Georgia Tech lands versatile athlete with 17th commitment

Tyler Marcordes will be standing up at Georgia Tech next but it won't be on offense. (Photo reprinted with permission/normalwestfootball.com)

Tyler Marcordes will be standing up at Georgia Tech next but it won't be on offense. (Photo reprinted with permission/normalwestfootball.com)

Tyler Marcordes has no ties to Georgia Tech. He has no ties to Atlanta or the state of Georgia, for that matter. But when football recruiting put The Institute in his path, he fell hard for the Yellow Jackets.

The 6-foot-4, 231-pound athlete from Normal, Ill., committed to Georgia Tech right before Christmas. He’s No. 17 for the Class of 2011.

“I didn’t really know that much about them,” Marcordes said of the Jackets. “I watched them on TV before and I knew a little about the history of the football program. But when I got down there the first time, I just liked it right away. When they offered me, I decided to jump on it.”

In Marcordes, the Jackets got themselves a versatile athlete. He earned all-conference honors as both a quarterback and safety at Normal West High School. But at Tech he’s expected to play outside linebacker.

“They like my size and my speed on defense,” Marcordes said.

Marcordes

Marcordes

Marcordes (pronounced mar-COR-dez) got his first look at The Flats last spring when he and his family made a short recruiting tour down South. They were actually on their way to Furman in Greenville, S.C., a school to which Marcordes was once committed.

After backing off the Paladins following the dismissal of coach Bobby Lamb, Marcordes was close to committing to Illinois, which had offered along with Illinois State, Northern Illinois and a few others. But he could never get that first glimpse of Tech off his mind.

Marcordes returned to the campus twice. Late last month he came for an official visit and finally received a scholarship offer from the Jackets a short time later. He gave coach Paul Johnson an early Christmas present when he accepted about a week later.

“It’s nothing against Illinois; they’re heading in the right direction. I just liked Georgia Tech more,” Marcordes said. “I really like the facilites and the campus. They have good academics, so I’m excited about that. But I’m really excited about the football. When I went on my official visit, I just felt comfortable around the coaches and players. It felt like a good fit.”

Marcordes said he watched the Yellow Jackets in the Independence Bowl on Monday night but was unconcerned by 14-7 loss to Air Force.

“They had a lot of guys out for the bowl game and I think that hurt them,” he said. “But they’re heading in the right direction. They have great coaches and they’ve won big before.”

Marcordes led the Normal West Wildcats (7-3) to the playoffs a year after winning only four games. He was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year after logging 1,240 yards and 20 TDs rushing and 629 yards and another six TDs passing. But he also earned all-conference defensive honors for his play at linebacker and safety.

By Chip Towers

GEORGIA TECH 2011 COMMITMENTS

  1. OL Trey Braun, (6-5, 275), Tallahassee, Fla.
  2. OLB Darius Caldwell (6-5, 210), Mays HS
  3. OL Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280), Albany-Monroe HS
  4. LB Chaz Cheeks (6-3, 220), East Hall HS
  5. WR Jeff Greene (6-6, 200), Starr’s Mill HS
  6. LB Jabari Hunt-Days, (6-3, 226), Hillgrove HS
  7. DT Tre Jackson (6-5, 295), Wayne County
  8. RB Zach Laskey (6-2, 210), Starr’s Mill HS
  9. QB Vad Lee (6-2, 200), Durham, N.C.
  10. LB Tyler Marcordes (6-4, 231), Normal, Ill.
  11. LB Tremayne McNair (6-2, 225) Jacksonville, N.C.
  12. OL Shaquille Mason (6-2, 305), Columbia, Tenn.
  13. ATH Chris Milton (6-0, 175), Charlton Co. HS
  14. DB Dominique Noble (6-2, 187), Mount Ulla, N.C.
  15. RB Broderick Snoddy (5-9, 190), Carrollton HS
  16. S Darren Waller (6-5, 204), North Cobb HS
  17. ATH Airyn Willis (6-2, 180), High Point, N.C.

College Recruiting By Chip Towers

NOTE TO READERS: Sorry for the long absence, folks. I had some time off accrued for Christmas vacation and, when you do what I do for a living, it’s important that you “unplug” when you have the opportunity. But I’m plugged back in as of today! I’ll try to catch you up on what we missed and give you a heads up on what’s coming down the line (which is a lot). As always, let me know what you want to know and I’ll try to track it down for you.

85 comments Add your comment

nole in ga

December 29th, 2010
5:59 am

So I take it this young man didnt watch that crap gtech called a football game the other night! Oh well congrats to the young man!

Kay

December 29th, 2010
6:33 am

To “nole” in GA: Go take a hike.
Apparently you cannot read, the young man said he did see the game, but understood the missing personnel on the GT team.

