OL Will Adams offered by Georgia Tech; Sandy Creek pipleline again?

Georgia Tech has had a lot of success recruiting out of Sandy Creek High School over the years, reeling in talents such as NFL Pro Bowl WR Calvin Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and current Tech safety Isaiah Johnson.

The Yellow Jackets are targeting another Sandy Creek product for its 2012 college football recruiting class.

Sandy Creek OL Will Adams was offered at Georgia Tech's football camp

Sandy Creek OL Will Adams was offered at Georgia Tech's football camp

Will Adams, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman, was offered a scholarship at Georgia Tech’s
prospect camp over the weekend. The Yellow Jackets didn’t land any commitments from the camp, but handed out several new offers.

“There’s always been a good connection between Georgia Tech and Sandy Creek since our coaching staff has been here,” said Chip Walker, who has coached the Fayette County high school to back-to-back state football championships.

“We’ve had some guys who played for us at Sandy Creek and have gone on to Georgia Tech to do some pretty good things. Obviously, it’s a great offer for Will. Georgia Tech is a great school and Coach [Paul Johnson] and those guys do a really good job. Will has just got to sit down and look at what he’s got on the table and then decide what’s best for him.”

Adams has 10 scholarship offers, and is also looking hard at Kentucky and Louisville. He recently attended UGA camp, and is still being evaluated. Adams went to Georgia Tech on Saturday, and was rewarded with an offer. He was not cleared to work out at the camp after suffering a cut on his leg in a non-football injury last week.

“Georgia Tech still wanted him to come to the camp so they could offer him in person,” Walker said. “I think they like his size and athleticism — that’s what most people like about Will. He can do a little bit of everything. He can come off the ball and run block. But he’s a good pass-blocker as well. I know at Tech that may not be the biggest thing they do on offense, but Will can do both.”

“Will’s best days of football are ahead of him. He’s big, tall and very athletic He’s really smart. I think he’s the total package. He would be a great pickup for any school. Not just Georgia Tech, but anybody. I think he can play for anybody in the country. He’s started for us for two years, and this season will be his third. He’s a winner. Wherever he goes, someone is going to get a good football player.”

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hiveredtech

July 18th, 2011
6:33 am

Carvell

You note that several new offers went out at camp. I think it is important for you to mention that Will Adams was the only 2012 offer that went out at camp…the rest were 2013.

Eastside Eagles

July 18th, 2011
6:50 am

GT gave an offer to a great kid. Met him a couple of times at other camps and he has a GREAT attitude. His parents are just as cool as he is, well rounded kid. With all the top prospects in AAA, it’s gonna be a very INTERESTING season.

Vampire Bill

July 18th, 2011
7:47 am

Get that young man to Athens !

Jacket Man

July 18th, 2011
8:01 am

Actually, Elijah Shumate, the S/CB out of NJ (With over 20 offers) was offered by the Jackets when he was down with his cousin (he’s a TO QB that he wants to have a chance to play with when he graduates), and Elijah said the Jacket’s visit was outstanding.

Tealsauce

July 18th, 2011
8:18 am

Sandy Creek represent!

hahahha!!!!

July 18th, 2011
9:04 am

Yech has been having a hard enough time as it is just to get UGA’s leftovers, but having to vacate wins, AGAIN, is only going to make landing the scrubs all the more difficult.

Same ol’ Yech!!! LOL, even while cheating they still can’t compete!! LOL!!! I love it!!!!

Three HAWT! Girls

July 18th, 2011
9:11 am

Congrats! Peach State Institute of Technology on your magnificant recruiting “get!”

HotRoddy

July 18th, 2011
9:17 am

You’re targeting Justin Bieber? Well played.

Meatlake

July 18th, 2011
9:50 am

Sweet tie and boutonniere! Best of luck wherever he chooses. Sic’ Em.

GT Fan...

July 18th, 2011
9:50 am

Hey hahahha!!!! Unless I’m ignorant, those cheating YJs have competed pretty darn good with your worldbeaters in PJs time at GT.

They get “leftover” talent but have STILL managed to come out with more Ws in PJs tenure than your worldbeaters have. What say you … how can that be possible? And don’t come back with b/c “they play in the ACC”

Playing in the ACC

July 18th, 2011
9:55 am

is the same as playing in the SEC? I can see why you would not want that factor considered, but to not acknowledge that the SEC is a tougher league is to refuse to face facts.

blazer

July 18th, 2011
10:04 am

seems that “they” don’t remember they were 6-7 with all their studs last year!

