Ten at 10: Valdosta’s Jay Rome, Malcolm Mitchell tackle recruiting together

THE TEN AT 10:

The Ten at 10 appears on the AJC College Recruiting Blog every Tuesday and Thursday. It is an “aggregation blog,” a roundup of news and information from a variety of sources that is believed to be of interest to AJC readers. Material from sources other than the AJC is attributed. . . . Sorry it is posting so late today. I’ll sum up the delay in one word — toddler.

1. Valdosta’s Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome make almost all of their recruiting visits together. In fact, just this past week they went together to Alabama and Florida. But that doesn’t mean they’re offering themselves as a package deal. Teaming up for trips, they say, is just a matter of convenience. “We’ve been a lot of places together, but schools aren’t recruiting us together as far as get one to get both,” said Mitchell, a defensive back with about 16 offers. “It’s just that we’re both good players from the same place.” Mitchell (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) said it’s down to Alabama, Florida and Georgia for him. Rome (6-6, 240) is considered by Scout.com to be the No. 1 tight end in the nation. He is approaching 30 scholarship offers but is down to a final four of Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Georgia. Nevertheless, he and his father, Clemson alum Stan Rome, recently decided he wouldn’t be making his decision any time soon. “I’m thinking maybe around Under Armour all-star game,” Rome told me Monday.

2. Dexter Moody would like the chance to come back and play for Georgia. But would — or should — the Bulldogs take him back? Moody (6-2, 210), a linebacker from Emmanuel County Insititute, is entering his second year at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, where he was redshirted last season. Moody signed with Georgia in 2009 but had his LOI revoked by UGA after he was dismissed from the school for a serious disciplinary infraction. Moody told HuskersIllustrated.com he’d like to come back to Georgia or at least to the South to complete his college football career. He recently received his first scholarship offer from Nebraska. He plans to graduate after fall semester and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

3. Georgia and Tech have 21 commitments between them here at the end of June. But if a new NCAA proposal is approved, prospects won’t even be able to receive offers until July 1 of the summer between their junior and senior years.  An NCAA committee announced last week that it will back that proposal, which would apply to all sports. Coaches also would have to receive high school transcripts documenting at least five semesters or seven quarters worth of academic work for a young recruit before they can offer a scholarship.

4. Is he a commitment or not? That’s a question even Rahim Cassell could not answer over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker from Lakewood, Calif., told several media outlets he committed to Florida this past week only to find out in subsequent reports from other agencies that the Gators did not accept his commitment, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

5. Speaking of Florida, you can take another wide receiver of Georgia’s board. Ja’Juan Story of Brooksville Fla., committed to the Gators on Monday. The 6-4, 190-pound athlete had narrowed a list of two dozen offers down to the Bulldogs, FSU and Notre Dame and Florida before picking the Gators. Word is, UF has accepted his commitment.

6. OL Errin Joe, an impressive offensive lineman from Lakeland, Fla., visited Georgia Tech last Friday, according to JacketsOnline.com. The nation’s 15th-ranked offensive guard (per Rivals) liked what he saw from the Yellow Jackets. “We talked about the expectations at Georgia Tech as a student-athlete and what I can expect from them as my coaches,” Joe told Kelly Quinlan. “Tech is a place where you can compete for a national championship every year and get one of the best degrees in the country”I liked the layout of the campus and the facilities. . . . I really like Georgia Tech a lot and they are a school I am seriously considering.”

7. LB Ben Councell of Asheville, N.C., committed to Notre Dame over Georgia Tech on Monday, according to IrishEyes.com. Councell, the 12th verbal commitment for the Fighting Irish, is Rivals’ 28th-ranked outside linebacker. He just visited Tech last week.

8. Carver-Columbus running back Isaiah Crowell, one of the state’s top prospects, isn’t going to make a decision for a long while, it seems. He tells SuperPrep.com’s Allen Wallace he likes to “make ‘em wonder.” Crowell is down to Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Georgia. He said he has visits planned to FSU on July 17 and Georgia on July 30.

