Tech adds two more commitments in Hill, Attaochu

Deon Hill rushed for 1,587 yards and 18 touchdowns for Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. (Photo by Richard Day provided by Deon Hill)

Deon Hill rushed for 1,587 yards and 18 touchdowns for Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. (Photo by Richard Day provided by Deon Hill)

As quick as it found itself with some unexpected room, the Georgia Tech recruiting class is filling up again.

The Yellow Jackets got two more commitments from prospects on official visits this weekend. Deon Hill, a 6-foot, 195-pound running back from Phenix City, Ala., and Jeremiah Attaochu, a 6-foot-3, 223-pound linebacker from Washington, D.C., became commitment numbers 15 and 16 for Tech.

While Tech fans may not have heard much about Hill before now, the Yellow Jackets have actually been recruiting Central (Ala.) High School’s star back for quite some time.

“I’ve had a long relationship with [Tech assistant coach] Charles Kelly,” said Hill, who came to several games last season and attended one of the Jackets’ junior camps last year. “He was my recruiter and he’s been recruiting me for a while. But I had no idea whether I was going to get an offer or not.”

Hill said had Georgia Tech not come forth with an offer this past week he probably would have signed with Tulane.

Hill rushed for 1,587 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior last season. He will play the A-back position at Tech. That’s one of the two wingback slots such as Roddy Jones plays.

The Yellow Jackets can thank new defensive coordinator Al Groh for Attaochu’s commitment. Groh had been recruiting the rangy outside linebacker when he was head coach at Virginia.

“He basically told me what my role was and that’s the kind of relationship I have with Coach Groh,” Attaochu said. “He’s a smart coach and he knows how to put his players in good positions. I feel good about him and I feel good about the school.”

Also in for his official this weekend was Marist kicker Justin Moore, who had committed to the Yellow Jackets last week.

Hill said all three players were excited about their futures and being part of “one of the best teams in America,” Hill said.

“I looked at the education first of all,” Hill said. “I know their degree from Tech is one of the most valuable in America. And then I was looking at their football history and tradition. I feel great about it.

“I got to make some new friends, build some new relationships. We were just trying to bond a little.”

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bigDawg

January 24th, 2010
1:30 pm

Tony Zenon

January 24th, 2010
1:32 pm

Looks like I won’t be going to Tech. Marshall, here I come.

Professor Pointdexter

January 24th, 2010
1:34 pm

First, bigDawg and anyone else who proclaims “first” is gay. Second, Chip you really need to use the spellcheck feature of your computer.

LOWNDES COUNTY DAWG

January 24th, 2010
1:37 pm

NOT AS GAY AS THOSE WHO PUT FIRST AND AINT

bigDawg

January 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

haha ok professor…im sure chip really appreciates your advice and will take it to heart. You’re a chode bro

techFilth

January 24th, 2010
1:41 pm

WOO HOO!!

OUR CLASS IS UP TO #40 NOW ….

WE’RE STILL THE TALLEST MIDGET!!!

Cuttysark

January 24th, 2010
1:59 pm

You are really on top of recruiting Chip! Nobody does it as well as you do. Thank you! Attaochu is going to be a big rangy linebacker in the new 3/4 defense for Tech, and he was recruited by Al Groh, so that eliminates the thought that he can’t relate to younger kids.

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Jacket Backer

January 24th, 2010
2:18 pm

welcome aboard!!………. Goooooo Jackets!!!!

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

techFilth

January 24th, 2010
1:41 pm
WOO HOO!!
OUR CLASS IS UP TO #40 NOW ….
WE’RE STILL THE TALLEST MIDGET!!!

Mighty big talk from a team that ended its season in Shreveport LA and UNranked.

Hahahahahahaha

Spiller Time

January 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Nice steal over Middle Tenn, So Miss, Troy and Western Ky for single star Hill. He’ll fit right in nicely.

GT fan...

January 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Very nice, Groh’s got one coming with him.

Groh might be old, but he’s got a Super Bowl ring, and NFL ties with Parcells’s & Belichick (2 guys which 99% of youngsters know plenty). Anyone would be foolish to think he [Groh] doesn’t use these facts with potential recruits. Groh’s had some pretty darn good defensive players during his tenure at UVA … I expect he’ll do the same at GT.

