Jay Woods: Georgia Tech and UGA make top 11

Georgia Tech and UGA made the cut for Jay Woods (AJC)

Georgia Tech and UGA made the cut for Jay Woods (AJC)

Jay Woods, who is one of the state’s leaders in football scholarship offers with around 30, narrowed his list down to 11 on Monday. Here they are from the 6-foot-2, 278-pound defensive tackle from Jackson High School (in no order):

  • Missouri
  • UGA
  • Georgia Tech
  • Clemson
  • UCF
  • Kentucky
  • Duke
  • Vanderbilt
  • South Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • Texas A&M

“These are the 11 schools recruiting me the hardest, so I’m going to focus on them,” Woods said. “My three priorities in choosing a school  will be education, my relationship with the coaches, and the opportunity to come in as a freshman and make an impact.”

Woods said he will likely wait until taking five official visits after his senior season before making his decision. “I’m not trying to rush things; this is supposed to be fun.”

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Mountain Dawg

June 12th, 2012
2:40 am

So? I’m not going to hold my breath.

Mountain Dawg

June 12th, 2012
2:40 am

Please take note: I didn’t say “First!”.

Mountain Dawg

June 12th, 2012
2:42 am

Too short for a DT. Any stars?

slydog

June 12th, 2012
4:25 am

“My three priorities in choosing a school will be education, my relationship with the coaches, and the opportunity to come in as a freshman and make an impact.”

Let’s shorten your list a little bit then:
Vanderbilt
Missouri
UCF
Kentucky
Duke
Texas A&M
Then, maybe Tech and Georgia. I see him as more of a defensive end in a 3-4.
And he’s not too short to play defensive tackle, he’s just not a beast in size at 18 years old. Warren Sapp is 6′2, Cortez Kennedy (6′3), etc. It’s all about leverage.

Paddy

June 12th, 2012
6:17 am

Looks like he will be big enough to play to me.

WTF

June 12th, 2012
6:30 am

I like his last quote. Sounds like he has a good attitude about this. Unlike some commenters. And if he’s been sought by 30 colleges, the ’stars’ don’t matter. However, I’d like to see him stay in Georgia. And if he does, it doesn’t bode well for UGA.

sportzfan

June 12th, 2012
7:08 am

For what it’s worth, there are many “four star” players that never live up to expectations, and many two and three star players that out perform the more highly recruited players. With 30 schlorship offers, I’d say the kid is a player.

collegeballfan

June 12th, 2012
7:57 am

If education is first, the list will only contain 5 colleges. In alphabetical order, Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. All are members of the Association of American Universities which is an invitation only association of teaching and research universities.

Hold on!!!!

June 12th, 2012
8:03 am

Its to be believed that it will come down to USCe and UGA..

Il Professore

June 12th, 2012
8:04 am

If his top priority is education, he will NOT be attending UGA. Any degree he would earn there is worthless sheepskin, and he would be sickened having to play with Richt’s collection of “special admits” who read and write at a 5th grade level.

There’s a reason why UGA is known everywhere as the Cesspool of the South.

Left Coast Dawg

June 12th, 2012
8:25 am

Doesn’t take long for the trolls to show up.

Left Coast Dawg

June 12th, 2012
8:34 am

@ II Professore – funny how you criticize college players for their reading and writing skills when YOU have writing errors in YOUR own post. In case you’re not bright enough to figure it out, remove the comma after sheepskin. Your use of “and” is the conjunction combining your initial thought and your afterthought.

5th grade level, huh? I guess the old adage is correct….takes one to know one!

Vampire Bill

June 12th, 2012
8:40 am

Good burn LC Dawg

NorthGABulldawg

June 12th, 2012
8:45 am

Last time I checked there were a few smart people who have degrees from UGA. At any rate, I hope he comes to GA. Good luck to him wherever he goes. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and wherever it is, I wish him success. Go DAWGS!!!

Marine Jacket

June 12th, 2012
8:52 am

He’s 6-2. What is the min height requirement for DT? Is it 6-7,7-1???

