Georgia Tech’s entire 2011 football recruiting class ‘on track’ to meet NCAA academic requirements

Georgia Tech officials said on Friday that its entire 2011 football recruiting class is on pace to meet NCAA academic requirements.

The Yellow Jackets signed 23 players, with one (offensive lineman Trey Braun of Tallahassee, Fla.) enrolling early last January.

“Everybody we signed is on track to be admitted to Georgia Tech,” Andy McCollum, Tech’s recruiting coordinator, told the AJC, “and we look forward to getting them all into summer school. It’s a good group of young men, and we’re excited about coaching them.”

“We’re hoping to have everybody enrolled by the first [summer session in mid-June] but it may not be possible with all of them because of their high school graduation dates.”

Meanwhile, Georgia has lost at least one member of its “Dream Team” recruiting class. Spalding High School defensive tackle Chris Mayes will be heading to junior college, according to this story by the AJC’s Chip Towers.

Note: We’ll know more about the academic standing of the recruiting classes of both Georgia Tech and UGA, along with Atlanta area prospects that signed with out-of-state schools, in late May or June when final grades and test results are processed.

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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163 comments Add your comment

cantondawg

May 6th, 2011
5:01 pm

cantondawg

May 6th, 2011
5:01 pm

My first FIRST….WOOOHOOO

Dawggone Truth

May 6th, 2011
5:27 pm

Who cares? Name one that passed on Georgia for Georgia Tech?

All 23 are nerds posing as football players. Congratulations Georgia Tech for beating out Samford, Harvard, Georgia State and Wake Forest for your number 77 ranked recruiting class. Best wishes on an NCAA academic award

tdawg

May 6th, 2011
5:28 pm

your first because no one cares about GT on the Georgia Blog.

GT hulk

May 6th, 2011
5:30 pm

Hopefully one of these can catch a ” fair-catch ” punt!!!

AnnapolisDAWG

May 6th, 2011
5:56 pm

Congrats to these 23 young men and to Chris Mayes as well. It is an impressive accomplishment to receive a D1 scholarship and I wish both classes nothing but success in their scholastic careers (especially since most won’t be playing football in 4-5 years). With that said, I look forward to the DAWGS making it 10 out of 11 in 2011!!!

Bobby

May 6th, 2011
5:59 pm

UGA athletics. What a joke…Saint Richt worst coach in college football

Spanky

May 6th, 2011
5:59 pm

Tech’s also “on track” to suck!…(I don’t care, that was for me!).. Ya’ll have a good weekend!

Derrick

May 6th, 2011
6:01 pm

Congrats Dawggone Truth on your offseason championship. To bad they wont get coached up by Richt. Still don’t understand why anyone would wanna play for UGA.

D A DoubleU G

May 6th, 2011
6:04 pm

Wow.

This is like a Georgia Tech fan’s dream come true. An athletic blog talking only about academics.

I have nothing else to say here.

Spanky

May 6th, 2011
6:06 pm

Derrick,..#5 recruiting class in the nation, ask them why “anyone would wanna play for UGA.”

Bobo, Bobo, a pirate's life for me

May 6th, 2011
6:07 pm

Go count how many people we put into the NFL, then you’ll understand why they want to play for UGA.

Who cares (the original)

May 6th, 2011
6:10 pm

@tdawg this is not a UGA blog. This is a recruiting blog that is also linked to the UGA page. That is done throughout websites everywhere.

Go Jackets!!!

Blumpkin on Lumpkin

May 6th, 2011
6:12 pm

The amount of players UGA puts in the NFL > The amount of players Georgia Tech puts into Engineering Firms.

Ramblin Man

May 6th, 2011
6:12 pm

Dawggone Truth,
Wow, talking trash about highschool kids who are on track to meet NCAA requirements for college and begin thier dream. By the way recruiting kids that are actually going to graduate and are eligible for D-! schools gets you a #41 ranked class not 77.

Michael Carvell,
Can you do an updated piece on Taylor and Deloach and where they stand as of now. I hear Taylor is a heavy GT lean and was looking for confirmation.

Who cares (the original)

May 6th, 2011
6:12 pm

I can count all the players UGA puts in the NFL, and I can also count the Championships they brought to your school also.

Out of all the numbers that UGA fans talk about concerning the two schools I never he them bragg about their 1 championship to our 4.

Go Jackets!!!

Michael Carvell

May 6th, 2011
6:20 pm

@Ramlin Man, thanks for your post. Both Taylor and Deloach said they probably won’t commit until after their senior season of football.

