Ten@10: Sans UGA offer, Kentucky leads for MLK WR DeMarco Robinson

THE TEN AT 10:

1. DeMarco Robinson may eventually sign with the Georgia, but don’t expect M.L. King’s record-breaking wide receiver to wait around on the Bulldogs. As of right now Kentucky, which recently offered this 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster, leads for his services. He also has offers from Louisville, Minnesota and Marshall, with more letters and phone calls coming every day.

All the interest is understandable. Robinson recently established a new DeKalb County receiving record with 1,408 yards so far this season. He plans to add to that this weekend as the Lions (8-3) play host to Colquitt County (6-5) in a Class AAAAA second-round playoff game.

2. That said, Robinson still likes the Bulldogs a lot. The problem is he doesn’t actually have a scholarship offer from him. Robinson told the AJC last week that he did. However,  he had misinterpreted some information relayed to him by his coach.

Rodney Garner and Bryan McClendon came down for the Stephenson game,” M.L. King coach Michael “Pop” Carson explained. “They asked for some additional film on him and told us Coach [Mark] Richt likes him a lot, which I told DeMarco. But they didn’t actually offer him.

“The problem is they don’t have any offers left out there to give him. The way I understand it, if they have a decommit or something I think they probably will offer him then. They’ll have to see what happens with these other kids.”

The Bulldogs currently have commitments from three wide receivers: North Paulding’s Chris Conley, Mitchell County’s Justin Scott-Wesley and Washington’s Zack Witchett. They also have offers extended to five-star prospect Sammy Watkins, four stars Tobias Singleton, Rashad Greene and Ty Montgomery, and junior college All-American Rahsaan Vaughn.

3. Don’t be surprised if former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger commits to LSU over the weekend. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound signalcaller is making his official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend for the Ole Miss game. Mettenberger has hinted that the Tigers lead for his services. He also has offers from Alabama and Texas A&M, among many others.

Mettenberger transferred to Butler County (Kan.) Community College after being dismissed from Georgia last spring. He has completed 159 of 271 passes for 2,512 yards with 31 touchdowns and three interceptions for Butler (11-0), which to play for the NJCAA national championship Dec. 5 in Pittsburgh.

Mettenberger will be a mid-year signee and have three years of eligibility remaining.

4. A running back who has come on fast in recruiting late this season is Carrollton’s Broderick Snoddy. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound athlete has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns for Carrollton, including 201 yards in three TDs in the opening-round of the state playoffs last week. The next day, Snoddy landed a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech.

“They offered me as a B-back and kick returner,” Snoddy told JacketsOnline.com. “Coach [Paul] Johnson told me he liked my highlights a lot and he asked me if I liked their offense, which I do, and then he gave me the scholarship offer. “I really like how Tech runs their offense and it is a lot like the Wing-T that we run at our school.”

Snoddy also holds offers from Delaware, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee State but is drawing increased interest from ACC and SEC schools.

5. Snoddy was one among dozens of visitors to The Flats last weekend for Tech’s game against Miami, including a real Who’s Who of 2012 prospects. Among the in-state juniors to take in the Yellow Jackets’ game were DB Raahmil Brantley of North Gwinnett, DL Patrick Gamble of Central Carrollton, OL Alex Jauregui of Peachtree Ridge, RB George Morris of Central Gwinnett, DL Jonathan Taylor of Jenkins County, DL Dalvin Tomlinson of Henry County and DE Jordan Watkins of Woodward Academy.

6. Auburn commitment Justin Garrett had to sit out Tucker’s first-round playoff game last week because of an undisclosed disciplinary matter at the school. However, he is back in good standing and will start for the Tigers at linebacker in their second-round playoff game Friday night against Hiram. “It was his first infraction ever,” coach Franklin Stephens said. “He made a mistake, he paid for it and he’ll be back this week.”

7. Recruiting is starting to crank up considerably for Colquitt County offensive tackle Xzavier Ward. One of the top uncommitted prospects in the state, the 6-foot-7, 260-pound athlete was at Auburn last weekend and is considering a trip to Athens for the Tech-Georgia game next week. He is not planning to travel anywhere this weekend.

