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.

196 comments Add your comment

b

November 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

dawgster, I never said anything about five star rating.
I’m going by what I’ve seen. And it is my strong opinion that Ga. has
way overrated those two players. They are simply not REAL football players. I hope I’m wrong, but the fans in Hall Co. know what I’m talking about. Ga. judged these two players by what they did at their camp and not by seeing the games.
And at least 95% of the people in Hall Co. wonder why Ga. was so cold toward A.J. Johnson of Gainesville, yet offerd Bailey,Curry, and current player, Vasser all out of Hall Co.
It just doesn’t seem like they know who the footall players with hearts are.

north ga dawg

November 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

Chip do you think the offer to robinson because devon bowman is failing his classes with uga threatening to pull his offer if he doesn’t get his grades up and him telling people he may go to Tennessee

Florida Dawg

November 8th, 2010
12:58 pm

If Florida offers DeMarco a position, then I would recruit him.

GT Sambo

November 8th, 2010
1:09 pm

What happened to my collegial recruiting blog? All the GT and UGA losers on here who keep talking crap on the other team, go to the school blogs and spew it. We don’t need that here. Both GT and UGA are mediocre teams this year, so despite what you think, you really aren’t making yourself feel any better by crapping on the other team. We will find out Nov. 27th which team is more mediocre.

Delbert D.

November 8th, 2010
1:21 pm

Minnesota? I wonder what the connection is with Mr. Robinson.

Paul Q Johnson

November 8th, 2010
1:36 pm

If you GT fans don’t stop talking trash about me and Al, I am going to leave you high and dry. Plus I will take Al with me. We have already been putting in applications at fish houses and I would even bet that Calvin can get us both work at that hoglot in Michigan. So there, take that you ungrateful fans. You’ll see. I can fry fish as well as anybody and Al can make one mean tartar sauce. You’ll see who laughs last. Al and I are going over to Moore’s Catfish Pond and fish and talk about the upcoming UGA game. I hope Al hasn’t eaten burritos because the last time we went fishing he had some really bad gas pains. No worries about UGA though. We can easily outsmart Richt with those catch me/ get me sunglasses and Coppertone tan he sports. Know where we can get some good bait? Mr. Moore said the flatheads were really biting.

Lowndes25

November 8th, 2010
1:43 pm

Couple of things:

1) There are still conflicting reports if DeMarco Robinson has an offer from UGA or not. His coach is now saying that he doesn’t. Not exactly sure where the miscommunication happened on this one, and if he will get an offer or not.
2) Isaiah Crowell will be at the Auburn/UGA game this weekend, and then he and his mom will be in Athens for the GT game :)
3) Keep an eye out for sleeper LB prospect Eric Worthen from Swainsboro…guy is legit and is getting some love from us (he was in Athens this past weekend).

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
1:52 pm

b…again don’t want to keep on about this, time will tell regarding these two young men…but i can assure that being from this area, having played ball and coached in this area, you are not correct in your statement about their heart….i would suggest that you see what their own coaches say about these young men along with other coaches in the area…to say these guys are not real football players makes me wonder what your agenda is…as far as AJ Johnson, he is a very good player, deserves the attention he has gotten…Uga previous defensive coaching staff, for whatever reason, felt he wasn’t who they needed as they had their eyes on some other Lb’s…our new staff tried to get involved but it was too late by that time…yes we are losing a good one i believe in him…as far as Chase Vasser…did you ever see the kid play…if you did then you wouldn’t question his heart…he is currently doing quiet well with the dawgs on special teams…and is learning the 3-4…i can’t say for sure these guys will pan out or not, but i can promise you they were not offered based on one camp…i guess time will tell with these guys, but itsn’t that the way it usually is with many players…

The Sham

November 8th, 2010
1:53 pm

Fist no Mailbag for a while and now no 10@10? What is this world coming to?

b

November 8th, 2010
2:07 pm

dawgster, I’m not trying to be mean about the kids.
Yes, I’ve seen all of them multiple times, including Vasser.
I really don’t like to criticize him, but Vasser had a poor attitude at Chestatee.
And I have no agenda. It’s just that I’ve seen a LOT of their action and talked to many people who agree with me on these four players.

