Tech/UGA target Sterling Bailey set to announce at 6:30 p.m.

Greetings and happy Friday afternoon. I’m about to hop into that wonderful Atlanta pre-weekend traffic and head over to Gainesville for the announcement of East Hall High football star Sterling Bailey. So if you see a blue Ford F150 pickup truck creeping up fast in your rear-view mirror, be kind and move over a lane. I promise not to flash my headlights.

Sterling Bailey

Sterling Bailey

Bailey, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end, is set to make public his choice from an impressive college football scholarship offer list of more than 20 schools. His finalists are Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee.

His announcement is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. I plan to be in attendance and will pass on the news just as soon as humanly possibly. Please return to this very blog at or around that time if you want to find out.

Bailey is the first of two announcements this weekend from major in-state prospects. Justin Scott-Wesley, an athlete from Mitchell County High down in Camilla, will be revealing his choice after the 200-meter dash final at the state track meet up in Jefferson late Saturday afternoon. Scott-Wesley, the defending Class AA 200-meter state champion, is considered the fastest football player in the state. He was ranked No. 1 in Class AA in the 100- and 200 heading into Saturday’s finals.

Was Georgia coach Mark Richt could offering up a hint on both these elite athletes with his remarks at a Bulldog Club outing in Macon on Wednesday?

“I think we have a tremendous amount of interest from the best players in this state and a lot of great players around this country, mostly Southeast but a few guys a little bit further away,” Richt said. “And there are a lot of guys that I think are close to pulling the trigger for Georgia. So the recruiting front looks outstanding.”

We’ll find out over the weekend. Check back here around 6:30 this evening.

77 comments Add your comment

Dawgs Fan

May 14th, 2010
4:16 pm

It’s a good time to be a Dawg!!!!

SEC FANATIC

May 14th, 2010
4:16 pm

Hope it’s not another big production…just say who and why please……

SlawDawg

May 14th, 2010
4:21 pm

both will be going to uga for sure. we have a need for WR and can always use good defensive players.

uga choke

May 14th, 2010
4:25 pm

hahaha dude said it’s a good tome to be a dawg.

uga choke

May 14th, 2010
4:26 pm

Enter your comments here

uga choke

May 14th, 2010
4:26 pm

good time…

uga choke

May 14th, 2010
4:27 pm

hahaha dude said its a good time to be a dawg.

I Love UGA With All Of My Heart

May 14th, 2010
4:28 pm

Come on, uga choke. Show some respect.

Jacket Backer

May 14th, 2010
4:28 pm

i thought its been known for a while that they are going to georgia….no surprise here…

Go Jackets!!

Seriously

May 14th, 2010
4:28 pm

GA or GT – but watch out for the Vols with
Coach Chuck Smith whos in on several quality DL

Jason

May 14th, 2010
4:28 pm

Yep. All of those past highly rated recruiting classes did so much over the last 5 years, so I guess the recruiting front will just keep rolling, and UGA will keep on churning out the same results…

Oh wait, that’s not such a good thing.

I Love UGA With All Of My Heart

May 14th, 2010
4:30 pm

I’m flattered that these superb athletes want to come and not only play football for Georgia, but also compete academically at such a fine university. This just excites me so much and I’m so proud for these athletes and I’m proud for their parents. It’s almost overwhelming becuase it’s such a beautiful opportunity.

Really?

May 14th, 2010
4:32 pm

SEC FANATIC – Does it Really bother you?

Jason

May 14th, 2010
4:35 pm

However the Dawgs still did better then the Jackets over the last 5 years!

Big L

May 14th, 2010
4:35 pm

Hey choke. First off , I got something you can choke on. Second , bein a dawg is damn better than being a gutless jackaas who goes on UGA blogs and talks crap about a team u obviously don’t like. U just keep bein a loser from behind a keyboard.

Book it!

May 14th, 2010
4:36 pm

They are both Dawgs! Book it!

lucky21

May 14th, 2010
4:37 pm

I like people who quietly commit and say why and go about their business because to me it shows a quality of character that expresses unselfishness which usually brings out the most talent out of a recruit in my opinion.

cobbjacket

May 14th, 2010
4:49 pm

Big L. What makes you think for a minute that this is a UGA blog? I seem to recall several other schools being mentioned in the text, and one in particular being the first one mentioned in the title. Seems to me you are the one that needs to spend less time choking something and read the whole articles, not just scan for your beloved three letters, UGA.

RAMBLINWRECK

May 14th, 2010
4:52 pm

SCOTT AND BAILEY ARE HEADED TO UGA. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY DOUBT ABOUT THIS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY BOTH WAITED SO LONG? I HAVE BEEN READING FOR OVER A MONTH THAT BOTH ARE VERY STRONG UGA LEANS. UGA WILL DO WHAT THEY ALWAYS DO, TOP 10 CLASS…BUT WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH ALL THE TALENT THEY GET?

RoopCas

May 14th, 2010
4:52 pm

I know we are all excited to hear where Sterling wants to go, but is he all that good… Where does he rank in his position compared to the rest of the state?

Dylan

May 14th, 2010
4:58 pm

C’mon Sterling!! Pick UGA!!

GO DAWGS!!

I Love UGA With All Of My Heart

May 14th, 2010
5:10 pm

I want to wish the very best for Mr. Sterling Bailey no matter where he goes. It seems like a fine, young man who has his best years ahead of him. I just feel so fortunate to be able to watch or hear about these fine men becoming successful and given great opportunities. I have faith that he will do what he’s supposed to do and live the dream as he wishes. I want to wish him the best of luck and I look forward to hearing more about him in the future.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

May 14th, 2010
5:12 pm

silly bees… if these fellas wanted to be embarrassed, and lose in front of 30,000 +/- in Atlanta, they would go play basketball for the Hawks.. You will never amount to anything close to what UGA is in football. Stick to baseball losers.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

May 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

Like i said on an earlier blog, the “Ten at Ten” is a UGA blog, b/c as far as i know, there are no more 0 star running backs for tech to recruit as QB, so notw they must wait patiently for our table scraps. Love it techies, cuz i know i sure do!!!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

May 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

Tech fans suck ALMOST as much as their “football” playing counterparts..

