LB Jabari Hunt-Days follows family with commitment to Georgia Tech

Note: I’m recasting this story as it was up only a short time yesterday before the Christian LeMay news broke.

Part Two of a possible three-for-one deal between the Days family of Powder Springs and Georgia Tech is now complete.

Jabari Hunt-Days, a 6-foot-3, 226-pound linebacker from Hillgrove High School, committed to the Yellow Jackets during their camp this past Saturday. He becomes the second member of his family to the pledge Georgia Tech, joining his brother Synjyn Days, who signed with the Yellow Jackets as a quarterback in the Class of 2010.

Georgia Tech now hopes to get some basketball help from the Days family. Basketball prospect Rod Days, a 6-foot-7 wing player from Miami, was in town with his AAU team this past weekend and spent some time touring campus and meeting with the Jackets’ coaches.

Rod Days is a first cousin of both Jabari and Synjyn.

“Hopefully we’ll all be [at Tech] before it’s over,” said Hunt-Days, speaking by phone as he attended Rod’s AAU basketball game in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.

Hunt-Days was one of two commitments the Yellow Jackets landed during their elite prospect one-day camp this past Saturday on The Flats. Tech also landed offensive lineman Shaquille “Shaq” Mason of Columbia, Tenn. They become the sixth and seventh commitments for the Yellow Jackets for 2011.

Hunt-Days was obviously hopeful of the Tech offer but a little surprised when it actually came.

“There were two sessions on the day and they offered me after the first session of the camp,” said Hunt-Days. “They pulled me out of lunch and told me to go to Coach Johnson’s office. I kind of had an idea. One of the coaches had hinted. But I couldn’t be sure until he actually offered.”

Hunt-Days accepted on the spot.

Hunt-Days’ commitment officially ends what has been a somewhat frustrating process for this impressive athlete. Despite blowing up several combines since last fall, the fleet-footed two-way star (he also plays running back at Hillgrove) hadn’t attracted the number of offers he felt he deserved. Only Auburn, Maryland, Ohio, Florida International and Toledo came forth with official offers before Hunt-Days’ received the overture from Georgia Tech.

But that’s fine now that it’s all behind him. He wouldn’t listen if somebody else stepped up with an offer now.

“I’m focusing on becoming a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket,” he said. “It means a lot to me. As you know, I’m a Christian and I’m thankful that God came through and answered my prayers.”

Hunt-Days said “I think I’m done” with combines and camps. But he still has a busy summer ahead of him.

Hunt-Days will spend the July 4th weekend in Tuscaloosa representing Team Georgia with a number of other Atlanta area players in the Badger 7-on-7 National Tournament. And July 7th he goes to Oregon for the National Nike Combine, an invitation-only affair that came as a result of Hunt-Days recording one of the highest SPARQ ratings in the nation this year (SPARQ is a scoring system to rate speed, agility, strength and leaping ability).

In the meantime, nobody is happier about this weekend’s news than Hunt-Days’ parents.

“They’re happy it’s going to one-stop shopping in football season,” Hunt-Days said with a laugh.

GEORGIA TECH 2011 COMMITMENTS

  1. OL Trey Braun, (6-5, 275), Tallahassee, Fla.
  2. OL Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280), Albany-Monroe HS
  3. LB Chaz Cheeks (6-3, 220), East Hall HS
  4. LB Jabari Hunt-Days, (6-3, 226), Hillgrove HS
  5. OL Shaquille Mason (6-2, 305), Columbia, Tenn.
  6. RB Quartterrio Morgan (5-10, 175), Mt. Zion HS
  7. ATH Airyn Willis (6-2, 180), High Point, N.C.

55 comments Add your comment

Go Tech

June 14th, 2010
3:59 pm

2 out of 3 from the same family — let’s make it a Hat Trick! Welcome to GT, Jabari.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

June 14th, 2010
4:03 pm

I am so glad to have these 2 young men, the Days brothers. I believe that both will be great ambassadors for GT.

