Georgia Tech adds son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward to 2012 recruiting class

Brian Gregory is hot, hot, hot with recruiting (AJC)

Brian Gregory had a good year with recruiting, signing four homegrown stars for Georgia Tech (AJC)

Corey Heyward, the son of the late NFL star Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, signed a basketball scholarship with Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 205-pounder is a point guard from Virginia’s Hargrave Military prep school and graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School last year.

“It was a relief to finally sign the papers, and I’m ready to get things started down at Georgia Tech,” Heyward told the AJC.

Heyward is the fourth member of Georgia Tech’s 2013 recruiting class, along with shooting guard Chris Bolden of North Gwinnett, power forward Robert Carter of Shiloh and small forward Marcus Hunt of North Clayton. The others signed in November’s early period.

“I’m excited about having Corey at Georgia Tech,” coach Brian Gregory told the AJC. “The two things that are most important in recruiting are bringing in guys that have always been winners and understand what it takes to win … the stuff you have to do as an individual and the stuff you have to do as a team member. Corey has played on some very good teams at Peachtree Ridge, and he played on a great team this past year at Hargrave … they went 38-1 and made it to the national championship game for prep schools.

“Corey does the things that help teams win. That was really important. Then, the second thing, he brings the explosiveness, competiveness and toughness that we need in our program. When you look at the other kids that we signed early, that’s an exciting group … not just because of the things they accomplished but  they bring character and toughness. They’re excited about bringing Georgia Tech back. They’re looking at what they can do, with the guys we already have there, to help take the program another step forward.”

Georgia Tech has one more scholarship available this season but will likely to save it for next year. The Yellow Jackets may sign as many as three recruits next year.

Heyward said he picked Georgia Tech over scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Ole Miss. He also had interest from Nebraska and Central Florida. Heyward averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists this past season at Hargrave.

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39 comments Add your comment

GT Mike

April 11th, 2012
11:18 pm

GtFirst

April 11th, 2012
11:22 pm

First! Congrats Ironhead Jr!

Ramblin Man

April 11th, 2012
11:31 pm

This class looks great and CBG will definitely have more to work with next year.

CPR

April 11th, 2012
11:35 pm

Are the Techies going to start crying on this column too? You nerds won 3 out of the last 31 games against Duke and you DON’T think that’s a beatdown? You’re right. It’s a &$@#& whooping. Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

FL Jacket

April 11th, 2012
11:37 pm

Quality depth…I love it and this 2012 class !

Moobs Johnson

April 11th, 2012
11:38 pm

Great we pulled one from the likes of Appy St and GA Southern, this program is on the rise.

Paul in NH

April 12th, 2012
12:07 am

Moobs Johnson obviously thought that Ironhead’s kid is a football player and never read the story – he needs to work harder on how to troll.

Jacket Man

April 12th, 2012
4:40 am

Looks like the trolls are out in force and still can’t read. About par for the course. At the end of the day, this young man has just earned himself a full ride to one of the top programs in the country, including a school known for its academics. Based on the comments, it seems obvious that the posters haven’t seen a classroom beyond the tenth grade, or if they have, then it must be some unknown junior college from some hick red neck town. Congratulations to Corey; the Tech Nation looks forward to seeing you on campus.

collegeballfan

April 12th, 2012
6:59 am

The starting point off of a 38 – 1 team cannot be all that bad.

Gordon

April 12th, 2012
7:42 am

This guy will be a solid backup to Udofia this year and then the highly rated PG Gregory signs next year.

5 star recruits, 2 star results

April 12th, 2012
8:16 am

No mention of Tech’s annual clobbering by Duke? I see you changed that line from the Tony Parker story. UGA homer hack!!!

UGA = Yawn

April 12th, 2012
8:47 am

I for one am a big fan of Coach Gregory. He is doing great.

BigTimeTechFan

April 12th, 2012
9:27 am

He also had interest from UConn

GT65

April 12th, 2012
9:35 am

Coach Gregory has done a very good job with what he had to do with..Next year will be fun!

TX Jacket

April 12th, 2012
9:58 am

Well done Corey. You have a D1 scholarship at a fine school and I hope you take full advantage of the educational opportunity as well as the basketball opportunity. It is nice to see a solid class of recruits. I could be wrong, I believe we could use another big man since we really only have 2 right now.

gt4ever

April 12th, 2012
10:33 am

Damn, got excited for a minute…. and then I read Basketball… It’s time for football…. Good Job Coach Gregory, I just wish our football coach could do as well …

GTJason

April 12th, 2012
11:23 am

Not trying to change this to football, but the football team publicly has one commit to a class that is supposed to take 14. That’s about par for the course. I agree with collegeballfan in a PG for a 38-1 team must be doing something right, even if that is getting the ball to people that can score. Hunt went insane in the GA highschool playoffs this year and should along with Chris Boldon (widely regarded as one of the best pure shooters in GA) should bring some of the outside offensive firepower we lacked this year.

