Hutson Mason will reveal college choice tonight at 9

Hutson Mason will let the world know tonight what team he committed to six days ago. His prerecorded announcement airs on the show “In the Huddle” at 9 p.m. on Comcast Sports Southeast.

The record-setting quarterback from Lassiter High actually informed his future coaches last Wednesday night and told “In the Huddle” host and Rivals.com recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg when they taped the show this past Thursday afternoon.

“No one else knows,” Mason said. “Actually I’ve got a lot of family members that have been asking me and I just tell them to watch Tuesday night. I’ve had a lot of players ask me but I haven’t told them either. I’m keeping it quiet.”

Mason said will utilize the tried-and-true method of picking up the cap of the school he chooses and placing it on his head during the show. He will choose between Georgia, Clemson and Mississippi State.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for me and it’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Mason said. “It’s a special event for me and something I wanted to do.”

Mason has experience at both keeping secrets and being on TV. He was one of eight rising-senior quarterbacks selected to participate in the reality series “The Ride.” The elimination-style show pitted the quarterbacks in a weeks-long skills competition judged by famous quarterbacks coaches and scouts.

Taped this past summer but not airing until late this fall, Mason never let on about his fate. As it turned out, he was eliminated very early in the series.

Mason, however, is getting the last laught. So far he’s the only one of the group to attract dozens of major offers. After passing for a state-record 4,522 yards and 54 touchdowns and leading Lassiter to a 13-1 record, Mason ended up with scholarship offers from Georgia, Clemson, Mississippi State, Florida State, Virginia, Cincinnati, UAB, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Toledo.

“I’m not going to lie,” Mason said. “It feels good.”

Other recruiting news . . .

Norcross offensive lineman Max Garcia committed to Maryland over the weekend. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound tackle chose the Terrapins over Clemson and Vanderbilt . . . Lovett defensive back Taylor Mack committed to UConn, coach Mike Mushchamp said.

113 comments Add your comment

MauiDAWG

December 22nd, 2009
6:17 am

And the drum roll……………..

Baba O'Riley

December 22nd, 2009
6:35 am

Yawn…another kid picking hats. If this kid happens to pick your favorite school, fans say “He’s a kid and can only do this once. Let him enjoy it.” If he doesn’t pick your favorite team, you say “This is just another prima donna holding schools hostage. We don’t need his kind anyway.”

wlson haynes

December 22nd, 2009
7:09 am

too much ego

MiltonDawg

December 22nd, 2009
7:12 am

anyone know CSS channel on Directv?

GTDog

December 22nd, 2009
7:19 am

Yeah I can’t stand these prima donnas. Hey, what channel is CSS on Charter ?
lol

Frank

December 22nd, 2009
7:36 am

CSS is a cable only channel.

THWGT

bad brad

December 22nd, 2009
7:47 am

Agree w/Hairy Dawg. Kid go where you want to go, but don’t think you are holding anybody in suspense. Who gives a rip about your picking a hat? And what does that say for Jamie Newberg for hosting such a charade?

Gt4ever

December 22nd, 2009
8:01 am

Good Grief….. WHO CARES!

4 jacks

December 22nd, 2009
8:03 am

It seems Mr. Mason’s ego is bigger than the state of Montana. Enjoy your day kid, as you will probably get lost in the shuffle of all the talent at a major program and it might do you some good to be brought down a notch or two. Hope this ego maniac puts on a hat that does not say UGA as I want kids that are team players, not egotistical prima donnas who haven’t proven a thing.

GT

December 22nd, 2009
8:09 am

People, People, People! Calm down! the AJC does this every year. They jump on a select few and ride that pony til its death. Most of these kids are so over-rated that within 2 years they transfer to smaller schools for playing time with hopes to continue to expand their large egos. Do your research, where are they now? Check out how much playing time the super stars of years past actually received. This is just part of the game.

Saint Simons

December 22nd, 2009
8:31 am

anyone want to have a tickle party?

(((((((((((((((((((24-30))))))))))))))))))))))) HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA

NOVAJacket

December 22nd, 2009
8:41 am

Reminds me of the self important Jimmy Clausen who ended up winning nothing at Notre Dame and is destined to be another Heath Shuler in the NFL.

