Georgia Tech prepares for big recruiting weekend

Georgia Tech will entertain a crowd of recruits this weekend (AJC photo)

Georgia Tech will entertain a crowd of recruits this weekend (AJC photo)

Georgia Tech will entertain a crowd of recruits when it has its best home game of the season. The Yellow Jackets play host to Miami.

Georgia Tech has 13 commitments for 2013, and at least eight will be in attendance on Saturday:

  • Tri-Cities OL Shamire Devine
  • Tri-Cities OL Jeremi Hall
  • Lovejoy RB Travis Custis
  • Jackson DE Justin Akins
  • Fayette County WR Antonio Messick
  • Hillgrove DB Tolando Cleveland
  • Crawfordville (Fla.) OL Chris Griffin
  • Ft. Walton Beach (Fla.) DB John Marvin

Some uncommitted prospects making unofficial visits for the game are North Cobb RB-LB Quentin James, Stephens County RB Chaz Thornton, Grady DE Darren Dowdell, and Buford DE Mikey Bart.




– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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September 21st, 2012
12:48 am

1st for the first time!!!!


September 21st, 2012
12:59 am

Good weekend visits for our boys! Gotta show em the beast team we are!

Score Check

September 21st, 2012
2:37 am

gt has put the Zzzz back into football. Wake me up when BB season cranks up.

Tokyo jacket

September 21st, 2012
6:57 am

Michael, do we have a chance at landing any of the uncommitted guys? Are any of them game changers?


September 21st, 2012
7:51 am

Big weekend for the Jackets! Let’s take it to the Hurricanes.

TechApp fan

September 21st, 2012
8:08 am

Hope Chaz and Tech connect. Thornton is still running great for Stephens County.
He is small but fast. I remember a few other Tech guys from the Toccoa area.

FL Jacket

September 21st, 2012
8:39 am


You left out Cornelius Elder out of Nashville, TN. He’s a 4-star athlete prospect (RB/DB) who also plays basketball and is taking the McCamish tour prior to the football game.

Jacket Man

September 21st, 2012
9:59 am

Corn is a really interesting prospect. He’ll be given the opportunity to play football, and basketball, with the Jackets, if he decides to sign with GA Tech, and that’s why he’s making the visit this weekend. I think Corn is intrigued by the idea of playing the A-Back position in our Offense and then having a chance to also play ACC basketball. If he signs with the Jackets, any dual sport athlete that plays football, the scholarship always counts against the football limits, so that would take one from their side, but still leave one available for basketball.


September 21st, 2012
10:58 am

You sure that’s true, Jacket Man?

Interesting if so. Hadn’t heard anything about that rule beforehand.

GT Jeff

September 21st, 2012
11:06 am

I think Chaz Thorton would be great at A-Back in the triple option. Small size but very quick!!


September 21st, 2012
2:06 pm

should be a great game for these recruits. It’ll be great for the fans too.


September 22nd, 2012
1:39 pm

Two TE/DE recruits ??
Will CPJ be adding the TE position to his offense??

GT Fan

September 24th, 2012
9:05 am

I wonder if Devine and Hall are second guessing going to Tech with all the noise around the future of our coaches. Also, I know they flirted with UGa. It would kill me to see those 2 studs go to Athens, but it would be totally understandable considering the climate on the “flats” and opportunities to start at UGa. Bummer!!!


September 26th, 2012
10:20 am

what a train wreck to attend….hope most of our commits are looking for an education…..