues for a pair of committed prospects at Atlanta’s Westlake High. DB Darius Robinson (Clemson) is being pursued hard by Alabama and Auburn, according to coach Greg Minnis, and Notre Dame and Michigan are coming after LB Mike Taylor (Tennessee). “For the most part, I think they’re pretty firm,” Minnis told Georgia High School Football Daily. “But Mike is waiting to see what happens with Tennessee with all those allegations. But he’s been having real good conversations with the coaches.” . . .
  • Georgia Tech commitment B.J. Bostic was named all-area player of the year by The Augusta Chronicle on Friday. . . .
  • Former Auburn quarterback and current South Alabama receivers coach Dameyune Craig has been hired by Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and will join the team after the Gator Bowl, according to NoleInsider.com. Craig is a native of Mobile, Ala., and will recruit southern Alabama for FSU. “All of the coaches know me and my family,” Craig told the website. “They also know my past in the state of Alabama and at Auburn.” . . .
  • Ohio quarterback and one-time Cincinnati commitment Dominique Brown is now looking hard at Georgia Tech and plans to make an official visit with the Yellow Jackets, according to BuckeyeGrove.com. . . .
  • Greenville OL Kenarious Gates made an official visit to Kentucky last weekend and really liked what he saw, according to CatsPause.com. Particularly attractive was the depth chart. The Wildcats lose four seniors that will have been to four consecutive bowls off their O-line: Zipp Duncan, Christian Johnson, Jorge Gonzalez and Justin Jeffries will be no small task, but the opportunity for early playing time will be present. “They said they’ll be losing a bunch of guys from the line this year, and that if I come up there ready to go to work, I could be playing for them my first year,” Gates said. “I’d love to play early.” . . .
  • Johnavon Fulton, the defensive back from Manning and teammate of Georgia commitment Dexter Morant, has apparently made up his mind on a college. However, he told PalmettoSports.com he won’t make his decision public until the Under Armour High School All-America Game on Jan. 2 in Tampa-St. Pete. The four-star cornerback at one time was considering Georgia but now its Alabama, South Carolina and Florida

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December 18th, 2009
6:27 pm

Chipped Tires

December 18th, 2009
6:45 pm

Chipped Tires

December 18th, 2009
6:47 pm

Sisters of the Weak

December 18th, 2009
6:50 pm

Not too many UGA recruits named here. BTW any word on a defensive coach for UGA ?

aggie

December 18th, 2009
6:57 pm

Bulldog Mike

December 18th, 2009
7:03 pm

THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE A bULLDOG. hE SEEMS TO HAVE GREAT CHARACTER TOO, RIGHT UP THE gEORGIAL ALLEY. COULD BE A WR, QB OR SAFETY–LOTS OF FLEXIBILITY AND SKILLS. SHIOULD BE FUN RIDE–RICHT HAS THE #4 RECURITING CLASS ACCORDING TO ESPN, LAST TIME THAT HAPPENED, GA FINISHED #2 IN 2007.

Mohammad Abdul Alla

December 18th, 2009
7:16 pm

alla balla abdol mohammad says that GA Tech is still the best football program in this state.

ADDawg

December 18th, 2009
8:07 pm

Malcome’s hurt and won’t be playing due to his broken collarbone he suffered against Clarke Central….Thornton is not playing in the game either.

Hart county bulldog

December 18th, 2009
8:27 pm

Da’ rick Rogers *****’s commit to UGA……Google him

GJE

December 18th, 2009
8:44 pm

UGA dominates Tech……60-39-5

juvenal

December 18th, 2009
8:54 pm

try using real students(not that you care)-we do better than tulane vs, lsu, even vandy/ut…maybe there will be ww3, & studs will go to real schools, 4f’s to 2nd. rates, & you can “forget”even more games…article i’d like to see, any of those ww2 4f’s alive, did they know they were gonna’ be disavowed later?did they wear letter sweaters?

Gator in the Hootch

December 18th, 2009
8:57 pm

Christian Green will go to FSU. End of that story.

McDawg

December 18th, 2009
9:50 pm

thorton is the guy UGA needs to target

roll jackets

December 18th, 2009
10:10 pm

uga can get all of the 5 stars to come there but will always be a avg football program

roll jackets

December 18th, 2009
10:12 pm

GJE….GT DOMINATES UGA IN HOOPS….62-24-1

jesse james

December 18th, 2009
10:13 pm

You may not like Bobby Knight, but he is right. The integrity in college football and college basketball is gone. How can a coach get two schools on probation and still land one of the top jobs in the country. It is easy, they don’t give a damn how they do it as long as they win. Alot of it starts with all the recruiting shows, all the articles and all the catering to these athletes. I don’t know how you coach one when you have kissed his butt just to get him to come to your school. We need people like Knight running the NCAA.

