Georgia Tech recruits get a taste of Hollywood

You never know who you will see on Georgia Tech's campus (Photo

You never know who you might see on Georgia Tech's campus (Photo by man-with-no-name.com)

Some of the Georgia’s top high school football prospects got a taste of Hollywood while visiting Georgia Tech this weekend.

Some scenes from the Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble With the Curve” are being filmed at Georgia Tech’s baseball stadium. The movie “revolves around an aging baseball scout (played by Eastwood), who goes on a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to check out a potential recruit,” according to MTV.com. Justin Timberlake also appears in the film.

On Saturday, Georgia Tech’s football staff took a group of juniors on a campus tour which went by the baseball stadium.

“We looked for Clint Eastwood or Justin Timberlake, but we didn’t see them,” Davin Bellamy, a defensive end from Chamblee High School. “It was pretty cool, though. There were about five police cars, the movie set truck, and a bunch of cameras.”

“That was awesome, seeing how everything was set up … we probably should’ve stayed around there and tried to get into the movie,” joked JJ Green, an all-purpose athlete from Camden County High School.

Green and Bellamy were one of several juniors offered early football scholarships by Georgia Tech over the weekend, along with Lovejoy RB Travis Custis, Milton RB Peyton Barber and DT Michael Hill of Pendleton, S.C.

Green is a 5-9, 170-pounder who is one of the state’s hottest prospects. Within the last few days, Green has added offers from Georgia Tech, UGA and Mississippi State, to go along with his first offer from Duke.

“It went great at Georgia Tech; they want me at A-back or running back,” Green said. “I like that a lot. It feels great. I want to get the ball in my hands so I can make something happen.”

Georgia Tech offered JJ Green at running back, while UGA is recruiting him as an "athlete" that may play offense or defense. Green will commit by his June 22 birthday. Or much sooner (AJC))

Georgia Tech offered JJ Green at running back, while UGA is recruiting him as an "athlete" that may play offense or defense. Green will commit by his June 22 birthday. Or much sooner (AJC))

UGA appears to be the school to beat for Green, with the Bulldogs being his childhood favorite and his best friend (Camden County QB Brice Ramsey) already committed to the Bulldogs.  His uncle, former NFL wide receiver Jaquez Green, starred at Florida.

“Everybody will find out soon where I’m going to college,” Green told the AJC. “My birthday is June 22. I might make my decision on my birthday, or I might make it much sooner than that.”

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech was the first D1 offer for Bellamy, the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder who is a basketball star but plans to focus on football in college. He also has generated interest from Clemson, Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia, Memphis, Central Florida and UGA.

“It was an honor to be offered by Georgia Tech,” Bellamy said. “I liked how they did it — they weren’t putting pressure for me to commit or anything, like you hear about other schools doing. Coach [Paul Johnson] said I had an offer, and told me ‘Take your time to think about it because it’s a big step in your life and you want to make the right decision.’

“I really liked what they had to say, and their approach. Georgia Tech is definitely my frontrunner right now.”

Custis, who also has offers from Miami, Vanderbilt, and Central Florida, had a good showing at Sunday’s Nike SPARQ combine in Atlanta, according to ESPN’s Kipp Adams. Custis measured at 5-foot-11.5 and 207 pounds, with a 40-yard dash of 4.67 seconds  and 36.6-inch vertical.

  • RELATED: There may have been a star born at Sunday’s combine with Deangelo Yancey of Mays High School. The WR measured at 6-2 and 200 pounds (barefoot), showed amazing strength with a 41.5 power-ball throw, and was electronically clocked at 4.66 seconds. He doesn’t have any D1 offers yet but will likely soon after an eye-opening 116-point SPARQ performance.

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75 comments Add your comment

Bad Dawg

March 11th, 2012
6:45 pm

Good for Tech. Reel in those smart georgia boys. Go Dawgs!

CarolinaJacket

March 11th, 2012
7:03 pm

I’m ready to see a couple of commitments. We don’t want to get too far behind the dawgs.

ATLANTA GEORGIA, USA

March 11th, 2012
7:30 pm

GA Tech has no commit yet!!! No worries they will get some guys soon. GA Tech!! you are not alone, the following schools has ONLY ONE COMMIT. OKlahoma, South Carolina, Penn State, MS state etc etc

Jacket99

March 11th, 2012
8:01 pm

Josey Wales: Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.

