Georgia Tech and UGA offer 2014 star on same day

Both Georgia Tech and UGA extended scholarship offers on Thursday to Jalyn Patterson, one of the state’s top college basketball prospects for 2014.

The 6-foot, 165-pound point guard is a rising junior for Milton High School’s powerhouse program. He generated enormous interest from colleges after averaging 24 points in a summer tournament with the Atlanta Celtics in Indianapolis  last  weekend.

“Georgia Tech’s [Brian Gregory] just loved the way he played,” Milton coach David Boyd said. “He has gotten a little bigger, a little stronger, and now he’s able to dunk in a basketball game. He’s shooting the ball extremely well … Georgia Tech loves him.”

And UGA? “They saw him, too, and loved him,” Boyd said, “He recently made an unofficial visit to Georgia and worked out with a couple of the guys. Of course, the coaches are not able to be there but the Georgia players were raving about how well Jalyn played and how much they enjoyed playing with him. I talked with Coach [Mark Fox] today and they’ve also offered.”

Patterson also has early offers from Auburn and Georgia State, among others.

RELATED: David Boyd served as coach of the USA Midwest all-star team, and led them to the championship of the Nike Global Challenge (read more about it here).

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Poopdawg

July 20th, 2012
6:13 am

Congratulations Jalyn, pretty cool .

ToeMeetsLeather

July 20th, 2012
6:46 am

Hopefully Hunt, Bolden, Carter, and the Poole brothers will have TECH back in the top 15 so there will be no question where kids like Patterson will take their talents to the next level. There should be no reason for them to even consider leaving the Atlanta area. Big two year period coming up for CBG.

collegeballfan

July 20th, 2012
7:00 am

Sounds like he will be able to write his own ticket.

By the time he is ready to play college ball Syracuse and Pitt will be in the ACC. Men only.

BigA

July 20th, 2012
7:12 am

How does David Boyd keep getting these top athletes? The Milton area must me loaded with talent.

Stanley

July 20th, 2012
7:21 am

he recruits kids to Milton. Very shady.

reeebok

July 20th, 2012
8:01 am

I’ve known David Boyd for many years, all the way back to Campbell High School. He is a fantastic coach and a very fine man. I assure you he operates 100% within the rules, nothing ’shady’ about him. Everyone have a great Friday. Oh, and I hope this kid comes to Tech!

OldGold1964

July 20th, 2012
8:19 am

This is waaaayyyyyyy stupid. Let kids be kids. No “recruit” should be publicly looked at or talked too until their senior class year is about half-over. Recall the case of Todd Marinovich, and others of same ilk, and see how that turned out.

bitter spoiled recruit

July 20th, 2012
8:23 am

Milton high is the ALBURN of high schools——————money talks

NOVAJacket

July 20th, 2012
8:27 am

BB recruiting is different because they sign earlier, so you have to get on them earlier.

GSUStud

July 20th, 2012
8:38 am

Hmmm, let’s see….a powerhouse football team GEORGIA in the SEC and a lower tier football program in the small conference called the ACC. I wonder which one would be the smart pick?

GSUStud

July 20th, 2012
8:41 am

When it comes to basketball, the SEC is just as good if not better than the ACC now. The ACC is not what it used to be, especially Ga Tech. Recruits should choose the SEC in both cases.

BigA

July 20th, 2012
8:41 am

reeebox – I can remember when he coached his brother Cal back at Campbell. I’m not doubting he’s a good coach. But my goodness…….

TechMate

July 20th, 2012
8:50 am

Great to hear the state continues to produce fine young talent. As to where he goes, I hope he takes into consideration life after basketball b/c all athletes can be one injury away from the end of their game.

Perhaps he will go where GSUStud went to school – GSU. Or not! Looks like the Stud man wishes he had gone elswhere.

B

July 20th, 2012
9:15 am

GSUSpud you clearly are only on the board to stir people up. This is an article on basketball not football and your first post focuses on football — you should petition to have it removed.

Tokyo jacket

July 20th, 2012
9:16 am

I don’t see UGA winning many more recruiting battles in basketball. Tech is definitely on the way up with strong talent and good coaching. If CPH had been able to keep and/or develop talent over the last several years, we would have been a powerhouse. The ACC is the place to be.

Paul in NH

July 20th, 2012
9:18 am

Looks like sometime between 8:38AM and 8:41AM GSUStud realized that point guard is a position in basketball and not football.

JM

July 20th, 2012
9:19 am

Hope the kid is doing well in school too. He looks great on the court. Good luck to him over the next 2 years in highschool.

A. Einstein

July 20th, 2012
9:30 am

Hey GSU Stud – here is my answer to you question “Yawn”. The kid will pick the better program and unfortunately for us Dawg fans in bball that has been Tech and will be Tech again. Fox is mediocre at best and Gregory is a rising star.

