Georgia Tech adds 3 commitments, loses 1, misses out on another
It was a busy recruiting weekend for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets landed three commitments and lost one, according to various Internet reports.
- Outside linebacker Nick Menocal (6-3, 225 pounds) of Miami, a longtime University of Miami commitment, confirmed via text message that he flipped on the Hurricanes in order to commit to Tech. The three-star prospect had at least 10 offers, including opportunities at Stanford and Virginia. I’ll have more on Menocal after I interview him later today.
- Tech landed another potential outside linebacker in Kyle Travis of Cumming. Travis (6-3, 235) played a multitude of positions at South Forsyth High, including defensive end, offensive line and fullback. But he told JacketsOnline.com the Jackets want him to play outside linebacker position. He chose Tech over Georgia Southern.
- The Yellow Jackets also got a commitment from Sean Tobin, a long snapper out of New Jersey, according to GoJackets.com. Tobin (6-3, 220), who also plays linebacker, canceled a visit to Virginia Tech after committing to the Jackets.
- Tech also lost Darrius Caldwell. Caldwell, a 6-5, 215-pound defensive end from Mays, had been committed to the Yellow Jackets since September, committed to Illinois after a visit there this weekend, according to bbuzzoff.com, the site that covers Tech for 247Sports.com. Caldwell didn’t return message seeking comment. But he told OrangeandBlueNews.com, that Rivals site that covers Illinois: “Yes, I am now committed to Illinois. I loved my visit to Illinois and talked to my mom and just decided to get out of Atlanta and go to school somewhere different.” Reportedly he hasn’t told the Tech coaches yet. Caldwell did not return phone messages left for him Sunday.
- As AJC colleague Michael Carvell reported earlier Sunday, Chattahoochee kicker Ammon Lakip chose Clemson over the Yellow Jackets this weekend. Lakip’s father attended Tech.
The additions and subtractions add up to 23 commitments for the Yellow Jackets, who still have several offers out to some elite recruits. I’ll follow up and hopefully have more details later today.
GEORGIA TECH 2011 COMMITMENTS
- OL Trey Braun, (6-5, 275), Tallahassee, Fla.
- OL Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280), Albany-Monroe HS
- LB Chaz Cheeks (6-3, 220), East Hall HS
- ATH Corey Dennis (6-2, 205), Troy, Ala.
- ATH Jamal Golden (6-0, 180), Wetumpka, Ala.
- WR Jeff Greene (6-6, 200), Starr’s Mill HS
- LB Jabari Hunt-Days, (6-3, 226), Hillgrove HS
- DT Tre Jackson (6-5, 295), Wayne County
- OL Errin Joe (6-4, 285), Lakeland, Fla.
- RB Zach Laskey (6-2, 210), Starr’s Mill HS
- QB Vad Lee (6-2, 200), Durham, N.C.
- LB Tyler Marcordes (6-4, 231), Normal, Ill.
- LB Tremayne McNair (6-2, 225) Jacksonville, N.C.
- OL Shaquille Mason (6-2, 305), Columbia, Tenn.
- OLB Nick Menocal (6-3, 235), Miami, Fla.
- ATH Chris Milton (6-0, 175), Charlton Co. HS
- DB Dominique Noble (6-2, 187), Mount Ulla, N.C.
- ATH Demontevious Smith (6-1, 185), Monroe Area HS
- RB Broderick Snoddy (5-9, 190), Carrollton HS
- SN/LB Sean Tobin (6-3, 220), Holmdel, NJ
- LB Kyle Travis (6-3, 225), South Forsyth
- S Darren Waller (6-5, 204), North Cobb HS
- ATH Airyn Willis (6-2, 180), High Point, N.C.
By Chip Towers, The College Recruiting Blog