Ramblin Man

March 11th, 2012
8:09 pm

Was really hoping to pick somebody this weekend. No worries though this is normal for GT. Would love to see Devine, Hall, Barber, Custis, and Hill become yellow jackets.

m

March 11th, 2012
8:14 pm

Why “Georgia recruits…” headline?
They are “Georgia Tech recruits…..”!!!!!!!!!!

Ramblin Man

March 11th, 2012
8:15 pm

M I was wondering the same thing.

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

March 11th, 2012
8:55 pm

Holly-Would? Go for the Hash Brown Chick she will put ANYTHING in he Drawers.

FAN

March 11th, 2012
8:57 pm

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

March 11th, 2012
8:59 pm

Never Wonder just read the Athens Police blotter

Dawgmess

March 11th, 2012
9:02 pm

I agree. I pulled up the story because I thought it was about UGA recruits. No big deal. Glad they had a good time.

Dawg48

March 11th, 2012
9:08 pm

Smart….. Where have you been all day?

State of Georgia

March 11th, 2012
9:20 pm

@M, read the first sentence of the story. It’s state of Georgia. If it’s university of Georgia, it’s UGA.

FL Jacket

March 11th, 2012
9:56 pm

Plus Michael Hill from SC was there…so the Freudian slip by MC was intentional!!

FL Jacket

March 11th, 2012
10:04 pm

Blonde…God is not on our side because he hates idiots also…

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

March 11th, 2012
10:07 pm

48 My niece is BACK she is M….Fi…g BACK. She had a V-Ball Tourney and she got to Put out the team that she messed up her knee up against. She (Laboro) made the set and the outside blocker gave he a NET SPIKE SET. and she scored the winner against them.

reality

March 11th, 2012
10:09 pm

you’ll need the Old Clilnt Eastwood for protection around Tech if you decide to go there. Not the new Chrysler Buyout Eastwood.

reality

March 11th, 2012
10:11 pm

“It was pretty cool, though. There were about five police cars”…….. about every 10 to 15 minutes during a slow night on campus

Rick James

March 11th, 2012
10:20 pm

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

March 11th, 2012
10:20 pm

reality……The Old Clint is the JOKE he made of his life. His POLITICS are his own and he is more Conservative but not Republican. His heart is with the ART of people’s lives. Bird was a study in his personal pleasures. Good Night was an understanding of the passinon of Class and homosexual love. CLINT LOVES the Human existence and the pain, power, and passion that makes people live their live their lives against odds. Please don’t speak cor Mr Eastwood unless you have ever spent time with him. Clint & Paul are the most TRUE to themselves people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I would add to that list Drew Berrymore.

reality

March 11th, 2012
10:33 pm

you are correct about not making comments about people you have never met……but you started it with comments concerning the Hash Brown incident

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

March 11th, 2012
10:37 pm

Never met HER but the COPS and the UGa staff at Dawg cafe KNOW her HAHAHAHA

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

March 11th, 2012
10:40 pm

You based your Crap on a MOVIE ROLE. I based my OPINION on a POLICE report.

reality

March 11th, 2012
10:41 pm

please do not speak for the HBC unless you have ever spent time with her

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

March 11th, 2012
10:56 pm

Sorry I don’t spend time with women that Damon Evens finds Interesting without underwear or with crap stuffed in her Drawers. girls I date can afford DINNER.

dbc

March 11th, 2012
11:47 pm

And then there’s the person smart enough not to know how to spell Drew “Barrymore.” Glad you are such “old friends” and know each other so well. You can’t teach stupid…

Recruiting with flash on the flats.

March 12th, 2012
12:31 am

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

March 12th, 2012
1:20 am

dbc Never said I was her friend. I said I have had an occasion to speak with her. I had dinner with Kevin Spacey, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Kline and his wife (Phoebe Cates w/newborn first child) at a friends home during the filming of Consenting Adults in Sandy Springs as well.

Mountain Dawg

March 12th, 2012
1:29 am

Don’t sweat Green. He’s Solid Dawg!

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

March 12th, 2012
1:40 am

SOLID DAWG like the Statue in the corner of Sanford where the Uga’s get planted?

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

March 12th, 2012
1:46 am

Anybody know the Static Linear Expansion of a 6″ x 6″ metal I-beam? I am looking to span a 32′ room with only 2 supports other than the exterior walls. I need to know how much to level for the bolts to move for heat expansion so I don’t bolt the 2 support and have them move and crack the drywall ceiling.

