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