Rewind: Offer from UGA tops off great weekend for MLK’s DeMarco Robinson

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.

  • Defensive back Avery Walls, who has more than 30 scholarship offers, had a 50-yard TD run, five tackles and forced a fumble.
  • Tight end Christian Reeves, a Virginia Tech commitment, had eight catches for 137 yards and a touchdown, which gave him 11 for the season.
  • And super sophomore running back Keyante Green had 171 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.

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.

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November 8th, 2010
5:35 am

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naganole

November 8th, 2010
5:58 am

No 10 at 10? :O I could do it for you Chip. And it will only be slightly slanted toward FSU targeted prospects in the state of GA. :D

Saint Simons

November 8th, 2010
6:48 am

(((( 34 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

trueUGAfan

November 8th, 2010
6:51 am

as i stated in earlier post, he was waiting on this offer, he’s a playmaker on the O side of the ball, we need playmakers in athens, recruit him as a WR and watch what he can do…i’m very proud of this kid, had the luxury of being his first youth f-ball coach….now lets get the offers in for his star studded teammate on the other side of the ball, #1 pat callaway, legitimate d-1 LB, odell thurman type without all of the baggage, great student and kid, they both are…GPR

walter

November 8th, 2010
6:57 am

saint simons: get ready for another ass kicking. you got no shot in athens.

Paddy

November 8th, 2010
7:00 am

naganole…..chip or fsu needs no help this year. fsu is starting to look like the old recruiting monster they used to be! glad my dawgs don’t play them any time soon. jimbo can really coach and his players love him. good combo right there.

Burdell

November 8th, 2010
7:27 am

59bulldawg

November 8th, 2010
7:42 am

This offer to Robinson is baffling and I don’t mean any disrespect to the young man. I mean why would they offer without any firm idea where they want him to play? Or was that somehow lost in offering through his coach and not directly to Robinson.

Saint Simons

November 8th, 2010
7:44 am

I still live with my mom….

Saint Simons

November 8th, 2010
7:45 am

I wet my bed last night…

dap01

November 8th, 2010
7:51 am

Zack Walker from Johnson County is the best reciever in the State of Georgia.

ASA

November 8th, 2010
7:57 am

ALL THESE GREAT PLAYERS AND GEORGIA HAS COMIMITEMENT FROM DUD AT EAST HALL AND DUD AT NORTH HALL

Dboy Jones

November 8th, 2010
8:04 am

I have been telling the coaches about this guy. I have been watching him since he was 10th grade. He was the best player on MLK team with Mack Brown there. The coaches just kept telling me he is good but kind of tiny at 5 8 165. I kept telling them he is dynamic tho. Well congrats to Robinson and he will play WR at UGA no question about it..

CTG needs more players

November 8th, 2010
8:13 am

59bulldawg it looks to me like the UGA staff did not disclose to the HS coach what position they want Robinson to play. The article stated that UGA would contact Robinson today to discuss all of the details.

THWGT!!!!!

magic m

November 8th, 2010
8:15 am

Congrats to DeMarco Robinson on the upset agaisnt Stephenson and the win!!!!

same O

November 8th, 2010
8:24 am

he is too short.

BirdDog

November 8th, 2010
8:37 am

It doesn’t matter is he’s a little short if he’s fast as lightning!

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
8:42 am

congrats to Mr. Robinson….more than likely he will be used as a WR…;i would have some concerns about his height and weight, but we can add the bulk…i know th coaches are trying to get bigger db’s of the physical type, so not sure if that would be where they would use him…and ASA….for the record the two players that you are posting negative comments about from Hall county are very talented players…i’ve seen them several times, and if want to find out a little about them just ask some of the coaches who have played against them and watched them on tape…their problem is that both play on teams who have not fared that well this year, with one of the teams being more run oriented so his statistics are not going to jump out…both will be good prospects for UGA….keep in mind everyone does not have to have a 5 star rating based on some recruiting service opinion…i think you will be surprised how these players will contribute in the future…go dawgs

Hike!!!

November 8th, 2010
8:44 am

Same O
How tall is Percy Harvin?

Hike!!!

November 8th, 2010
8:46 am

Look @ the Falcons Brent Grimes. He’s like 5′ 9″.

