DE Trey Flowers of Huntsville, Ala., commits to Georgia Tech (UPDATED)

Opposing teams spent most of the time running away from DE Trey Flowers of Columbia High School in Huntsville, Ala. (Photo by Ellen Hudson, Huntsville Times)

Opposing teams spent most of the time running away from DE Trey Flowers of Columbia High School in Huntsville, Ala. (Photo by Ellen Hudson, Huntsville Times)

Updated 2:39 p.m. . . .

Georgia Tech’s 2011 recruiting class is coming together at a breakneck pace. The Yellow Jackets on Wednesday received a verbal commitment from defensive end Trey Flowers of Columbia High School in Hunstville, Ala.

“Yes, sir, he did,” Columbia High coach Corey Collier said. “He’s been an unbelievable player for us. I believe he will be for Georgia Tech, too.”

Flowers (6-3, 250) is commitment number 24 for Tech and the fourth in a three-day span. The Yellow Jackets landed three recruits on Sunday. Flowers said he actually gave his commitment to Georgia Tech Tuesday afternoon.

“It was just a phone call,” Flowers said. “I went down there for a visit last weekend and liked it a lot. It’s a great school, they have great facilities and a great coaching staff. It sounded like I could go down there and play and help them out and they can help me get an education.”

Flowers, who has a 4.0 GPA, plans to major in mechanical or civil engineering.

Flowers is considered a three-star prospect by Rivals.com but he was not rated by Scout. He chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from UAB and South Alabama. Flowers said he also garnered interest from the Air Force Academy and Arkansas State.

GEORGIA TECH 2011 COMMITMENTS

  1. OL Trey Braun, (6-5, 275), Tallahassee, Fla.
  2. OL Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280), Albany-Monroe HS
  3. LB Chaz Cheeks (6-3, 220), East Hall HS
  4. ATH Corey Dennis (6-2, 205), Troy, Ala.
  5. DE Trey Flowers (6-3, 250), Huntsville, Ala.
  6. ATH Jamal Golden (6-0, 180), Wetumpka, Ala.
  7. WR Jeff Greene (6-6, 200), Starr’s Mill HS
  8. LB Jabari Hunt-Days, (6-3, 226), Hillgrove HS
  9. DT Tre Jackson (6-5, 295), Wayne County
  10. OL Errin Joe (6-4, 285), Lakeland, Fla.
  11. RB Zach Laskey (6-2, 210), Starr’s Mill HS
  12. QB Vad Lee (6-2, 200), Durham, N.C.
  13. LB Tyler Marcordes (6-4, 231), Normal, Ill.
  14. LB Tremayne McNair (6-2, 225) Jacksonville, N.C.
  15. OL Shaquille Mason (6-2, 305), Columbia, Tenn.
  16. OLB Nick Menocal (6-3, 235), Miami, Fla.
  17. ATH Chris Milton (6-0, 175), Charlton Co. HS
  18. DB Dominique Noble (6-2, 187), Mount Ulla, N.C.
  19. ATH Demontevious Smith (6-1, 185), Monroe Area HS
  20. RB Broderick Snoddy (5-9, 190), Carrollton HS
  21. SN/LB Sean Tobin (6-3, 220), Holmdel, NJ
  22. LB Kyle Travis (6-3, 225), South Forsyth
  23. S Darren Waller (6-5, 204), North Cobb HS
  24. ATH Airyn Willis (6-2, 180), High Point, N.C.

– By Chip Towers, The College Recruiting Blog

146 comments Add your comment

Virgil Flowers

January 26th, 2011
12:52 pm

Welcome, Cousin Trey!

ECB

January 26th, 2011
12:52 pm

Another one from out of state!

Jacket Backer

January 26th, 2011
12:55 pm

Welcome aboard!

Go Jackets!

Virgil Flowers

January 26th, 2011
12:57 pm

Always good to see kids that can take care of business in the classroom.

WnE

January 26th, 2011
12:57 pm

Typical CPJ Recruit.

A warm body.

Too small to play 3-4 DE, and too slow to play 3-4 OLB, the classic tweener that won’t help GT FB overtake Iowa, L$U, Miami, UGA.y etc.

South Alabama, and UAB is who we beat out for this SA, good for him and his educational goals, bad for GT and their “FB goals”.

