Jeremi Hall: One of state’s top OL briefly considers committing to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech and UGA are among leaders for "package deal" from Tri-Cities HS -- offensive linemen Jeremi Hall (6-5, 350) and Shamire Devine (6-7, 331)

Georgia Tech and UGA are among leaders for the "package deal" from Tri-Cities HS -- offensive linemen Jeremi Hall (6-5, 350) and Shamire Devine (6-7, 331)

One of the state’s top offensive linemen thought briefly about committing to Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Jeremi Hall, a 6-foot-5, 350-pound junior from Tri-Cities High School, went to Georgia Tech’s Junior Day on Saturday. He and his teammate, Shamire Devine, both were in attendance, and both have offers to play offensive guard for the Yellow Jackets.

“Out of all my trips to Georgia Tech, this was the nicest,” Hall told the AJC. “We got to talk for a long time to the coaches, and we got to see the new indoor football facility, which was really nice.

“Coach [Paul Johnson] just asked how interested I was in Georgia Tech and wanted to know my major. He and [assistant Mike Sewak] went over my film, and they were telling me how I could help them at guard.”

Did Hall think about committing? “No … well, the things they said made me want to commit. I know my mother would love to see me play there because it’s close to home and has great academics. They said a lot of things I like, but I’m not ready to commit anywhere just yet. I want to keep my options open for a minute.”

It may turn out to be a Georgia Tech vs. UGA battle for Hall. “Georgia Tech and Georgia are kind of duking it out. It’s kind of a tie right now.”

Hall, who has a 3.3 GPA and may major in computer science or architecture, has early offers from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Kentucky. He has serious interest from North Carolina and UGA, among others, and will visit with the Bulldogs next weekend to see if they intend to offer.

“I hope they offer, they keep telling me to come there next weekend,” Hall said. “If they offer, that would be great. If not, that would probably boost up Georgia Tech a lot more.”

Hall and Devine (who does have an offer from UGA) are likely a “package deal” in college. “We’ve also talked about playing together in college. We want to go to the same school. That’s the plan right now.”

The 6-7, 331-pound Devine has early offers from Georgia Tech, UGA, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, among others.

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288 comments Add your comment

The Bear

February 25th, 2012
8:35 pm

ROLL TIDE good luck to UGA and Tech

Dewnsav

February 25th, 2012
8:37 pm

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
8:44 pm

where’s the link for Rueben Foster?

Margarita Dawg

February 25th, 2012
8:51 pm

Where are all the Alabama fans? Are the phones down across Alabama tonight? Can nobody get a dial-up connection to the Internet? I can’t wait to see what some of you Bammers who are in denial have to say about Reuben Foster being at Georgia LOLOL. It looks like the “Tide” is turning, don’t you think? WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!

Tampa Gayturd

February 25th, 2012
8:54 pm

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
8:56 pm

lol what is so earth shattering about RF visiting UGA? He is the #2 rated prospect in the state. I think most people assume CMR wont give up just because he is committed to Bama. He will visit Aubarn as well. As for his influence on Nkemdiche. They met a few weeks ago in T-town. AL.com article said RF was actively recruiting him.

phillip

February 25th, 2012
9:04 pm

Foster will flip to numerous people throughout the year. I’m a Bama fan and live in LaGrange. Hope he stills with Bama, but the kid is immature, has absolutely zero grasp of what he will do next week, much less next February. He talks out of his head half the time, and is what some would call a “loose cannon.” This will be drama that people will be good and sick of by next February. He’s a publicity hound, and if he “flips” to Georgia don’t get too worked up. He’ll flip to the last place he visits, and Auburn ain’t out of it. Coach Flowers will be a key to all of this. Somebody needs to hire Charles now, and that will cement where Reuben goes. Next question?