Da'REEK

May 14th, 2010
5:19 pm

All you need to do is look at his offer list to see how good he is; Georgia, GT, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Cal, FSU, Illinois, Ole Miss, MSU, UNC, NC State, Notre Dame, Oregon, USC, South Carolina, Texas Tech, Vandy.. He’s talented. And he’s a Dawg from what I gather.

1970 Dawg

May 14th, 2010
5:21 pm

RamblinWreck, To answer your question–They will continue to dominate GT 8 of 9 and counting.

YoungDawg

May 14th, 2010
5:21 pm

This will be 2 more additions to the stellar 2011 class! The commitments are about to start rolling in so they need to commit before the scholarships run out.

GT Dog

May 14th, 2010
5:23 pm

I love the comments that go something like…”uh, yeah UGA has all these Top Ten recruiting classes, but what do they ever do? They’ll just get the same results they have been getting!”

The same terrible results? Like finishing in the Top Ten 2 out of every 3 years? Like beating Tech every year? I hate to say it, but if you’re not a UF grad you really don’t have much to talk about regarding the Bulldogs over the past 9 years.

Dawgma

May 14th, 2010
5:25 pm

Tech’s only hope is getting put into the SEC with all the expansion that may occur otherwise they’ll win a second rat conference about every 10 years. Join the SEC & that’s be 20 or like SC never! LOL! GO DAWGS! Keep GATA on the recruiting trail!

shannon1776

May 14th, 2010
5:41 pm

Someone posted this: “SCOTT AND BAILEY ARE HEADED TO UGA. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY DOUBT ABOUT THIS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY BOTH WAITED SO LONG? I HAVE BEEN READING FOR OVER A MONTH THAT BOTH ARE VERY STRONG UGA LEANS. UGA WILL DO WHAT THEY ALWAYS DO, TOP 10 CLASS…BUT WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH ALL THE TALENT THEY GET?”

Answer: They will kick your Ass again

TampaGator

May 14th, 2010
5:45 pm

With the Gators already with a commitment from Jeoffery Pagan…and Powell coming to play DE this summer….and Meyer hot after Lonnie Gosha, B.J. Dubose, Greg Townsend, Girogio Newberry, and Brandon Fulse, all DEs rated higher than Bailey, I can’t see Bailey going to anyone but Georgia. Starts at Georgia. Doesn’t play much in Gainesville. Just the facts. Smart kid to pick Georgia…but he is welcome to come ride the bench in Gainesville and then transfer to Valdosta State later if he wants.

Mike T

May 14th, 2010
5:47 pm

All Vol, welcome to Rocky Top!

TampaGator

May 14th, 2010
5:52 pm

Shannon 1776…I don’t think that person was making reference to Texas A&M in the Shrevport Bowl. Sorry….but I couldn’t help myself. The truth is, Richt has recruiting the top classes in the country through the years…and he hasn’t done much with them as far as titles go. Yes, he wins…but he does not win many titles with title-type talent on his roster…and that is the truth. At least he was smart enough this year to bring in some better coaches. Things may change with a new attitude in town…but you still have Bobo head.

4 ncs are better than 1

May 14th, 2010
5:54 pm

It,s a good time to be a dawg. HA HA HA! This is when you shine doggies, recruiting and preseason. Cause you sure as hell don’t do much once football season starts. SHEREVEPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONFEDERATE DAWG

May 14th, 2010
6:02 pm

DAWGS WHO CARES BOUT GT, AINT EVEN WORTH WASTIN BREATH. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHOOPIN GAYTORS.

HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS!

sandyspringsjacket

May 14th, 2010
6:10 pm

It won’t be long before ole rev richt will be bailing out of jail half of his imaginary top ten recruiting class.

Josh

May 14th, 2010
6:16 pm

GT has a football team? That’s breaking news!!!

ghost of UGA VII

May 14th, 2010
6:26 pm

Well yes Josh, shoulda beat you last year and did the year before, so yes GT has a football team you ignorant …..! oh I thought Josh is something I heard when I stepped in something I shouldn’t have.

BKbroila

May 14th, 2010
6:26 pm

sandyspringsjacket….what a nerd…at least he will have some recruits to bail out…CPJ will have, what, 8 in this signing class…? Ship is sinking on Offensive talent at GT…Do you think Dwyer, Nesbitt, etc. would have ever signed on to play in a triple option offense if they weren’t already there??? the answer is no…

BKbroila

May 14th, 2010
6:29 pm

ghost of UGA VII…NerdAlert…you and sandyspringsjacket should get together and compare some of your knee slapping, original jokes…LMFAO…Nerds…

toph

May 14th, 2010
6:29 pm

How’s it going over there Chip?

toph

May 14th, 2010
6:36 pm

He’s all Dawg!!!

joe

May 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

YES SIR he chose UGA

82Dawg

May 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

toph …you guessing or have you got the word

dawgpound

May 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

It’s UGA!!!

toph

May 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

Nope, I saw him put a UGA hat on!!! Let’s go Georgia!!

82Dawg

May 14th, 2010
6:38 pm

where’s Chips comments

TuckDAWG

May 14th, 2010
6:39 pm

So whats the word Chip is he a DAWG?

OMG

May 14th, 2010
6:39 pm

GOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!