Georgia Tech is looking for a few good men along the offensive and defensive line when it has summer camp on Friday and Saturday.
Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson has seven commitments for Georgia Tech’s 2012 recruiting class, and he wants more.
Some of the top college football prospects expected to attend this weekend’s camp are Sandy Creek OL Will Adams, DE Alex McCalister of West Forsyth, N.C., and LB Abner Logan of Dexter, Mass. Johnson will also get an early look at a pair of 2013 prospects with LB Gerald Turner of Goose Creek, S.C., and Demarcus Walker of Sandalwood, Fla.
Here are four questions with JacketsOnline.com/Rivals.com’s Kelly Quinlan about Georgia Tech camp:
1. What are realistic expectations for Georgia Tech for this weekend? “Typically at these type of camps the Georgia Tech coaching staff is looking for one or two players who might be ‘borderline offer’ guys to perform well enough to get an offer either that day or later in the recruiting year. At the June, camp Micheal Summers from Statesboro High School picked up an offer and committed the next morning. That is fairly common and sometimes guys impress the staff to get an offer later in the year after the scholarship numbers improve through attrition. Deon Hill and Tony Zenon both camp at Tech in 2010 and got late offers when scholarship opened.”
2. Who are the top 3-4 recruiting targets (2012 or 2013) expected to attend? “The two biggest players visiting this week are linebacker/defensive end Alex McCalister from West Forsyth (N.C.), offensive guard/nose tackle D.J. Reader from Grimsley (N.C.), and 4-star linebacker Abner Logan from Dexter (Mass.). Both Reader and McCalister are being recruited for the defensive side of the ball at Tech, and both will be visiting Georgia Tech’s campus for the first time. Logan is a very impressive player, and a visit from him signals he is seriously interested in the Yellow Jackets.”
3. What is Georgia Tech’s biggest position need with the remainder of its recruiting class? “Right now, the most glaring areas of concern are offensive line and nose tackle. Georgia Tech has one offensive line commitment from 3-star Greater Atlanta Christian lineman Chase Roberts, but they need two more players in the 2012 class. At the nose tackle position, the Yellow Jackets lose Logan Walls after this season, leaving them with junior T.J. Barnes and redshirt freshman Shawn Green. Barnes will be a senior so they need at least one nose tackle to help with depth and to provide competition for the two incumbents in 2012.”
4. It will be a good weekend for Georgia Tech if what happens? “If they land one of the three major visitors like a Reader or McCalister or find two or three talented “under the radar” type guys that they offer and have that player commit on the spot. In 2010, they landed Catlin Alford and Morgan Bailey at the biggest summer camp, and last year they offered and landed Shaq Mason on the spot at this camp. Currently they only have one serious offensive line offer out to Derrick Nelson, so this is a big weekend for offensive line recruiting.”
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