1eyedJack

December 29th, 2010
6:37 am

Beat out Furman and Northern Illinois!

Ol' Wrecks aka WrecksNEffect

December 29th, 2010
6:39 am

When your only offers are Furman, N. Illinois, Illinois State, of course he’d jump at an Offer from GT.

Typical CPJ “recruiting”, get 12-15 average recruits, and then go for a bunch of “reaches” and then start to “steal” guys from Furman, MTSU, and other D1-AA type FB Programs.

This is type of CPJ Recruiting from his first-3 seasons that led to the 7 LOSSES this season including losses to Kansas and Air Force.

I wonder did Vad Lee see the differences in the Bowl Games between NC State’s Offense and what CPJ turned in vs. Air Force?

Let’s see; O’Brien at NC State coached Matty Ice (when he was at BC) the #3 overall draft pick, a guy that got a $32 Mill signing bonus as a Rookie, MEANWHILE CPJ has only scored 2 TDs in 3 BOWL GAMES.

Pay attention to the “trends” that are developing here Vad, this is YOUR FUTURE and your “money” that you are impacting depending on which school you sign with, you need to look out for #1 Vad (yourself), after all CPJ has a slick-talking AGENT that got him $2.3 mil even if his QBs can’t pass worth a lick and even if they don’t make the NFL like Nesbitt won’t.

In Fact, talk to Nesbitt and ask him if he were in your shoes Vad, ask him would he “trust” CPJ to get him to the NFL, after all the GAP between a Bus. Degree from GT and one from NC State ain’t that big for you to THROW AWAY your shot at being an NFL QB while playing for a STUBBORN HC that won’t develop a passing game that will give the NFL Scouts a “reason” to give you a shot.

If it were ME Vad, I’d trust the guy that coached Matty Ice instead of trusting a GENIUS that can only muster 2-TDs in 3 bowls Games.

Be very, very CAREFUL in your decision-making Vad, this is YOUR LIFE, CPJ’s agent has already made him a millionaire, so you need to worry about YOU and not him.

Jacket Backer

December 29th, 2010
6:55 am

Welcome to the Flats Tyler. Great choice for an education and football. Looking forward to seeing you in the White and Gold!

Go Jackets!!

Dawg68

December 29th, 2010
7:00 am

Looks like GT picked up a good one with a lot of upside in Tyler. Congrats on the D1 offer and best of luck on every weekend besides Turkey weekends!

Jesse Stone

December 29th, 2010
7:01 am

Apparently, you neglected to read that he was offered and committed to Illinois. WrecksNEffect: Someone from the GT football program must’ve really hurt your feelings. Why do UGA fans continue to pose as GT fans?

1eyedJack

December 29th, 2010
7:15 am

Jesse

Apparently, you neglected to read that he was NOT committed to Illinois, but to Furman.

Davey Boy Smith

December 29th, 2010
7:18 am

It’s amazing that the two schools in arguably the 4th or 5th best state for talent in America are both struggling to have winning seasons.

Then you see Tech reach for a lightly recruited kid from Illinois to play linebacker, and it starts to make sense. I can assure that there will be 6-8 LB’s that graduate from GA high schools this year that will have better careers than this kid, are not highly recruited and have the academic requirements to get into Tech.

Why Tech would waste the time and money of getting a non-impact kid from Illinois when there are 5-6 just as good or better in the state is beyond my comprehension.

Bravesfan79

December 29th, 2010
7:33 am

Well good, we need more intelligent players at GT. Certainly on the Basketball team.

Glenn

December 29th, 2010
7:42 am

Question: Who would get on these AJC blogs and start hurling insults about a young man who not only played well enough in high school football to earn athletic scholarships to multiple colleges, BUT also had the drive, determination, and intelligence to do well in school (with good enough grades) to get into college at the same time?

Answer: People who never played high school football well enough, and/or didn’t do well enough in the classroom (at the same time), to become a “scholar athlete” in college.

It’s easy to sit behind a keyboard, thinking you’re some big shot, “insulting” some kid who just earned a scholarship to a rivals program. But when all’s said and done, that “kid” will end up with a college education, for free, from a great University (regardless of whether it’s from GA Tech, UGA, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, etc.), and you’ll still be sitting behind your keyboard, thinking you’re clever.

Hmmm, who do you think gets the last laugh now?

DYNAMICBIGBOY

December 29th, 2010
8:01 am

Another stellar 2 star for the bumblebees. Things are looking a little grim over at Tech now that almost all of Galiley’s recruits are gone. For such a genius it looks like that CPJ recruiting is not all that it should be.

Ol' Wrecks aka WrecksNEffect

December 29th, 2010
8:01 am

re:
Glenn
December 29th, 2010
7:42 am
__________________-
Too friggin’ bad Glenn-da!

