Grant Radakovich, son of Georgia Tech AD, makes college decision

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Grant Radakovich, the son of Georgia Tech’s athletics director Dan Radakovich, will be playing football  at Mars Hill.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound center from Walton High School said he committed to Mars Hill over Mercer and UNC Charlotte. He is projected to play tight end at the North Carolina Div. II school.

“I liked Mars Hill because I wanted to get a small-town feel; I really liked the campus and it will be something different that metro Atlanta,” Radakovich told the AJC.

Radakovich said his father approved of the decision. “He just supported me with any way I wanted to go. I had the opportunity to walk-on at Georgia Tech but I wanted to go ‘blaze my own trail’ if you will. I’m excited about Mars Hill. It’s good fit for me.”

Radakovich has a 3.61 GPA and plans to study Business. He started on Walton’s team that finished as runner-up for the Class AAAAA state championship.




– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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22 comments Add your comment

FL Jacket

January 30th, 2012
10:14 pm

Good for Grant. Sorry kid, the haterzzz are about to insult your dad…

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2012
10:19 pm

@ FL Jacket, I’m sure you’re right. They will be out in force soon…..probably before I finish typing this post.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2012
10:20 pm

WOW, we both beat the haters to the punch. Who’d-a-thunk it? GO JACKETS!!!!

FL Dawg

January 30th, 2012
10:20 pm

Congratulations Grant. Hope you enjoy the college experience, get a good education, and do great things after graduation.

Herschel Talker

January 30th, 2012
10:23 pm

Impressive group of schools. Actually, they’re all better than his dad’s employer.


Rick James

January 30th, 2012
10:45 pm

Best of luck..

GT Loses Recruit to Mars Hill College

January 30th, 2012
10:48 pm

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January 30th, 2012
11:18 pm

Congrats, Grant!

Maybe Coach Richt’s son, Jon, will be throwing passes to you for the next couple of years.

Go Raiders

January 30th, 2012
11:38 pm

Mars Hill is getting a great football player and an even better young man. Grant is a wonderful student athlete and was a team leader at Walton, as well. Can’t wait to follow him at Mars Hill.

Old Bind Dawg

January 31st, 2012
6:56 am

Smart move young man.


January 31st, 2012
7:58 am

great school – good luck with your college career!

Randy Lambeth

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

Happy for ya Grant. I know you put a lot of thought into this and glad you have such a supportive family and group of friends. We will look forward to the fall football season and your success on and off the field.

Augusta Jacket

January 31st, 2012
8:24 am

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Not Disappointed

January 31st, 2012
10:33 am

Good luck young man!

Ramblin Wreck!


January 31st, 2012
11:40 am

Richt to Radakovich…..Touchdown Mars Hill!!


January 31st, 2012
11:54 am

Who cares if aint Bama its CRAP!!!


January 31st, 2012
3:51 pm

Congratulations, Grant!


January 31st, 2012
4:57 pm

Great choice. Good luck, stay healthy and work hard both on the field and off.


January 31st, 2012
8:47 pm

Good luck Grant. I know Pops is happy that someone else is footin’ the bill.


February 1st, 2012
1:16 am

Congrats Grant. Best of luck on and off the field. In many ways college is the best time of your life.

Dawg Fud

February 7th, 2012
9:55 am

Awesome job, Grant! Best wishes for success at MH.