9. LB Ramik Wilson (6-3, 221) of Tampa’s Jefferson High was recently offered a scholarship by Georgia.  “Georgia was great,” Wilson told ESPN.com’s Jamie Newberg. “I went up there and got the offer. I like the coaching staff and the defensive scheme. . . . . The main thing I am looking at is playing time. I want to contribute as a freshman.” Wilson has more than 20 scholarship offers, including Texas Tech, USF, Cincinnati, Arkansas and UCF. He had 120 tackles and 14 sacks as a junior last season.

10: THIS & THAT: UGA quarterback pledge Christian LeMay enters Week Three of his wait to learn his disciplinary fate from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. . . . The Seminoles are latest to offer super snapper Nathan Theus of Jacksonville, Fla. Theus and his younger brother, 2012 OT John Theus, received offers from UGA earlier this month. . . .

I’m quoted extensively in this VolQuest.com article about Georgia being a must state in recruiting for Tennessee. So you may not want to read it. . . . OLB Angelo Watley (6-3, 230) 0f Peachtree Ridge committed to South Carolina over the weekend, reports PalmettoSports.com. By the way, four of Gamecocks’ six commitments so far are from Georgia. . . . Stephenson WR CeyRon Willingham (5-8, 165) committed to Middle Tennessee State on Monday. . . . 2012 RB Charles Purnell (5-8, 170, Westlake) picked up his first offer this past week from Kentucky, per Scout.com. . . . RB Tanner Skogen (5-11, 185)  of Woodstock received his first scholarship offer over the weekend. It came from Furman University.

88 comments Add your comment

1eyedJack

June 29th, 2010
11:58 am

How about this?

Nerds Nerds Nerds

June 29th, 2010
11:59 am

Enter your comments here

shawn

June 29th, 2010
12:00 pm

Me

June 29th, 2010
12:04 pm

Rahim Cassell out of California was not accepted as a commitment at Florida because he has never been to the campus or even met the coaching staff. He will be down in Florida this summer for several events and will have a chance to do so then. At that point his commitment may be accepted.

Delbert D.

June 29th, 2010
12:05 pm

“Coaches also would have to receive high school transcripts documenting at least five semesters or seven quarters worth of academic work for a young recruit before they can offer a scholarship.”

I’m glad to see that coaches won’t be able to offer 8th graders anymore.

1eyedJack

June 29th, 2010
12:08 pm

Yeah, Kiffin is going to have to return to stalking the big boys.

Russ

June 29th, 2010
12:22 pm

Make ‘em wonder, huh? Can’t say I love the mentality, but would love the kid’s jets at UGA.

The Sham

June 29th, 2010
12:27 pm

@Chip – a few questions:

What was the “serious disciplinary infraction” that cost Moody his scholly?

How serious of a penalty could Kiffen get when he offers his next QB as he enters pre-K?

What’s the hold up with FLA not accepting the kids commitment? Is Urban being the tool that we all know he is or is there a legitimate reason?

DOG FAN

June 29th, 2010
12:35 pm

this is for the css talking football bunch as well as all other sports writers that have georgia at 20th or worse and you have teams ahead of them that have lost alot more players now i think you people said it was because of a rshrit freshman qb i say bullcrap a 3 senior 1 jr 1 soh line with plenty of depth and every other position is vet. with depth now if that doesnt make up for the qb which is very talented you dont know nothing about football look at 2002 soh. qb with a jr. line 11-1 2001 was a new coach and rsf qb now this offense will be very good if thier is a stumble it will be early so i say georgia should be starting at the very least 15th if they make threw the frist 5 games they will run the table biggest thret aurburn

DOG FAN

June 29th, 2010
12:40 pm

tony barnhardt

Hunker Down

June 29th, 2010
12:41 pm

Me, I like mature athletes that have a love for a University and want to play there. The Rudy type. If you got to keep them guessing and you want to announce at the Under Armour sounds a bit chidlish to me.

Big Albany Dawg

June 29th, 2010
12:46 pm

Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

Douglas

June 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

I’m starting to wonder if we need to stop recruiting receivers from Florida and look somewhere else….because UF keeps beating us on them. Why waste time and money? Offer one to Philip Daniel’s son..he wants to come here.

