Ten@10: 5-star RB Isaiah Crowell plans to visit UGA for Tech game

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Carver-Columbus coach Dell McGee said his five-star running back Isaiah Crowell “definitely” plans on visiting Georgia for the Georgia Tech game on Nov. 27. Crowell, an AJC Super 11 selection and the top running back prospect in the state, visited Auburn with teammates Gabe Wright and Deoin Bonner this past weekend and “really enjoyed it”. It was thought to be a two-team battle between Alabama and Georgia for Crowell but now he’s also looking hard at the Tigers.

Meanwhile, Carver-Columbus fans are hoping to see more of Crowell on the football field this Friday. Crowell has missed most of the last four games with leg injuries. He managed to get into a game for the first time in a month this past week, finishing with two carries for 12 yards in a 35-0 playoff win over Pepperell. But he’ll play more this Friday as Class AA No. 1-ranked Tigers (11-0) take on Greater Atlanta Christian in the second round of the state playoffs.

“He’s still day-to-day,” McGee said of Crowell, who is battle knee and ankle injuries as well as turf toe. “We’re trying to work him back in slowly.”

Crowell said he will make his announcement on the eve of Carver’s state championship victory in the Georgia Dome should it win out.

2. JacketsOnline.com reports that this past Saturday was “the biggest recruiting day of the 2010 season” for Georgia Tech. Among the recruits the Yellow Jackets hosted were WR Hakeem Flowers of Greenville, S.C.; OT Taylor Gadbois of East Paulding; DE Alvin Dupree of Wilkinson County; linebackers Marcquis Roberts and Jefferson Ashiru of McEachern and LB Michael Peek of Grayson. The biggest surprise of the group was Flowers, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound, 3-star prospect who is also considering LSU, Oregon, UCLA and Michigan.

3. Gadbois, a 6-7, 270-pound offensive tackle, has become the hottest previous under-the-radar prospect in the state all of the sudden. After not playing as a junior, schools from all over are starting to come forth with scholarship offers. Georgia Tech was one of the first, and he told JacketsOnline the Yellow Jackets are now putting on a full-court press. “I am feeling some pressure from Georgia Tech to go ahead and commit, but I kind of want to see what happens over the next few weeks,” who most recently landed an offer from Kentucky. “They are giving me the squeeze right now.”

4. Georgia commitment Watts Dantzler is getting ready to begin his third season as a starter on the Dalton High varsity basketball team. It’s actually the favorite sport for the 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle. Well, at least when they get around to the actual games. “Right now we’re going through conditioning, which I just love,” Dantzler said sarcastically. “Twenty minutes of running on a treadmill every day. Sprints, suicides, we do it all.” Dantzler said he began last season at 330 pounds and finished at 305. This year he’s starting at 314, “so maybe I won’t lose as much.” A double-figure scorer each of the past two seasons, Dantzler earned all-region honors last year as a center.

5. Dante Bichette Jr., the son of the famous former major league ball player of the same name, has signed a baseball scholarship with Georgia. Bichette, whose father his 274 big-league home runs, was one of six prospects to ink with coach David Perno’s Bulldogs. The others were: outfielder Justin Bryan (Lavonia), outfielder Zach Freeman (Lake Park), outfielder/pitcher Heath Holder (Loganville), pitcher Reggie McClain (Johns Creek) and infielder Tyler Palmer (Odum)

6. Georgia State this past week signed Jervon Pressley, a highly-touted 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, N.C.

“I think it is a really big signing for us,” Panthers coach Rod Barnes said on the school’s website. “He is talented high school player who is a great defender and a great rebounder. Overall, he is a very good athlete. One of the things that we wanted to focus on was bringing in a young high school player who we thought could contribute immediately and we definitely think that he is the guy.”

7. Tennessee landed its second commitment from a four-star prospect in a week when defensive tackle Maurice Couch of Garden City (Kan.) Community College chose the Vols, GoVolsXtra.com reports. Couch (6-2, 295), rated the No. 11 JUCO prospect in the nation by Rivals, made the decision on Sunday after visiting UT for the Ole Miss game this past weekend. Tennessee got a commitment from WR DeAnthony Arnett of Saginaw, Mich., late last week.

8. Notre Dame’s loss is Florida State’s gain, so it seems. The Seminoles this week landed a pair of ESPNU 150 recruits from Florida that were previously committed to the Fighting Irish. ESPN.com reports that the Seminoles landed four-star offensive lineman Jordan Prestwood of Plant City, Fla. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound prospectchose FSU over Florida. The Seminoles also got a commitment from defensive lineman Aaron Lynch of Cape Coral, Fla. The 6-5, 250-pound athlete chose FSU over Miami, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State and Tennessee.