This ain’t mommy & daddy recreation ball where everyone gets a trophy at the end of the season.

This is the BIG TIME!

Schollys are rare & PRECIOUS and the goal is to get the BEST HIGH PERFORMERS that you can get!

The Big-10+two had 3 11-win Teams; Ohio St., Mich St., and Wisconsin and NONE of those Schools even offered this SA, if he’s not a target of the ELITE PROGRAMS in his own Region of the Country, then why should CPJ bring him in to GT?

CPJ tried that with Jordy Lou Allen from Indiana with their weak-a.$.$ HS FB, and he had to transfer to friggin’ CINCY because he was buried on the Depth chart, why would this SA be any different?

Do you think that Bama, Florida, and L$U are taking “reaches” with offers to Illinois State & Furman?

If this SA plans on performing on the BIG STAGE in Public where people pay a lot of money for Tickets then he’s gonna have to be a big boy and take criticism/analyses like a man!

If the spotlight and resulting analyses bother him as much as it bothers putzes like you then he probably should take his pale behind to Furman where he won’t to worry about folks analyzing his weaknesses, since very few care about crappy D1-AA FB anyway.

Frankly

December 29th, 2010
8:06 am

Congrats to Tyler on getting to play D1 football & get an education. Best of luck except for the last game in November.

THWGT!!!

Jesse Stone

December 29th, 2010
8:08 am

1eyedjack: I stand corrected.
Wrecks: You are a sad excuse for garbage.

naganole

December 29th, 2010
8:13 am

Welcome back, Chip. I trust you had a great Christmas.

Ed

December 29th, 2010
8:22 am

I think you are looking at insurance at QB. Shotgun anyone? Doesn’t seem to be a blazer, but I noticed he was not tackled from behind on any of the clips.

Ol' Wrecks aka WrecksNEffect

December 29th, 2010
8:25 am

re:
Jesse Stone
December 29th, 2010
8:08 am
______________

Simple Challenge;

Please prove that my comments are wrong rather than acting like a school-aged little girl and hurling out meaningless rants, and childish name-calling.

Quite simple IMPEACH my comments and all the readers of this blog will know what I am or am not, but when you name-call and don’t disprove anything I write, then you make the intelligent readers look closer at my comments to see if they are true and many cases they do see them as having a lot of validity.

Your name-calling simply makes my comments more legit to the intelligent readers that wonder WHY you can’t just simply disprove what I have written.

Thanks for the validation, you putz.

CPJ weTS THE BED

December 29th, 2010
8:34 am

but can he throw more than a 20 yard GOPHER BALL? If so, will our self proclaimed “smarter than everyone” coach call a passing play when it’s NOT 3rd and 20?

Glenn

December 29th, 2010
8:36 am

Now let me see if I’ve got this straight…

We have this one “guy,” who probably can’t figure out how to play “Freecell” on his computer, whose “trying” to make fun of a young man whose still in high school, and who just figured out a way to get a free college education, AND free meals the entire time he’ll be in college????

Now THAT’s funny!

Dan

December 29th, 2010
8:45 am

Maybe….we can beat Air Force w/ this guy.

Jacket Backer

December 29th, 2010
8:47 am

Wrecks,

You call someone out for name calling and then call him a “putz.” Wow. Regarding Vad Lee, have you ever considered the fact the perhaps CPJ adjust his offense to the abilities of athletes? He knew Nesbitt was not a good passer so he adjusted the offense to him accordingly. The same with Tevin Washington. We all can see that he doesn’t have the arm to be a proficient passing qb. With Vad Lee, he can ramp up the passing element of the offense since Vad has more raw talent in that area.

layinlow

December 29th, 2010
8:53 am

I know at UGA the so called “reaches” usually turn out to be some of our best players. Heck three from last years recruiting class are getting rave reviews. Hutson Mason was a kid that a lot of schools didn’t offer and he looked great as a true freshman. How about the Gates kid, an offensive lineman who we took at the last minute because we couldn’t get another player. He started several games as true freshman and played in a few others. And the coaching staff is really high on a WR named Michael Bennent who wasn’t getting many looks from the big schools. He redshirted but from everything I’m hearing he has been great in practice and coaches almost dropped his redshirt after the AJ suspension.

I can’t speak for Tech but at UGA the unheralded high school kids who grow up dreaming of playing for Georgia and are lucky to get that opportunity seem to always develop into good players. All three of the guys I mentioned above were waiting and praying to get an offer from UGA. I think those type kids work harder to prove themselves and the end result is they develop into good players.

