Is there a new Days a-rising for Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech is hopeful it can parlay its signing of Synjyn Days into a three-for-one deal.

Days is, of course, the quarterback from Hillgrove High in Powder Springs who signed with the Yellow Jackets back in February. And those who read this space regularly should be familiar with Days’ younger brother, Jabari Hunt-Days, a fast-rising 2011 prospect at linebacker. Hunt-Days (6-3, 226) doesn’t currently have a scholarship offer from Tech but most expect he’ll get one eventually.

Now there is a third Days entering the picture for the Yellow Jackets. Rod Days Jr. is a four-star basketball prospect from Miami. He also happens to be the Days brothers’ first cousin.

Not surprisingly, he is being recruited by Georgia Tech.

“We’re planning to come up there for a visit,” said Rod Days, a 6-foot-6 swingman who averaged Miami’s Sagemont High School. “I’m not sure when yet. Me and my dad haven’t figured that out. But we’re coming, probably sometime around the end of April.”

If you haven’t noticed yet, athleticism runs in the Days family. Calvin Days, the father of Synjyn and Jabari, was a football star in high school in Panama City and Miami and was slated to play at the University of Florida before complications with asthma forced him to give up the game. Calvin’s brother and Rod’s father, Roderick Days Sr., was named “Mr. Miami Basketball” in high school and played basketball at Brevard Community College. He was also a standout baseball player.

Synjyn speaks with pride about his father and uncle and would like nothing better than to turn his matriculation on The Flats into a four-year family reunion.

“It would be nice for Jabari, Rod and me to all be at Georgia Tech at the same time,” said Synjyn, who will enroll at Tech in June. “When Rod comes up the three of us will spend some time together on campus and I’ll work on him.”

There is some work left to be done. Georgia Tech is not Rod Days’ only opportunity. As the 12th-ranked small forward in the country (per, he has a lot of them. From more than a dozen offers he has narrowed his choices down to five favorites: Georgia Tech, Richmond, Maryland, Michigan and Wake Forest.

According to Rod Sr., Tech was actually recruiting his son well before the family connection was established. “Actually they started recruiting him almost two years ago when he was a sophomore,” he said.

But having family already enrolled at The Institute certainly doesn’t hurt.

“As far as them being there, that definitely helps,” said Rod Jr., who averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds for Sagemont last season. “And I have some other family in the Atlanta area, too, on my mother’s side. It’s always good to have friends and family close by.”

As for the impending visit, Days said: “I’m excited about it. It’s a good school and a good basketball program. I actually don’t know that much about it right now. When I get up there I’m sure my cousins will show me around.”

And then some.

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78 comments Add your comment

T. B. Shirey, Sr

April 2nd, 2010
12:15 pm

Why does the AJC continue to publish articles such as this under the caption “UGA and SEC”? Did Tech return to the SEC when I was not looking? This is a recurring “problem” but i have yet to see an article on UGA in the “Tech and ACC” caption.


April 2nd, 2010
12:27 pm

It will be great to have all of the “Days” at Tech, and Jabari, who has good size for a linebacker will receive an offer shortly. But like Paul Johnson tells recruits; is look around first and make sure you are certain before you give a committment. The Yellow Jackets are recruiting the state very hard and will get their share of players, just as UGA will too. It will be great to see more Georgia kids stay in state to play their college football, and this will only enhance the rivalry between the Jackets and the Dawgs.

For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to Go Jackets!


April 2nd, 2010
12:34 pm

Cutty, Tech is staying in-state more, because they can’t afford the out of state tuition..Their finances are “leaking oil”.


April 2nd, 2010
12:47 pm

T.B. Shirley…..I don’t understand your objection. Under the Banner it is called AJC Sports Talk. Listed under that it is titled College Recruiting. I see nothing that says UGA or SEC. What am I missing, and why do you care? Are you not reading it for it’s content and to learn about our local schools interest in various players? UGA gets the same space when they are interested in players. Pls explain to this simpleton, because I find it easy to follow their instuctions and get the info I desire.

Gator Tater

April 2nd, 2010
1:01 pm

Tech’s finances are “leaking oil”, you dog trolls and haters are a joke.
Ya’ll should troll the J’ville and Tampa papers and tell everybody how the Gators always get lucky, and how it’s an unfair home field advantage, because it’s really the field not the teams, lol. You keep hatin’ and I’ll keep laughin’.