GT Anchorage

May 6th, 2011
6:24 pm

Blumpkin on Lumpkin, you are an idiot to make a statement like that. I only know one person in my class(’09) that is still looking for a job, and the majority that did get hired right away were into engineering “firms.”

GT Anchorage

May 6th, 2011
6:27 pm

There are currently 47 uga players active in the NFL… I am pretty sure that my company has that many GT engineers working for them.

Blumpkin on Lumpkin

May 6th, 2011
6:37 pm

GT Anchorage…..

eeeeeeasy buddy! I said Georgia Tech FOOTBALL players.

You are lucky if 2 football players every 3 years graduate with Engineering Degrees.

And that’s the truth.

ToeMeetsLeather

May 6th, 2011
6:48 pm

DADoubleU, you hit the nail on the head. While talking sports and academics UGA dosen’t have much to add to the conversation. Thanks for that keen input though.

GT Anchorage

May 6th, 2011
6:48 pm

Blumpkin on Lumpkin, ah i retract my statements. You are exactly right. I can think of one NFL player from GT that has an engineering degree, Keith Brooking. I think he has an electrical engineering degree. But as far as players not in the NFL, I assume most of them are management majors. One of my buddies was on the scout team as a Aerospace Engineering major. They had no help for him in those classes. Busiest guy I ever met. I thought that major was hard. Throw in practice.

D A DoubleU G

May 6th, 2011
6:59 pm

Funny thing ToeMeets,

Is that I am probably one of the brightest people you would ever meet. I would have easily been accepted into your fine Institute, but I just do not have any interest in Engineering….. anything.

One of the big differences in Tech academics and UGA academics is that UGA students/alums do not need to put ourselves on a pompous platform to prove to the world we know how to count. For the average Tech student, who was bullied and picked on throughout life, you get to an Institution full of people just like you and all of a sudden being smart is cool. This contributes greatly to your pompousness behind a computer screen. But in real life, you are the most socially awkward group of people in the entire world.

Now, this is where you insert one of countless jokes about UGA students/grads being dumb as a brick, or learning how to basket weave at school, or whatever you want. But the truth is, you know I am correct.

And while you love to joke that UGA has no input into an academic argument, I can truthfully say Georgia Tech has no input in a football argument.

Enjoy your weekend, bud. I am out to hit the Athens scene, full of sociable people and pretty ladies. Enjoy locking your 8 dead bolts when the sun goes down on your campus.

The funny thing?

May 6th, 2011
7:02 pm

Eh, there’ll be about 3-4 academic abortions kicked down to JUCO at Ugag. Another 5-6 that actually get in will have absolute NCAA-athletic minimum scores, which couldn’t get a real student into Community College.

College football isn’t about putting grads of Sylvan Learning center on the football field. Although that’s what the trailer parks think……and how low must your scores be to get kicked out of “U”ga on an athletic scholarship?!? Can he spell “C-A-T?”

Tech Guy

May 6th, 2011
7:25 pm

Last year, the AJC reported that Georgia Tech football players had the highest SAT scores of any Division 1 school.in the country- higher than Duke, Stanford and all the rest. Those were Gailey recruits. It’ll be interesting to see if Johnson can match that. It doesn’t appear that he is matching Gailey’s talent level…

collegeballfan

May 6th, 2011
7:41 pm

On track does not mean it is done. Lets wait to see who actually is able to enroll as a student. if all make it, great.

Sorry about the youg man not being able to crack UGA’s tough entrance requirements. Maybe after the Jr College.

GT FAN

May 6th, 2011
7:41 pm

Congrats to all our recruits. Go jackets!!!

Eagle dad

May 6th, 2011
7:50 pm

No matter how often you Dawg folks attempt to rile the Tech folks with the “nerd” approach, they (and everyone else) will forever have the memory of Jay Leno reading sample questions from the UGA “Basketball 101″ test on national T.V. “How many points for a 3 point basket?” Now THAT, boys, is funny stuff.

Ramblin Man

May 6th, 2011
7:55 pm

DA doubleU G,
You will get no argument from me that uga has plenty of top tier students, but I will bet that uga has very few who are on the football team just like gt has very few in the engineering programs. Fact is though and you know it’s true is that the easiest class at gt is a midlevel class at uga. The other fact is that most top recruits any school gets do not care about academics.

George Stein

May 6th, 2011
8:12 pm

So let me get this straight, Double. You say you would have easily been accepted to Tech but you feel no need to pompous? Please elaborate.

D A DoubleU G

May 6th, 2011
8:20 pm

I’m one of the brightest people you’d ever meet but you wouldn’t know it to read my writing. I mean, just look at my grammar. It’s clear I have no idea how to use a comma and struggle to put a coherent argument together.