That was one of the most confusing statements that I have read on these blogs.

Go Jackets!!!!

WnE

June 12th, 2012
9:05 am

Life just got a lot tougher for CPJ & GT.

Their 1st yr. in the SEC and Mizzou & Texas A&M are in on the final-11 of a top Ga. HS prospect just like GT.

Over time I don’t expect UGA to lose a lot of big-timers to those schools, but the aura of the SEC could definitely draw some players that might have chosen GT to choose Mizzou or TAMU.

This is not good news for GT going forward.

Once again the uneducated speak on UGA's diplomas

June 12th, 2012
9:15 am

In a sales marketing career, primarily based in Atlanta’s and New York City’s Trade Mart Centers and in the Dallas Mart and all over the USA and at times, internationally, my UGA diploma earned in 1971 did well by me. I retired at 55 and was not some Obama government worker type.

I play golf and sail and only 63, …………….all due to UGA ………….thank you.

What is not to like clowns? NOW YOU go get an education as good as my degree from UGA !!!

GO Dogs.

FL Jacket

June 12th, 2012
9:25 am

” I retired at 55 and was not some Obama government worker type. ”

There were pleanty of Government worker types before Obama…and they are not bad people. I despise such vilification of regular Americans.

“I play golf and sail and only 63, …………….all due to UGA ………….thank you.”

You get to do these things because you are smart with the money you did make, not because of where you went to school.

Teddy Roosevelt

June 12th, 2012
9:40 am

^ I’m guessing you didn’t major in turf management or general studies?

Moobs Johnson

June 12th, 2012
9:56 am

You forgot to add his fourth priority… the number of all you can eat buffets close to the campus.

South GA Jacket

June 12th, 2012
10:02 am

WnE, you misspelled “hype.”

“Aura” of the SEC? Haha.

Jacket1985

June 12th, 2012
10:02 am

It NEVER comes down to academics for a 4 Star athlete. They can say what they want but history proves different.

I’m sure Richt and Spurrier are mixing up a batch of SEC Kool-Aid right now.

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

June 12th, 2012
10:03 am

Mountain Dawg
June 12th, 2012
2:42 am

Too short for a DT. Any stars?

________________________________________Fool

Was Pollack TOO SHORT to play DE?

Looks like a typical Dawg OL

June 12th, 2012
10:15 am

Short and fat.

Looks like a typical Dawg OL

June 12th, 2012
10:16 am

Jacket1985 how could a grad ignore a Cro Magnon like Jonathan Nesbitt and talk about other schools academics.

AthDawg

June 12th, 2012
10:23 am

In a sales marketing career, primarily based in Atlanta’s and New York City’s Trade Mart Centers and in the Dallas Mart and all over the USA and at times, internationally, my UGA diploma earned in 1971 did well by me. I retired at 55 and was not some Obama government worker type.

I play golf and sail and only 63, …………….all due to UGA ………….thank you.

What is not to like clowns? NOW YOU go get an education as good as my degree from UGA !!!

GO Dogs.
_______________________

Get a life, you probably the ones spitting on Hamilton and Holmes when they tried to go to UGA. Dont speak for the UGA alumni, just sail away and hopefully no one will hear from you again.

Go DAWGS (you cant even do that right, jagoff)

AthDawg

June 12th, 2012
10:24 am

Oh yeah, Im a black UGA alumni working in DC “uneducated”, must make you cringe….

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
10:41 am

AthDawg, you apparently aren’t too educated. Unless you have multiple personalities, you can only be an ALUMNUS, not an ALUMNI. So much for your education, huh?

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
10:50 am

@ Left Coast Dawg…..regarding your 8:34 AM grammatical analysis of Il Professore’s 8:04 AM post, YOU are incorrect. Il Professore’s placement of the comma following the word “sheepskin” was correct, because he used the word “and” to separate to distinct clauses, both with subject, verb, and object. Try again, bubba.

