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.
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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