Cleveland, OH jacket

June 14th, 2010
4:07 pm

Welcome to the Flats! I can’t wait to see you play in the 3-4!

DOWG

June 14th, 2010
4:07 pm

Kudos to ya’ll choosing GA Tech, iam a BULLDOG fun but iam happy to see flats get our state prospects too

ccrider

June 14th, 2010
4:10 pm

Thanks for the comment DOWG

mwh6767

June 14th, 2010
4:14 pm

Looking good so far. This is why us Tech fans have so much in faith in Paul Johnson. Its not about stars or what the recruiting services say. CPJ fills needs. OL’s in the 290lb range that can move, done. LB’s with size that can cover space, done. Looks like the kid from Mt. Zoin will has the speed to play A-back and get to the edge on tosses. Cant wait for the fall looks to be some promising next couple of years!

GT GRAD

June 14th, 2010
4:15 pm

Welcome to the GT family!!

Jacket Backer

June 14th, 2010
4:21 pm

welcome to the flats!

Go jackest!!

Jacket Backer

June 14th, 2010
4:21 pm

whoops….Go Jackets!!

Buckhead Dawg

June 14th, 2010
4:31 pm

He’s all yours. If UGA wanted him they’d have him.

Punch em in the face!!

BigTimeTECHFan

June 14th, 2010
4:32 pm

Congrats to both young men, Days and Mason.
Been following Jabari, hoped he would come to Tech, great pickup.
Mason – 6′2″ 300+ JR in HS, wow, beast, 3rd OL already, sweet.
Looks like awesome recuiting class for GT on the way.

Clarification

June 14th, 2010
4:47 pm

gtu is 0-for-6 this year going against UGA in recruiting, so they end up with scraps like Mason and other 3-star MAC recruits.

Tech fans in for a rude awakening now that Chan’s recruits are leaving. 5 losses this year, and a trip to the GMAC Bowl.

(((( 30-24 ))))

HBTD!!!!!!

We_Run_This_Country

June 14th, 2010
4:50 pm

GT is 4-0 against UGA this season….I would be willing to bet that GT runs the gauntlet this year against UGA. Undefeated in all men’s sports. The tide has shifted in the state of GA.

Hunker Down

June 14th, 2010
5:28 pm

Seen the kid play. GT got a good one in Days who flew under the radar of other schools. I think all the star stuff is sometimes over hyped. Days can definately play at the next level and will contribute. Good luck to him and stay healthy. Go Dawgs!

silly uga fans

June 14th, 2010
5:51 pm

clarification you obviously know nothing about GT recruiting. GT rarely gets a 5 star recruit and normally recruits in the 3-4 range. Now if you compare the 4-5 star recruits UGA gets to them at recruiting time of course you look stronger, but somehow GT manages to better UGA when you compare the classes down the line. Fact is UGA recruits well every year and does nothing with them every year on a national stage.

No way Jose

June 14th, 2010
5:51 pm

….more good news for Georgia Tech….

kingster

June 14th, 2010
6:58 pm

Buckhead Dawg and Clarification, both of you are just straight bone heads, maybe one of UGA’s bone, leave Tech alone, pay attention to your Red and Black Blog, you guys are dangerous and crazy, I bet your neck is very red and you’re still dating your first cousin, see now I sound like you, consider that Georgia is a good team and you get excellent recruits every year and be happy, try and make this a better world and not be so negative, can you do that? What did you say, ALABAMA/FLORIDA, nest year (lol)

silly uga fans

June 14th, 2010
8:06 pm

Here is a nice story about Michael Johnson giving back for anybody who cares.
http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/news/2010/jun/12/johnson-mentor-selma-player/

THE BIG JACKET

June 14th, 2010
8:22 pm

Hey, I was wanting to know. Has anyone heard about this Vad Lee, and if he has committed with someone else or is he still taking offers. I have not heard anything about him in about a month.

THE BIG JACKET

June 14th, 2010
8:23 pm

Oh BTW, if you was wondering what position he played. He was a QB.