produce wiz

November 8th, 2010
2:11 pm

Gators prove recruiting not a fine art.
Stars after there name does not make them stars.Look at Ga., the Gators, the Tide down the list.You never know

ryan

November 8th, 2010
2:38 pm

That is great news Lowndes25 glad to her from you good news on Crowell and do have any news on Avery Walls .

ryan

November 8th, 2010
2:47 pm

Lowndes25 UGA has offered Buford OT Vadal Alexander 2012 i know dawster you some info on this kid .

RxDawg

November 8th, 2010
2:49 pm

So, UGA comes off a great game albeit against an inferior opponent. Has a huge game with rival Auburn this weekend. All I see from Jeff Schultz is an atricle titled UGA struggles with ranked opponents… well no $@%# sherlock. I’m not clicking on it, I’m not reading it, I’m not supporting his antagonistic writings.

Lowndes25

November 8th, 2010
2:50 pm

@ryan, Walls will be going out of state to play his college ball. Vadal Alexander has had an offer from the Dawgs for about a year now…he was back on campus this past weekend and he received a lot of love from the UGA coaches…he knows that he is a top priority for us in the 2012 class.

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
3:02 pm

b…haven’t heard anything regarding Vasser’s attitude…if its true, i haven’t heard anything, so i can’t argue with you other than…i have kinfolk and friends kids that attended school there and none of them have indicated that type of info, so thats all i can base it on…i will agree that AJ Johnson is has more talent, but as we have said that ship sailed last year…also, not saying you are being mean towards the kids, its your opinion of them based on what you know…i do think you are underestimating their ability..as far as Bailey he has perforemed outstanding in the camps he has been too…the one that bothers me more than any of them is the young man from White County who has committed to Kentucky…the dawgs in my opinion did not stay on him as i wish they had…i believe Kentucky is getting a good one in him…

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
3:05 pm

Rx Dawg…you’re are right about Shultz….i wish i hadn’t read it…i’m use to his negative articles about UGA…but i guess only finding the negatives about the dawgs is what inspires him…

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
3:11 pm

Agree with the post regarding Marlon Brown…he has the potential…i know the jury is still out but if AJ is gone next year, he has his opportunity…

Pepper Rogers

November 8th, 2010
3:13 pm

I know Mark Richt said I was his idol before Bowden was. Mark always liked that little catch me/ get me look I had at Tech. Of course, catch me/ get me was always a big part of Tech. Glad Al found his ring and I sincerely hope he and Paul catch a bunch of big old catfish. Mind sharing that batter and tartar recipe boys. Catch me/ get me.

Blackberry Cobbler

November 8th, 2010
3:34 pm

A 5′10″ wide reciever………………….
another solid bit of recruiting by the UGA coaches.

What a joke. Come on coaches, get serious.

ryan

November 8th, 2010
3:48 pm

Blackberry Cobbler UGA is going after tall WR Lonnie Outlaw JUCO player 6′6 and Rashan Vaughn 6′2 WR out of CA don’t just come on here and start criticizing our coaches get your facts right this Robinson is great a talent if you can play then UGA will offer .

Roaddawg80

November 8th, 2010
3:52 pm

I think T. King has the biggest upside. He has come on strong.

K-Town Dawg

November 8th, 2010
3:59 pm

The reason Marshall won’t play QB in college is because he is a 4 star basketball prospect as well and will be a 2 sport athelete in college. Playing QB in college is a fulltime job and he decided he would rather play both sports rather than just football. He has already worked out the details with Coach Richt and Coach Fox

Evan Williams/ Cold Duck

November 8th, 2010
4:26 pm

GT Sambo… caught anything?