Fail

May 6th, 2011
8:39 pm

I am probably one of the brightest people you would ever meet. I would have easily been accepted into your fine Institute…………

…………………UGA students/alums do not need to put ourselves on a pompous platform to prove to the world we know how to count…………………….

……………This contributes greatly to your(GT students/alumni) pompousness behind a computer screen.

Fail

May 6th, 2011
8:54 pm

6:04 PM: I have nothing else to say here.
6:59 PM: I am probably one of the brightest people you would ever meet.

Barack Dawg

May 6th, 2011
9:10 pm

The Funny Thing? and Eagle dad – kind of like no one will ever forget that the QB for GT could not count to 4. How is the crime rate at the North Avenue Trade School? Also talk to your RB Allen and see how feels about GT football now after going so low in the draft and his comments about the good old program at GT.

tom

May 6th, 2011
9:13 pm

They are also on track for 8 wins and a bowl game loss and a raise for Paul Johnson.

Football_365

May 6th, 2011
9:43 pm

Ok thats great that these guys are on track to be admitted, but how many of these guys will graduate?whats your graduation rate again?

gtfanfrom1951

May 6th, 2011
9:47 pm

The big question is Why with so many draft picks for UGA why can’t they win the East? Whycan’t they beat Fla? 6 the number of players in the draft and 6 wins. If UGA loses the first two games will there be another 6-6 season.

Monkey Says

May 6th, 2011
9:58 pm

The UGA recruiting class has some fine outstanding students, but those are sprinkled in among a great deal of recruits who are about as ready for college as Mark Bradley’s dog.

We all know that the majority of the “Dream Team” members are not going to majoring in anything but ” Football” or “Recreation” while in Athens. Can anyone say Jim Harrick. As a former UGA fan I have completely lost all hope in the current staff members, president currently at UGA. Our once proud institution has slowly become an embarrassment to the state the last 3 years.

original ole yeller

May 6th, 2011
10:04 pm

Tom, you must be kidding. How many games did UGA win last year? They may be lucky to win 7 this year, if so your sainted coach is gone. Also double G. you are a very scary person. You have an anger management problem. Pal its only a game that young men play, nothing more, give these guys a break and appreciate the effort both teams put into the game.

ugafan4ife

May 6th, 2011
10:04 pm

@gtfanfrom1951 why does every debate about uga and gtech always turn into how fla beat uga, or how we didnt score against ucf? stop riding the coat tails of other programs talk about how tech beats uga oh yea that only happens once a decade.

cmon man

May 6th, 2011
10:08 pm

23 players signed and in 4 yrs only 3 will graduate! oh yea graduation isnt important to tech fans its just cool to brag about being admitted. “its about how you start, not how you finish” ga tech mission statement.

tech fan

May 6th, 2011
10:09 pm

da doubleug is smart. he can count if he has enough fingers and toes

Hayseed Dixie

May 6th, 2011
10:11 pm

D A double U G,

That post about how smart and popular you are was awfully cute.

You sound like a real mama’s boy.

Keep it coming. Comedy, unintentional or not, is priceless these days.

original ole yeller

May 6th, 2011
10:25 pm

Hey double where are you? Did mama put you to bed?

GT87

May 6th, 2011
10:44 pm

Wow. Michael sure struck a nerve with the dawg(sic) fans. Write a story about the Tech class all qualifying, and all the trolls come out.

GT truth

May 6th, 2011
11:20 pm

Here’s the facts dawgs: GT is the #7 ranked public university in the United States, one of the top engineering programs in the world, one of the largest public University endowments in the world. We have multiple alumni who are Fortune 500 CEO’s and Senior Executives. We are by far the premier academic institution in Georgia.

Now, we compete in sports with you, and that is a mixed bag – but make no mistake – UGA and GT are not in the same league when it comes to Academics or Professional success. Like it or not, that’s reality.

Flavor Flav

May 6th, 2011
11:36 pm

Here’s the real story: All 23 Tech recruits on track to go 0-4 against UGA.

Pope UGA XXIII

May 6th, 2011
11:43 pm

They will also be “on track” to watch a 4 – 7 season at the Joke by Coke.

Old Blind Dawg

May 6th, 2011
11:46 pm

I am trying to figure why GT is so low (Behind freaking Duke) in the ACC power ranking. You guys better hope there is some football talent in that group.

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/24654/post-spring-power-rankings

I mean really – has GT sunk that far in such a short time since winning the ACC?

It could really be a long year on the flats if that is right

Y E DoubleL O W J A C K E T

May 6th, 2011
11:52 pm

Uh, Barack Dawg, you should try reading what AA said in the interview. Don’t be so lazy next time.