TuckDAWG

December 22nd, 2009
8:41 am

He’s a kid who cares what he does now as long as wherever he goes he works hard to contribute good luck wherever you end hutson just know you will be no higher than third at UGA on the depth chart and maybe worse with the other QB whose just a junior in highschool this year we are getting next year hahahahahahahaha 30-24 UGA runs this state!!!!!

Vick=Dog killing Thug

December 22nd, 2009
8:44 am

What a bunch of crap the previous posters are spewing. Let the young man have a little fun. He’s worked hard and deserves a little limelight. I personally hope he picks up that UGA hat and goes onto a fine college career and maybe the pros. Go dawgs…

Stop the hating on this blog and get back to stocking shelves at Home depot….

Willie Martinezz

December 22nd, 2009
8:46 am

Hey Hutson,

I’m still the brains and glory behind the Bulldogs. How’d you like to join me in my quest to bring the Dawgs back to prominence with my defensive mind-powers and prowess? Yes, you are EXACTLY the kind of kid we need to bring the program back to national respect. And the 3-hats routine, It just tickles me and makes me laugh out loud every time I see it on TV. How original and clever. Like my defenses.

Go to Clemson you clown. It will be the only chance you have, as they do play in the acc. But then again, I need somebody to warm MY spot on the bench. And it may just be YOU.

Willie

SSDog

December 22nd, 2009
8:47 am

If he picks up a UGA hat I hope he gets a matching clipboard because that’s all he’ll he doing for the next 3+ years

Bremen Dawg

December 22nd, 2009
8:52 am

Who cares, we don’t need to go after another QB this year. Maybe next year but not now.

Dawgtime

December 22nd, 2009
8:53 am

Let me get this right. You have fans for other teams that use UGA screen names to try to create an implied sarcasm that doesn’t exist. People take your medication. Will someone please call the mental ward and tell them that a patient has stolen a laptop? You are criticizing a young kid that is celebrating a major decision. This is a once in a lifetime deal. I hope the young man selects UGA, but if he selects another school, I will congratulate him. Some of these bloggers are nothing more that worthless morons that are sour because they have achieved nothing in their life. I am constantly amazed at how people develop computer courage. They will talk all this trash on a computer, but in person they will need their elderly mother to change their adult diapers if somebody even looks at them in a harsh way. No, it doesn’t make you look cool by making sarcastic and cynical comments. In truth, it makes you look weak and pathetic. Go DAWGS.

Bremen Dawg

December 22nd, 2009
8:55 am

Its not Georgia that he picks, if he has seen any film on Murray or Zach then he knows he will be playing QB on the Scout team for 3 years.

Chuck

December 22nd, 2009
8:58 am

I lived in Louisiana with insufferable LSU morons, and watched as they frantically masturbated when Ryan Perilloux backed out of a verbal to Texas and signed with the bayou boobs. That loser turned out to be a bigger bust than Jamarcus Russell has been in Oakland.
No matter where this kid goes, he had better pan out or people willpoint to THIS day as the beginning of his downfall.
To HELL with the NATS and LSUCKSBALLS…

Vick=Dog killing Thug

December 22nd, 2009
9:06 am

Your correct Dawgtime

These are obviously Tech fans who have nothing better to do then troll on a UGA comment board. I doubt the young man is going to waste his time reading this nonsense but if he does, please understand your welcome into the Dawg nation. We’re a classy bunch despite what the jealous haters say.

chuck

December 22nd, 2009
9:06 am

I didn’t even read the article, but why is this kid news? He’s really not that great of a prospect.