Hunker Down

June 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

Chip
Think you meant in regard to Moody like the chance to come back to UGA, instead of the change which would be a NCAA violation.

DawginLex

June 29th, 2010
1:22 pm

No surprise with Moody. Kid was an idiot.
Never deserved an offer.

Why does Richt cotinue to recruit kids that have either
behavior problems, or are severely deficient in grades, or both?

Moody has a behavior problem AND grade problems.

Lonnie Outlaw isnt a bad kid, but is shockingly deficient in grades.
4 years of high school and he’s told he needs 2 years at Ga Military?

Was Moody just bait to land Ealey?

Was Outlaw just bait to land Nick Marshall?

Recruiting is what it is, but this is beginning to smell.

Sleeze

June 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

Again.. Rome to Clemson.. book it..

Chip Towers

June 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

The Sham: The “serious disciplinary infraction” was a confrontation with a school official. . . . Not sure what the ramifications for a too-early offer will be but the NCAA acknowledges it will be difficult to enforce. . . . The problem with the Florida commitment was the kid hadn’t visited the school or met with coaches. He’ll probably end up with them if and when he goes for a visit.

Captain

June 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

Moody wasn’t actually redshirted, not in the normal meaning of redshirted as it has come to be known, he was academically ineligible because he didn’t graduate from High School. Given what took place with him at ECI, then not bothering to attend and graduate from Alternative HS, chances of Georgia signing this guy seem very remote.

DawginLex – Don’t know what you are trying to insinuate bud, but it’s obvious you are not informed. Going to Georgia Military, a 2 year Junior College, is no different than a student attending any community college in this state and then transferring. There are hundreds of students whose grades don’t allow them to enter their chosen four year school, be it The Univ of Georgia, Georgia St, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw St, Georgia Tech, it isn’t unusual for them to attend a 2 yr school then apply to transfer. Is Outlaw any different? His grades may not be where they need to be, but going to Georgia Military isn’t exactly chosing a “sham” school, it’s rigorous in the classroom and with the military demands. What smells are opinions without facts disguised as clever attempts of humor.

Russ

June 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

Sleeze, Clemson already has Eric MacLain committed, the #4 ranked TE (all 6 foot 5 inches of him.) Me thinks you don’t really know what you’re talking about. Good pickup on that stud Punta Gorda RB, But Rome is a Dawg. Sorry bud.

Animal Control Officer

June 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

DOG FAN, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Animal Control Officer

June 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

You just proved my point

Pup Fan

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

ACO and DOG FAN,
Now that’s funny right there…I don’t care who you are!
Please continue with your banter. It never hurts to laugh a little!

How2fish

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

DOG FAN = Bug troller.

Otto

June 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Moody was not bait to get Ealey, he lost the offer due to an incident at school and now it looks like if that did not do it academics would have from the post above. I hope the kid gets/has everything turned around but his chances at UGA are most likely slim.

Outlaw could be a great WR in the making.

DawginLex

June 29th, 2010
2:37 pm

Why is Richt offering Moody, if the kid
didnt even finish high school? Is Richt wasting an offer
on a kid that probably wont make it?

As for Outlaw, kid just finished 4 years of high school,
and STILL needs 2 years at Ga Military, to meet the grades?
Just how bad were his grades?

I know Allbarn has a history of getting JUCO’s.

But my question is still there,
why is Richt recruiting questionable kids?

GT man

June 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

I see GT lost another top prospect to Notre Dame. It would be great to see someone commit to GT over NotreDame, Bama, Florida or LSU instead of ECU, MTSU or Wofford.

BrianGT

June 29th, 2010
2:46 pm

Top Ten at 11:46.

How do you clear out half of Sanford Stadium? Reguire a GED or higher.

JMar

June 29th, 2010
2:47 pm

Davaris Daniels needs to start reading this blog. It’s a simple formula: 1) kid visits UGA, 2) kid impresses coaches, 3) kid receives an offer.