“I really liked the atmosphere,” Ward said of his visit to the Plains. “I like both teams, so I just enjoyed the game.”

Ward said his five favorites remain Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Georgia. But he is in no hurry to come to a decision. He plans to visit at least three of those schools after his senior season is completed.

8. Georgia outside linebacker commitment Sterling Bailey of East Hall High is going to play basketball this year. Why is this significant, you may ask? Because Bailey broke the same bone in the same foot playing basketball his freshman and sophomore seasons. Understandably, he did not play hoops as a junior. But Bailey decided he wanted to hit the hardwood again as a senior and he was granted permission.

“He said, ‘Daddy, I want to play basketball’,” said Kevin Bailey, Sterling’s father. “We talked about it and prayed about it and had the doctor take a look at [Bailey's foot] and we all decided he could go.”

So what did Georgia think about Bailey’s decision?

“Coach [Todd] Grantham said great; he wanted to come see him play,” Mr. Bailey said. “Coach [Mark] Richt said, ‘fine. Stay healthy, stay in shape and don’t get hurt.’”

Bailey, a power forward, was eased into his first action Tuesday night against Winder. He did not start but finished with six points and 15 rebounds.

9. Did you catch the collegiate debut of Georgia State freshman basketball player Harold Doby? He had 19 points in his first game with the Panthers, who unfortunately lost 68-62 loss at McNeese State. Doby, a native of Augusta, came off the bench to go 7-of-10 from the field, 5-of-7 from the foul line, collect five rebounds and record a pair of steals in 30 minutes of play.

“Harold Doby is a very good freshman,” coach Rod Barnes said. “He played really well tonight and made good adjustments when he needed to, really helping us out tonight.”

10. THIS & THAT: McEachern LB Marcquis Roberts told PalmettoSports.com that South Carolina currently leads in his recruitment. The Gamecocks already have commitments from eight players from Georgia. Roberts also is planning to take a visit to West Virginia. . . . Clemson (5-5) has been a huge disappoint on the field this fall, but that hasn’t put a damper on the Tigers’ recruiting. Coach Dabo Swinney’s Class of 2011 is filling up fast. They landed No. 22 on Wednesday from wide receiver Stanton Seckinger of Charleston. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound play-maker has 1,660 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns, according to the Charleston Post-Courier. . . . Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt has indefinitely suspended true freshmen Tony Grimes , a defensive back, and Delvin Jones, a defensive lineman, for a violation of team rules, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

99 comments Add your comment

memphisdawg

November 18th, 2010
10:32 am

Good work Chip, keep it up. Oh Yeah, Bama by 82 tonight.

Nick Fairley

November 18th, 2010
10:36 am

Nick Fairley

November 18th, 2010
10:37 am

Darn, another late hit. Oh well.

German Shepherd Dawg

November 18th, 2010
10:38 am

Can I take those points, Memphis Dawg? :)

Bama Stan

November 18th, 2010
10:39 am

Sounds like Garrett will be a perfect fit for the Auburn program.

ryan

November 18th, 2010
10:41 am

Crowell in Crimson and White

Roll Tide!!

Worm

November 18th, 2010
10:49 am

The Techsters could have the “Snotty” and “Rotty” show.

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:03 am

Yea Chip thanks UGA will get one more WR for this class no word on AJ to the NFL all depends on the lockout .

ryan

November 18th, 2010
11:09 am

The more for Bama the better, we will get this guy also

Roll Tide

GT Sambo

November 18th, 2010
11:10 am

Great, hopefully that 35-10 beatdown by Miami showed all those 2012 recruits how much we need them.

ryan

November 18th, 2010
11:12 am

The only recruits Tech will get are the leftovers from the top programs GTSambo

Davey Boy Smith

November 18th, 2010
11:15 am

No way I would let Bailey play basketball if I were the UGA coach, and I don’t understand why the kid would risk it. Oh yeah, I do, because Mark Richt is running a charity camp, not a D1 football program. He is more worried about making sure everyone is happy than winning football games. It’s that mentality that will have him out of a job in the next calendar year.