Burdell

July 20th, 2012
9:46 am

Since GSUDud doesn’t have a dog in the fight (or does he?…maybe a dawg in the fight?)…let’s consider all things Sun Belt…on second thought…let’s not.

Supersize that order, mutt

July 20th, 2012
10:10 am

I knew that GSUterd was stupid, but now we know that he is officially INSANE. The SEC as good as the ACC in basketball??? What have you been smoking, little boy?

you folks keep thinking that

July 20th, 2012
10:16 am

the gsu in gsu stud refers to a school it does not.

ill let your imagination figure this one out.

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

July 20th, 2012
10:17 am

Playing in the New Tech Facility of playing in Athens. Is there question which is better?

Supersize that order, mutt

July 20th, 2012
10:18 am

it doesn’t matter what it stands for, he’s still a f’ing idiot

Supersize that order, mutt

July 20th, 2012
10:19 am

SMART, that’s like choosing between living in a palace or a barn. Oh, wait, that’s what the place in Athens is—-a barn for those cattle shows. Sounds like a no-brainer to me

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
10:37 am

A person SMART enough to know……

July 18th, 2012
8:22 pm

dingkaddy….Right this is the FIRST TIME you have EVER POSTED and you ONLY use this name. I bet your mom and sister were virgins until they got pregnant too.

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Explain this to me, SMART ENOUGH…….you ask people to pray for your cancer-stricken mom, then you make an uncalled-for derogatory remark about someone else’s mother and sister. This shows a total lack of class and maturity on your part. I don’t mind you attacking me, since I was giving your husband-to-be kingdummy a hard time. but you have crossed the boundary of good taste on this one. I wonder what your blog friends (Supersize Order, GTLee, 14GT, BLT, HighTech and others) think of your crass remark?

BS Patrol

July 20th, 2012
10:50 am

A no-brainer. And there is no such thing as a GSU stud. It’s an oxymoron. It probably mud wrestles nekkid.

harold

July 20th, 2012
11:00 am

HE WILL ATTEND TENNESSEE.

Tift County 2013 Champs

July 20th, 2012
11:01 am

Who’s Milton? Tift County has the best starting 5 in the state. As a matter of fact, any state. Tift County is the best team in the country.

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

July 20th, 2012
11:02 am

I bet your mom and sister were virgins until they got pregnant too.
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first you were lying and being derogatory to many posters.
I didn’t ask for Prayers but thanked people that offered.
Depending on HOW you read that post depends on if it is derogatory or not.
I didn’t say I would bet AGAINST you family.
I said I bet(think) they were virgins. That could mean they are Ugly or they they kept their Virtue until marriage. How you chose to take it is on YOU.

It is like when a former employee is getting a job and the new employer calls for a recommendation.
Not wanting legal problems you give this as a recommendation and let the new employer decide how to read your statement….”I would waste no time in offering said person a job.” Did I say a good or a bad thing? It depends on how you read it.

Rick James

July 20th, 2012
11:11 am

What ever happened to Wack Hyder?

Not Disappointed!

July 20th, 2012
11:19 am

Good luck young man!
Ramblin Wreck!

Rick James

July 20th, 2012
11:26 am

@dingkaddy

Explain this to me, SMART ENOUGH…….you ask people to pray for your cancer-stricken mom, then you make an uncalled-for derogatory remark about someone else’s mother and sister. This shows a total lack of class and maturity on your part. I don’t mind you attacking me, since I was giving your husband-to-be kingdummy a hard time. but you have crossed the boundary of good taste on this one. I wonder what your blog friends (Supersize Order, GTLee, 14GT, BLT, HighTech and others) think of your crass remark?
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Something you and I can agree on…The personel attacks,the name calling and general disrepect is just staggering.All over sports! Trust me,a lot of guys here say a lot things that they woud never say to your face..Just consider the source and move on.

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
11:33 am

“first you were lying and being derogatory to many posters.”

Other than messing with kingdummy, show me where I did this smart…..

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

July 20th, 2012
11:50 am

dingkaddy so doing it to one poster isn’t bad but doing it to more than 1 poster is bad?
It was a bunch of posts even if they were in response to just one poster.

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
11:50 am

OK SMART, you are the liar……read below……

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A person SMART enough to know……

July 18th, 2012
9:17 pm

SUPER………Can you give some prayers for MOM? She had her lungs drained again today. She is having a hard time. I am not sure how many games Dad & I can make this year. It is going to be a touch and go thing. i will try to get you and email address for Tommy @ the Buss so you can get the schedule of their cookouts

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Now tell me again you didn’t ask for prayers for your Mom, you lying POS…..I didn’t say you asked right before you insulted MY MOM…….how would you like it if people made derogatory remarks about YOUR Mom? Man, you really are somthing, SMART…..and the funny thing is I NEVER SAID A WORD TO YOU, only to your husband-to-be kingdummy, and the ONLY reason I said anything to him was because he was making fun of others’ blog handles. And I DID NOT POST UNDER ANY OTHER BLOG NAMES, as that behavior can get you banned.