TampaGator

June 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

THE SHAM….you are “the tool”. Meyer and his coaches have not even offered Cassell or even met with the kid. Yet the kid wants to come to Florida just because of the head coach and the outstanding program in Gainesville. Meyer has invited Cassell to come in this summer and prove his is worth an offer and then get his commitment accepted…if he is good enough. Florida already has two LB commitments from the state of Florida with two more highly touted LB leaning to the Gators. So Cassell might end up at USC or UCLA after it is all said and done. Story is an excellent get for the Gators. He is going to play QB this year but will be a WR for the Gators. He is an outstanding athlete…typical recruit for the Gators…and might make an excellent CB as well. Jay Rome, I think, ends up at Clemson. Although the Gators could use another TE. But he will be a Tiger. I think Clemson might end up with the #1 recruiting class this year.

OGATORO

June 29th, 2010
2:54 pm

I’m beginning to wonder!!!

RxDawg

June 29th, 2010
3:02 pm

Good stuff as always Chip. It’s nice to see UGA still in it for some LB’s out there.

ryan

June 29th, 2010
3:06 pm

I think CMR needs stop trying to recruit FL WR’s because its to difficult to get those players to commit out of state. CMR should push more for Jay Rome TE and Crowell RB.

Hunker Down

June 29th, 2010
3:16 pm

Ryan
One of our best receivers, Ratavious Wooten, is out of Belle Glade Fl

Chip Towers

June 29th, 2010
3:17 pm

BrianGT: See note at top of Ten at 10.

Chip Towers

June 29th, 2010
3:21 pm

DawginLex: You’ve got it wrong. The Bulldogs signed Moody in February, he got in trouble in March and UGA pulled his scholly shortly thereafter. And Moody finished high school. He had to do it at an alternative because of aforementioned trouble. Understand now? . . . As for JUCOs, most schools sign a few.

Chip Towers

June 29th, 2010
3:26 pm

DOG FAN and Animal Control Officer were the same person posting under two names. He also crossed the line of good taste with his last comments. He or she is now banned.

J Stephenson

June 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

Funny BrianGT, because 99% of UGA fans know you spell require with a Q not a G.

Hunker Down

June 29th, 2010
3:42 pm

I think the only chance Moody has of coming back to UGA is a personnal phone call or even better visit with CMR. If he could convince CMR that he screwed up, will stay out of trouble, offers his appologizes and would like a second opportunity understanding 2 strikes and you are out, CMR might consider. Still, feel it is a long shot that he plays with the G on his helment. However, wish the young man good luck in life and in football and hope he can keep his nose clean.

Hunker Down

June 29th, 2010
3:43 pm

Looks like another vulgar blogger name has appeared

DawginLex

June 29th, 2010
4:00 pm

Chip

Thanks for clarifying on Moody.

Still dont understand why Richt offers
kids with behavior or grade problems.

longdog

June 29th, 2010
4:01 pm

Dawginlex where are you getting your info on CMR Dexter Moody I think you are deluded I will apoligized if you can prove it

Female Dawg Name

June 29th, 2010
4:21 pm

Those boys are real buddies. How sweet!

Dawggregg

June 29th, 2010
4:25 pm

I heard where Lemay is likely to be suspended and
it is not certain that the uga offer will stand. Is the
dream team falling apart? Where is the recruiting momentum at?

Paddy

June 29th, 2010
4:30 pm

make ‘em wonder. Don’t need that “me”attitude at UGA. See ya down the road. Arkansas is a good place for the “me” attitude!

DawginLex

June 29th, 2010
4:34 pm

longdog

June 29th, 2010
4:48 pm

dawggregg CMR already knows what the problem is. He is okay with it. The question is C Lemay going to stay in that school dist.after this is over or move a very,very short distance to play in SC.

VA DAWG

June 29th, 2010
5:09 pm

Rome, Mitchell, Swann, Crowell, Drew and either Mays or Wright are must gets for this class to really special. It would be nice to get Tuitt and other in-state talents, but we may be trailing too much to make up. The renewed emphasis on in-state kids is great to see, not only for fans of UGA but for the communities these kids come from. Wish we could have every kid go to UGA. Good luck to all and GO DAWGS!

VA DAWG

June 29th, 2010
5:10 pm

Sorry…..meant “to be.” Wish I had spell check on everything.