Patrick

July 18th, 2011
10:05 am

GT fan… no, GT hasn’t competed that well with UGA since CPJ arrrived. GT has won once in the last decade, and that was by a field goal. CMR has already taken 2 of 3 from CPJ (including a win over your ACC champion team) and I’m sure there will be plenty more to come. BTW… as far as I’m concerned, GT is still the ACC Champs from 2009. They won it on the field and just like USC in 2005, the NCAA can’t take that away from them.

Congrats to this kid on his scholarship offer. In all honesty, I hope GT is able to get the ship steered back in the right direction following last week’s events. While officials at GT are ultimately responsible for the punishment handed down by the NCAA, I don’t really feel the punishment fit the crime. Although, that seems to be the case more times than not with the NCAA. Should be interesting to see how the NCAA handles punishments for UNC, UT, and OSU…

Ropedawg

July 18th, 2011
10:15 am

blazer – something tells me you forgot that GT was also 6-7 in 2010.

kickslidered

July 18th, 2011
10:23 am

Great steal from UGA. This kid is 29-1 as a starter. Never missed a snap. Look at who he handled throughout his sophomore and junior years (two state championships) Jarontay Jones Stephenson,
Kenderius Whitehead Monroe,, Tevin McCoy Carrollton, Stephon Tuitt Monroe, Sheldon Rankins, Eastside, Xzavier Dickson Griffin, Ray Drew Thomas County Central. Not to mention this kid goes up against Quintez Williams day-in-day-out and wins almost every battle. Everyone expects Will to be great at the next level.

cmon man

July 18th, 2011
10:32 am

Sandy creek has come a long way I remember when their football team was trash

HotRoddy

July 18th, 2011
10:37 am

kickslidered – steal? Since when is offering somebody a steal? Usually, there needs to be some sort of mutual consent.

Nerds on Probation

July 18th, 2011
10:45 am

Will, don’t go to Georgia Tech and play for a bunch of NCAA certified CHEATERS!!!!!!

moral victories

July 18th, 2011
10:59 am

Obviously techs tendency to count moral victories has extended to recruiting, a kid getting an offer an not committing is a steal from a program that has yet to offer.

LoL...

July 18th, 2011
11:01 am

… @ Moral Victories.

GT Fan...

July 18th, 2011
11:34 am

are high Patrick? Chan the Man’s teams NEVER scored more than 17pts vs. UGA. CG ran a “pro style” offense and, according most the “experts”, had better talent to work with than PJ.

So what does it say when a “high school offense” puts up 45, 24, & 34 pts vs UGA, and both of the losses came down to the final minute of the game? I’d say that’s competition. If the YJs had any sort of D the past 2 seasons PJ would be 3-0 vs the “SEC” team up in Athens. Yeah, I know, and if my aunt had balls she’d be my uncle.

My point is that anyone who thinks GT hasn’t competed with UGA since PJs been in charge is just plain stupid. And that’s with GT getting recruits that aren’t good enough to play on UGA’s scout team!

Patrick

July 18th, 2011
11:54 am

GT Fan – That goes both ways… If UGA had any type of defense back in 2008, they would have never blown the half time lead and GT would be 0/10 in the last decade and CPJ would be 0-3. I also never said they haven’t competed… I just said they haven’t competed that well. I’ll give you the fact that both losses to UGA were fairly close. I’ll also argue that those two teams that UGA beat GT with the past two seasons were probably the worst teams UGA has fielded in the last 12 years. For better or worse, the 2011 team coming out of Athens is going to look much different than the teams of ‘09 and ‘10.

And who said GT only plays with players that aren’t good enough to play on UGA’s scout team?
I can think of quite a few players just off the top of my head that would have gotten significant PT if they had come to UGA. Morgan, Burnett, Dwyer, Nesbitt…

RambleOn84

July 18th, 2011
12:21 pm

Funny that UGA fans typically mock every single recruit we sign as inferior; yet when their underperforming team scrapes by us, they cherrypick a couple of standouts and beat their chest as though St. Richt actually beat a team with equal talent…which is something Richt hasn’t really done in a LONG time…

RambleOn84

July 18th, 2011
12:24 pm

And yes, UGA’s last two teams were bad, record-wise, to Richt’s standards. But that’s not for a lack of talent…the lines in particular favor UGA as far as talent goes.

And we all know that the key to a good team starts on the lines.

The past two teams have been bad because the coaching has been bad.