Spelling Patrol

November 18th, 2010
11:16 am

Lookout for the dawgster

Don

November 18th, 2010
11:21 am

Garrett will fit in well at AU, already in trouble.

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:25 am

Hey dawgster your not jumping ship are you i am pulling for Bama to just for the Iron bowl

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:32 am

Who can you believe anymore on here this can’t be dawgster someone is using are names and that is pathetic .

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
11:34 am

@at the fake dawgster….nice try, but everyone knows my team. Well, again, it looks like some are up to their old tricks wtih their posts.. It amazes me that certain people on these blogs get a kick out of impersonating another person. I believe anyone that reads my posts on a regular basis will know when its a fake post..Good morning to “ryan Red & Black and to “GT Sambo..Hope all is well…Ok here goes, one comment to “Spelling Patrol”..I have asked you as respectfully as i can to lay off with your comments directed at me. What don’t you understand about that? If you would like to have a civil conversation and discuss recruiting or college football, then fine, but please enough of the other stuff…Thank you

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
11:36 am

@ryan Red & Black…Its about to be handled again, and you are right, its pathetic and childish on their part.

true blue

November 18th, 2010
11:40 am

DeMarco don’t wait for GEORGIA, KENTUCKY is a excellent fit for you ACADEMICALLY and ATHLETICALLY. Randall Cobb will enter the DRAFT and you can come in and be major impact as a true freshman. Kentucky would love to have you and your family for 4 year . The academic at Kentucky is one of the top in nation. Kentucky football is improving and starting to compete in the SEC. BLEEDBLUE DEMARCO COME TO KENTUCKY WE NEED YOU and your teammate. We need to start a pipeline from DEKALB COUNTY to KENTUCKY. Plus you will be up there with players from STEPHENSON, NORTH COBB, HIRAM, WESTLAKE,EAST HALL , and etc.

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:41 am

Who ever you are fake dawgster stop its low and don’t use people’s names. And if you use anyone else name than there is a problem .

DAWG3B

November 18th, 2010
11:44 am

would love to see crowell at UGA next year. Anyone know of any other great running backs that we are recruiting

rduck

November 18th, 2010
11:51 am

i am not dawgster… ok, now on to recruiting. i agree GTsambo that hopefully the Miami game will show some of those recruits that they can come in and play immediately. the talent on the Flats is down to say the least. Tech needs playmakers on both sides of the ball. really need help at DL and LB for the 3-4. they could also use some speed at RB and WR but must be able to catch. the OL needs some beefing up as well. dang, that’s about the whole team I guess…

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
11:51 am

@DAWG3B…we are recruiting Q. Bray, but probably more as an athlete, also Josh Clemens, M. Caffey and several others. I’ll try and get a better list for you or Lowndes25 may be able to help us out there. Also, we are in great shape with Matt Jones out of Fla for next year. He is big, strong and fast. I think he is ours to lose at this point…Hope that helps….ryan Red & Black, i think we can come up with something that will indicate to you if its me, if these others continue with their childish ways..i’ll get back to you with that…go dawgs

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:51 am

Dawg3b we are looking at Josh Clemons and Marcus Caffey .

rduck

November 18th, 2010
11:54 am

just a quick question… why is it that Paul Hewitt can recruit 4-5 star players for the BB team but the FB team and CPJ have a hard time recruiting any of these guys? love to hear some opinions…

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
11:56 am

Thanks dawgster i know you are the are real dawgster who ever is doing that is scum and is not a true fan go dawgs .

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
12:01 pm

@the new dawgster…you are right its a free country…but let me ask you, knowing that i have used that name for sometime, why would you want to copy it.. Can you not come up with your on name? i mean there were alot of names on here and other blogs that i liked, but out of respect for them, i chose my own name. Again, let me say, out of respect for others i chose another name, but if you feel that you want this name also, then you have the right, but i won’t change mine, that would be falling into the game that some on here want to play. Now, i think i will try and get back to recruiting and having some meaningful discussions.