BC

June 29th, 2010
5:16 pm

You will not meet two finer young men than Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome. They are outstanding in every way. They are both gentlemen of high character. They have the academic ability and the desire to be excellent students and good player wherever they decide to go. I hope it is Georgia, but I wish them them the best wherever they go. They are two of the state’s finest,

BC

June 29th, 2010
5:20 pm

Erase one them.

Bulldog59

June 29th, 2010
5:30 pm

dawggregg, long dog answered the Lemay issue for you (simple, he transfers to a school outside Mecklenburg County if the penalty is excessive.) As for recruiting momentum for the Dawgs, just go look at the Rivals or Scout top 75 in the state of Georgia. We already have 9 of the top 38 in state, including 3 of the top 12. Look for this to be a banner crop of recruits from in-state, complimented by 5-6 top, nationally ranked, recruits.. We’re just getting started.

Legend of Len Barker

June 29th, 2010
5:54 pm

I’m not sure if Georgia wants or needs Jay Rome. Something is amiss with the situation. It has nothing to do with Mitchell and possibly nothing to do with Jay.

It’s nothing I’ve gleaned from the above article, but a sense I’ve gotten at Valdosta sporting events.

He’s a heckuva athlete, but something seems to be off. I don’t think he’s competed to his full potential yet, even at the high school level. I have some guesses as to why, but I’ll leave it at that.

Paul in RDU

June 29th, 2010
6:00 pm

Bulldog59 – If Lemay wants to avoid suspension from school by transferring outside Mecklenburg County, he’s going to have to go to South Carolina or go private.

http://www.nchsaa.org/intranet/downloadManagerControl.php?mode=getFile&elementID=4060&type=5&atomID=6290

The Sham

June 29th, 2010
6:08 pm

@Chip – thanks for clarifying, but I still can’t see how a kid would have the audacity to announce a commitment to a school that hasn’t offered him a scholly… but as TampaGator knows, that “Corch Meyers” has a way of saying one thing and doing another… how many offers did he yank off the table once the plate started to get full? I realize he can’t honor every one, but I believe he is notorious for it in coaching circles.

BTW – what was the edited version of the ACO’s comments?

The Sham

June 29th, 2010
6:12 pm

one other thing… no matter what happens with this FLA recruit, we still own one of the biggest recruting blunders involving that Burns kid last year… GEEZE! That was ugly…

Joe Don't Go Squad

June 29th, 2010
6:29 pm

NoGaGator

June 29th, 2010
6:35 pm

The Sham -

You have no idea what you talking about. Coach Meyer doesn’t yank offers. If anything, he has a record of not filling up his classes to the max. This tends to benefit him when he can get a number of early enrollees as he does each year (this year UF had 11) where some can count against the previous year’s non-maxed number.

If he did “yank offers off the table” don’t you think the word would get out and hurt his recruiting? From his record that sue hasn’t happened.

Get some facts – oh, I guess that’s why you’re the Sham, scam, whatever.

Brainiac

June 29th, 2010
7:20 pm

NoGaGator: Who is this “sue” person you referred to?

PT

June 29th, 2010
8:18 pm

Anyone know who Marcel Dareus is? No one wanted him because he had bad grades!

Bulldog59

June 29th, 2010
8:58 pm

Paul in RDU, which section of the rules are you referring to? My understanding is, Lemay broke a county “rule” and was not charged with a crime, felony or misdemeanor. Or am I reading the wrong section of the link you sent.

My comments are based on an article I read the week this happened, but they could also be incorrect. The article claimed Lemay violated a county school rule and the suspension could be circumvented via transfer to another county, (Personally, don’t agree with that if it is in fact possible.)

Now I’m really curious.

YELLOW HAMMER

June 29th, 2010
11:12 pm

ROME AND CROWELL are headed to BAMA —- no secret there

Red Dog 77

June 29th, 2010
11:14 pm

With Clemson already securing a big ol good-un at tight end, something tells me, Jay Rome is UGA bound, and dispite what they say, perhaps with Malcolm Mitchell in tow………Me?…….The rest of the story is just noise………..Good grief, Chip………..boil-er down a little my man………less for you to write, less noise for us to read !……………GO DOGS…….SIC’ ‘EM…….WOOF……WOOF……..WOOF !!!!!!!!