Patrick

July 18th, 2011
12:34 pm

I don’t disagree with you RambleOn84. Coaching has certainly been suspect these last few seasons in Athens. I’d also argue some of the talent UGA has brough in over the last few years hasn’t exactly panned out either. Thats why recruting is so fun to watch… you never really know how these kids are going to perform until they suit up and play in college.

That’s not my point though… my point was simply that CPJ is still 1-2 against CMR.

hahahha!!!!

July 18th, 2011
12:59 pm

@ GT Fan…

Yes, you are ignorant if you dont want someone to point out the most painfully obvious fact; that being Yech DOES play in the most laughable conference in all of sports, aka the ACC :)

you know what they say.....

July 18th, 2011
1:02 pm

You can’t spell cheat without T-E-C-H!!!!!

Ramlin Man

July 18th, 2011
4:09 pm

Several good players were at GT this week and from what I heard GT may land a couple of really good players in the next couple of weeks. Atkins came by twice and Shumate was reportedly really impressed. The problem right now is getting past getting kicked in the balls by the NCAA and convincing recruits it will all work out and will not effect them.

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Don4654

July 18th, 2011
4:34 pm

Anybody know anything about an upcoming junior in Georgia named Reuben Foster?He’s a linebacker and just committed to Bama.He is from LaGrange Ga.

Thoroughbred

July 18th, 2011
4:42 pm

@cmon man

The only time Sandy Creek ever struggled at football or as you call it “trash” was when we first started playing varsity football. We started playing football in 1992 without a senior class. We struggled in the 90’s but now Sandy Creek can play with anyboby in this state. Sandy Creek is a football factory now a days.

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bad brad

July 18th, 2011
7:19 pm

You are right Thoroughbred; anybody that calls Sandy Creek football trash is way off. Since the Walkers, both Chip and his dad before him,arrived in Tryone, the Patriot program has been solid. Look for more of the same in the years to come.

Mark Richt has been down to talk to Will Adams several times and I hope the Dawgs dont wait to offer; he is the real deal. He reminds me of the Stinchcomb brothers.

threetrone

July 18th, 2011
7:56 pm

those three hot girls want him to sign with GT really bad

threetrone

July 18th, 2011
8:13 pm

Tech needs a good lineman to pull and pass block for Vad Lee. They need another big Mike Mooney or Ken Celaj. They need a good, big, white OL like Mooney and Celaj were. There’s too many black starters for Tech, making Tech look like Grambling, Southern and SC State. A good, big white lineman supplys something to Tech’s offense that is now run by blacks in the backfield after Hamilton broke King’s and Lothridge’s passing records. Mooney was that OL for Hamilton, offering a sense of security to him to find plenty of time to pass or run QB draws. Celaj was the OL for black QB Donny Davis. We had some good, big white OL’s when I was at Tech- Rick Lantz, Scott Engel, to name a couple, and they protected black QB Eddie McAshan in the pocket when he passed long bombs downfield. It seems the security of a white OL protecting a black backfield offense was established back then for Tech during the ‘71 and ‘72 seasons.

Mob Boss

July 18th, 2011
9:16 pm

Will is a great kid. Went to allstar games with my son. I think he needs to wait on that dawgs offer. His coach is right, He can play anywhere.

Threetrone is an idiot!

July 18th, 2011
9:59 pm

Go away. You embarrass yourself.

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the comedy continues!!!

July 19th, 2011
9:06 am

So now tell me again about CPJ stellar bowl record? He is now 0-ffer since being in the ghettos of North Ave.. It hasn’t even been 10 years since the last time the bugs were forced to vacate wins for cheating.

You couldn’t write better comedy than this!! LOL!!!!

kickslidered

July 19th, 2011
1:29 pm

Does Adams wait on UGA ? The question has to be: do you go where they recognize one of the best OT’s in this class ? Or do you go where they only want you because GT wants you ? My kid played soccer and basketball with Adams-he’s very athletic. GT wants athletes – not just space eaters – and Adams fits both. Good luck Will! See you in the dome in December (3peat!)

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ACC Forever & FSU Rules

July 19th, 2011
10:46 pm

The kid will soon realize his talent will be wasted at GT and his future is with a college that runs a real offense. Chop blocking is not high on the NFL wish list.

ACC Forever & FSU Rules

July 19th, 2011
10:50 pm

Don 4654 Google is your friend.

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jack jones

July 21st, 2011
7:55 pm

i think for this kid its as much about a quality education as it is football .I watch all his games and education should be first on his list . not the NFL .

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