9. Carlos Gray, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive lineman who was considering both Georgia and Georgia Tech, committed to North Carolina State this week, according to ESPN.com. Gray, who is from Pinson, Ala., originally signed with North Carolina in 2010 but did not qualify and has been attending Oak Ridge Academy in North Carolina. He is commitment No. 9 for North Carolina State.

10. THIS & THAT: LB Cedrick Cooper (6-2 205) of Lithonia plans to visit Clemson on November 26th and Arkansas on December 10th, according to PalmettoSports.com. Cooper is also considering South Carolina, which he visited for the Tennessee game on Oct. 30. . . . Georgia commitment Zach DeBell (6-7, 265) tells Scout.com he is still “100 percent solid” with the Bulldogs. He will be taking his official visit to UGA on the weekend of Dec. 11.

359 comments Add your comment

NCin2012

November 16th, 2010
10:23 am

NCin2012

November 16th, 2010
10:24 am

I wonder how much money Chizik offered Crowell to give Auburn a hard look, 100K now and 100K when he signs?

jsmith

November 16th, 2010
10:29 am

i hope crowell will be a dawg

GT Sambo

November 16th, 2010
10:30 am

10:22… your slipping Chip. USMCDawg will not be happy.

RxDawg

November 16th, 2010
10:30 am

#8… well there ya go nagaDAWG ;)

Saint Simons

November 16th, 2010
10:30 am

(((((80-63))))) hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Dawg14

November 16th, 2010
10:32 am

Enter your comments here

GT Sambo

November 16th, 2010
10:32 am

Chip, I also heard that Stephon Tuitt was at the GT game on Saturday. Don’t know if you can confirm this?

Saint Simons

November 16th, 2010
10:32 am

(((( 49 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:33 am

5 star RB only nets 75K in Auburn…..He ain’t proved nothing….Cam won a JC NC….worth every penny I’m told…..

Dawg14

November 16th, 2010
10:33 am

I am surprised Crowell is taking a good look at the Tigers since apparently some of the other recruits, such as Dantzler, had a terrible time due to rude fans. I guess not all the recruits are near each other during the game.

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:34 am

Tech basketball ? 7 million to make it go away…..

JustMyOpinion

November 16th, 2010
10:34 am

Seriously, What wide reciever is considering GT?

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:35 am

Crowell didn’t get to meet the “bag” man while at the AU game apparently…..

RxDawg

November 16th, 2010
10:35 am

Hope Auburns $$$’s don’t sway Crowell.

fasttrack1234

November 16th, 2010
10:35 am

CROWELL COME TO AUBURN! YOU AND DYER WOULD MAKE A GOOD 1-2 PUNCH. GEORGIA IS IN TURMOIL. BESIDES WHO WANTS TO PLAY FOR WHINING LOSERS. I HEAR THE GYM DOGS ARE GOING TO BE GOOD THIS YEAR. WAR EAGLE

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:35 am

The one with brick hands and 5.2 speed….LOL

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:37 am

with Cam in the NFL getting paid legally, AU will be back to their usual 7-5

JB

November 16th, 2010
10:38 am

Hey Ray, Check out your own amazing Jackets……..

Worm

November 16th, 2010
10:39 am

Crowell would be an infusion to our offense as Lattimore is for the Cocks…BTW-Spurrier is gonna’ wear Lattimore out in three years so the kid better get a great deal..He’ll be like Ricky Williams and old before his time with 30-40 carries a game..BTW-South Carolina you’ll have 95% of georgia pulling for you against the “Plain Dirty Boyz”!

Sanford Drive

November 16th, 2010
10:40 am

Sanford Stadium is going to be ELECTRIC on Nov 27th, when the bees come in.

It will be the first night game in Sanford vs. said bees.

Crowell, enjoy the atmosphere. You should see a great showing by the Dawgs as well.

fasttrack1234

November 16th, 2010
10:42 am

THEY SHOWED A SHOT OF UGA AT THE GAME. IT LOOKED LIKE UGA OPENED HIS EYES AND SAID. “WOW WE ARE LOSING AGAIN” AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP!

valyboy32

November 16th, 2010
10:46 am

why he wanna go to auburn low acedemics and will be on probation

USMCDAWG

November 16th, 2010
10:48 am

@GT Sambo thank you. Chip, you do a great job. lets try to get a little closer to ten.
Thank You
Carry On!!!

RambleOn84

November 16th, 2010
10:58 am

If last Saturday was the most important day of the year for Tech recruiting, then Tech recruiting is in serious trouble.

Hopefully the coaches put a good spin on the outcome of the game.

I still have a lot of faith in Johnson and the direction of the program, but I wonder if high school kids can see the same things I do…

We hit and run this state, with red underwear in our pocket

November 16th, 2010
11:00 am

Crowell needs to play for the dawgs, he would enjoy going 7-5 & 6-6 (4 of those wins are against Idaho, Lousiana Monroe, Eastern Michigan West and Southeastnorth Missouri Jr Military Academy).