WTF

June 29th, 2010
11:29 pm

What’s the point of linking to articles that can’t be read without a subscription?

Dawggregg

June 29th, 2010
11:29 pm

read that article about Tennessee….stinks they always
seem to raid Georgia for top recruits (will not bring up
the name of that crappy WR). I think Bama
and Florida have joined the act. Thank goodness the State
of Georgia has so much talent (for all)!

Dawggregg

June 29th, 2010
11:43 pm

predictions on some remaining players:
Rome to Clemson; Crowell to Bama; Drew to UT;
Tuitt to GT; Mitchell to Clemson, Wright to UT;
Dickson to UGA; Bray to Auburn; Swann to UGA;
Walls to UT; Uzomah to Auburn; Milton to UNC;
Marcus to Auburn; Johnson to UT; Mayes to UGA
thoughts?

Jim in Ga

June 30th, 2010
1:17 am

Wow, lot’s of pretend UGA fans out here. Pretty scary that you have to act like a dawg fan because your own school sucks. Stop acting like you are a fan of the program and are just being negative.

Hunker Down

June 30th, 2010
2:18 am

Dawggregg,

Hard to figure Rome, dad a Clemson alumn but they have a big time committ already at TE in maclain. Not sure how hard they will pursue another TE. Crowell might go to bama but figure Dawgs are in the hunt. Drew to UT? What do you know that I don’t? Program is having a hard time selling tickets and still recoiling from Kiffin era. Mitchel to Clemson I don’t believe. Says GA Bama and Fl are his leaders. Wright I feel and hope is a Dawg, don’t ask me how but a gut feeling. Dickerson is a toss I think between Bama and the Dawgs. Bray to Auburn is possible but hope he is a Dawg and loyal to his state. Need all the athletes we can get. No clue on Uzomah nor Milton. Aj not a Dawg it sounds so have not followed that closely. Mayes I think has been courted heavily by the Dawgs and will commit I hope. Not sure on Milton. But what about the Ol out of moultrie I am hearing so much about? Does he not count?

Reeze

June 30th, 2010
4:00 am

If Bama gets Rome and Crowell that will be the recruiting version of winning the Mega Millions , these two kids are both phenomenal athletes.

Hunker Down

June 30th, 2010
5:50 am

Ward is the kid out of Moultrie. Couldn’t get his name out earlier. Get the feeling he might be underated in the state and the Dawgs want him it seems pretty bad. Also, forgot to mention Swann who I feel is a Dawg. Stanford Stadium is close to Atlanta and could compete early for a spot and playing time. Tuitt, maybe a Teckie, makes sense but hear he likes Miami. Hope I am wrong on him and he decides to Hunker Down. Agree with you Reeze, special talent that pair. No question if we can land some of the big names still on the board we are gunning for a good shot at a NC down the road. Go Dawgs!

Hunker Down

June 30th, 2010
6:09 am

Enter your comments here

Bulldog59

June 30th, 2010
7:56 am

Paraphrasing my absolute best source….recruiting for UGA is far more intense and going much better this year than the fan base realizes.

We could end up with half or more of the top 12 athletes in the state of Georgia. We certainly will get the lion’s share of the top 40 from Georgia.

Our main recruiting competition continues to be the big boys. Florida for several reasons, Auburn mainly because of Trooper Taylor, and Alabama for several reasons, including Kirby Smart (the guy can recruit.)

Wouldn’t worry too much about UT on the recruiting trail. They will get a few, but a 4-8 season is predicted, and most likely. That will kill any momentum they try to build early in the process. Lots of problems in Knoxville as DD gets his feet wet in the SEC. It’s very early in the process, but check out their commit list. If that was CMR’s list, we’d all be screaming!

Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and LSU recruiting classes all finish in the top 10 when this is all over.

Paddy

June 30th, 2010
8:17 am

bulldog59 you are right. We are more than holding our own in Georgia. UT has some very dry and lean years facing them for sure.