George Stein

June 12th, 2012
10:51 am

Incorrect, Left Coast Dawg. There are two independent clauses in the sentence, so the comma is appropriate.

George Stein

June 12th, 2012
10:52 am

Ha! Well done, SS.

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
10:53 am

Great minds, GS……LOL

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
10:54 am

My 9th and 10th grade English teacher would be proud. LOL

Tdawg

June 12th, 2012
11:16 am

Left Coast maybe II Professore should just take that comma and put it to his lips and use it as a zipper. I have a question for ya George Stein. Is this correct? Both Supersize and II Professore are idiots when it comes to knowing anything about the UGA, and that jerk Stein ain’t far behind.

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
11:20 am

@ Tdawg, what got your panties up in a wad? A little insecure about the quality of education offered in Athens? Awwwww, poor baby. Boo Hoo Hoo

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
11:21 am

Tdawg, you want some cheese with your WHINE?

gt4ever

June 12th, 2012
11:29 am

Damn, gotta love these grammar blogs…

Jacket Man

June 12th, 2012
11:46 am

You know “Once again the uneducated speak on UGA’s diplomas,” if you want to drop your drawers and throw down the gauntlet, I’m game. I retired at 47, own a Lexus and BMW, 2 beach houses, and travel the world for leisure with my wife. GA Tech gave me an opportunity to attend law school, which, obviously, worked out quite well for me. Now if you want to get back to the point of this blog, I think everyone will be happy. If not, I’ll be happy to continue debating you on this issue; I’ve barely scratched the surface.

gt4ever

June 12th, 2012
11:49 am

and now we can argue, who has the BIGGER member…. Hmmmmmm That could be fun…

FL Jacket

June 12th, 2012
11:52 am

gt4ever…

That would be a BIG discussion…

kingdaddy

June 12th, 2012
12:07 pm

Jay, enjoy the recruinting experience. Can’t wait to see you in the Red & Black…

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
12:17 pm

@ kingdaddy……if educational opportunities are high on his list of priorities, you won’t see him wearing red and black

kingdaddy

June 12th, 2012
12:24 pm

Jay
After this year, there is a great oppurtunity to become an intrical part of a top ranked Defense. Come to UGA and get a great education and be a part of a Special Team. We will lose our D-line after this year and with your help, we would just be reloading, not rebuilding. You want an education and want to play in front of 90,000+ adoring fans, then set your mind on UGA and don’t waver. Stay close to home and become a DGD!!!

Chuck

June 12th, 2012
12:25 pm

I love the Tech trolls wearing the AAU badge and looking down their nose at non-member schools. They got membership two years ago – I guess a Tech diploma was worthless until then :D

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

June 12th, 2012
12:25 pm

Education at:
UGA
Clemson
UCF
South Carolina
Nebraska

Is Questionable at best.

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
12:25 pm

Enter your comments here

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

June 12th, 2012
12:26 pm

KingDaddy…..didn’t we cover the 90k+ thing already. LOL

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
12:26 pm

@ kingdaddy……just what is an INTRICAL part of anything?

Supersize that order, mutt

June 12th, 2012
12:27 pm

@ Chuck……that’s because Tech is an ENGINEERING school and not a “university” in the strictest sense of the word.

Chuck

June 12th, 2012
12:28 pm

“The university is notably not a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of 61 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that “[w]hile AAU membership conveys a certain cachet, several well-known research heavyweights, such as Boston University, Dartmouth College, North Carolina State University, and the University of Georgia, are not members.”[33] However, the university is regarded as a research heavyweight that can make good arguments for joining.[34] The AAU’s membership criteria focus primarily on the amount of competitive research funds, and the share of faculty members who belong to the National Academies. Despite the stated importance of research as a criterion, some universities left out of the AAU outpace member institutions.[35] According to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis, at least 11 institutions received more federal money in 2008 than did 13 members, and six received more than 19.[36] Some critics of the association’s influence say the reason universities pay it so much attention is because of the stingy and slow admissions process.[37]”

So much for Tech snobbery :D