Every Recruit we have gotten from Alabama under CPJ has NOT had an Offer from either Alabama or Auburn.

Check the list:

Tevin Washington
Orwin Smith
Deon Hill
Trey Flowers

Bama & Auburn come to Ga. and get our elite studs that help them win MNCs and we go to Alabama and get their rejects that were headed to UAB, Troy, or S.Ala.

Great recruiting there CPJ.

Virgil Flowers

January 26th, 2011
12:58 pm

WnE- Please stop saying “WE” when referring to Georgia Tech.

who cares if I'm

January 26th, 2011
12:59 pm

Brian

January 26th, 2011
1:02 pm

Congrats to Flowers, the class is shaping up nicely with some definite front seven talent on defense. We can sure use that starting next year to ramp up Al Groh’s scheme.

nash

January 26th, 2011
1:04 pm

could be the next keith brooking.

RiffRaff

January 26th, 2011
1:05 pm

Good for Trey Flowers and GT. Smart kid, should do well. How many of those AU or Bama recruits could actually get into Tech?

GT75

January 26th, 2011
1:05 pm

He was Ala first team Allstate DL in level 5A. Welcome to GT Trey. Best of luck in football and engineering. You have chosen a tough but rewarding path.

Upstate Jacket

January 26th, 2011
1:06 pm

WnE, no one believes you are a Tech fan.
It’s nice to see us get a kid that all the football factories with low academic standards are after, but we all know that that is not going to happen too often with Tech’s academics. Meanwhile, I will trust our coaching staff to find the diamonds in the rough and coach the players they think can help us win.
We may not know how good some of these guys are for another 3yrs.
Trey, welcome to Tech. True TECH fans are glad to have you.

Time will Tell Man

January 26th, 2011
1:08 pm

It always does my friends. Sincerely Captain Obvious

Tech Fan#1

January 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

This is another low rated recruit that we are settling for. The talent level is gradually going down every year. We will be lucky to have conference USA talent in a few years. CPJ has done a good job but it looks like he wants talent comparable to Navy so we can show we outcoach the other team. Just hope V.Lee or someone else can play QB next year or we will not win 6 games.

layinlow

January 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

Chip, How does Tech plan to use this kid? Will he play OLB or DE? If it’s the latter he will need to bulk up quite a bit. If it’s the former he better have some pretty good speed.

WnE

January 26th, 2011
1:11 pm

Sorry Virginal Flower, but Chip doesn’t run an Academic Blog, and if he did no one would reply.

He runs a Recruiting Blog on a Sports Page, so my main concern is what he can do for GT FB-wise.

His Academics are his personal business for him & his family to worry about.

My main concern as an outsider is whetheror not he can help GT win MNCs.

I hope every CFB Player all over the country graduate with 4.0s, but my main concern as a GT FB fan is whether or not we as a FB Program is closing in on winning a MNC.

Toward that end these types of feel-good stories that warms the hearts of the geek-nerd-segment of the GT Fanbase won’t get us any closer to winning a MNC.

I don’t get goose-pimply about FB player majoring in Engr., that is HIS BUSINESS, as a Fan I worry about whether or not we are getting closer to winning a MNC.

RxDawg

January 26th, 2011
1:11 pm

“could be the next keith brooking.”

Actually, thats what I was thinking about that Kyle Travis guy in the previous article. Grats on the pick up nerds.

BigTimeTECHFan

January 26th, 2011
1:13 pm

4.0 grade-point average and 21 ACT, on top of 1st all state football player.
Very nice, great for Tech. looking forward to seeing him play.

GT75

January 26th, 2011
1:13 pm

WnE, Fire CPJ, Fire PaulJohnson, Wrex, and all the other names you go by, the only way you can have so much time on your hands and have access to so many different computers is the prison computer lab. Chip, please find out what jail he is in and have them ban this guy from sending this same crap all day, every day.

layinlow

January 26th, 2011
1:17 pm

Upstate jacket, there are plenty of top rated Georgia kids this year who could get into Tech. But if that weak excuse helps you feel better then go ahead. Reggie ball, stephon marbury, kenny anderson, etc. all got into Tech and so could a lot of other ATHLETES! I’m not a Tech hater like some georgia fans but I’m sick of hearing that argument because your school doesn’t hold athletes to the same standard as the general student body, same as every institution.