Peach County Fan

November 8th, 2010
9:03 am

Not only has DeMarco broken the Dekalb record, he is approaching Chris Slaughter’s state record for receiving TD’s in a season

Tron Jackson or Trey Albert

November 8th, 2010
9:21 am

If I have mis spelled the name’s of the above former UGA players, I apologize. These two scat backs were blazingly fast and both absolutely helped UGA win games because of their abilities and their speed. Period.

This MLK young man fits that bill. UGA can use speed. Raines at Florida is about 5′9″ too.

Good offer.

Go Dogs.

ryan

November 8th, 2010
9:23 am

Hope we get some updates from Lowndes25 and did anyone hear that Bama has been eliminated they have to pull for the Dawgs this Sat for any chance to go to the Dome .

GT Sambo

November 8th, 2010
9:28 am

Hey guys, why don’t we all come up with some Ten@10 items. Here’s mine.
1. Georgia Tech commit Vad Lee continues to impress both running and throwing the ball. Lee’s Durham Hillside team completed its regular season Friday night with a 38-6 win over Northern Durham giving it an undefeated 11-0 record and a Piedmont conference championship. Lee ran for 138 yards and two scores and threw for 161 and two TDs. Next up for Hillside, the playoffs as the number one seed.

Uncle Bill's Fish and Chips.

November 8th, 2010
9:34 am

Paul, Thank you and Al both for submitting your applications for employment here at Uncle Bill’s Fish and Chips. I will give you both future consideration but as I explained to you both over the phone I really do not expect any turnover but you never know. Leon has been cooking fish and fries for me for 27 years and Charles helps him batter and prepare our hushppies and coleslaw. He has been with us for the past 3 years and is a graduate of GT. But like I said, if something happens I will keep you both in mind. Both Leon and Charles have engineering degrees from GT and I have found them to be pretty dadgum good at what they are doing. Good luck to you and Al with your football team. What exactly is this ACC you both were talking about though? Your friend, Uncle Bill.

trueUGAfan

November 8th, 2010
9:37 am

the one thing you absolutely can not measure is heart, you guys who are doubting his size would be the same guys on here next year or the next talking about why UGA didn’t sign this kid if he does not commit to UGA…40% of the people here are hypocrites 40% are imposters, and the other 20% are real DAWG fans…and i can appreciate the other 10% that are really just for their team and that actually have something informative to say other than hate…110% all the time is what you get from DR as big time D1 prospect in the high school ranks, and i expect no less from DR no matter where he ends up playing D1 football next year….good luck Marco

Al Groh

November 8th, 2010
9:46 am

Uncle Bill, I apparently lost my championship ring when I was showing Leon and Charles how good at I at battering fish. I had it valued at Ellman’s years ago at 14.95 and admit it is my most cherished possession. Paul said he knew I had it on when I started battering but told me going back down the road that something was wrong. I asked him what and he told me he couldn’t see me flashing that trinket ring around on my hand as usual. Anyway, please check and see if I left it in the batter bowl or if some of your customers might have messed up a bicuspid or molar tooth gnawing on a fish filet. If the latter happened then this whole thing is a joke as I don’t think I should be responsible for any ensuing lawsuit. You can reach me at Peachford as I am undergoing therapy and treatment for losing my prized possession. Thanks alot. Al

Saint Simons

November 8th, 2010
9:58 am

Mr. Groh, I work on Morris Disposals trash truck and when I went to empty their barrels a ring fell out and when I spit on it to see what it looked like,it had your name scribbled on it. I am a GT graduate and avid GT football fan and had heard about you losing your ring. I left it with Leon at Uncle Bill’s. Is there a reward or anything? I would like tickets that come with free hot dogs and cokes if you can pull it off. Glad to help old buddy. Sincerely, Trash Toter.