I still want UGA to go after top recruits but I wish we would get 4 or 5 of these unheralded kids every class who love the Bulldogs, yet still have enough ability to play at this level. They set a good example of hard work and desire to get on that field and play.

dawg gone

December 29th, 2010
9:01 am

WreckNEffect:
As a dog fan, you should certainly understand that there’s not nearly as much of a difference between MOST of these 2-4 Star recruits. Obviously, UGA has done VERY LITTLE with their top 10 recruiting classes year after year. That’s a program that kids should worry about going to since clearly you don’t get “coached up” there. UGA consistently gets 4 and 5 Star atheletes and then goes 6-6….wow. GT has more players in the NFL than UGA. Check the facts.

That's "Mr Elvis" to you

December 29th, 2010
9:03 am

Will all you dog fans please bring me some red panties when you come up? Thank you, thankyou very much! What good is a four or five star athlete when you can’t win with them? I know, it is relevant in the SEC, because even though you have a top ten class, you are still behind UF, Ala, UA, UL….but how do you explain losing to UK, Vandy, and Miss State year in and year out? You guys are terrible, and that’s why you’ll be coming to see me this weekend! But that’s okay, cause I love red panties, too. I’m a hunker hunker burning love, I’m a hunker hunker burning love. How about, you ain’t nothing but a hound dawg?

Geori

December 29th, 2010
9:05 am

The 4 star recruits at UGA have beaten the 2 star recruits at GT in 9 out of the past 10 games. That’s as strong of a case as you can make!!!

air force

December 29th, 2010
9:06 am

Rodney Dangerfield

December 29th, 2010
9:08 am

Tech is having some transition pains. Gailey’s good recruits have left and now they are stuck with the lack luster ones that never wanted to play in this kind of scheme to begin with. Once these are out the door and Johnson’s recruits hold all the starting positions, then we can really see the direction of the team. So good luck to Tyler and the rest of the recruits.

And I’m so glad Ole Booty Shaker is such a huge Tech fan trying his best to run off Vad. Vad has a twitter account, so why don’t you go tweet him your awesome wisdom. Matt Ryan was not a highly regarded high school recruit. Just a hard working, smart QB that took advantage of his situation. Those don’t come around every year.

Mister T

December 29th, 2010
9:09 am

Ok Ol’ Wreck I will take your challenge to impeach your comments.
To start with you proved you are either biased or can’t read when you left out the fact that the kid had an offer from a Big Ten school in Illinois. No one has said the kid was a five star, but he certainly is better than a FCS school.

Secondly, you are tryingto steer away Vad Lee by pointing out that A) O’Brien coached Matty Ice(6′5′ 225#). If memory serves, he didn’t recruit Matt, he inherited him. B) You also point to his NC State Offense run by Russell Wilson. Russell is a super college athele. He will not be a QB or likely anything at the next level. C)Lee is 6′2″ and weighs 200#. If his goal is to play at the next level, he needs to change positions. Not a lot of big time NFL QB’s at 6′2″ save Brees.

I am not exactly sure what your point for being on this blog was. I doubt seriously that Vad Lee is reading it.

I don’t think that any Tech fan considers our team to be “an elite program” at this point. It could get much stronger. Kids like Vad Lee and Maecordes could definitely help us get to the next level.

For the record, I really like CPJ. I think he can win here. We do need to get a higher level of recruit to make his system work at this level.

My concern with his version of the TO is that while it can score big plays with similar percentages of those of more pass happy systems, it burns off the clock much faster than more balanced or pass based systems. This really hurts when you need to go 80 yards with only 1:20 on the clock. You end up resorting to the pass in which you have even less proficient. I would really like to see CPJ incorporate more pass into the system.

I was encouraged by CPJ’s comment about being “intrigued” by Oregon’s offense. I would love to see that level of intensity at Tech. I would also like to see them run some out of the gun/pistol formation.

THWg!

Uga'91

December 29th, 2010
9:33 am

You guys won the recruiting battle with FURMAN….Congratulations..I guess.

And tech signed who?

December 29th, 2010
9:44 am

@ dawg gone you need to check your facts UGA currently has 40 players in the NFL tech has 23,
who did PJ coach up this year?

hiveredtech

December 29th, 2010
9:45 am

Some of you guys need reading lessons…seriously.

He picked GT over his offer from home state Illinois…that would be the Fighting Illini.

Anyway…love the pickup. Kirk Ferentz has built his top defenses by getting former QB’s with size, speed, and football instincts. Iowa has 22 former QB’s on roster…and 8 of them are amongst their starting lineup.

This kid is going to be good. If he did not have to be the full-time QB (amazing that he ran for 1,600 yds at 6-4, 231 lbs!)….he would have been heavily recruited at LB. Most college coaches do not spend the time to evaluate body type and future position strength.