DAWG3B

November 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

Thanks for the info.. Ive been following crowell for a while now and would love to get him but i also know there are some other big time running backs out there. I just have not heard anything. I wanna see a big HOSS running back making plays next year!! GO DAWGS

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
12:08 pm

@rduck….i’m glad your not me too, although there seems to be more than one of me…you know at times that might not be bad…anyway, your comments are right on about Tech, and i will add that one of the biggest weaknesses in the offense that CPJ runs is being unable to pass when you have to. As good as your run offense is, when you fall behind by more than a touchdown, most of the time, you have difficulty when the other team knows you can’t pass. Of course i’m sure this is obvious to you and others, but if you guys get a dual threat QB and WR’s that offense will be tough to defend.

RESIGN OR RE-SIGN?

November 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

Thanks, Chip.

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

Good come back @the new dawgster we all need take a deep breath and relax and get back recruiting UGA is going to have awesome class from everything i have heard from Chip , Lowndes25 and naganole we are going to get a top 10 or better GO DAWGS !

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
12:12 pm

DAWG3B….i think you will see next year that will have a strong powerful RB in K. Malcome, he needed this year to develop and pick up the blocking assighnments, but the coaches and players like what they see. Now, add a speed back with some power and our running attack will take off. I think we are in good shape with Crowell based on some input by others, of course we want know for sure, but if we don’t get him, we have some others this year that will feel the speed need. Next year we should get a fantastic back with speed and power in M. Jones. I have seen alot of tape on him and he should do very well…go dawgs

Outside Observer

November 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

dawgster, isn’t Carlton Thomas the speedster running back you already have on your team?

DAWG3B

November 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

THANKS BRO.. REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHATS TO COME. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE LOST A FEW GAMES THIS YEAR IVE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT THE DAWGS HAVE DONE IN THE LADDER PART OF THE YEAR. THERE GOT TO BE TIME TO LEARN AND GROW AND I THINK WE EXPERIENCED A LITTLE BIT OF THAT THIS YEAR. WILL BLEED RED AND BLACK TIL I DIE!!

GT Sambo

November 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

rduck,
I don’t think you can compare bball recruiting and football recruiting, especially in the south. Florida and Georgia have a disportionate number of D-1 football players per capita, so it stands to reason the the south is a football recruiting hotbed and produces top tier football schools. This is not the case in basketball. Additionally, it take more than 1 or 2 good recruits to make a really good football team (as we proved with Calvin Johnson), but 1 or 2 top 20 recruits can make your bball team. GT does not have the built in advantages that other schools like UGA, UF, FSU, Clemson or Alabama have. We have higher academic standards, we have a smaller alumni base, we are a research focused technical institute, and we are not the primary land-grant university in our state. I actually think our recruiting has been pretty good for football. I think we have certainly improved the overall talent compared to the Chan Gailey era.

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

@outside observer…your righth Thomas has very good speed and quickness, but hasn’t shown the ability to be a breakaway threat. He really needs to get out in space some to take advantage of his abilities and i think the dawgs could do a little better job in that aspect. Also, he is rather small and probably can’t take the punishment to be a full-time back, but he is still young. I think the dawgs want a back that can carry the load for 18-20 carries a game if needed and have that breakaway speed which also means they have to be able to break some tackles. In my opinion, our backs have been lacking that this year… go dawgs

Outside Observer

November 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

The real quote…. glad you are staying classy. Wait, hang on, didn’t Roddy Jones have a career day against Georgia, in Athens, with that “high school offense”? What was it, 400 yards rushing in the game as a team? But it’s only a “high school offense”. Anyone with half a brain would be able to defend it. Wonder what that means about every team that Tech has beaten since the “high school offense” has been installed…

Outside Observer

November 18th, 2010
12:45 pm

Dawgster, just curious as to what kind of back you are looking for. Bigger than Thomas but not a bruiser? Like a Jerious Norwood type back? From my observations, those guys tend to stay injured.