Michael Carvell

February 25th, 2012
9:05 pm

@Blackoutanyone, as always, thanks for posting. Reuben Foster and Nkemdiche barely know each other. They’ve met once, maybe twice. They will have zero influence on each other’s college choice imho. None. Zilch. Zero. That’s not to say both won’t end up at Alabama. Foster is obviously committed to Alabama but flirting with UGA. Meanwhile, there are never-ending rumors that Nkemdiche has “secretly committed” to Alabama but he denies it. This is just my opinion, but I would say that Alabama’s coaches feel confident about signing both, but better about Nkemdiche than Foster at this point, as strange as that sounds. One other thing: Unlike with Nkemdiche, Foster is close friends with Tray Matthews, who committed to UGA over Alabama. I could see them having an influence on each other, with both swinging to UGA or Alabama before February 2013.

The Bear

February 25th, 2012
9:08 pm

What MC entering the fray! I am impressed, thanks for coming out from behind the curtain.

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:17 pm

Hall can more than likely FORGET Architecture if he wants to play football. He will never have the time for Practice and all the lab work. How Sean Bedford did Aerospace I will never understand. Sean is at Florida right now working on his Law Degree.
Woods wanting Pharmacy or Physical Therapy can’t find that at TECH.

Good luck to all the recruits. See the sights and when you decide be done with it and keep your word.

bucket

February 25th, 2012
9:21 pm

I didn’t get to watch the UGA vs Florida game today. Someone told me Foster was sitting with Ray Drew and Alec Ogletree at the game. Did anyone else see them?

Dawg days

February 25th, 2012
9:22 pm

Top Dawg

February 25th, 2012
9:23 pm

Georgia’s O-Line has proven that having big O-Linemen does not automatically translate into having a good O-Line.

bsg3003

February 25th, 2012
9:25 pm

This dawg fan just commi- i mean got accepted into Auburn!! War Eagle and GO DAWGS!!!

bsg3003

February 25th, 2012
9:28 pm

I wish UGA would not would not run so many plays from the shotgun like they did this year. I think that UGA’s running game would be much more effective if it ran frrom the I form

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
9:31 pm

He sat with both Ogaltree brothers. Ray Drew was dressed like Steve Urkle with a sign tha said…… ” this is Florida swag “

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:33 pm

what is an O’gal tree? LMAO 48.

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
9:34 pm

It’s a tree you take your gal to.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
9:35 pm

MC.. just giving you a hard time. You do seem to get a little more worked up about a Bama commit visiting UGA for some reason. Brandon Green and Dillion Lee. I know you can’t answer every question on here but curious as to your opinion of how CMR has handled the Keyante Green situation. Pulled his offer and told him they were full at RB yet is activley recruiting Alvin Kamara? You’ve taken some pretty good shots at Saban for such antics.

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:36 pm

Architecture is a 5 year program still I believe. I can’t ever remember a player being an Architecture Graduate. Most will opt for the Building Construction Major.

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:37 pm

I was hoping it was where you could go pick an O gal that was growing on the tree.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
9:44 pm

photo shop? lol

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:46 pm

blackout….photo shop what?

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
9:48 pm

No I missed her.

JB

February 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Johnson needs to make sure he has what it takes to take the other guys knee out, Some don’t have the right stuff to do it.

ryan

February 25th, 2012
9:51 pm

Good day for UGA big win over the Gators it would be great to get Devine and Tunsil might be better shot with Devine i heard the recruits enjoyed there visits in Athens also heard Ruben Foster is close with Mathews and Foster could flip anytime now .

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
9:53 pm

JB like Ben Jones?

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
9:57 pm

A person smart… dawgdays photo

ryan… calm done there bro. How do you think this plays out when Matthews and Foster visit for G-day and 20k up in the stands. Then go to Bama with 100k and ESPN is in the house? Then next fall when Bama is in the thick of yet another National Championship race and UGA is.. well trying to win the east.

ryan

February 25th, 2012
9:57 pm

I think there more to the story with K. Green because the Gamecocks backed off recruiting him also i really like our chances with Kamara after his visit today .

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
9:59 pm

Photoshop or not. He looked good in red and black!

Say what?