RomeDawg

December 29th, 2010
10:08 am

Alright Techies, help me understand why that “genius” coach of yours went to Illinois to get a 2 star linebacker to play in Atlanta. We will have atleast 20 players in this state that are equal to or better than this guy.

For a Tech fan, which is more of a given each year, losing to UGA or losing in the bowl game? Sadly, in the past you could atleast throw beating us in basketball,however, now you have nothing but a football coach with bigger boobs than most of your wives.

FDawg

December 29th, 2010
10:18 am

Congrats to Tech on the commitment…hope he works out well for the Jackets.

Chip…how about a little notice when you are taking time off? That would be nice.

Score Check

December 29th, 2010
10:20 am

Good luck young man.

And also please travel with groups in order to minimize your chances of getting mugged in Atlanta.

Fire Paul Johnson

December 29th, 2010
10:23 am

Abysmal. The only thing “versatile” about this athlete is his ability to change commitments on a dime. First committed to Furman, then to the Zooker, now to the arrogant ogre(aka CPJ).

More on Laskey/Marcordes:
http://bit.ly/eK5upA

That's "Mr Elvis" to you

December 29th, 2010
10:33 am

I’ll have a red panty Christmas without yooooooou! I’ll be so red just thinking about yoooooooou. Anyone seen my underwear?

That's "Mr Elvis" to you

December 29th, 2010
10:38 am

Georgia fans, Please check all firearms, knives, tobacco products, alcohol(includes wine coolers), and red panties at the door before entering Graceland! Thankyou, thankyou very much. Elvis

GT75

December 29th, 2010
10:43 am

I love these last 3 recruits we got, Snoddy, Lasky, and Marcordes. They are big, strong, fast athletes that are overlooked by the rating services. They do not have egos and are willing to do whatever it takes and play whatever position they are asked to help the team win. These words keep showing up when people describe them, hard working, leader, tough, hard-nosed, smart, unselfish. I would rather have these underrated 2 and 3 stars with these traits than those selfish, dumb, egotistical, underachieving 4 and 5 stars that are going to college just to get into the NFL after 3 years and playing not to get hurt than to win games. I hope these recruits are reading these blogs, so that they understand why GT graduates hate UGA and their dumb fans so much.

GTZ

December 29th, 2010
10:44 am

I watched the Independence Bowl emotionless, confused and bored. I’d think GT has to learn to score early in a drive. I was getting nervous all year after seeing a drive go over 10 plays. Seems like a drive over 10 plays always results in a turnover. A good number to know would be the national average of the number of plays before a turnover.

As fas as Vad Lee… I think he can start next year at GT. Lee knows it. If he doesn’t head for NCSU, he’ll come into Bobby Dodd and start…

ol Wrecks

December 29th, 2010
10:45 am

GTZ, that is an interesting statistic. I wonder if ESPN has something on that.

ol Wrecks

December 29th, 2010
10:50 am

Nice…and no commits in over 3 months for UGA. Lovin it

GTBob

December 29th, 2010
10:55 am

I love recruits like this. Big athletic guys who are overlooked and have something to prove. He may pan out and he may not but he will probably come in excited and ready to play. Kinda random to come from so far away. Somebody saw something in this kid.

ol Wrecks

December 29th, 2010
11:17 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Check out this article: http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/29/news/companies/college_football_dollars/index.htm

UGA had the 2nd highest revenue / profit in all of college football…..and they had an amazing 6-6 season. LMAOROTHMMFFFLOLOLOL

Chip Towers

December 29th, 2010
11:29 am

ol Wrecks: Please refrain from revealing personal information about fellow posters. If you continue you will be permanently banned. This is your only warning. And how about not being so antagonistic in general. OK?

Chip Towers

December 29th, 2010
11:30 am

GTBob: I agree. I like these kinds of players. Don’t know much about his competition up there in Normal, Ill., but he looks pretty impressive to me.

hiveredtech

December 29th, 2010
11:31 am

RomeDog

He is a 3-star Rivals LB.

Of course, what do star ranking mean? If stars = results….then UGA would be ranked #8 this year based on the average over the past 5 years instead of UNRANKED.

Chip Towers

December 29th, 2010
11:34 am

FDawg: You’re right. I will next time.

GT is a 4th rate high school team

December 29th, 2010
11:41 am

@ol Wrecks, GT Jockitch has 7-6 season and has poor revenue and no profit at that. What is more laughable? hahahahahahaahhahahaahhahaahhhahahaha forever. You bright and classy folks do not know how to run a business just your mouths.

GR Jacket

December 29th, 2010
11:42 am

Look at all the stars UGA gets with their recruits every year and then look at the results. At least we can make more out of less. Great recruiting and mediocre results is nothing to brag about.

GT

December 29th, 2010
11:52 am

Glad to have you Tyler!

Unlike uga… GT fans won’t throw you under the bus or call for your head if you ever make a mistake!