Underdog

June 30th, 2010
8:26 am

Errin Joe said………”Tech is a place where you can compete for a national championship every year…..” BWAHAHAHAH!!! That comment made me laugh so hard, I almost shart myself.

Bulldog59

June 30th, 2010
8:40 am

Paddy, yep, expect a recruiting battle even more intense than usual for SEC level talent, but expect UGA fans to be happy with our results.

He’s a Dooley, and other than his role in the Rogers affair, we wish him no ill will. But he IS sleeping with the enemy at this point. Great opportunity for him, but you are either for Georgia or against Georgia, so…….

Hunker Down

June 30th, 2010
8:44 am

Agree about UT. They will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat recruiting I think which is very unlikely to finish in a top 20 class. LSU could do very well as state of LA is loaded with talent and the Tigers are reaping the benefits. Of Rivals top 20 players in the state 9 have commited to LSU and several still undecided. They have 4 of the top 5 in the state commited according to rivals rankings and star rating is averaging 4 stars per player.
Anybody hear that a FL newspaper has UGA picked 64th in the nation? Sounds a bit bogus to me . Steele has 15 gators on his list of preseason SEC picks 1st thru 4th team compared to Dawgs 14. However the Dawgs have 6 first teamers to Gators 3. Just doesn’t sound right that we are 64th in the nation. Go figure where the source is located.
If the Dawgs can garner the cream of the crop of the uncommited left in state and grab some of those top talents in SC, Fl, TN then we should be on a extremely good class.

Berry29

June 30th, 2010
8:51 am

4-8 huh? That’s pretty funny considering there is alot of talent in Knoxville. FL is the favorite but I think all of UGA, SC, and UT will be in a fight for 2nd with SC having an edge to start if their QB can play well for a change.

As for recruiting, Dooley, Chuck Smith, and Lance Thompson continue
to circle all the schools in Georgia. I expect another great S and DL to pick the Vols soon. Da’Rick is also helping sway some recruits to
Knoxville.

Bulldog59

June 30th, 2010
9:55 am

Berry29, unfortunately it will probably be 4-8 for UT, 5-7 at best (but not likely.)

According to the current depth chart, the OL is starting a sophomore and 2 true freshman. Saw Ja’ Wuan James play first hand last October, he’s good but he is not ready for what is about to start hitting him in September. At most top SEC schools, he’d spend 2010 as a redshirt, in the weight room, learning better footwork, technique, etc. At UT, he is forced to start. Not a good sign.

Agree, UGA and SC are looking to gain ground on UF this year and somehow create a dogfight for the Eastern Division title, but with 3 SEC games left to play in November, UT won’t be in the hunt.

Tough year for the Vols on the field and off. My big time UT contributor friend says, unfortunately he thinks they could be looking at 3-9, and this guy knows the program……. He won’t even talk about recruiting, except to say UT is not even on the radar when compared to other top SEC schools.

Oregon, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, and SC all in a 50-day stretch is a daunting task for a veteran team and veteran coaching staff. UT has neither at this point. We haven’t even talked about UT starting a JUCO QB.

Good luck on every Saturday except one. Not bashing your program, just pointing out, it’s pretty obivous you guys are in a down cycle right now.

Berry29

June 30th, 2010
10:37 am

That’s OK. We all have biased opinions. Did you expect Crompton and Chaney to put together a game plan to lead to a 45-19 outburst over UGA? Not too many did. You never know what is going to happen.
I believe you and I argued about our teams after we landed Posey.
Chaney will have a top NFL bound TE and 2 great SR WRs to work with. Our OL will be fine as long as we have no injuries early. We’re pretty loaded on D with Jackson at S, Evans at CB, many experienced SR LBs, and 3 SR DEs.
Good luck to you all as well. It will be interesting to see which QBs step up during fall practice for both our teams.

robodawg

June 30th, 2010
10:39 am

I like the potential NCAA rule. Something needs to be done.

Making offers but reserving the right not to accept the commitments … oh you classy Gators.

Berry29

June 30th, 2010
10:41 am

Oh (59) ..the OL will start only 1 true FR (James).
Schofield is a fine redshirt, Thomas is a 3rd year So.,
Pope is a Jr, and Shaw is a SR with starting experience.