Gerald

November 8th, 2010
10:17 am

Amazing that Nick Marshall isn’t looking at playing QB at the next level. There are a ton of programs that utilize dual threat QBs in the SEC (Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida, Ole Miss, LSU) and all of them are better than UGA is now. And don’t give me the “WR is his best chance for the NFL” because few guys ever make it to the NFL, plus UGA isn’t exactly a WR factory anyway (past A.J. Green, Reggie Brown, Mohammed Massoquai and Hines Ward … 4 guys in like 30 years … who is there … most of the 4 and 5 star WRs that UGA brings in are never heard from again … there is a much bigger chance of Marshall becoming the next A.J. Bryant – remember him UGA fans, didn’t think so – at UGA than the next Hines Ward). Ah well … good luck Marshall in giving Mike Bobo 4 years to figure out ways to actually get you the ball. Orson Charles can tell you what that’s like.

jasont13

November 8th, 2010
10:24 am

Gerald, There have been plenty of good wideouts to come out of UGA. Bryce Hunter ring a name for ya as well? First off Nick Marshall does not want to play QB he wants to play safety or corner. Not sure why your mentioning him as a wide receiver when he has been offered to play in the defensive backfield.

ATL XMAN

November 8th, 2010
10:51 am

gerald next year and years to come those other teams will not be as good and thats why mr wilcox is coming to uga. he knows this too. and at uga your chances of going pro are really high. higher than the norm.

ATL XMAN

November 8th, 2010
10:56 am

and thats 4 or more guys in like 10 years

Gerald

November 8th, 2010
10:58 am

jasont13:
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Never heard of Bryce Hunter. Now the late BRICE Hunter was a 7th round draft pick.
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ATL XMAN:
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Wait till next year, eh? That’s what UGA fans have been saying since 2003. Next year isn’t going to come until UGA gets a new coach, or at the very least a new offensive coordinator. Look, Auburn finally got rid of their underachieving coach (and yes, both Richt and Tuberville had ties to that Miami Hurricanes program that won without exerting much effort due to all that talent against marshmallow schedules), and look at them now. Time for UGA to do the same.

BIG DAWG

November 8th, 2010
10:58 am

jason1 – Gerald mentions these things because he is ignorant! Jealous and vindictive = “JV”, and we all know what and who that stands for………..

ryan

November 8th, 2010
11:00 am

Hey Chip does UGA have a shot at Avery Walls he visited us a month ago .

Gerald

November 8th, 2010
11:02 am

BIG DAWG:
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Yeah, I am jealous. Of Stanford, who is 8-1 and ranked #7 in the BCS with a bunch of players that would probably be backups in Athens. And of TCU, who is ranked #3 in the BCS with a bunch of players that Richt would have never given the time of day in recruiting. And of Auburn, obviously. (Hey UGA fans, the Raiders won their third in a row yesterday! Jason Campbell turned out to be a better QB than David Greene after all!) I won’t be jealous of UGA until they get a coach who doesn’t make 4 and 5 star recruits play like 2 and 3 star recruits.

Gerald

November 8th, 2010
11:03 am

Big Dawg:
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At least Georgia Tech’s 2 and 3 star recruits are playing like 2 and 3 star recruits.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

November 8th, 2010
11:03 am

Gerald: Read your home work. Nick Marshall is going to play DB – not on offense. He plays DB now for Wilcox County and has six interceptions. It was his request to be on the defense. He wants to play in the NFL some day and that may be his best chance. He is fast, extremely agile (all-state basketball) and intelligent. A.J. Bryant was a great athlete but stayed injured a lot due to his slender build. Injuried kept him off of the field.

GT Sambo

November 8th, 2010
11:14 am

Gerald, leave the UGA fans alone. I want them over-confident (Is that possible for a 5-5 team? Only UGA fans) when they face us. Go Jackets, see you on the saturday after thanksgiving!

Doc

November 8th, 2010
11:36 am

You will get an offer from Florida soon.

Matthews Dawg

November 8th, 2010
11:38 am

Dawgster….thanks for the pick up last week, when I made a comment about the GT/VT game. It wasn’t a slam on GT, but Bill took it that way. They could have won if they would have just kept running the football. Hope they continue to pass against us in a couple of weeks.

Gerald…if Nick Marshall is that good of a QB, the coaches will give him every shot to play that position. He is a heck of an athlete and if will help us win, I believe they will play him there. He will work just fine for us as a DB too.

TureUGAfan…you are right on the money!

b

November 8th, 2010
11:41 am

dawgster, you are wrong about the two guys from Hall Co.
I’ve seen a lot of them and they are not what you think they are.
You ask the players that play against them.

