Several of state’s top football prospects to attend Georgia Tech-UGA

AJC Super 11 DE Dalvin Tomlinson of Henry County HS (AJC photo by Phil Skinner)

AJC Super 11 DE Dalvin Tomlinson of Henry County HS (AJC photo by Phil Skinner)

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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139 comments Add your comment

bgdawg

November 26th, 2011
3:19 am

when we beat tech it might influence davlin to look more to our side, but other than that, i don’t think any of the other recruits mean that much to UGA. maybe chaz thorntom

Bean Counter

November 26th, 2011
3:39 am

atlantainsight – I am sure your mother, if you had one, taught you better. Your post is neither cute or funny. Get a life and respect the dead!

RedandBlackDAWG

November 26th, 2011
4:01 am

Atlantainsight has got to be a teenager at best. Nobody writes crap like that on a blog, no matter what the subject is about. Knock on my door Bozo, and I will invite you in and then beat the living devil out of you. It is obvious your parents, if they still claim you, didn’t do that enough.

dap01

November 26th, 2011
4:26 am

Hey AJC: Do you monitor people like Atlantainsight? If that is not poor taste, what is? Hello! Is anyone home?

You give even Tech people a bad name.

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
4:41 am

I am amazed that georgia fans think they have a tradition, again, come see where NC’s are and Heismans are and where real crowds gather….not a high school 85k\

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
4:44 am

Come on up north and see a real stadium, not a little place like yours.

PIERCE COUNTY DAWG

November 26th, 2011
4:55 am

atlantainsight i would like to smash your face. You are a disgrace you big sissie.

PIERCE COUNTY DAWG

November 26th, 2011
4:59 am

RedandBlackDAWG i agree,atlantainsight needs a good spanking. You need to learn what respect means boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your comment has nothing to due with football. It is all about respect. Real jacket fans does not act like this.

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
5:24 am

Think I am in the wrong place when I see georgia has a whimpy stadium and a team that won the sec east which the rest of the country see as good as the big east’s worst 6

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
5:38 am

sad situation but the sec east is about like the mac

Saban

November 26th, 2011
5:38 am

Is Munsen dead? Let`s hear it for Jan Kemp.

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
5:44 am

Munsen…great spelling

techman78

November 26th, 2011
6:15 am

Atlantainsight-You are a disgrace to all of sports and human nature. Larry Munson was the best ever at what he did. He will be missed by more than Dawg fans…Atlantainsight, you need to get a freakin life.

The deal

November 26th, 2011
6:20 am

Go blue? Who is that? On second thought- who cares.

Half Century Dawg

November 26th, 2011
6:21 am

GO BLUE!!!!

November 26th, 2011
4:44 am

Well Go Blue, we would not have any trouble finding your stadium, just go north until you smell it and then east until you step in it. Go Dawgs!!

Miles

November 26th, 2011
6:24 am

Saban- hope y’all make it to the BCS game. Beating Bama down again is twice as nice as your annual beating during the season.

Redneckville Athens

November 26th, 2011
6:34 am

GT-41. Rednecks-27

bitter what!!!

November 26th, 2011
7:01 am

go blue—-you mean those at penn st——love joe pa butt it is a sinking ship—–sorry nitty loins

———-see ya at the top in 10 years.

bitter what!!!

November 26th, 2011
7:05 am

kirk herb-strike and espn need to face facts——the ohio st is and will be loosssers for 10 plus years

——-they are dead and will be for years to come and no irvin cryer will help——sorry yo

tennesseedawg4life

November 26th, 2011
7:13 am

Atlantainsight im in town with family leaving out today be glad to meet you on the way out on seventy five and beat the living S@#$ out of you.

bitter hershal

November 26th, 2011
7:14 am

god bless brother larry who is preparing his pre-game call for GOD—–the 1st ever tech vs jaw-jer

———————————————————-in haven—————–yaaaaaaaaaaaw

bitter hershal

November 26th, 2011
7:19 am

taken on miles and LSU has been easy for coach richt——–on a national stage

———————but today will be a in-state war——-best show on TV today

——————————-to all concerned—–be respectfully and remember we are georgia people

———————————–munson was a hero to all

Academia is

November 26th, 2011
7:21 am

To the Tech fan’s out there. I love your grad’s who build bridges, have great mind’s and do great things. But at the point intelligence causes people to believe they are better than others is it’s own downfall. Paul Johnson showed his true colors. Tech or UGA fan, where has the class and humbleness of the American culture went. We have lost ourselves over the least how are we ever going to be greater. May our people come back to it’s senses. Amen

tellitlikeitis

November 26th, 2011
7:40 am

As a 40 year Tech fan, I spend many Saturday afternoons at Boby Dodd watching the jackets and listening to Munson and big AL make the calls on my walkman. I wonder if both are watching today from afar. The comment from Atlantainsight is appaling and should have have been deleted.