GT Fan

June 15th, 2010
12:01 am

Somebody explain to me how in the H*LL the Heather chick on ESPN’s ACC blog has a job ….

Below is her knowledge of Robert Hall based on 3, yes THREE, games played last season followed by her comment on Jason Peters’ Spring.

By Heather Dinich

Georgia Tech defensive end Robert Hall has been suspended indefinitely after an argument with his girlfriend led to a battery charge.

This is a significant hit to the Jackets’ defense. Hall is projected to be one of, if not the best, defensive ends returning to a defense in transition under first-year coordinator Al Groh. He suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, though, and didn’t practice this spring, so it’s hard to judge where his game was at heading into summer camp.

Jason Peters might have been the MVP of the spring, which is good news for the Jackets. Georgia Tech also has true sophomore Izaan Cross, who has shown a lot of potential, but most of the depth is comprised of redshirt freshmen. And everyone is still learning the 3-4 defense.

….. Now, how on God’s green earth did she surmize that Hall is one of, IF NOT THE BEST, DEs on GT’s sqad????? And she follows it by stating Jason Peters, a DE who played a lot more that Hall did in ‘09, was the MVP of the Spring. She’s getting paid for that garbage – unbelievable!

Jim

June 15th, 2010
12:27 am

Paul Johnson will Recruit Circles around Chan Gailey. Coach Johnson will DEVELOP the talent that he Recruits as well. Which is something that Chan was never been able to accomplish. The Football Program on the Flats will NEVER be average under the leadership of Coach Paul Johnson. He has a career 76% average in the win column. 20 wins in 2 Seasons, a BCS Bowl game, 2009 ACC Football Champions, 2008 Victory over UGAG in Athens, Back to Back ACC Coach of the year 2008 & 2009…ETC. ETC. ETC, ETC. Ramblin’ & Wreckin GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!! ” We Have A New Sheriff In Town ! ” Wonderful news on the recruiting as well. Meeting the needs of our program. Ask Dave Wommack our previous DC if our Coach will tolerate a inaffective performance level ! Thank God for Football Passion in Atlanta. GO GEORGIA TECH ! ” STING EM ! “

THWGT!!!

June 15th, 2010
6:47 am

GT Fan – Heather wrote it, you read it and over reacted, job accomplished. She has you reacting to her writing just as many of these bloggers do. Throw the bait and watch for the over reaction.

THWGT!!!!!!

Kevdawg

June 15th, 2010
6:58 am

Nice pick up Jackets. Great kid! Great family! Heck of a player! I wish the Days boys the best with the exception of one weekend a year.

Rodney Dangerfield

June 15th, 2010
9:40 am

I don’t see anything wrong with Heather’s writing. It is not a GA Tech blog, but an ACC blog, and fans of other teams couldn’t tell you the difference between Jason Peters and Harry Peters.

Fillin' up @ Juniors

June 15th, 2010
9:41 am

These are good ‘Days’ for Georgia Tech!….thats a pun…

DOWG, thanks for being classy, the rest of you UGA fans…way to live up/down to expectations. Congratulate the kids and move on. Act your age not your iq please…

Fillin' up @ Juniors

June 15th, 2010
9:45 am

as for nicknames I thus name

Shaq = SuperO-LineMen or Superman for short.
Synjyn Days = Synjyn the Engine
Jabari Hunt-Days = Jabari Hunt-Qbays…

Their a work in progress…I’ll keep brain-storming..

GT Fan

June 15th, 2010
1:11 pm

Let’s Go Jackets!

Adonisdaking

June 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

He Did Good Following Family……

JB

June 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

based on their names, look like good fits for Tech…..wish them well.

Clarification

June 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

silly uga fans:

Doing nothing on the national stage? How’s 6 top 10 finishes, 6 10+ win seasons, 2 SEC championships, 3 BCS bowl appearances(2 wins), and #3 and #2 finishes in the final polls in the last 8 years “doing nothing on the national stage”?

Meanwhile gtu has three 10 win seasons in the last 45. When’s the last time y’all won a bowl game?

