MONDAY MORNING REWIND
Talk about a great weekend. After receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Georgia, M.L. King wide receiver DeMarco Robinson went out Friday night and scored two touchdowns to help his team clinch the Region 2-AAAAA championship in a stunning 26-24 upset of rival Stephenson.
“Yeah, it was pretty good day,” Robinson said with a laugh.
Eventually, Robinson plans on putting all his focus on helping his team in the state playoffs. But landing an offer from state university is pretty hard to ignore.
“It’s a real big deal to me,” said Robinson, who is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds. “For the most part they’ve always been my favorite team. But as far as recruiting, it all depends on what they want me to play.”
There appears to be some confusion on that point. Despite the fact that Robinson now has a DeKalb record with 21 touchdown and plays only a limited role on defense, Georgia’s offer may be as a defensive back. Robinson, who has yet to hear directly from the UGA coaches, is not sure. The offer came to M.L. King head coach Michael Carson.
“I’m supposed to find out Monday,” said Robinson, who prefers offense. Asked if it would make a difference, he said, “it will in a way. But I’m still open.”
Robinson also has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota and Marshall, among others. UGA’s interest will likely bring more.
In the meantime, Robinson continues to get it done for his high school team. He had five catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as the Lions (7-3) knocked off previously undefeated crosstown rival Stephenson (9-1).
South Carolina snags two commitments from Georgia over weekend
South Carolina lost on the field Saturday against Arkansas, but it was victorious in recruiting as it landed a pair of commitments from Georgia prospects after the game.
Offensive lineman Kyle Harris of Pepperell High School in Lindale and defensive back Kadetrix Marcus of Stone Mountain’s Stephenson High accepted scholarship offers from the Gamecocks. That gives coach Steve Spurrier and his staff eight players from Georgia in their class of 2011 so far.
Harris said he committed immediately after joining the Gamecocks in the post-game locker room following their 41-20 loss to Arkansas.
“One of their offensive linemen got hurt during the game,” said Harris, who was originally committed to Georgia Tech before changing his mind last month. “Afterward, they were telling me how they really needed me and how I might be able to come in and play as a freshman. I decided to take a chance and go ahead and commit.”
Marcus, a 6-foot-1, 187-pound safety, also committed while in Columbia for the Arkansas game, assistant coach Corey Johnson said.
Also headed to South Carolina from Georgia are Carver-Columbus OL Quincy McKinney, Maynard Jackson DE Lorenzo Mauldin, Peactree Ridge TE Angelo Watley, South Gwinnett OLB Edward Muldrow, Ridgeland DE Mason Harris and Clarke Central QB Martay Mattox.
Nick Marshall shoots down state record for passing TDs
Georgia commitment Nick Marshall three a pair of touchdown passes against Irwin County Friday night to corral the career state record for himself. The AJC Super 11 selection now has 94. He tied the record with six TD passes the previous week.
Stars come out for ELCA in win over Wesleyan
Several star players had big nights for Eagles Landing Christian Academy as it knocked off previous No. 2-ranked Wesleyan 35-28 on Friday.
ETC.: Alec Ogletree likely to get second straight start vs. Auburn
Newnan graduate Alec Ogletree got his first career start for Georgia Saturday against Idaho State on Saturday and apparently played well enough to earn another start this week against No. 2-ranked Auburn. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound safety had three tackles and blocked a kick in the Bulldogs 55-7 rout. “He’ll more than likely be the guy again,” coach Mark Richt said of Ogletree starting at free safety versus Auburn. “We think he did a nice job. There might have been one mental error there, but not much at all. He knew what was going on. We saw some really good things in him.” . . .
Tennessee freshman Da’Rick Rogers, a Calhoun grad, had his first career TD catch in the Vols’ win over Memphis. The 22-yard score was his only reception in the game. . . . Tennessee commitment Brian Randolph had another huge night for Kell. The AJC Super 11 safety had a big night on offense, scoring on runs of nine and seven yards and a 68-yard reception as the Longhorns defeated Chapel Hill to finish the regular season 10-0 in Region 5-AAAA. . . . AJC Super 11 TE Jay Rome and Valdosta teammate Malcolm Mitchell each had TD catches in the Wildcats’ 36-29 win over Colquitt County.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: I will be out the next two days. As a result, there will be no “Ten @ 10″ on Tuesday.