April 2nd, 2010
1:03 pm

T. B. Shirey, Sr

I will try to help you on this also sir. The column is filed under “College Recruiting”. It is also filed under GT/ACC as a convenience to the reader. It is also filed under UGA/SEC because UGA and other SEC teams are recruiting the same players. Again as a convenience to the reader.

Good Grief

April 2nd, 2010
1:36 pm

TB – This story is on the UGA, GT, and Sports pages so that everyone will have access to the story. They want as many people reading it as possible. Makes sense, right? What I’m wondering is why you didnt notice this already? Could it be that you’re trolling the UGA board and not even visting the Tech page first? That’s actually pretty typical of a lot of Tech fans on these blogs….more interested in slamming anything UGA than supporting your own team. LOL.


April 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm

yeah because gator fans are so classy,speaking of class when is your coach going to try to fight another reporter? Urban has some serious problems. It is not the reporters fault the the kid that was being interviewed can’t put a proper sentence together. But that is nothing new with gator players. Have you heard Brandon spikes talk? Surprised he passed the first grade.

Good Grief

April 2nd, 2010
1:39 pm

“Ya’ll should troll the J’ville and Tampa papers and tell everybody how the Gators always get lucky, and how it’s an unfair home field advantage, because it’s really the field not the teams, lol. You keep hatin’ and I’ll keep laughin’.”

Tater – YOU are the one trolling on blogs that have nothing to do with your team. Why dont YOU go to the websites you mentioned becasue I couldnt care less.


April 2nd, 2010
1:40 pm

Good Grief–

Nice reading comprehension buddy. Obviously TB is complaining about the article being under the UGA/SEC heading…which would point to he/she being a UGA/SEC fan/reader.

Go Jackets!

April 2nd, 2010
1:56 pm

Georgia haters and always will be. They are jealous of the 4 national championships GT has and they always will be. Hell they are so jealous, they can only throw out there how we shared the 1990 championship. Hell they cant even win 1.


April 2nd, 2010
2:06 pm

JACKETS will spank dawgs!!!!!

Dawg 3/20

April 2nd, 2010
2:29 pm

Shouldn’t be too hard to out-recruit the Dawgs this year Tech, Mark “2-7″ Richt is too busy praying and right after practice Grantham heads to the all you can eat buffets.


April 2nd, 2010
2:45 pm

It may be a 4 for 1. Days has a good friend and team-mate that’s highly ranked LB – Chubb


April 2nd, 2010
3:38 pm

@SL 65 AMG
The phrase is “Have you heard him speak?”. Correct grammar if you’re going to try and clown someone on their language.


April 2nd, 2010
3:43 pm

Hey Go Jackets, UGA has 5 National Championships……

Tech Dap

April 2nd, 2010
3:48 pm

Tech has high goals in 2010. They want to average 50,000 per home game and they hope to play on Thursday night only once!

I wonder what the goal for muggings outside the stadium is this year?


April 2nd, 2010
4:48 pm

jason13—and four of those “championship” everyone recognizes other teams by a WIDE margin. You’re own school only officially recognizes 2 championships and even though the NCAA doesn’t officially recognize football championships in Division 1 FBS, they “recognize” only 1 UGA MNC and mention that in 4 other years….some crappy poll recognized them. But I guess after a 30 yeard drought, you have to start claiming anything you can get….


April 2nd, 2010
5:23 pm

all the DAYS of our lives…2010 and going forward, future ACC Champs again


April 2nd, 2010
7:11 pm

20rd or close. I’ll recount to be sure.


April 2nd, 2010
7:18 pm

If you haven’t been to Athens you should go there. The people are all retards. Check it out.


April 2nd, 2010
7:31 pm

Jason must be counting the gym doggie titles to get five national championships. Try again junior.

BWH Dawg

April 2nd, 2010
7:56 pm

GTU is broke. That is a fact. If you had any money, D Rad would buy out Coach Blewitt. You nerds brag about how much money you make or have. When it comes time to put or shut up, you just complain and can’t write the check. The joke next to Coke is definitely broke! To bad, so sad, says your AD D Rad. THWGT!!!!!


April 2nd, 2010
10:07 pm

Sounds great………………I hope all three play ball at GT and leave with college degrees which will set them up for life!

Even better: Let’s all hope they play ball at GT and end up 1st round draft choices when they leave GT with a very valuable GT degree in hand!!

GT Fan

April 2nd, 2010
10:10 pm

The Days are welcome….Fire Paul Hewitt !


April 2nd, 2010
10:39 pm

gt has put the ZZZZZzzzzzz back in football. Wake me up before I go go.