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Not sure about the dogs but Tech got THEIR 1st choice for DC. And HE has two Super Bowls under his belt. Hahahaha

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:39 pm

Looking forward to returning to Sanford (our home away from home)

45-42 last time! Remember? When you started the season number One?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:41 pm

(((((((((( 45-42 ))))))))))

Paul Johnson’s “first” against your “best” team ever (preseason number 1).

Hahahahahahahahaha

funny

January 24th, 2010
2:41 pm

Professor Poindexter, its funny how you tried to sneak in your “first”, and lost out, now everbody else is “gay”, BTW, i believe that if you were third and commented on sombody else being “first” then you are gay…

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

((( Forty Five to Forty Two )))

Return to trashiest campus in the south (and I have pictures to prove it).

Hahahahahaha

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

January 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

yellow fuzz- how sad and pathetic are you?? this is not 2008 anymore, move on with your life. thats a great addition for gt at lb. kid looks like a beast. Go Dawgs!!

funny

January 24th, 2010
2:44 pm

yellow fuzz, don’t go there, you are fighting an uphill battle that you know you can’t win

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:45 pm

Hey dogs,

Which bowl did you qualify for last year again?

Hahahahahaha

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Glad it stings so much!!!!!!!!!!!

Hahaha,Hahahahahahaha-haha.

funny

January 24th, 2010
2:46 pm

yellow fuzz, you are as only good as your last victory

Cleveland, OH Jacket

January 24th, 2010
2:47 pm

You do know a Single star means he has not been evaluated, riiight? I know…ignorance is bliss.

I’m excited bout the LB pickup! We’ll see how Hill does on the Flats as well!

funny

January 24th, 2010
2:47 pm

yellow fuzz, how many BCS games have GT appeared in?

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:49 pm

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

We are RETURNING to the place where we burned a lot of Hedges 14 months ago. Lot’s of good memories for our coaches players and fans. Lot of mouthy dogs at half time were speachless after our 26-0 run to start the 2nd half. I loved it then and can’t wait to return. Expect another war!

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

funny,

whatever

El Gato

January 24th, 2010
2:53 pm

“While Tech fans may not have heard much about Hill”…….No kidding…….neither has the rest of college football. Did LA Lafeyette not offer this guy. Should move Tech rigth up to the top of the rankings……………LMAO

curious

January 24th, 2010
2:53 pm

is yellow fuzz the new “st simons?”

Ramblinwreck 94

January 24th, 2010
2:54 pm

Chip, i don’t know where you get your information from, but tech has 4 more offers to give….Not one. Just to clear that up for you. With 4 guys leaving early and 2 players leaving the program, that comes to 6 total. 2 have committed and there is 4 left. Tech will likely get justin parker and the clemson committ robinson, brown who was committed to cincy as a qb, now looking at tech hard and will be in atlanta on a visit next week, and the 4th is up in the air. They have several guys on the radar, but who knows who the 4th will go to.

panama city beach mike

January 24th, 2010
2:55 pm

New Tech signee Deon Hill made a statement you will never hear from a player going to UGA. A degree from Tech is one of the most valuable in America.

funny

January 24th, 2010
2:56 pm

yellow fuzz, my point exactly, you are fighting a No Win Battle, surrender

Ramblinwreck 94

January 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

Actually 3 players have left not including the 4 juniors who entered the draft. we also added a kicker. still 4 left to give.

RomeDawg

January 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

Yellow Fuzz,

Here is some advice, Tech clearly is not at the same level as UGA so quit talking trash from two years ago. The blind squirrel found the nut in 2008. In case you forgot we have spanked Tech 8 out of 9 years. I am sure that you will now come at me with how superior Tech is academically because you, I, Argo and everyone else reading this blog knows that UGA OWNS Tech athletically. In case you need some more numbers for proof: (73-66) (30-24) (339). Now buzz your way back to that weak ACC so you can atleast hang with other losers. Don’t forget that it was 2 middle of the road SEC teams that waxed the 2 ACC championship game contenders just a week earlier. Go look at UGA’s football record over the past 10 years and then look at Tech’s. If you are still so inclined to look stupid and talk trash you will start to make others doubt that Tech is even academically superior.

And just so you know, the squirrel eventually starved to death, Loser!

Paul Johnson’s offense was thwarted by ………………Willie Martinez! Enough said.

DRC

January 24th, 2010
3:01 pm

Another blewitt game at fsu. Will it ever end ?

GT GRAD

January 24th, 2010
3:01 pm

Welcome to GT gentlemen!