roll jackets

December 18th, 2009
10:13 pm

UGA IS NOTHING BUT FOOTBALL, SORRY FOR YOU . BUT YOUR FOOTBALL IS AVG TO. SEE YA NEXT FOOTBALL SEASON

roll jackets

December 18th, 2009
10:14 pm

EVEN HERBSTREET SAYS UGA IS A AVG. FOOTBALL PROGRAM

roll jackets

December 18th, 2009
10:15 pm

MAN I JUST WISHED I WAS A REDNECK FROM ATHENS AND A REDNECK BULLDOG FAN….NOT!!!

jesse james

December 18th, 2009
10:23 pm

Who cares what Herbstreet says? What jackets are you? I know you can’t be GA Tech because you have been beaten by an average team 8 out of 9 years. That would put Tech below average.

aarh

December 18th, 2009
10:37 pm

I’m sure Herbstreit didn’t say that, & who is he to tlak anyway. Didn’t he come from Ohio St….the same one that’s mever beaten an SEC team…including UGA. You may not like UGA, but no unbiased person can say they’re an avg. program. Sure, you can say they were avg. this yr., but so was USC & Choklahoma…..just to name 2. Having an off yr. happens, but it doesn’t make it an avg. program. That’s ridiculious!

Dawggie

December 18th, 2009
10:54 pm

With AJ Green on campus, Da’Rick Rogers committed and now maybe Christian Green, (not to mention Troupe and Charles) it almost seems that UGA might be changing over to a spread offense, which we all know Bobo didn’t play in college nor has he coached it here. Who knows but it could be interesting.

I’m not a recruit but I would imagine that behind that still young stud O-line (sophmore based), and with 4+ elite recievers running routes that any QB in the country would be wildly eager to enlist their services here.

Best part is we didn’t even pass the for the first 14 plays of the GT game and just chose to run it down their throat with two very good (and young!) RB’s.

God is a Georgia Bulldog fan. :) )

jesse james

December 18th, 2009
11:02 pm

Uga has always had great receivers, even with Coach Dooley. I think you saw in the Tech game we are going to run it with Ealey and King coming back and only getting better. I believe you will see the same type offense we have had. It it what Coach Richt ran for many years at FSU. They will get in the I and they will run shotgun with split backs.

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:09 pm

Roll Tech are you serious about your football comment. What is Tech’s record against UGA for the last 10 years? 1-9

brick

December 18th, 2009
11:09 pm

Roll Jacket, if UGA is an average football program, where does that put GT? UGA has won 8 of the last 10, During that same time, UGA has won 97 times, compared to GT’s 81. During this same time UGA has lost 31 compared to GT’s 47. During this 10 year peroid UGA played in a much tougher conference, according to everyone outside the ACC anyway, Played 4 defending national champions and beat Tech’s first to win a conference championship in at least 50 years. So I ask you again, if UGA is an average football program, where does Tech fit on that scale because clearly UGA is a far superior program than GT.

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:12 pm

Roll Tech, I went to the UGA vs GT game this year. I made the concession stand guy mad because he was trying to talk smack. I told him the last time Tech was favored against UGA going into the game I was 8 years old. I am now 29 years. However UGA still won the game.

UGA had a below average year. The worst year probably in Richt’s stint. However UGA still beat Tech and this was your best year since 1990.

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:16 pm

Plus Tech plays in a below average conference. Tech plays bad teams pretty much every week. Plus you beat a team for the conference title that got whipped by a mediocre South Carolina team. Plus Tech got beat by a below average UGA Team.

Most Tech fans I know are so humble right now. I asked one of them what in the world is wrong with Paul Johnson making excuses about losing to UGA. My Tech friend said that it is just the sad world of Tech football making excuses. My Tech buddy said I wish we had Spurrier who would tell everybody we just got outplayed and beat.

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:17 pm

Hey I saw a Tech Hat in Dick Sporting Goods that said ACC Champions. On the back it said we are heck of engineers but we still cannot beat UGA.

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:18 pm

as you might imagine there were a lot of them on the shelves, because Tech fans do not like to show that they are Tech fans in public places

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:20 pm

roll jackets, YOUR A NERD, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tech = juco football

December 18th, 2009
11:22 pm

Roll Jackets, I wish I was a nerd from Atlanta with a small pecker

roll jackets = nerd

December 18th, 2009
11:29 pm

Maybe Georgia Tech needs to start scheduling Georgia Southern where they can hopefully beat 1 team in state of Georgia every year.

If I had to rank the teams in state it would be

1.UGA
2.Georgia Southern
3.Valdosta State
4.Georgia State ( They have not even played a game but they have not loss to UGA which speaks volumes compared to Tech)
5. Mercer
Tie – 6. Brenau
Tie – 6. Georgia Tech

roll jackets = nerd

December 18th, 2009
11:30 pm

Georgia Tech need to start scheduling Georgia Southern where they can at least beat 1 team in the state of Georgia every year.

roll jackets = nerd

December 18th, 2009
11:32 pm

However Georgia Southern would probably beat Tech because they play in a more competitive conferece.