Tech fans, don’t you just love how these athens idiots comment on our articles more than uga’s? Oh wait… they haven’t picked up a recruit in over 4 months!!

GTfan2011

December 29th, 2010
12:10 pm

Chip,
I understand that people shouldn’t be revealing personal information about certain posters on this board. BUT if someone comes in claiming to be a GT fan and it has been proven that this person is not, then how else can we share that information? Based on what I have been able to learn, I believe there is someone named Logan Booker that comes on these boards (recruiting board and GT board) with multiple aliases and claims to be a GT fan when a simple Internet search proves that he is not.

WrexNFx aka Ol' Wrex

December 29th, 2010
12:11 pm

re:
GT
December 29th, 2010
11:52 am
_______________

You lied!

Quite a few GT fans have said that Makayhan (#80) needed his scholly pulled for fumbling those 2-punt vs. Air Force.

I’d call that throwing someone under the bus when things go bad.

What short memories GT fans have when the time comes to LIE to a perspective Recruit.

ManUp...

December 29th, 2010
12:12 pm

Just look at the size improvement in that 2011 class! ONE kid under six feet tall in the whole group of 17. Lots of VERY tall O-linemen. They can be taught the schemes and techniques, but God gives the size. I think this bodes well for about 2-3 years from now.

WrexNFx aka Ol' Wrex

December 29th, 2010
12:16 pm

re:
GTfan2011
December 29th, 2010
12:10 pm
_____________

BTW, I’m NOT this Logan Booker character and have never posted under many of those names that many LIARS among the GT fans have claimed.

Also Chip, is there a way that you can check IP-addresses and prove that I am not posting as FirepaulJohnson and Logan Booker?

It seems that some GT fan is using this multiple-poster lie to try and cover up that there are many GT fans that are upset with CPJ.

ManUp...

December 29th, 2010
12:20 pm

Georgia Perimeter, huh? Wow. So the furious ranting is all wasted on a rivalry he’s not even part of?! I can’t believe anyone would waste the time and energy!

ManUp...

December 29th, 2010
12:24 pm

What do you expect? You say the same thing with the same arguments regardless which handle you use. There are NOT very many GT fans angry at CPJ. We’re pretty much all waiting for the team to jell and play better next year. If you need to, be proactive and conduct a survey of Tech students and fans at a sporting event sometime. They are all disappointed by the failure to get back to the ACC-CG or beat Georgia, but very few will express any negativity toward Paul Johnson. He’s our kind of guy, and we’ll give him another couple years to get the ship righted.

GTfan2011

December 29th, 2010
12:47 pm

Hmmm, that’s weird. Someone feels the need to defend themselves even though I never mentioned them by name. Me thinks he doth protest too much.

Chip Towers

December 29th, 2010
12:51 pm

GTfan2011: It’s hard to prove someone’s allegiances but we frown upon multiple aliases and ban abusers. I’ll keep an eye out.

NOVAJacket

December 29th, 2010
12:57 pm

Crazy that Dawg fans are so terribly concerned about Tech getting a QB who could a real dual threat like Vad Lee. Guess they are very afraid of CPJ’s full playbook being implemented.

FWIW, Tyler came south looking for us not vice versa. Zook wanted him at Illinois, and he is a pretty good recruiter, just not a good game coach. Rivals has had Tyler as a three star for some time.

johnny too good

December 29th, 2010
1:04 pm

I wouldnt call this a reach, he’s just from out of state so some ppl dismiss him. if a kid has the skill it shouldnt matter where there from. Lets not forget he was once committed to Furman, maybe he just likes the southern feel

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThatsJohnAnderson?feature=mhsn

The Ole Ball Coach

December 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

Guess he does not want to win a bowl game….. LOL
Bet he knows Paul Johnson knows that Offense inside out……..Awesome they scored 7 points that “O” cannot be stopped. LOL

GT man

December 29th, 2010
1:26 pm

Can he catch a punt?

dawgfan

December 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

Well, the usual dawg fan with his multiple handles is playing again on the Tech blogs… he doesn’t have much of a life does he? I love the posts by WrexNFx aka Ol’ Wrex trying to desperately convince everyone that he’s a Tech fan when there is absolutely ZERO evidence of that. There is quite a bit of evidence that he’s simply a dawg in disguise. Is he really that stupid?

dawgfan

December 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

WrexNFx aka Ol’ Wrex,

What color is the boat house in Hereford? LMAO

jarvis

December 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Worried about someone posting under aliases? You guys are the pathetic ones. This is a newspaper blog. It’s not the real world.

If the guy wants to come on here and procliam himself as the second coming of Christ, we would you care?

