Who will be Georgia Tech’s first commitment for 2013?

Who will be Georgia Tech’s first commitment for its 2013 recruiting class?

How soon will happen?

It could happen as early as this weekend for the Yellow Jackets, which are entertaining top prospects from across the state and Southeast for a Junior Day this weekend.

Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy

Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy

Some of the state’s top prospects that are scheduled to tour Georgia Tech are North Gwinnett OL Alex Stoehr and a couple of Lovejoy teammates, TE AJ Jackson and WR-DB Jumichael Ramos. They both already have several D1 offers from other schools.

Two highly-regarded teammates from Camden County will also be there – WR-DB JJ Green and OL JP Vonashek. Green was offered a football scholarship earlier this week by UGA, his second offer after Duke. He is expected to add Georgia Tech to his list this weekend.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Vonashek has sparked the curiosity of nearly every team in the SEC and ACC. He is a transfer from Glynn Academy, and recently got his first offer from North Carolina. He is expected to get 10-20 offers after college scouts get a chance to observe him during Camden’s spring practice in May.

Then there’s Milton RB Peyton Barber, who was offered by Georgia Tech on Thursday and will meet with coach Paul Johnson in person on Friday. If not for a high ankle sprain which caused Barber to miss most of last season, he’d likely be ranked one of the state’s top prospects at running back. Barber told the AJC he likes the Yellow Jackets.

Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy is waiting on his first scholarship offer and is expected to get it this weekend. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Bellamy is a basketball star who wants to focus on football in college. He is scheduled to chat with Johnson on Saturday.

“I like Georgia Tech; it’s close to home, great football and great academics,” Bellamy told the AJC.

Some other prospects who hold early scholarship offers from Georgia Tech and are high on the Yellow Jackets are Westminster K Harrison Butker, Jackson DT Jay Woods, Tucker QB Juwaan Willaims, Alpharetta DE Naim Mustafaa, Pepperell OL Andy Dodd, Carver-Atlanta OT Delando Crooks and Tri-Cities offensive linemen Shamire Devine and Jeremi Hall.

Who will be first? It’s gotta’ be somebody. Which player is your prediction for Georgia Tech’s first commitment for 2013? It doesn’t have to be someone we mentioned. Place your bets, and post below.

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Mountain Dawg

March 9th, 2012
2:45 am

Larry The Cable Guy is still available.

Mountain Dawg

March 9th, 2012
2:46 am

Larry, Daryl & Daryl

Mountain Dawg

March 9th, 2012
2:47 am

Moe, Larry & Curly

SoCal_GT_Fan

March 9th, 2012
2:47 am

UGA is loaded with RBs. They have Isaiah Crowell, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, and that kid from Florida committed (Derrick Harvey???). At most, they’ll be looking at getting one more back. Here’s hoping we get a couple of nice RBs to fill in the hole that’ll be left open when Orwin Smith will leave after this season. Deep year for Georgia (number and quality of recruits) and I think CPJ is planning on signing a lot more than he has the last year or two so I can’t wait to see who we are able to recruit. Here’s hoping for a big recruiting year.

Mountain Dawg

March 9th, 2012
2:49 am

Reggie Ball, Jr.

Bryan

March 9th, 2012
6:21 am

I predict gt’s 1st commit will be a kid from either Africa, Europe, or Mexico. I also predict that it will be their first year playing football and he(or she) will be considered a sleeper.

footballfan365

March 9th, 2012
6:44 am

I heard from an inside source that tech has a silent commit from The #1 ranked equipment manager from pakistan! One year in cpj system he will be a stud ”book it”!

WnE

March 9th, 2012
6:57 am

I see that Coach Kung Fu Panda still hasn’t learned his lesson about Recruiting “Tweeners”.

This Bellamy Recruit is in the same mold of the other Tweeners that have not panned out during CPJ’s first 4 recruiting classes at DE.

Dieke, Cummings, Wilson, Williams, Crenshaw, Kitchens and all the other DE Recruits that Coach PeeJay has brought in were too small for 3-4 DEs and are also too slow to play OLB in a 3-4, classic tweeners with no defined position for a BCS-Level Defense.

Many of these guys are going into their 3rd & 4th yrs. out of HS and have barely played meaningful snaps from scrimmage, and it is this lack of DEPTH & PLAYMAKERS on the D-Line that is killing GT FB.

The HC job is much more extensive than just taking credit for “rushing yards” and worrying about the Triple-SLOPtion Offense.