dawgster

November 8th, 2010
4:26 pm

K-Town Dawg…good post…hope that answers some of the naysayers on here…and just to follow-up on Ryan’s post…good comeback…if the kid has talent then his size should not be a major issue…i’m not sure that he get a look at db but thats up to the coaches and the young man at this point…and to add according to Lowndes not sure if the offer is indeed there yet or what at this point so all this may be a mute point…it seems that for some, as in “Blackberry Cobbler” that it doesn’t matter what the dawgs coaching staff does…they can do no right by some…such a shame that all some do is focus on the negartives…go dawgs…

Einsteindawg

November 8th, 2010
4:46 pm

No disrespect to Mr. Robinson, but who is evaluating our talent? At 5′10″, and even the Lamecocks know the value of 6′5″ receivers, someone please remind CMR that UGA plays in the SEC! Maybe we should outsource our recruiting to South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, etc…take your pick.

Lowndes25

November 8th, 2010
4:46 pm

@dawgster, DeMarco’s coach confirmed that he does NOT have an offer from UGA. We expressed interest in him, and Coach Garner watched his game Friday night, but we have not officially offered him yet. That does not mean that we won’t, but we just haven’t done it yet. We are still in the information gathering stage with some of the WR’s we are looking at offering (i.e. Alex Chisum, Sanford Seay and DeMarco Robinson).

JD

November 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

I have seen Demarco play in person and he is a beast….5′10 or not. I will take a player under six ft that can play vs a 6′5 giant who can’t!

Einsteindawg

November 8th, 2010
4:56 pm

JD,
Hope you’re correct, but how many of these “beasts” have panned out for us?

Dekalb football fan

November 8th, 2010
5:41 pm

Ga fans stop worrying about every player having to be a certain height or weight if he can play that’s all that counts . The little running back at New England is playing NFL ball and he is not as talented as Demarco by a long shot. I have watched Demarco play for three years and would make a great slot receiver play maker . The Fla. Gators don’t have typical size running backs but they make plays. Did you watch the Raiders yesterday and see an under sized Jacoby Ford making big play after big play. The people who watch football from a coaching point know when a player can play regardless of the height weight or speed. I can name u so many players who were considered not fitting the mold but were great- Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, White Shoes Johnson, Cliff Branch ,Joe Morris, Lionel James, Darryl Green, Barry Sanders,Ricky Sanders, Hines Ward, . The fact is when MLK went to the Mark Richt Passing tournament there was not a DB that could check him. The MLK Receivers were dominating so much that one of Mark Richt ’s assistants went To get coach Richt to let him see them play . The Griffin Db’s were getting neat so bad that they gave up trying to guard them.

Colquitt Dawg

November 8th, 2010
6:33 pm

Malcom Mithcell is the BEST player in the state of Georgia! Crowell is good, but Mitchell is the man! He is the best wide reciever I have ever saw in high school football. He single handed beat us at Colquitt County. He is a man playing with boys!

Dawg in Kentucky

November 8th, 2010
8:59 pm

Back in the mid 1990’s, the University of Kentucky had a young man by the name of Craig Yeast that played in the Tim Couch era. Yeast is the career leader for the Cats for total career yards and total career catches. I remember Yeast well in college and coming out of high school at Harrodsburg High School. He later played for the Cincinnati Bengals and in the CFL. We heard similar negative comments about his size and the like. I believe this kid Robinson is out of similar mold as Craig Yeast.

RockbridgeRoadDawg

November 8th, 2010
9:44 pm

UGA fans. Didn’t we get tourched by 5′10 185lb Joe Adams from Arkansas? He put 130 yards on us I do believe. A playmaker makes plays no matter hi size.

ryan

November 8th, 2010
10:43 pm

GTbaby that name says it your a little baby get a life and how is Tech doing so much all Nesbitt talk for Heisman .

yea

November 8th, 2010
11:40 pm

For all those disrepecting demarco robinson please come out and see him this friday or check him out on ihigh.com. the kid plays like steve smith of the panthers in his prime.

MikeP

November 9th, 2010
1:03 am

Never before have I heard of a university telling a player’s HS coach that the kid has an offer and not even talking to the player himself. Something isn’t right about this setup.