((( 8-1 )))
((( 15-4 ))) (15-1 when you weren’t cheating per the NCAA)
(((60-37-5)))

we own you

bruce 12

June 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

bull Dawg fan says good catch wish we could keep all GA kids in state

Dan

June 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Classy post, Hunker Down. Wish more of the rational Tech and UGA fans could have conversations that didn’t devolve into nerds, thugs, idiots, terrorists, 45-42, 30-24 stuff.

Dan

June 15th, 2010
3:57 pm

Clarification…not so much.

blackprix

June 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

For all the 4 and 5 star players Ugag gets, you’d think they would have won a couple more National Championships.

You can get ALL those players but if you don’t have the coaching, it’s all for NOTHING, which is exactly what you’ve got nothing since 1980!

Huh?

June 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

Clarification – if, by using your definition of cheating, does UGA’s win last year count? Y’know, because UGA reported 9 secondary violations?

why clarify the truth

June 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

Clarification- Or how about all of those wins Tech now receives by your logic because of the Jan Kemp era….Yeah, I thought so. Logic only works one way according to you. Your just like a typical politician.

D

June 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Just curious, why is one of the brothers named Hunt-days and the other just plain Days? That seems strange to me. Women who get married and want to keep their maiden name usually use hyphenated names.

Uga'91

June 15th, 2010
4:16 pm

Congrats to the young man. I like in state kids to stay in state. Heard the kid is really athletic.

Go Dawgs!

Chuy Dawg

June 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

I hate reading negative posts when a kid accepts a scholarship. We should show respect and wish him the best of luck , regardless of what team you choose to play for.

Let me tell you, Mr. Hunt is a huge pick up for the bees. He was in the news a few months ago when he was tearing it up at different combines. Don’t let the offer list fool you, you have to remember that certain schools will not waste their time to recruit prospects that are heavy leans toward a certain program. It has been documented that Mr. Hunt wanted to join his brother, nothing wrong with that. In the end it would not have mattered if anyother schools would have offered. You knew he would commit to GT as soon as they offered. You have to respect that. Good luck to you Mr. Hunt, except for one game in particular of course.

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Dan

June 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

More classy posts from UGA fans. Nice job, guys.

No way Jose

June 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

news: those Vols just added Brain Randolph from Atlanta,
too bad he is quite a player & rivals showed an
impressive offer list. Looks like that Dooley can recruit well

Jacket Backer

June 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

thanks chuy….i agree completely…these people who bash 18 yr old kids becasue they don’t choose to go to the team they cheer for have real problems……some of you idiots need to take a long look in the mirror and try and determine where your life went wrong….

Go Jackets!!

Jack G.

June 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

GT Fan

You have to understand that with Heather, you dont listen, you just look—–enjoy

Chuy Dawg

June 15th, 2010
4:58 pm

Jacket Backer,

You hit the nail right in the head. All fanbases have their loons. There’s nothing wrong with having excitement around your team. Bashing other schools athletic programs is just childish and very classless.
We all get upset when we miss out on certain prospects that you know our team needs. That doesn’t mean you suddenly go and bash the young man and/or the school he chose to play for.

We can agree to disagree, but lets show some class.

wesleywhatwhat

June 15th, 2010
5:16 pm

congrats to the days family! welcome to georgia tech.

italian_29

June 15th, 2010
5:20 pm

From a Dawg Fan,Congats to Jabari, GREAT pick up for Tech, This kid is a BEAST!!! I think he will have a great chance of playing on Sunday. To all the Immature Dawg Fans, if you don’t have something good to say on a Tech recruting blog, stay on UGA’s

italian_29

June 15th, 2010
5:21 pm

Congrats that is, whoops, sorry.

italian_29

June 15th, 2010
5:23 pm

All kinds of typos it was supposed to be recruiting blog. Sorry again. Guess I should proofread before hitting enter. :0)

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

June 15th, 2010
5:38 pm

From a Bulldawg, Congrats on a good pickup of what seems to be an outstanding young man. Best of luck to Jabari and his family