GT’s Recruiting under CPJ is absolutely gutting this Program, much like B*** L****’s Recruiting did and it will take YEARS for the next GT HC to undo.

The only saving grace for GT FB is very weak OOC Schedules and the ACC going through a very weak down era.

You can give up on the idea of signing that 6-6 OL out of Camden County, just like Will Adams from our last Recruiting Class, any OL that has that height will want to pass-block more to get ready for the NFL and as soon as a “better option than GT” arises, then he’ll jump at it just like Will Adams did when he signed with Aubie.

CPJ’s Recruiting, the gift that keeps on giving bad news to GT FB Fans.

Dawg Bounty Hunter

March 9th, 2012
7:11 am

no commits for 2013 yet ?? WOW !!

Bandwagon Bammer

March 9th, 2012
7:21 am

Skolnick, Wormser and Poindexter just become Tech’s first commits.

ramblingbuzz

March 9th, 2012
7:36 am

Need 3 or 4 hoss D-linemen. Didn’t see any of those among the candidates Carvell mentioned.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
7:44 am

And GT Recruits can be sure to make personal contact with WnE once they commit to Tech…

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
7:48 am

Dwag Bounty…

We only have 15 spots for 2013…no need to rush.

Atlanta's Original Team

March 9th, 2012
7:53 am

What is it about Tech that makes some people so insecure about their own programs? If any of these kids have the skill sets and the grades to play for a school like Tech I say, “God bless ‘em.”

I see no reason to tear down any college kid and I find it hard to fathom any adult who would do so. Of course I may be assuming too much when I say “adult.”

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
7:59 am

Clayton, Sidney, Jugdish, or Mohammet?

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:05 am

I think we’ll get Davin Bellamy first. He ain’t much of a blocker when he lines up at TE, but the clips of him at OLB are very promising…he’s extremely quick.

Just Saying

March 9th, 2012
8:07 am

You mean GT doesn’t have a commitment, not one, unbelievable. The Fish Fry magic show will be in full evidence this weekend. I wouldn’t even know where to begin, when it comes to Fish Fry’s GT recruiting it’s sort of like guessing who is the tallest midget.

Ramblin Man

March 9th, 2012
8:11 am

I have no idea who it will be, but the ball needs to get rolling. I wish Devine and Hall would commit as that would be a nice start and I would assume it makes it easier to recruit RBs, QBs, and WRs when they think some good kinsman will be there.
I would also like to thank all the trolls for showing GT is always on your mind.

Bob Horner and Biff Pocoroba

March 9th, 2012
8:13 am

Tech has no commitments?? Biff and I stand ready to take over to replace that high school offense and washed up defensive coordinator.

Just Calling It Like I See It

March 9th, 2012
8:17 am

Who will be uga’s next five star flop?

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:17 am

When you have 15 spots…you’re going to be selective. Devine, Hall, Mustafaa, and Williams are all top-notch players…and most likely will be coming to the Flats!

Do you trolls honestly believe that the 7-8 guys you have committed to your (insert SEC school here) program are actually going to stay committed to you?

Ramblin Man

March 9th, 2012
8:17 am

Just saying,
GT rarely gets early recruits and it is not uncommon to get our first commit until March. The class of 07 that most like to compare other classes to did get it’s first till April.

Just Calling It Like I See It

March 9th, 2012
8:18 am

Who wil be uga’s next five star flop?

Just Calling It Like I See It

March 9th, 2012
8:20 am

Any guess on who will be the next five star flop at uga?

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:25 am

You better get some while we still have a good collection, if you wait you’re going to be rummaging through the bargain bin or waiting for a blue-light special.

More tough battles loom with MTSU, Elon, and Jacksonville ST.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:27 am

1eyedJack…

It’s uGA that fights off Houston and MTSU for DB recruits…

Orson Charles

March 9th, 2012
8:32 am

Man did I get loaded last night…oh wait i just hurt my draft status. Doh

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:34 am

FL Jacket, “recruit”, singular. And a highly rated 4 star CB.

WnE

March 9th, 2012
8:35 am

re:
What is it about Tech that makes some people so insecure about their own programs? If any of these kids have the skill sets and the grades to play for a school like Tech I say, “God bless ‘em.”

I see no reason to tear down any college kid and I find it hard to fathom any adult who would do so. Of course I may be assuming too much when I say “adult.”
________________

Judging & projecting future success for Recruits is no different than what goes on for AAU Basketball players and what goes on for Elite Summer League Baseball programs like the one in East Cobb.