Dawg fans, how is us losing to Duke any worse than you guys always losing to Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Vandy, Bama, soon to be Texas A&M pretty consistently. We have a national historical perennial powerhouse that gives us trouble… u guys have one of those (UK) and then some teams that are good/great every once in a while. Enjoy your 5 star recruits in football, we’ll enjoy ours in basketball.

Gorilla Biscuit

April 12th, 2012
12:09 pm

If you guys can recruit basketball players from Hargraves then you have lost all credibility when you cite academics when defending your football recruiting.

JB

April 12th, 2012
12:25 pm

Tech football, Basketball and the Beatles……………….Name three things that have come……and gone.

Tech Troll 13

April 12th, 2012
12:59 pm

Welcome and congratulations to Corey on getting a D1 scholarship. He adds depth to a team that didn’t have any. CBG seems to be an excellant recruiter and I liked what I saw of his coaching this season.

From what was written previously on him, he went to Hargrave to better his offers, not because of academics. Our program has been down a couple of years, but we were in the championship game recently. You mutts have never had a solid program. Are you worried yet that Fox doesn’t seem to be able to recruit. Other than Caldwell-Pope, he hasn’t brought in quality talent and you’re graduating your best players. It looks bad in Athens for roundball, but that is the norm.

gt4ever

April 12th, 2012
1:37 pm

Gorilla,

I have never, and NEVER will use academics as an excuse… We simply don’t recruit well in football. It has NOTHING To do with academics, all to do with coaching…

Ole Big Dawg

April 12th, 2012
1:42 pm

Uninformed? With the exception of UF…we own all these programs. Try and do a better job of trolling your own blog….you look pathetic

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
3:05 pm

OBD, this IS one of our blogs—-it’s a TECH RECRUITING blog. And it has to do with BASKETBALL, NOT FOOTBALL. You don’t own ANYBODY in basketball.

BLT

April 12th, 2012
3:42 pm

Ole Big Dawg, ditto what Supersize wrote. Yes, you are very “Uninformed”. Geez

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
4:18 pm

@ BLT, and who looks pathetic here? Hmmmm, I would say it’s Ole Big Dawg, wouldn’t you? I wouls say that he’s illiterate, except for the fact that he was able to type that drivel.

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
4:18 pm

“would”, not “wouls”

CPR

April 12th, 2012
6:53 pm

Corey has a much more athletic body than Ironhead. I look forward to seeing him trot up and down the court. Go big fellas. Score those points.

Ole Big Dawg

April 12th, 2012
7:02 pm

Big woof woof agree with you CPR. Watching basketball is more than watching the shots or scoreboard. I bought a 70 inch plasma last year. The new player’s swagger just drives me W I L D !
;) p

CPR

April 12th, 2012
7:05 pm

Support our local athletes! ;)

Ole Big Dawg

April 12th, 2012
7:07 pm

dewaynedixon

April 12th, 2012
7:12 pm

Good for him!! Get a good education!! When I first saw the story, I thought it was for football hence the name!!

CPR

April 12th, 2012
7:15 pm

I miss Hugh Durham

dawgfan

April 14th, 2012
9:58 am

I miss him too.

Thanks

dawgfan

April 14th, 2012
10:22 am

I miss him in more ways than one. He was the bestest.

Thanks

gt4ever

April 16th, 2012
10:05 am

After listening to the video on Tony Parker, I have come to this conclusion. Carvel is a HOMER for UGA to the nth degree… Good Grief Carvel, no wonder you have NO credibility as a Journalist!

headley lamar

April 17th, 2012
8:23 am

“The one thing that took away from Georgia Tech was that I was not a big fan of the option. So once that kind of came into play, Georgia Tech kind of came in third.” Kenyan Blake

And that in a nutshell is why Tech will never be able to compete with CPJ.

BLT

April 17th, 2012
4:42 pm

Hey heady, it’s a friggin’ article about a GT basketball recruit you DB. Get a life or go play on the freeway. Please choose playing on the freeway. That’s straight from the GOV.

I told you

April 17th, 2012
6:52 pm

UGA signs JUCO players and GT never………………ah oops wait a second……………….never mind.

BLT

April 17th, 2012
8:53 pm

@I told you, trying reading first then commenting. If you do that you won’t come across as an ignoramus.