GTMD79

January 26th, 2011
1:19 pm

It would be interesting to see what the majors/areas of study for the AJC Top 50 Recruits are. How many are special admits at the college they attend? Do not underestimate the value of a smart athlete.

kc

January 26th, 2011
1:19 pm

Chip-Any updates on Darian Cooper?

ECB

January 26th, 2011
1:19 pm

4.0 GPA and only a 21 on ACT?? 19 is a qualifying grade.

WnE

January 26th, 2011
1:21 pm

re:
RiffRaff
January 26th, 2011
1:05 pm
___________________
T. O’Reilly an Auburn verbal out of East Cobb had the Academics and GT was his first offer ,but he dropped GT like a hot potato as soon as Auburn offered.

I think he was the #30-35 ranked player in the state of Ga., a huge road-grader-type of OG that Gt sorely needs in the interior line.

FYI, of all the 4* & 5* recruits nation wide roughly 70% academically qualify for GT in a down year for Recruiting and 75-80% will academically qualify for GT in a good year Recruiting wise, remember 90+% of the 2-deep at GT is majoring in either Mgt. or Econ, NOT Engr.

layinlow

January 26th, 2011
1:26 pm

ECB, high school GPA’s can be very misleading when predicitng future college success and smarts. A good gpa at most high schools only shows that a kid was diligent in doing his school work, which is great, i’m not knocking hard work, but it doesn’t always translate to high achievement in college.

Jaydawg

January 26th, 2011
1:26 pm

Yikes!Gulp! Tremble!Tech has finally found THE player that is going to turn the Tech-Georgia series around.

WnE

January 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

Re:
GT75

Please impeach my comments based on the validity of what I write.

Please prove me wrong and I will leave these AJC Blogs forever.

juvenile name-calling only makes many of you GT fans look a lot less intelligent than you claim to be.

rduck

January 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

This kid looks good on his highlight video. Good size and a great motor. Looking forward to seeing him on the Flats. Smart kid and has his head on his shoulders. Best of luck Trey.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kgTa4H-ZDc

RAID

January 26th, 2011
1:30 pm

Congrats Tech!….Your class is shaping up nicelly…..Looks like a great pickup who is actually very smart to begin with and wants to be an engineer which is rare even for your athletes……Good build…..will be a good one!…..Go dawgs

Joe Pierce

January 26th, 2011
1:30 pm

@JayDawg HAHAHAHAHAHAHH

Bull

January 26th, 2011
1:31 pm

Is GT trying to put together a Sunbelt conference team? Why are they going everywhere but GA to recruit? Paul Johnson is depleting the talent base at that program

rduck

January 26th, 2011
1:31 pm

Over Under

January 26th, 2011
1:32 pm

a 3 star from alabama or georgia is like a 4 star from most other states

Ramblin Man

January 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

Welcome to the Flats Trey. It’s needed depth for the d-line and who knows the kid may pan out he may not.

Goldtimer

January 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

As a Tech Man, I hate to say I have to agree with some of these Mutts. Gailey couldn’t coach worth a #%@& but he brought a lot higher quality recruit to The Flats. I think the shine is starting to wear off of CPJ, time for him to show he can win with his own kids.

GTMD79

January 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

Layinlow, sure we have some athletes who are special admits but nothing compared to the percentage at UGA. This has been discussed on these blogs many times. If it makes you feel better to to believe that you do not have this advantage you are ignoring the facts. Throwing out a few names of athletes that were not academically strong is like calling all UGA players criminals for those few who made stupid mistakes.

Joe Pierce

January 26th, 2011
1:35 pm

a 3 start going to GT is like a 5 star going to Alabama

rduck

January 26th, 2011
1:35 pm

thanks RAID for your classy comments. I think he is one of those prospects that could definately have played anywhere but didn’t get the recognition he deserved. I could be wrong, but that is the chance we all take on most of these kids. Hope he pans out well and adds to the depth on defense we sorely need.