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

March 12th, 2012
1:47 am

HOW MUCH TO ALLOW for the bolts to move.

Dawg Bounty Hunter

March 12th, 2012
4:54 am

Smart’s up ALL NIGHT talking to HIMSELF ?? Ha !!

RHall55

March 12th, 2012
6:04 am

No commits yet for GTU? I would be livid if I were a Tech fan!! In a talent rich state like GA, I would be ready to can somone with (0) commits!!

Whiskey Breath

March 12th, 2012
6:23 am

Mike, you probably need to bash Bama a little bit more. This doesn’t interest the Dog nation which you
know is your job security. Let’s have a good ole Saban bashing. That will get them going and you will look like the star they hired. Or, do a article on how CMR s is the greatest Christian and winning is not important,

FL Jacket

March 12th, 2012
7:00 am

ZOMG!!!!1 No GT commits! Jackets only have 15 spots available for 2013. And unlike the SEC, we’ll actually do the following…

1) Actually sign 15, and not recruit someone else beyond who is committed
2) Not take the commitment of a RB we’ve offered (Keyante Green) and tell him “we’re out of RB spots, when in fact you aren’t and we’re more interested in another RB (Alvin Kamara).
3) Not sign 25 and magically lose 10/year because of attrition

Frankly

March 12th, 2012
7:41 am

For tech people to claim to be so smart, they sure do spout stupid stuff.

If I were a recruit I would not commit to tech early as it would cut off your opportunities to visit other schools and get to know other blue chip athletes around the country. Were I planning to go to tech I would commit very late in the recruiting process.

Dog Fun

March 12th, 2012
7:49 am

to really impress recruits, richt needs to take them on a tour of the swimming pool and tell them one day, they will all get to go swimming there instead of practice one day!!!

Kramer

March 12th, 2012
7:49 am

Remember techies, “hope springs eternal”. That is CPJ’s coaching motto. That and “hope floats” and “there is always next year” and oh, “we will be better the UGA next year”. I think that about covers Johnson’s coaching philosophy.

FL Jacket

March 12th, 2012
7:55 am

Frankly…

The whole reason one commits is because they’ve seen all the other schools and took their opportunities to ask questions, get to know the campus and student life, see how they fit on the team, etc.

The whole idea that committing to Tech would “cut off your opportunities to visit other schools” is frankly the stupid and uninformed position…and if you’re simply holding a Tech commitment while you’re shopping for a more preferred spot, you are honestly not committed.

Flo-Ri-Duh

March 12th, 2012
8:15 am

The article should read “Georgia Tech recruits” – not Georgia recruits. Not much to read there.

bitter dope smoking corner back

March 12th, 2012
9:28 am

Smith should get the hachet, time to send another message, a senior caught driving and smoking pot

just couldn’t wait until he was swimming, talk about moon-pies, the minute you drive into bammer land

the dumb a$$ alarm comes on. At a minum a 5 game suspension. Just send the right message

1 4 GT

March 12th, 2012
11:39 am

Boy, could I jump all that over comment—–”You can’t teach stupid”—-but I’ll leave alone—-sure is tempting though.

gtfanfrom1951

March 12th, 2012
11:43 am

UGA sports blog Report: Georgia cornerback Branden Smith arrested in Alabama
Go to UGA and get arrested and miss only one game!

HighTech

March 12th, 2012
11:52 am

I say go for it, 14 GT. Why not?

tech wanna be

March 12th, 2012
12:26 pm

possible fit for the future of tech football remember number 14?http://youtu.be/QDOq_r03PGQ

gtfan

March 12th, 2012
12:33 pm

anyone remember #14?http://youtu.be/QDOq_r03PGQ

UGA Counselors

March 12th, 2012
1:08 pm

After all these drug arrests—McGarity has seen enough. He’s appointed two new drug counselors for the UGA teams: Cheech and Chong.

1 4 GT

March 12th, 2012
2:15 pm

OK! Anyone stupid enough to drive from Wherever, Georgia to the beaches of Alabama for spring break smoking weed and do something to warrant being pulled over by the cops–REALLY???? From the number of Georgie footballers that get arrested for stupid stuff, I think they must be working towards a BA of Stupidity. Just saying.