Paddy

November 26th, 2011
8:03 am

Michael……..you need to ban atlantainsight for life. Give him no forum for his disrespect for the dead. He is not one of us!!!!!!!

TDone

November 26th, 2011
8:17 am

How do you folks know that Altantainsight is not really a Muttland shill, just trying to make Tech look bad? They do that a lot, you know.

roughrider

November 26th, 2011
8:25 am

How many bowl games in a row has Tech lost?

tenn.DAWG

November 26th, 2011
8:27 am

Why is it taking so long to erase that crap?That piece of trash should be hunted down and turned over to The Dawg Faithful !!!

UGA Haters!!

November 26th, 2011
8:42 am

Plain and simple….To Hell With Georgia Tech!!!!!!

GoJackets

November 26th, 2011
8:44 am

Munson despised GT and used his radio show to spread lies about Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech athletics. Why in the wide world of sports is the GTAA honoring Munson, a person with zero connection to the school or football program?

GT45

November 26th, 2011
8:59 am

Insight, you are an idiot. Munson was one of the greatest ever, even if it was for the gayfers. A HELLO lot better than the one they’ve got now. Al was great. Wes is great. Larry was great!

B'dawg

November 26th, 2011
9:02 am

Because its the right thing to do you idiotic prick. Go jackets, grow up.

dagnabit

November 26th, 2011
9:10 am

atlantainsight: it looks like you hurt the dawgies feelings today. Amazing!

Just Thinking

November 26th, 2011
9:19 am

Insight, are you the GT fan from Uganda or Pakistan?!?!? Just thinking

Mr.BeegDawg

November 26th, 2011
9:20 am

Well said, B’dawg… Ok, about the recruits attending the game, Mr. Carvell you note that Dalvin Tomlinson is an AJC Super 11 prospect and Dalvin is also considering GT and UGA, among others. What about the other recruits — any more AJC Super 11 or AJC Top 50? Other than Dalvin Tomlinson, are any of the recruits attending today’s game considering both schools? Please provide more information for the recruitniks…

19

November 26th, 2011
9:21 am

@atlantainsight, classless and tacky. RIP Larry Munson. Bless you and your family.

BOOGIES THE MAN FROM HARTWELL GA

November 26th, 2011
9:21 am

atlantainsight and go jerkets are one in the same. They know they will get PUNKED today and their yellow a$$es will get kicked..

atlantainsight===

knock-knock.

who’s there?

Larry.

Larry who?

Larry with a can of Raid and a hobnail boot I’m about to shove up your pie hole!!

Damn, I guess Larry WAS home.

BOOGIES THE MAN FROM HARTWELL GA

November 26th, 2011
9:22 am

add dagnabit to above POS’ers………….

Muffin

November 26th, 2011
9:25 am

GO JACKETS GO!GO JACKETS GO! GO JACKETS GO!
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19

November 26th, 2011
9:27 am

@Just Thinking, I’m not sure what that has to do with the comments from “atlantainsight”. UGA has foreign students too.

As for the question, I doubt the game will make much of an impact on any prospect’s decision.

Go Yellow Jackets!

joe

November 26th, 2011
9:27 am

The article failed to mention that Fayette County OL Akil Hawkins is a prized recruit who will be in attendance. He’s a versatile lineman who Tech likes on both sides of the ball.

GO TECH!

19

November 26th, 2011
9:29 am

Ah yes, so it begins…
Que the low class commentary now…

Hezbolah

November 26th, 2011
9:30 am

we will be dressed in all white today.See if you can spot us.

DAWG UP YOURS

November 26th, 2011
9:37 am

LOOKING FOR YELLOW BUGS.

Dawglover

November 26th, 2011
9:39 am

atlantainsight goes to the emergency room and the doctor asks “How the heck did you get this can of bug spray up your arse?
He responds “I guess I knocked on the wrong door”.

Dawg1

November 26th, 2011
9:42 am

atlanta in sight – Congratulations, of all the classless post that I have seen from alumni and fans from all schools – you now go to the top.

5150 UOAD

November 26th, 2011
9:45 am

What is the good word?
To HELL with Georgia!
How bout them Dawgs?
Pi$$ on them!

Destin Dawg

November 26th, 2011
9:47 am

this should be fun… Grantham’s Junkyard Dawg defense.. is improving.. stop the run.. then intercept the pass.. repeat process.. UGA 52 GT 28

5150 UOAD

November 26th, 2011
9:53 am

Are the Dawg fans Drunk already?

DAWG UP YOURS

November 26th, 2011
9:55 am

best post of am- 9:39 – Dawglover. LMFAO

Signed

Larry