Colquitt Dawg

November 9th, 2010
8:58 am

GT Baby your mere presence here on a UGA blog says it all. You don’t even have to open your mouth or lift a finger to type. We all know your mission on why you are here on this blog. Say no more – it is not necessary.

Newnan Dawg

November 9th, 2010
9:09 am

We start with recruiting, since Mark Richt had an interesting comment during tonight’s weekly radio show, telling listeners that the Bulldogs basically have a few silent commitments lined up toward that 2011 class.
“We feel like we’re in real good shape with the recruits that we’ve already got committed,” Richt said. “There’s a bunch of them that we’re working on that are very interested in us, and there’s a couple of them that have pretty much whispered in my ear that there’s a good chance they’re going to be at Georgia. So I feel good about this class right now.”

This was reported on 247sports….I like the sound of this and hopefully those players that have so to speak given a silent commit are the big time players we need like Drew, Swann, Rome, Crowell, Dickson, etc.

true blue

November 9th, 2010
9:45 am

UGA fan are funny when it come to recruiting or offering kid scholarship. DeMarco will play in the SEC ,ACC,or BIG TEN next year. He don’t have to go to a overrated program whom 4 and 5 star players get beat down on Saturday like Uga. Last i saw was that Uga is 5-5 and playing Auburn this weekend so after this weekend 5-6. Georgia need to learn how to recruit talent, because if they are please with their 4 and 5 star players something is wrong with their RECRUITING COORDINATOR.

ryan

November 9th, 2010
10:18 am

Rumors starting about Saban being contacted by Jerry Jones .

shankit

November 9th, 2010
10:23 am

Colquitt Dawg
You are right on about Malcom Mitchell, Valdosta High.
I have been saying for weeks on this blog that he is
another Percy Harvin, and by far the best receiver,
return man we have seen in Valdosta in a long time.
Too bad the Dawg’s recruiting only look at how many
stars a player has from Scout.com. Somebody is
going to get a game breaker with Mitchell.

TXDawg

November 9th, 2010
10:29 am

Shankit,

What are you talking about, UGA is recruiting Mitchell hard.

shankit

November 9th, 2010
10:31 am

Yeah, for a defensive back.

TXDawg

November 9th, 2010
10:37 am

Shankit,

He will be used the same way as Branden Smith. They will get the ball in his hands and use him on offense if he fits in better on that side of the ball once he gets to Athens. The most important thing is getting him to commit.

Lowndes25

November 9th, 2010
10:42 am

@shankit, we are recruiting Mitchell as a DB because that is what he told our coaches he wanted to play in college (and it is the same position that Bama is recruiting him to play as well). If he wants to play WR in college, then UGA will let him do that as well…we just want him in Athens next year.

ryan

November 9th, 2010
11:08 am

Lowndes25 do you have any news if UGA is close of getting a commit or will just depend on if we have a decent game against Auburn .

Lowndes25

November 9th, 2010
11:42 am

@ryan, there are some guys that we could offer right now and they would commit on the spot, but we aren’t going to do that. We have a very good class in the works and we know what we are looking for in the remaining few spots we have left open (which are very few when you take into account our silent commits). Will losing to Auburn hurt our recruiting? Not really…we are expected to lose this game considering our record this year. Will winning the Auburn game help us with recruiting? Yep, b/c we are not expected to win this game and any kind of positive momentum like an upset of the #2 ranked team in the nation definitely goes a long way in helping your recruiting efforts out.

Newnan Dawg

November 9th, 2010
11:49 am

Lowndes25 – I read a report on 247sports which I posted on here about Mark Richt saying they have some silent commits. Do you happen to know who those silent commits are?

Lowndes25

November 9th, 2010
11:52 am

@Newnan Dawg, I plead the 5th ;)

75-76 DAWG

November 9th, 2010
12:38 pm

Lowndes25
It is my opinion that Bobo will be replaced as offensive coordinator but will be offered the QB coaching job. What do you think and any opinions as to who will UGA target to replace Bobo. When you lose as many game as we have in the last two years something has to change. Do you think that the new coordinator will be in place in December and wouldn’t that keep the recruits from going somewhere else.