Bulldog59

June 30th, 2010
10:41 am

Your DC, Justin Wilcox, could be the next rising star in the coaching ranks. He could be the saving grace for UT in 2010. They may not win a lot, but he will have the D performing to keep UT at least in the game.

Just my opinion from what I’ve seen of Wilcox.

The UT blow out of UGA last year, was thankfully the beginning of the end for Moe, Larry, and Curly (Martinez, Fabris, and Jancek) on our D coaching staff. A year past due, but at least we appear to be back on the right track.

TampaGator

June 30th, 2010
11:28 am

ROBODAWG…you might want to try getting some background information before making an ignorant post. The Gators have NOT offered the kid. The coaches haven’t even met him or seen him play. He committed WITHOUT an offer from the coaches or ever being in Gainesville. What does that say about Meyer and the Gator program…?????? The Gator coaches told him they would have to see him in person before offering…or accepting his commitment….and invited him to Gainesville this summer to work out for the coaches and visit the U of F campus….WITHOUT an offer. So get your facts straight next time before blasting one of the best head coaches in America!!!!

Dawg Tired

June 30th, 2010
11:49 am

I don’t have a lot of confidence In YELLOW HAMMER’s predictions since anyone who has ever actually set foot in Alabama knows it is not Bama, it’s Bamer.

UGA Freak

June 30th, 2010
11:57 am

Sounds like Malcolm and jay really like one another :-)

Topp Dogg

June 30th, 2010
12:07 pm

Let Moody come to camp and prove himself the kid can play and has been punished.

The Sham

June 30th, 2010
12:15 pm

@NoogyGATOR – You must be new to this blog. Why let facts get in the way of a good rebuttal?

But I digress. My comments were supported by previous writers who have mentioned it before how offers tend to get rescinded as the Coaches’ plates fills up. That part is normal, but the “unrestricted” offers from “Corch Meyers” seem be restrictive all of a sudden near the end of the recruiting period (see last year’s recruiting of a west coast CB whose name I can’t remember). Could it be that he is just fishing for the best talent and wants to string along some of the 2nd tier recruits? I can’t blame him for that, but it isn’t ethical and I sure can use it as fodder for forums like these… If he has them left over, it must be bc he yanked them from someone – can you at least admit that?

Tdawg

June 30th, 2010
5:52 pm

I don’t get why some of you people are so all sure fired up at the idea that the Rome kid is a Clemson lock. Sure his dad went to Clemson, but if memory serves me right he actually wanted to go to Georgia but didn’t have the grades.So why wouldn’t he want his son to go to Georgia if he wanted to? I’m sure that Jay will make up his own mind on his selection. Kind of makes you wonder why if pop’s didn’t have the grades to get into Georgia then how did he have the grades to get into Clemson?

Why does every Tennessee and Alabama fan think that just because they offer an athelete that he is a lock to attend their school? According to their logic then they should get anywhere from 50 to 75 commitments a year. I know that Alabama gets almost that many so maybe it’s not such a far fetched idea after all. I sure Saban will figure out a way to get them in school somehow.

I hear some paper put us at 64th best in the country. Hum, no where to go but up then I suppose. Orlando! It’s kind of hard to take a city serious who’s only claim to fame is a rat, a duck and a goofy dog.

Sometimes a kid doesn’t get it until it’s almost to late. Does that mean that we should not give them a chance to better themselves. The Outlaw kid is going to be a killer reciever for the dawgs someday mark my words. Coach was just giving the kid a shot at making something of himself and I for one think that this kid is not going to let him down. He has two years before he even makes it to Georgia, so I say if he has the grades to get into Georgia by then, then he deserves the chance to play.

Hunker Down

June 30th, 2010
9:19 pm

TDawg

Show me another team that utilizes the TE as much and as effectively as the Dawgs. Maybe that is why Ben Watson and Leonard Pope are playing on Sundays. We place a great amount of emphasis on the position and develope these players for the NFL. If Rome elects to play between the hedges I feel pretty good one day he too will play on Sundays. Pro style offense works well for him.