Dawgtime

December 22nd, 2009
9:06 am

People are blogging that they don’t care. Why read the article and blog about it if you don’t care? That makes you look very stupid. I am laughing at GT fans trying to minimize this kid. Don’t attack this kid because he is considering UGA. He is a young man that is celebrating a major event in his life. Show some respect and class. GT wonders why kids don’t consider GT. That is kind of obvious. If a kid says no to GT, they get attacked by a bunch of idiots that have diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain. Why do you have such a need to try and attack a high school kid? I you don’t like what is happening in recruiting, don’t read recruiting articles and blog about it. That makes you look totally clueless and sour. Being a smarta$$ doesn’t impress anyone. It makes you look stupid. Again, why are GT fans reading UGA recruiting articles that have nothing to do with GT? None of this hate changes the score. We have dominated your sorry program for a decade. Get over it or at least used to it. Nothing will change. Go DAWGS.

chuck

December 22nd, 2009
9:08 am

And, right, like UGA fans never troll Tech boards. And your handle oozes with class. I think I would have a pretty hard time finding a more comical and hypocritical post than the one above me.

jason richards

December 22nd, 2009
9:09 am

love how the kid goes from having no offers at all to keeping secrets and thinking he is some superstar

Dawgtime

December 22nd, 2009
9:09 am

If you don’t care about this kid or this article, why are you reading it and blogging about it? Shut up. Get over yourself. Go DAWGS.

Lame Duck

December 22nd, 2009
9:17 am

This is this kid’s day in the sun….or 15 minutes in the spotlight…or whatever. He is making the mnost of it…and so would you if you were him…and you’re not. At least he isn’t going to Tennessee to be Lame’e duck.

Dawgtime

December 22nd, 2009
9:17 am

Chuck,
I don’t troll GT sites. Why would I? Who they recruit, means nothing to me. I’m not on GT sites talking trash about a high school teenager. Adults talking trash about a teenager. You should be so proud. That really makes you look pathetic. Why are you reading a UGA site? Get over your inferioriity complex. Do you stalk hot chicks that tell you no? Don’t blame them because you’re a nasty dude that wears more makeup than them. You are giving justification to the drama queen label people attach to GT fans. You can tell Jason Richards never played football. If someone called him up as a teenager and allowed him to get attention, he would jump all over it. The young man is a teenager. Don’t hate the kid because he is achieving things you never will. Get a clue loser. Go DAWGS.

SPX

December 22nd, 2009
9:20 am

How dare he make this night a night to remember for the rest of his life, what a prima donna! Give me a break. He’s 18 years old. No reason to disrespect him because he wants to make this memorable. I know I would too. It seems like he’ll be a Dawg, so I’m pretty excited but regardless of the school he chooses, good luck to him.

DawginLex

December 22nd, 2009
9:26 am

Seems like a good kid. He could play right away at MSU. He has Kyle Parker to contend with at clemson. He has Met and Murray at UGA.

I hope he goes to UGA but my bet is MSU. If he is not scared of competition, he goes to UGA.

Ummm

December 22nd, 2009
9:28 am

Why all this drama for a kid who will be a career backup. I don’t get it, I mean he is pretty good and all, but there is NO way he starts for any of the major colleges. And that is the problem, he will choose a UGA or FSU just because they are the best schools who offered him. I have said this time and time again. If he is smart, he will go to a smaller school, where he will have a chance to compete for the starting job. This situation has Joe Cox written all over it. I think He is a solid player, but he doesn’t need to get caught up in the hype of big schools. Dude, go to a UCF or a UAB. DON”T BE A CAREER BACKUP.

collegeballfan

December 22nd, 2009
9:29 am

I know a kid who picked Lenoir Rhyne but it did not make the papers.

DawginLex

December 22nd, 2009
9:40 am

ummmm,

This kid was cut from the elite group and vowed to prove them wrong. He went out and did it. That’s the kind of player I want on my team.

Do you work for Rivals? Do you get paid to evaluate high school players?
How do you now he will be a backup at a big school?

You don’t.

Let him enjoy his time.

true UGA fan

December 22nd, 2009
9:43 am

i agree with you dawgtime, the people here that are doing all the bhitching never played a down of sports in their lives, and probably were whipping boys all their life. this kid deserves everything he’s earned. yeah he had no offers in the beginning, but he was talented enough to be selected to appear on the t.v. show “the ride”, where he had a chance to earn a spot In the U.S. Army All American game. though he did not make it, check the list of offers the other kids received that are still on the show. HM enjoy your shine for the shine has just begun, wherever you end up, it will be a free ride that you HM earned….. to all the haters STFU!!!!