February 25th, 2012
9:59 pm

BLACKOUT :MC.. just giving you a hard time. You do seem to get a little more worked up about a Bama commit visiting UGA for some reason”
= = = = =

Blackout, was that a real question? This is the AJC. They cover UGA, GT & Georga kids. Foster, Greene, and Lee are all from Georgia. If you want to read the Alabama angle, go to al.com

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
10:01 pm

Blackout, trying to win the east? I guess Bama did not try to win the west?

ryan

February 25th, 2012
10:01 pm

Well i know Mathews is pretty solid with his commitment and from some his tweets he has been actively recruiting for us he said he going to build a legacy at UGA i like the sound of that go dawgs .

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
10:04 pm

Anybody know how much an order of Hash Browns in Panties go for at the Bulldog Cafe?

Southside coach

February 25th, 2012
10:05 pm

@@Blackout, I know Kenyante and he’s a good kid. But I don’t know what was going on with the things he was saying. He committed to UCLA on the spot without ever visiting or talking to Mora before? Now he’s saying he will visit other schools despite being committed? We’re all kind of confused about what’s going on.

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
10:05 pm

Blackout, there is a big difference between Green and UGA and Taylor and Bama.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

UGA’s 12:30 kickoff against Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern or Ole Miss will hurt UGA’s recruiting efforts this fall. No one wants to watch any of those games and I doubt many prospects will want to get up so early after playing the night before.

Raiders1

February 25th, 2012
10:10 pm

Justin Taylor was committed to Alabama for a year and got Sabanized two weeks before NSD.

Keyante Green was never committed to Georgia.

What is so hard to figure out?

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
10:13 pm

Look I know you guys are having a hard time believing baby jesus aka St. Richt would pull an offer to a life long UGA fan on the day the kid tried to commit. The fact that he lied to the young lad and said we can’t take you because we are only taking one RB for 2013 and yet is actively recruiting other RB’s must be hard to handle. I mean his christian beliefs and integrity are really all you people have to fall back on cause the guy has shown coaching is not his forte.

Dawg48

February 25th, 2012
10:18 pm

That’s hard to compete with those big Games bama has against Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic,
Western Carolina. Blackout I use to think you were a reasonable guy but your turning into a troll.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
10:19 pm

ryan.. here’s a link for ya.
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/02/tide_commit_reuben_foster_tryi.html

With that being said… I truely hope if RF doesn’t sign with Bama he picks UGA. Would make for a lot of crow to eat on here though :-)

BT

February 25th, 2012
10:29 pm

Gt gives you academics and a great route to the nfl. Bama academics are dismal.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
10:31 pm

southside coach… I wish the kid nothing but good luck. His situation with UGA is intersting to say the least. I find the AJC’s silence on the matter very disturbing. If this was Saban we’d have at least 3 articles by now.

What animal eats his own poop?

February 25th, 2012
10:47 pm

Uga may not need apply to these guys, because they are too smart and are not thugs… Hahahahaha

ML

February 25th, 2012
10:50 pm

We are not worried! We sent him to recruit for us!

dawg time

February 25th, 2012
10:50 pm

If ga really wants him, he’ll be a dog—book it. At tech, he’ll be playing against acc creampuffs every week in a high school offense.

Southside coach

February 25th, 2012
10:52 pm

@@Blackout, I guess what I was trying to say is that … … Keyante’s side of the story about Georgia does not match up with anybody else’s around here. I’m a big fan of Keyante but that’s the deal. I don’t think he had a commit-able offer to Georgia and I don’t think he will stay committed to UCLA.

A person SMART enough to know......

February 25th, 2012
10:53 pm

dwag time and he could be at UGa losing to good teams and beating cupcakes too and still not get a education of any value.

Future

February 25th, 2012
10:57 pm

I don’t know why Alabama fans are so cocky. With there in state talent they are no different then old miss. If we, the state of ga. recruit these guys as well as uga we will get these guys. We see these guys everyday and we need to make them understand what it means to represent ga no matter what.

Blackoutanyone?

February 25th, 2012
11:06 pm

southside.. thanks for the insight.