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
11:43 am

Gerald…i think you answered a very interesting question…David Greene was a much better Qb in college than Campbell…wonder if that had anything to do with coaching him up…won’t deny that Campbell is definately the better athlete, but lets see who were Greene’s coaches, Coach Richt and Coach Bobo…and just to folow-up…before you spout off about Nick Marshall, he is coming in here to play DB..thats what he wants to do…he also will play Basketball and feels that the with doing both he would be better off coming in as a DB…you can be assured however you will see him lining up in the backfield or as a receiver on occasions…you can count on it as a matter of fact…GT Sambo…i don’t think either one of our teams will be overconfident whey we play…neither one has an impressive record…maybe some of the fans will act like they are overconfident if you to put much stock into that…but i can assure neither coaching staff will let their team be overconfident and that would be the case if either were undefeated….so i wouldn’t put much stock into what is said on here…that is not what either team will bring to the table ..go dawgs..

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
11:49 am

Hey GT Sambo, if i were the Tech fans i would be worried about Sat against Miami and i can assure that the dawgs need to be very worried about Auburn…the tech-ga game shouldn;t evern be in the discussion right now…both teams need to step it up a notch..you are going to stuggle on offense i’m afraid with your QB being our…and for the dawgs, well i don’t think we can stop them, but we might be able to slow them down some, hopefully, and there really isn’t a reason we shouldn’t be able to move the ball on them…do i think we can win, yes, will we?…not on paper…but thats why they play the game…again, as i said against the gators, the team with the less turnovers should come out the winner…the dawgs need to create them as Auburn doesn’t just hand them out…go dawgs

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
11:54 am

No problem Matthews Dawg…glad to help….i understood your comments..and you are right, Marshall will be used in alot of situations…if he is not, then the coaching staff should be looked into…he is too talented not to be used on the offense…but i think you see as we have with Smith, he can be a weapon that the other team has to be aware when he lines up as wideout or in the backfield…as a matter of fact, i think he can be more of a threat that Smith because he can throw the ball…go dawgs

OOPS

November 8th, 2010
12:05 pm

Nick Marshall three a pair of touchdowns?

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
12:10 pm

b…sorry have to disagree with you…they are very good players…never said they were 5 star recruits based on recruiting service opinions…my info comes from the coaches that watch these guys on film in this area and also from the players that go up against them everyday in practice and also the ones that have played against them…do they get alot media attentions outside this area..no..why, because of several reasons, mostly due to playing on sub par teams especially in the case of Bailey at EH…Curry at NH in my opinion will be a position type of WR…is he an AJ Greene, not by a long shot, but how many are…the point here is that they should be good players, of course we won;t know for sure until they get on campus…you know everyone doesn’t have to be a 5 star recruit…you need some good players that want to come in here, have a good career, who also love the dawgs…you can’t ask for anymore than that…if neither one of them do anything then feel free to come on here and tell me how wrong i am…but until then, why not trust what the coaches have seen on film and at the camps…go dawgs

Les W. Moore

November 8th, 2010
12:16 pm

Does it really matter who signs with and plays for Mark Richt? They’ll simply under achieve like all the others…

No wait. AJ Green has lived up to his hype. So there’s one.

I'sheet Madrawz

November 8th, 2010
12:33 pm

Josh Nesbitt the ultra exciting Heisman candidate from Georgia Tech will not be playing against UGA. Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t think Tech will get another beat down in Sanford stadium in two weeks? With Al Groh’s Swiss Cheese defense this could be a case where 12 Tech fans show up in Athens, because they are expecting the same type of treatment Idaho St. just received! LOL!

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
12:51 pm

Les W. Moore…i know what instead of being so brave on here and talking about these young men underachieving…why don’t you walk up to them and tell them to their face how them what underachievers they are…you know you can do that at picture day, or after a ballgame, shoot there are ample opportunities for someone of your ability to discuss that with them…hey maybe you could go up to Coach Grantham and tell him about it…i’m sure he would listen…you know its one thing to come on here and talk about what things we could do better and who would be a good fit for our program…but to make a blankiet statement as you did, is just sad…if you knew what it took to get a Div 1 scholarship and to sacrifice and to risk permanent injury i don’t think you would be so easy to criticize their underachievements, but you have a right to your opinion…