Joe Pierce

January 26th, 2011
1:35 pm

Gdawg

January 26th, 2011
1:38 pm

Nerds you have no shot at Cooper

The 6-1, 290-pound Cooper is further along in the process. He has made all his visits and is down to three schools – Iowa, Michigan State and Georgia Tech. Most recruiting experts expect he will choose between the Hawkeyes and Spartans. It might not hurt that Michigan State received commitments from two other highly-regarded defensive tackles in the past week.

Cooper told HawkeyeInsider.com that he had an “amazing time” on his weekend trip to Iowa City, although he made similar comments after visiting Michigan State on Dec. 3.

saban

January 26th, 2011
1:39 pm

Good Pick up Jackets. Good thing I told Johnson about this kid.

How is Georgia going with the Fulmer Cup this year? Understand the trophy will be housed at Richt`s beauty salon in Athens beside the red panties and a picture of choak dawg biting the head of a snake off.

WnE

January 26th, 2011
1:40 pm

What happened to CPJ re-establishing GT as a presence here in Ga.?

CPJ came in talking trash about UGA.y getting their best Recruits from N. Jersey(Moreno), Texas(Stafford), and S.Carolina (AJ Green), and now 3 years later CPJ is getting long-snappers from N. Jersey and beating out UAB & S. Ala for tweener recruits.

CPJ is like the Pharaoh in that all the trash he talked in his first first year at GT is coming back to bite him in the behind.

CPJ thought it was easy with Chan’s leftover NFL Recruits, and now he’s seeing how hard it is now that he’s not playing Service Academy schedules anymore.

Parker

January 26th, 2011
1:41 pm

Yeah Gailey got us some great qbs. That Reggie Ball was awesome! Gailey’s recruiting is not any different star wise as PJ this year. If Tuitt had kept his word and not flopped like a dem, then this class would be top 25.

rduck

January 26th, 2011
1:42 pm

As for the academic debate… it is what it is. Tech will get the players we can and hopefully they will succeed on a high level. I am not going to use that crutch when comparing us to other D1 schools. The institute is a great school and we can achieve success through hard work and dedication to Tech. We have never pulled in top classes of athletes. Whether CPJ and staff can get the players needed to be a contender every year is still up for debate. However, teams like TCU and Boise and many other programs have done alot with lesser talent than most. Just support these kids that have dedicated themselves to GT nad hope that they can erase the memories of last year.

Ramblin Man

January 26th, 2011
1:43 pm

I am so sick of this Gailey brought great recruits to the Flats crap. He had one good year as far as ratings go and two of those BIG recruits never wore a GT uniform people get over it. In fact Gailey recruited similar to CPJ and for those that don’t know Vance Walker was a 2 star with his only other offer from East Carolina. Antbody want to ask him how much playing for GT and now Atlanta sucks?

ccrider

January 26th, 2011
1:45 pm

WnE, I think the point is: you are just a troll who isn’t a Tech supporter or fan and you come on the Recruiting and Tech blogs posing as a Tech fan when we all know you are not. You are a low level individual who trashes high school players that you know nothing about except for their star ratings from recruiting websites.
YOU sir are the lowest form of a troll!

rduck

January 26th, 2011
1:48 pm

Chan Gailey consistently pulled in classes ranked in the mid 40’s to 50’s. Enough about that Gomer already. Nobody cared less about Tech than Chan “wish this game would get over” Gailey… Giff Smith was the big loss for Tech recruiting, not Gomer…

WnE

January 26th, 2011
1:51 pm

Weak argument ccrider.

So you can’t PROVE me wrong, therefore I must be a “troll”.

You do realize that there are a lot of folks that follow CFB pretty closely that have similar opinions to mine.

The problem is, is that delusional GT fans think that if they all get together and say positive things, then that will somehow change the reality of what GT FB is.

Tech Fan Since 1950

January 26th, 2011
1:52 pm

Welcome Trey! There are a number of Tech people in Huntsville, especially with the NASA facility. Nice to see we are continuing to recruit outstanding student/athletes. Seems some folks are concerned about Alabama and Auburn, two fine institutions no doubt. Seems also to me that the last two times Tech played Auburn within the last ten years Tech won both times and the last time Tech played Alabama, Tech won too. Not saying it will happen every day, but with your help crossing the state line maybe you’ll get a crack at them in a bowl game or something. Congratulations!

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