Some of the state’s top college football prospects are scheduled to visit Georgia Tech to watch the Yellow Jackets play archrival UGA on Saturday.
The biggest name will be AJC Super 11 defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson of Henry County High School. Alabama and Georgia Tech are rumored to be the frontunners for Tomlinson, who is also considering Clemson, Indiana and UGA.
Two other seniors who Georgia Tech is considering offering are scheduled to attend – Allatoona RB Miles Jones, who became more of a priority after another RB committed elsewhere, and North Oconee center Joseph Scelfo, the son of Atlanta Falcons assistant Chris Scelfo.
Also visiting will be at least seven Georgia Tech commitments – OL Chase Roberts of Greater Atlanta Christian, DT Pat Gamble of Central of Carrollton, OT Will Adams of Sandy Creek, DE Junior Gnonkonde of Lanier County, WR Micheal Summers of Statesboro, LB Tyler Stargel of Gulf Shores, Ala., and QB Dennis Andrews of Tallahassee.
What about juniors? They will be a star-studded group in attendance, led by Tri-Cities offensive linemen Shamire Devine and Jeremi Hall. ELCA’s Isaac Rochell, who may be the state’s top 2013 DE not named Robert Nkemdiche, will be there, along with Stephens County RB Chaz Thornton and two from out-of-state – OL Evan Lisle of Centerville, Ohio, and DB Leon McQuay of Armwood, Fla.
There will also be a pair of highly-touted sophomores – ATH Andrew Williams of ELCA (brother plays for Georgia Tech) and ATH Dareian Watkins of Galion, Ohio.
Now it YOUR turn. Here’s the question: How much of an impact will the results of Saturday’s game have on the recruiting efforts by Georgia Tech and UGA on kids from the state of Georgia? We’re not talking about seniors. Most of them have already made college decision. We’re talking about the younger minds – juniors and sophomores. Will one archrival beating the other make a difference in recruiting? Why and how?
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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