April 2nd, 2010
10:46 pm

Ah, more thuggery in Athens. Why does Richt continue to recruit these goons?

UGA Alumn

April 2nd, 2010
11:21 pm

GT has a football program?

UGA Alumn

April 2nd, 2010
11:28 pm

Marianela, so a drunk couple leaving the bar gets harrassed by some black men in a cab and they assume it’s football players and now you want to trash Richt? You just explained why Tech doesn’t have a Law School!


April 2nd, 2010
11:34 pm

Typical – GT recruits 4-star BB players.

I don’t think the 3 guys that have committed to UGA TOTAL 4 stars among them.

But hey – you guys managed to steal the last guy away from that BB powerhouse, Creighton!!!

UGA Alumn

April 2nd, 2010
11:35 pm

Go Jackets: Why would any UGA fan be jealous of a team that we schedule every year as an easy win and a tune up for our bowl game? Paul “Man Boobs” Johnson will never win a bowl game at Tech because no great high school football players want to go to a school that has more terrorists in training than hot girls!


April 3rd, 2010
3:18 am

UGA Alumn, you ask, “Why would any uga fan be jealous of a team….blah, blah, blah”; I can come up with a few thoughts in regards to your question, but find myself amused that a UGA Alumn would ask this on a blog about GT. I’d be remiss if I failed to mention all loss of credibility when ANY adult would find it ‘humorous’ to interject “Man Boobs” in an opposing teams coach. You don’t see Tech fans referring to CMR as “Mark ‘Follically Challenged’ Richt” or “Mark ‘Fake Baked’ Richt….it JUST comes off as silly. Best of luck, though!


April 3rd, 2010
8:05 am

macrotech………the teenage comments that you mention come from Alumns? You know as well as I those types of comments come from someone that never graced any ivy covered walls! Graduation is something the people across town talk about, not in their “neck of the woods”.


April 3rd, 2010
10:06 am

Haha. Hot girls. Where is tech located you moron? Uga is full of hippie hairy leg granola chicks. What an assortment to pick from!


April 3rd, 2010
10:09 am

The only thing GT is good at is producing terrorist. Yeah come to Athens where hot girls out number guys 2:1. Athens, retards? Envy is a sin.

Tech = terrorist, male catchers and pitchers (depending on preference of course) galore, and the chinese diplomat. Yeah Tech is a joke, not even the best institute in it’s own city……..that distinction goes to Emory.

Can someone remind me who won in Football & Basketball this year with mediocre GA teams? UGA >>>>>> Tech.

Hey Dogtards

April 3rd, 2010
10:28 am

Stay classy James. Hope your mamma is proud of you.

Danny Ford

April 3rd, 2010
10:37 am

Enter your comments here

New Low

April 3rd, 2010
11:26 am

Are uga fans really saying that Tech is full of terrorists? Well, why am I surprised? What can you expect from a bunch of inbred rednecks?


April 3rd, 2010
12:57 pm

i believe we have a winner, a **new low** has been reached red necks please, a better word ass kicker.


April 3rd, 2010
1:04 pm

If I were a dog fan, I wouldn’t be calling coach Johnson “man Boobs” Look at the dawgs defensive coach. Now thats man boobs.

bitter dawg-tired

April 3rd, 2010
1:13 pm

techy boys redical in your case means a mathematical expression where as 30-24 becomes a win. go figue!!

bitter dawg-tired

April 3rd, 2010
1:15 pm

rsdical whoops

bitter dawg-tired

April 3rd, 2010
1:21 pm

sh— i mean radical for god sakes

bitter dawg-tired

April 3rd, 2010
1:25 pm

my sources tell me 6-5 big mac takes the lead in the q.b. race, head coach very pleased, mark told 6′5 to be advised only drink in the dorm not in town, keep it simple stupid. you can lead a horse to water!!

messin with sasquatch

April 3rd, 2010
2:26 pm

has richt taken zach’s fake ID away?

messin with sasquatch

April 3rd, 2010
2:27 pm

must not have – he’s postin trash on here


April 3rd, 2010
4:10 pm


Rogue Elephant

April 3rd, 2010
4:16 pm

UGA sphincters are leaking something and it isn’t oil. Fearful times ahead…

Be real

April 3rd, 2010
4:51 pm

If this kid wants to actually be coached and improve, he shouldn’t play for Hewitt.


April 3rd, 2010
5:36 pm

Paul Hewitt has got to go. DRads Fire his A@@.