Flounder Program

December 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

Welcome aboard! We get more out of less at Georgia Tech, as evidence by our stellar 2010 campaign and our magnificent effort in the Captain D Bowl. We run a high school offense, so you should feel right at home. We also have the finest Tickle Piles in Div. I college football, so enjoy some of that action.

fishook dawg

December 29th, 2010
2:44 pm

chip, This is off the subject, but I was wondering if I was the only one or not, that would like to see someone else do Georgia football games on the radio. I know Larry Munson can not be replaced, but surely Georgia could find someone else more exciting to listen to. I hate to say it, but I’d rather have Tech’s Wes Durham any day. Just wondered what you thought?

Ramblin Man

December 29th, 2010
2:56 pm

Well I don’t know what will happen in the future, but the last LB GT recruited that also had a offer from next to nobody and was heading to Furman was Chris Reis so let’s give the kid a break. Tyler I say welcome to the flats and hope you can help on defense cause god knows we need it.

Chip Towers

December 29th, 2010
3:32 pm

fishook dawg: Well, I’m far from an authority on radio play-by-play, but I like Scott Howard. I think he’s a solid pro kind of the ilk of Wes Durham. I don’t hear the broadcast much but what I’ve heard of Eric Zeier is pretty good, too. I always thought Buck Belue should be involved somehow, too, but what do I know?

CPJFan4Life

December 29th, 2010
4:13 pm

Coach Johnson is a great recruiter.. For those who don’t know, he recruited some guy by the name of Adrian Peterson when he was at Georgia Southern.. 4 years later he was the all time Div. 1AA rushing leader, won 2 national championships, appeared in 3 title games, and the “earliest” exit during those 4 years was a loss in 1AA semifinals in Peterson’s Sr year.. He went to Florida to sign him.. Btw he is the younger brother of former Colts and Jaguars LB Mike Peterson.. Adrian had a pretty fine NFL career too with the Bears.

GTfan2011

December 29th, 2010
4:30 pm

I will leave well enough alone on people using multiple handles and claiming to be fans of one team or another. All I’ll say is that you won’t find me trashing UGA recruits as either GTfan2011 or Dawgfan2011.
As far as recruiting goes for 2011, if GT’s get a class of 20+ 3-star recruits like I expect us to, then we will be just fine. Would I prefer to have 20 4-star recruits sign, of course. But why would we think that we could bring that type of class in when never in our history have we brought in that type of class. Even our “best” recruiting class in 2007 was still ranked well below UGA’s according to rivals.com.

Paul in RDU

December 29th, 2010
5:43 pm

Looks like WreksnFx (and other spellings) is showing his true colors. After spending weeks claiming to be a GT fan who is concerned about the program and the inability to recruit top ranked HS players, he writes a long post “written” to Vad Lee telling him that he should not go to GT.
One thing is for sure, Wrex certainly doesn’t like Paul Johnson.

just the truth

December 29th, 2010
6:15 pm

Please, please never put another non UGA recruit up. What an embarrassment this site has turned into.

vick=dog killing thug

December 29th, 2010
6:24 pm

Nice that the young mans top concern is his education.

BIG BEE

December 29th, 2010
6:38 pm

Hey Nole in Ga. I take it that you guys still cannot read after Bowden left. Get someone to read the young man’s comments to you.

Ol' Wrecks aka WrecksNEffect

December 29th, 2010
8:59 pm

re:
Paul in RDU
December 29th, 2010
5:43 pm
_______________________-
Be honest with YOURSELF Paul-in-RDU:

If your Son was Vad Lee and was 6ft-2 coming out of HS and there was an “outside shot” that he could develop into a NFL Prospect at QB, WHICH School and HC would you want your OWN SON to play for; GT with CPJ’s Offense or NC State with O’Brien as the HC?

Would you HONESTLY want CPJ wasting your son’s shot at playing NFL QB while his arrogant ego tries to prove to the CFB World that “His System” will work at the BCS Level?

Be HONEST Paul, you KNOW that you wouldn’t let your SON play QB for CPJ, so why would you want to see Vad waste his shot at playing QB in the NFL, no matter how slim we “internet experts” think it is.

ManUp...

December 29th, 2010
10:44 pm

Just a question, WrexNeffex (or however you’re spelling it at the moment). What do you want us to say if you were to ever convince us of your way of looking at Vad Lee’s little “dilemma?” Do you want us all to start calling for CPJ’s head? Why? IF you were right all it would mean is that CPJ is a BETTER recruiter than he should be for this system, because (according to you) Vad Lee should go elsewhere for his NFL shot but is (as of right now) committed to Tech and our spread option system. So…we’re now all of the sudden supposed to freak out? “Oh no! We got a guy we had no business getting! That makes me really mad at our coach for being so amazingly persuasive! That’s totally not his job…persuasion has no business in the career of a recruiter or motivator or…oh wait…”

So you see why you just get flamed on this board? If your logic is eventually proven correct it should only make us even more enamored with our head coach! What a great recruiter he must be to get kids to “throw away” (4 players drafted last year) their shots at the NFL to come play “highschool ball” (which has won an ACC Championship) at our “lowly little” (top ten) school! Yeah…whoa to us insignificant little Yellow Jackets!

