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.”
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.
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Here’s video of Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy …
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