The same thing happens for CFB recruiting, and the players understand that it is a part of the game and that’s what they sign up for.

No one is tearing them down, CFB fans that follow Recruiting are simply ANALYZING their potential as CFB players.

The problem is, is that typical GT Student/Fan/Alum has never played any Sport in their life and they look at the world the way a wussified, geek-nerd-loser-band-geek would and they erroneously accuse someone of “tearing down” and innocent kid.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:37 am

1eyedJack…

When uGA offers a kid early and his other offers are from Houston and MTSU, the coaches are “getting on him early before other SEC schools do”.

When GT offers a kid early and his other offers are from Houston and MTSU, GT can’t recruit better kids.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:39 am

“tearing down” and innocent kid.”

WnE, funny you should say that given your history of harrassing GT recruits

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:40 am

FL Jacket, while I think I mostly agree with your synopsis, Sheldon Dawson was offered very late in the process.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:43 am

1eyedJack…

I’m glad you agree with the sarcasm in my post…

TX Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:43 am

IF you recruit good student athletes (i.e no arrests or fail outs), you should only have between 15 and 20 spots per year. 85 scholarships / 5 years per kid = 17 spots per year would be the average. It amazes me that a school (Alabama)can sign 25 kids per year and say they aren’t running kids off.

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:44 am

Ahhhhhh, the old “sarcasm” ploy.

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:46 am

“It amazes me that a school (Alabama)can sign 25 kids per year and say they aren’t running kids off.”

They have to get ‘em on campus and see who can color inside the lines before they can decide which to keep and which to cull.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:47 am

1eyedJack…

A groveling Mark Richt and Rodney Garner throwing out scholarship offers every which way to Will Adams the week befre NSD…when they could have seen his promise far earlier when he wasn’t ranked higher like GT did very clearly illustrates my point.

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:48 am

If the kid picks up a yellow crayon he gets a greyshirt.
If the kid picks up a pink crayon he gets a medical disqualification.
;)

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:50 am

FL Jacket, I won’t argue that UGA missed out on a lot of recruits they were counting on in the last cycle and were scrambling at the end to try and fill spots. Not happening this year.

BigTimeTECHFan

March 9th, 2012
8:54 am

My guess is Robert Nkemdiche, he plays DL and RB at Grayson, he’s pretty good.
or
Carl Lawson DE Milton
or
Kentayvus Hopkin RB from Kentucky

Tokyo jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:55 am

@bryan, funny joke about “he (or she)” when your mighty SEC is the league with a girl trying out at LSU. Classy!

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
8:56 am

BTTF…

If CPJ got Nkemdiche, he should be considered for a lifetime contract.

Lawson’s dad played on the 1990 GT MNC team…I would hope we’d be at least one of his finalists.

FL Jacket

March 9th, 2012
9:00 am

BTTF…

Strike that though about a lifetime contract. That’s what Paul Hewitt got…

Gorilla Biscuit

March 9th, 2012
9:06 am

If CPJ got Nkemdiche he should make him the Defensive Coordinator.

gt45

March 9th, 2012
9:22 am

Richt is down at the pokie looking for his next recruiting class. You must have a dui, parole violation, domestic violence charge, or smoke some sort of left handed cigarette. And depending on what kind of athlete you are, a second violation will either get you kicked off the team, suspended the first two minutes of the game, or limited playing time on your i-pod-but, you will still be loved by Coach Richt!

Macon Jacket

March 9th, 2012
9:25 am

“Recruiting” and “Paul Johnson” belong in the same sentence as much as “Mila Kunis” and “ugly” do.

Flo-Ri-Duh

March 9th, 2012
9:26 am

Pee Wee Herman was offered yesterday but will he play offense or defense? My guess is offense since he is so offensive. A bit undersized but could return kicks.

road runner

March 9th, 2012
9:31 am

I hope GT gets at least one recruit.

Lakedawg

March 9th, 2012
9:34 am

Tech and Bammer both have 15 spots open this year. Tech has 0 committed so far and 42 offers extended. Bammer has 8-9 committed and 152 offers on the table.

Prediction, With both having 15 spots available, Tech signs 14-15 and Bammer signs 26-27.

Ramblin Man

March 9th, 2012
9:45 am

Lakedwag funny, sad, and true all at the same time.