True DAWG fan

November 18th, 2010
12:50 pm

dawgster stay true to the cause..focus on our team and let the posers be just that!!! maybe they will get blocked,get so tired of all the childish crap on here,be loyal to your school and have respect for others as well.

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

@Outside Observer…its what the coaches feel they need, not really what i think, but we need a back that can go between the tackles and also give you that outside speed. Thomas can give you that outside speed, but it appears he really needs some space to get it going, at least up to this point, plus there have been some fumbling issues. Ealey and King are good backs, but for whatever reason, just haven’t demonstrated on a consistant basis the abllity to break tackles and have that breakaway speed. But you have a point alot those backs that take a lot of hits are going to suffer injuries at some point. I think Norwood, although he has all that potential with speed and power seems to be subject to injuries alot, but it is the NFL. Look at a back like M. Lattimore at SC, and see what he can do for an offense, it opens everything up, but even he had some injuries during the season. You can’t worry about that too much when recruiting these RB’s, its a gamble everytime they touch the ball, but also they can take it to the house also. I beleive the dawgs want that kind of back to compliment Murray and the passing game. After this years signing class we should be in pretty good success there….go dawgs

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

Hey Chip do you think UGA has an outside shot at Ty Montgomery i think Singleton Mississippi State or Ole Miss .

GT Sambo

November 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

Outside Observer, how about a Chris Johnson, decent size and really fast. Yes, that’s it, GT and UGA each need Chris Johnson clones :)
Actually I have always found that the measure (RB weight * 200)/(40 time)^4 is a good indicator of RB success.

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
1:13 pm

@True Dawg fan…thanks for the comments…as always i appreciate being able to talk about the dawgs and also other teams to. There are alot of people on here who have a great deal of passion for their teams and i love that. What i don’t like is when they attack the other teams, the players and their fans. That is where they cross the line, and unfortunately we all get a taste of that. There are many on here that i’m sure we want agree with regarding a number of issues, but they are respectful and thats when it is fun, i’ll throw out a few names who i know are not dawg fans, but always show respect and have very good comments, GT Sambo, Naganole, and thats just two that come to mind, there are many more whom can’t recall right now that show the same respect. Anyway this is a great recruiting blog and i hope it stays enjoyable…go dawgs…

Outside Observer

November 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

GT Sambo, considering Chris Johnson went to East Carolina, I would say there is a good chance he was not offered by any major Div I schools, so i guess Tech and UGA both missed out. Maybe Paul Johnson can find that diamond in the rough. There is no doubt that Tech needs a game changer.

Spelling Patrol

November 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

dawgster is right, this is a free country and you can use whatever name you want. The other dawgster is a imposter and he should be block. dawgster you can use whatever blog name you choose and chip shouldn’t block you because the imposter runs and tell like a little child.

GT Sambo

November 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

Outside Observer,
Actually just went back and looked. You are right. He was not offered a scholarship by any major school (Uconn, EKU and ECU, according to rivals) and he was recruited as a WR (5′11″ 175, 4.4 40).

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
1:38 pm

@Spelling Patrol…at some point please give it up. Why not try having a civil and respectful conversation regarding recruiting or college football. That doesn’t seem totally unfair in my opinion. I really wish you could just see how most everyone views your comments and insults. This is a recruiting blog, nothing else, where people can share information in a respectful way. Why don’t you try and join us and add some meaningful info to the conversations, but yet you have nerve to call me a little child. go dawgs

dawgfacedboy

November 18th, 2010
1:38 pm

Carlton Thomas would be big time at Florida. Speedy guy that can be spread out and not asked to run between tackles. Complete misuse of talent.

GT Sambo

November 18th, 2010
1:39 pm

Outside Observer, I’d say so far O. Smith has been the closest thing to a diamond in the rough game changer, considering he was a 2-star recruit out of HS. I’d still really like to see someone with legit 4.3 speed taking an A-back pitch, however.

robodawg

November 18th, 2010
1:46 pm

Why does the SEC allow Mettenberger back in the league? Seems like Georgia is the one that gets punished for disciplining him. If discipling players just puts them on the rosters of your rivals, then you’re discouraging SEC schools from exercising strong discipline.