GT Lee

July 20th, 2012
11:54 am

SMART,

since my name was brought up in this little feud, you probably shouldn’t make remarks about other peoples’ Moms in general: and even more so seeing as what you are going thru with your Mom. Just my 2 cents worth……

GT Lee

July 20th, 2012
12:00 pm

Rick James,

apparently Whack Hyder passed away….

http://www.stingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10089

DIT

July 20th, 2012
12:01 pm

Gotta say Smart, you did not live up to your blog handle. Should think about changing it. Just saying

DIT

July 20th, 2012
12:06 pm

Basically guys it’s not just smart. Some of the derogatory remarks on here from all teams get pretty juvenile. I’m all for a little ribbing, but some of these comments are so low class. I’m sure all can do better.

kingdaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:07 pm

As my friend, Smart took exception to a cheapshot at me by Dink. Dink is an idiot who is whineing about something he brought on himself by attacking someone else, me. Don’t let him act innocent guys. You weren’t there and Smart was.
Once again, thankyou Smart…

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:14 pm

kingdummy,

YOU started this whole mess by making fun of others’ blog names (BS Patrol=bs petrol, for one). All I did was give you a little taste of your own medicine, and your boyfriend SMART jumped on me then insulted my Mom and sister, who had NOTHING to do with any of this. My only point, kingdummy and a person DUMB enough, is if you want to attack me fine. Leave family out of it.

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:16 pm

and the blog is still up if anyone wants to go back and read it for themselves. Also kingdummy you accused me of changing blog names which is a total lie. dingkaddy is the only name I posted under, and that was just to poke fun of YOU

kingdaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:19 pm

Dink
you attacked me and I hadn’t said anything to you. Now you attack Smart, who BTW is a regular on here, and you’re loking for sympathy, lol. You were a loser then and you are still a loser troll who just wanted to trash UGA and its fans. Now you attack GTs fans, really???

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:21 pm

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/07/18/uga-and-georgia-tech-make-cut-for-4-star-defensive-lineman/?cp=3

go back and read for yourselves……..I’m done with you morons (kingdummy and SMART)….

kingdaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:27 pm

Dink
Yeah go back and read what BS PETROL SAID FIRST. I guess you don’t care about him trashing my school do you. You like to tell half-truths. You were probably BS petrol… BS PATROL was a troll on a an ajc blog that got what he deserved. You are still an idiot with only one leg to stand on. Quit trying to blame it on anyone but yourself. Troll on…

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

July 20th, 2012
12:28 pm

dingkaddy…..Super and i talked about it and I asked him(a personal friend) for prayers cause I know him.
That is all i will say. I didn’t ask you for prayers.
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dingkaddy
July 19th, 2012
11:44 am

Looks like “a person Dumb enough” and kingdummy are going to join WnE and Thomas Brown in same-sex mixed marriage ceremony. Hopefully the Justice o the Peace will give them a 2-for-1 deal. All parties are registered at Blowe’s and Home-O Depot.
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It seems that you started the BLOG fight.
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dingkaddy
July 19th, 2012
11:52 am

Good ole Dick James, the expert on all thing Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech…..
GT Lee
July 19th, 2012
4:11 pm

Fan,

PLEASE don’t make any mama jokes…SMART’s Mom has cancer and isn’t doing too well….
July 19th, 2012
4:16 pm

It was OK to post about MOM…..She has been to the Hospital to have her lungs drained Yesterday. She had Fluids on Monday. today she wanted to drive herself and went to church for the women’s bible study. Some day are better than others.

The pray request was from another day and another blog too.

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

July 20th, 2012
12:33 pm

dingkaddy

July 20th, 2012
12:34 pm

actually, SMART look at the dates on what you just claim started the blog fight, then look at the dates on the post that REALLY started it…..

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A person SMART enough to know……

July 18th, 2012
8:22 pm

dingkaddy….Right this is the FIRST TIME you have EVER POSTED and you ONLY use this name. I bet your mom and sister were virgins until they got pregnant too.

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kingdaddy

July 18th, 2012
8:43 pm

Smart,
We’re good. One day I may have to play the game too. Bill filters me all the time, lol. Dink still wets his pants and only post to troll. I’m sure he’s a real tuff guy who would love to meet
me and rough me up some. I’ve probably embarrassed him multiple times already under various names already. We already know he a loser and a liar. He also isn’t very original either, or smart. I’m thinking 14-15 tops

GT Lee

July 20th, 2012
12:36 pm

How about we just all agree not to say anything about anyone else’s Moms and just move on……

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

July 20th, 2012
12:46 pm

GT LEE that is fine.
It seems Dink wants to carry 1 argument on 1 blog to another blog days later.

What you got going this weekend?
Depending on Mom’s health I might have you a ticket or 2 for some games this year.