State Rankings
1. UGA
2. Georgia Southern
3. Valdosta State
4. Georgia State ( They have not loss to UGA yet which puts them ahead of Tech)
5. Mercer
6. Tie – Brenau
6. Tie – Georgia Tech
4.

Pago Flyer

December 19th, 2009
12:19 am

UGA does indeed has a Top Ten recruiting class every year..so!?

buzzbuzzdon

December 19th, 2009
12:21 am

you Ga. fans have to admit you were scarced on the last drive by tech. Score could easily have been 31-30 with better play calling – 2 deep passes was enough. I would throw to Dyer and let him run

Hi Georgia Basher, I see You're Back!

December 19th, 2009
12:22 am

Uh oh, he’s back, and making up a bunch of fake names again trying to make Georgia look bad. No he’s dialoguing with himself–not a good sign.

Silly rabiit, he knows 80 SEC wins in 8 seasons–Richt’s record. 2 Natl Champ’s at FSU, 1 at Georgia in 2007.

Low Point for Gators....things get worse...

December 19th, 2009
12:24 am

Jax reporting players/coaches selfishly quitting on Meyer, more coaches might still leave (RB Coach), reporting that Meyer might be back in the hospital. Hope he is ok. Total chaos in Jax.

http://jacksonville.com/sports/college/florida_gators/2009-12-16/story/still_reeling_gators_are_going_in_all_directions

ANother Report says Florida facing Mass exodus!

December 19th, 2009
12:29 am

This report tells why Florida is facing such a mass exodus–defense coach quit, wr coach quit, recuriting coach quit, 23 players gone, check it out:

http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2009/11/20/1164149/gators-facing-possible-mass-exodus

bulldawghuff

December 19th, 2009
1:03 am

the dawgs will get the kids that are meant to come ,and the rest can go on to where ever they would like to go

Red Dog 77

December 19th, 2009
1:25 am

buzzbuzzdon 12;21am 12/19, But son you see thats not the way it turned out ! No it was not 31- 30 at the final gun it was 30-24 GEORGIA WINS. What pray tell is your point? We beat you , You lost to us ,wouldnt you have to agree with the reality factor here? or is that way over your head? Next lesson we will go over the reality that if we beat you next year, and I did say if to keep things fair and in reaity, It will mean the GEORGIA BULLDOGS have beaten GT 9 out of the last 10 games!!! WOW now thats what I call consistant BUTT WHOOPIN…..wouldnt you? …GO DOGS!!!!!!

Red Dog 77

December 19th, 2009
1:31 am

bulldawghuff 1;03am 12/19 ; Yer Dern Tootin my friend, you are my kind of DAWG, DOG,GO DOGS!!!!

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Baba O'Riley

December 19th, 2009
6:57 am

jesse james- I agree re: Bobby Knight comments. It’s just a matter of time before Kentucky is on probation. If you’re a college basketball fan, you have to hope that Kentucky doesn’t win it all. The title will just end up being forfeited in the future. Calipari is dirtier than Tarkanian+ Harrick.
I actually like Knight. Yes, he went off the deep end a few times, but his programs were always squeaky clean and his kids graduated. How many of the current Kentucky players will graduate?

NOVAJacket

December 19th, 2009
7:51 am

Never understood the media’s love affair with Calipari. He’s a self centered jerk who cheats and exploits his kids. We should have let Cheney take him out years ago. Thank goodness he couldn’t coach the last two minutes of a game or they would have had to take back a NCAA championship for the first time ever.

antidawg

December 19th, 2009
8:34 am

juco dawg you’re the reason people love to hate the dogs. no i’m not a tech fan but a fan of all our state schools and hope they both win their bowl games. but your ignorance is showing and i guess since you’re 29 now you’ll be graduating from middle school this year you going to have a big party in your doublewide?

SugarHillDawg

December 19th, 2009
9:32 am

Dunwoody Dog, Richt knows he’s on a short leash and he won’t be around that long if that happens–mark it down!!

kydawg

December 19th, 2009
9:33 am

I am a huge Dawg fan and I absolutely hate Kentucky…I live up here and have to listen to them run their mouth (especially after their win this year) I have to say that Calipari has done nothing but act with class since coming to UK. I don’t know about his past junk (I actually thought he was cleared at UMass), but he made himself available to the people of Lex. (unlike Gillespie). We’ll see what happens at Memphis.
And yes…I DO hope the Dawgs dump the Cats on Jan 9th.

kydawg

December 19th, 2009
9:37 am

Dunwoody Dawg…how did CMR get so bad in just a few years? I think he can coach with the right people around him. I think he has been backed into a corner and will come out fighting! His intensity at the GT game changed my mind as to his ability to mess his faith with his football.

And I also believe that he knows he is on a short leash if it doesn’t turn around quick…..at least I hope I’m right!?!

kydawg

December 19th, 2009
9:40 am

Oops…Mesh his faith…I mean