Paul in RDU

December 29th, 2010
11:52 pm

Actually Wrex – my son is studying engineering at a school not named Georgia Tech. I encouraged him to go to a school that he liked, doing a subject he was interested in. Strange as it may seem to you, I don’t live vicariously through him. I also told him that college is a short period of time and that he needed to prepare for life-long learning.
Why are you so concerned about Vad Lee? Do you think Lee can’t make his own mind up about where to go to school? Do you think that YOU are the best person to tell him what he should do with his life?
And as far as TO’B is concerned – you do realize I hope that Russell Wilson was recruited by Chuck Amato – not by TO’B. TO’B only started Wilson in the middle of his RS-FR year after the 2 QBs ahead of him were injured.

RomeDawg

December 30th, 2010
9:37 am

I would like to defend some of the “dawg” fans remarks on these blogs. I am a life long dawg that used to pull for Tech, except for 1 game a year. I thought it looked good for UGA to win that last game against a good Tech team. And then, Tech hired a pompous arse as a coach and somehow, in a single year he turned the Techies into pompous jerks after just ONE win against UGA. If you are great (Meyer, Spurrier, Saban) pompous doesn’t bother me, however, when you are average (this years team was below that) pompous is real annoying. I know LOATHE Tech and CPJ. He had his glory year (2009) with Gailey’s boys, but he will NEVER have that type of talent there while he is there. Other than Lee this years class is AVERAGE. Just like he is as a coach. I think he alienates the Georgia fan base by going to Illinois to get an average player that he could have gotten here. And for all the Tech fans that say UGA does little with their “5 star” players, they make it an annual right of passage to own Tech. The standard for winning is so low at Tech, you guys now settle for “moral victories” and “out coaching” UGA even though the final score showed different. A game is made up of 120 plays, not 1! Fact is a service academy just whooped you and at UGA that would have you fired.

I hope this helps others understand why UGA fans have taken joy in helping Techies drown in their misery.

RomeDawg

December 30th, 2010
9:40 am

*now*, not know.

ManUp...

December 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

RomeDawg, I’m glad the rivalry finally cut you deep enough to hate us again. I can’t stand when UGA fans cheer for Tech except in November. We’d never offer you the same support. It’s been tradition to wish hellfire on the entire population of Dawgs (unrelated to sports) since 1885. It’s time you grew some hatred for us too.

On another note, yes, every Tech fan is disappointed in this season’s results. But if you watched Tech’s games it is NOT time to fire the coach since our team’s mistakes are fixable. What we all see is if just a few key fundamentals improved (ball security, catching passes, and special teams coverages) we could have had a season MUCH more like last year. You call things like that “moral victories”…we call it frustrating but with hope for next year. A little development and we’re right back to 08-09 form and you continue hating us, only with a little more fear come November.

Go Jackets!

Barnes

December 30th, 2010
1:32 pm

welcome to gt tyler. you will play for championships here. congrats.

NIU Fan

December 30th, 2010
10:10 pm

Hey guys, as an NIU fan and a resident of central Illinois I can tell you are getting a really solid kid here. The reason he is so under the radar is b/c the program he comes from isn’t exactly a powerhouse and this kid has played every position under the sun trying to help the team as best a possible. It’s hard to have people on you when you are playing different positions all over the field from week to week.

I was hoping NIU might sneak in and steal this kid. We get our fair share of 3-star guys with BCS offers but I can tell you that almost all of the top players that come out of NIU were so-called “reaches” even for us a, I hate this term, mid-major.

So called “reaches” for NIU are making a living in the NFL…your very own Michael Turner had exactly 1 d-1 offer, us. WR Sam Hurd of the Cowboys..1 d-1 offer. Starting LT for the Cowboys Doug Free…1 offer. I really think this Marcordes kid would have fit into this category. I understand that when you reside in a BCS conf. you believe you are entitled to 4-star recruits, and this season probably has ya’all a little antsy as well, but give some of these “reaches” a chance before you make up your mind.

bigtimegt

January 3rd, 2011
10:44 am

hey wrex, how bout them dawgs? I mean how come all those 4&5 stars couldn’t get it done for you? By your reasoning, why would even a guy like Tyler come to your school? By the way, how many conf champs do you guys have under Richt? Maybe you should point that hostility a little closer to home. Goes for All the hater mutts posting here!