Dawg Whisperer

December 22nd, 2009
9:53 am

Darn! Now I’ve got to choose between watching Little People or this.

AlabamaDawg

December 22nd, 2009
9:53 am

Chuck…..You say Perilloux was a bust? Have you happened to see what he’s done at Jacksonville State? The kid has turned his life around, and I’d hardly call him a loser. He has the respect of all his team mates, coaches, and his professors because the kid got out from under all his bad influences in LA and has played a great couple years at really good FCS program to position himself as quality NFL material. Know your facts before you speak, jackass.

TN Dawg

December 22nd, 2009
9:54 am

Sounds like a lot of “Big Lots” employees are jealous because they didn’t have a chance to pick up a “Wal-mart” or “K Mart” hat and make a choice that will impact the rest of thier lives. He is an 18 year old kid. Give him a break. Are you sure you are a fan? Doesn’t sound like it. GO DAWGS!!!!!

Dawghater

December 22nd, 2009
10:01 am

This over inflated ego high schooler can pick a UGA hat and enjoy future trips to Shreveport!

Dawghater

December 22nd, 2009
10:02 am

And when he graduates from UGA he can trade his UGA hat for a hard hat and a shovel or a McDonald’s Manager’s hat.

JW

December 22nd, 2009
10:02 am

I know this kid. I teach him in Sunday School at our church. You guys who call him a punk should be ashamed. I got a great response on this and it made great sense. He simply makes the choice in one moment. He does not have to make all kinds of calls to all kinds of people to get it out. He has no ego, and is not arrogant in any way. He knows he comes in behind the 8 ball, but simply wants the chance. His parents and he are HUGE Tennessee fans, so this choice is a big deal. He will pick UGA in my opinion, but wherever he goes I wish him the best.

Peadawg

December 22nd, 2009
10:05 am

Throws 5 td’s one game and 5 int’s the next…sounds like another Joe Cox. No thanks!

GT

December 22nd, 2009
10:06 am

Now the Sunday School teacher, who’s next Grandma? LMAO!

GT Fan

December 22nd, 2009
10:07 am

Where ever you go I hope you have a great career, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

PDawg

December 22nd, 2009
10:09 am

If he told ANYONE that he was picking UGA there would be people coming out of the wood work to tell us. Probably the same for Clemson. So my bet is he’s headed to Miss St.

Grandma

December 22nd, 2009
10:15 am

That kid GT I told him to be good. I’m gone get that strap to his tail. Sorry about GT I’ll take good care of him.

PDawg I’m with you…Miss St. where he can play right away.

King Gator

December 22nd, 2009
10:19 am

Bulldogs – Yes, UGA – No. Miss St .. but who really cares. He’s a h.s. qb that has a 50% chance of seeing the field who thinks we should watch him choose which college he’s picked on TV. Wait til he shows up to camp and these coaches who loved and begged him to sign on the line will now own him and treat him like a freshman bag of dirt… too funny.

Willie Martinezz

December 22nd, 2009
10:24 am

I am a DEFENSIVE GENIUS.

Watch me burn, you fools.

Willie

Nick

December 22nd, 2009
10:51 am

I always think of Kedric Golston doing that hat thing, and how stupid it was yet how happy I was that he chose Georgia. Then four years later, I wondered why I was so glad. Bust City.
Hopefully this kid’s not a repeat of that. (If he chooses Georgia!!)

'Bama 1

December 22nd, 2009
11:14 am

Hairy Dawg, your right! Maybe he’ll go to Alaska State or some other big name school, like Idaho State or something like that! Who the hell cares.

Covington DAWG

December 22nd, 2009
11:24 am

Hairy and others…if you don’t like it don’t watch it. Good grief. If you don’t care, don’t read the blog. If you don’t care don’t comment on the blog. If you are more concerned with the other issues that you mentioned than go out and do something about it…what are you waisting time on the ajc blog for?
he’s not holding anyboby hostage. The teams already know if he’s coming or not.