Flo-Ri-Duh!

November 16th, 2010
11:01 am

fasttrack1234: Auburn will be on NCAA probation soon and that will kill their recruiting.

Saint Simons

November 16th, 2010
11:02 am

(((((((((35 – 10)))))))))))))) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

memphisdawg

November 16th, 2010
11:03 am

Not sure he is really considering AU as much as watching the dawgs. AU is by far the closest campus to Columbus and he has not had a chance to see GA this year.

CamTheMan

November 16th, 2010
11:05 am

ryan

November 16th, 2010
11:07 am

I feel good about our class even though it has been a down year with Drew and Crowell ,Swann , Mitchell , and Bray Murray should have a much better year next year .

Did you know?

November 16th, 2010
11:14 am

Crowell will look good in red and black. Gonna get some new UGA flags and a new UGA tag for his car while he’s on campus.

1eyedJack

November 16th, 2010
11:17 am

Ga. Tech. Dead bodies showing up on campus? That’s not how you recruit.

1eyedJack

November 16th, 2010
11:19 am

Georgia Tech students stripped and tied up by robbers. That’s no way to recruit either.

dawgforlife

November 16th, 2010
11:20 am

The problem with Auburn is this, if this thing is true, if they paid him to play, they will lose this entire season plus perhaps even get the death penelty ala SMU. They may be completely innocent; but, how can recruits be sure. These recruits may be going to a place where they get no television or bowl game the entire time they play there.

RxDawg

November 16th, 2010
11:21 am

naganole

November 16th, 2010
11:22 am

@Chip Woooooooooooo, I’m going to link all my Atl Nole friends this way to increase the traffic on your blog. You’re than man…

@RxDawg Soon enough Drew will go public for UGA and for two weeks I shall be the dawg with the most swag…. ;)

naganole

November 16th, 2010
11:22 am

the man* lol

GT Sambo

November 16th, 2010
11:25 am

It took five years to take away Reggie Bush’s Heisman. Let me ask the UGA fans a question? What do you think a recruit is going to look at. Auburn playing for the NC and Cam Newton winning the Heisman, or continuous unsubstantiated allegations that come mostly on blogs. Remember Auburn hasn’t even gotten an NCAA letter yet, which is only the first step in the process. Could Auburn be guilty as hell and get put on probation, ABSOLUTELY! But it sure isn’t going to happen in time to affect 2011 recruiting.

BulldogBen

November 16th, 2010
11:28 am

As much as I’d like to see Crowell in a UGA uniform, it seems like we’ve seen this movie before.

Remember when Caleb King injured his leg his senior year? He was supposed to be All World as well.

Caveat Emptor.

RambleOn84

November 16th, 2010
11:37 am

1eyedjack,
Let’s keep this about football and stop taking cheap shots, okay?

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

November 16th, 2010
11:37 am

Here’s information from a well known Collecge Football, NCAA lawyer who has represented UGA…

http://www.ajc.com/video?bcpid=97471435001&bclid=1716449804&bctid=676510436001

WAR DAMN EAGLE and thanks ALL you dumbass jealous UGA Fans who are so quick to judge…We look forward to being in Atlanta again and being the pwerhouse in SEC West for some years to come.

MURPHY

November 16th, 2010
11:38 am

I have a sick feeling this Crowell kid is not what he is made up to be.Maybe wrong,but Im not buying he is the savior at running back. We better be careful and not put all our eggs in one basket with this kid.

RxDawg

November 16th, 2010
11:42 am

“who are so quick to judge”

quick is an interesting word. Looking at Auburn’s history and what I’ve seen with my own eyes I’d say Auburn has been getting away with quite a lot for a long time now. “But let’s keep it on the down low cuz”.

Boulder Bulldog

November 16th, 2010
11:45 am

Georgia really needs, tosign a great class this year. This Crowell kid and especially some defensive gus. I read on the I-net that their are some very good D line prospects, in Georgia this year. And I hopeRicht and his staff land the majority.

Pago Pago Dawg

November 16th, 2010
11:49 am

Calm down people, UGA always has a Top Ten recruiting class every year.

RambleOn84

November 16th, 2010
11:52 am

JustMyOpinion,
Tech signed a wide receiver out of Starr’s Mill named Jeff Greene. Big kid (6′6″, 200 lbs) who is having a good year.

Bill O'Reilly

November 16th, 2010
11:52 am

MURPHY if you were a true fan you would know Crowell is one of the top backs in the nation. But once again you fall behind like always.

MURPHY

November 16th, 2010
11:57 am

Bill O’Reilly,

And good day to you idiot. I do know that Crowell is rated as one of the top backs in the Nation. I have seen to many 4-5 star recruits that didnt pan out. I do not want to put all our efforts into this one kid.

Seachange

November 16th, 2010
12:02 pm

I’m not so sure…..