It looks like GT has a VERY solid group of Freshman this year………………the future is very bright!!

If we had 20 or more in this class, the 2010 GT recruiting class would be highly ranked by the media (it is a guessing game anyway); no concerns though, we have a very solid team in place and the combination of redshirt freshman and true freshmen in this class wil help set the stage for the future of the program. I am pumped about the size of the players in the middle of our defensive line going into next season and the fact that we have an established/proven defensive coordinator to mold & develop the players at GT!

TXDawg

January 24th, 2010
3:13 pm

Yellow Fuzz = Piss Stained Cotton

TXDawg

January 24th, 2010
3:14 pm

Congrats on the new pickups Tech……see you in November!

DamntheButcher

January 24th, 2010
3:15 pm

Yellow Fuzz!!!!

Who got the a$$ whipping in November? Georgia or GA Tech?

Spiller Time

January 24th, 2010
3:16 pm

“I’m pretty much done with the recruiting process. I’m set on Clemson–no visits,” Robinson said. “The Clemson fans can stop worrying so much.”

Ramblin 94 stop talking out your ass. And parker will cancel his visit soon to little Tech. Nice try.

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:18 pm

RomeDawg

“Tech clearly is not at the same level as UGA”

Dude, what “level” were you ranked at the end of THIS season? And what “level” was the Shreveport bowl? Stop living in the past little man. Paul Johnson’s Tech is 1-1 vs. the dogs which is mighty LEVEL!

Now if anyone here can boast it would be the Florida crowd. EVERY coach they get LEVELS the dogs.

Talk smack with Vandy and Chan Gailey’s Tech supporters.

Otherwise STFU. I hope you can hear me.

DamntheButcher

January 24th, 2010
3:20 pm

Georgia Tech playas don’t even have to have good ackiedemics because the school just got in trouble 2 years ago for giving out un deserved grades.

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:20 pm

DamntheButcher

January 24th, 2010
3:15 pm
Yellow Fuzz!!!!

Who got the a$$ whipping in November? Georgia or GA Tech?

Who got it the year before when you were ranked number One in the country? hahahahaha

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:21 pm

DamntheButcher

January 24th, 2010
3:20 pm
Georgia Tech playas don’t even have to have good ackiedemics because the school just got in trouble 2 years ago for giving out un deserved grades.

Nice attempt at the English language little man. ROFLMAO

DamntheButcher

January 24th, 2010
3:22 pm

After the Dawgs gave Tech that A$$ whipping it is amazing how you was in hiding Yellow Fuzz. Probably had a Dog log in your jaw the entire time.

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:24 pm

DamntheButcher,

Big difference in being “in hiding” and just doing other things little man. Hahahaha. Blogs are not my life like they obviously are yours. haha

Technophobia

January 24th, 2010
3:25 pm

Attouchu looks good and we’ll need depth at LB for the 3-4. Hill’s not that highly rated but runs a 4.5 40. Should be able to get to the corner fast, then it’s “see ya”. Go Jackets!

RAMBLINWRECK 94

January 24th, 2010
3:28 pm

Spiller, i have a contact in the program and both are coming to visit tech and coaches are visiting parker tommorrow for an in-home you idiot. He made that statement before steele bolted to Tenn dumb*SS!! Did you forget that steele left, that has a big impact on several clemson committs and parker has said its between tech and lsu now. If parker committs on signing day, then you can take it to the bank robinson will be a yellowjacket also. Why would they go to clemson over tech, we beat you twice this season and have owned clemson several years now!! Let me know when you return from fantasy island, tell tatu i said hi moron!

ACC CHAMPS AND 2-0 OVER CLEMSON

Sad

January 24th, 2010
3:30 pm

Yellow Fuzz is an embarrassment.

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:34 pm

Sad

January 24th, 2010
3:30 pm
Yellow Fuzz is an embarrassment.

Speak for yourself little man. I have a lot of supporters!

Yellow Fuzz

January 24th, 2010
3:35 pm

SAD,

AND, and I have rolled quite a few obnoxious dog fans in my day

DRC

January 24th, 2010
3:38 pm

Yellow Fuzz–Tell it like it is man.

Jason

January 24th, 2010
4:06 pm

Yellow Fuzz your a moron. tech sucks there little run game sucks. it shows. yall play no one. thats why u finished ranked. its fine its clear yall suck