AP All-America team loaded with talent from Georgia
How much talent is there in the state of Georgia?
The AP released its All-America teams this week. There were six players from Georgia on them, and not one of them signed with UGA or Georgia Tech out of high school.
Not one — although Jarvis Jones of Carver-Columbus High School later transferred from USC to UGA.
Bradley Roby, the Ohio State All-America CB from Peachtree Ridge High School (AP)
What about the other five?
- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama, Westlake High School: Signed with Alabama over Auburn, South Carolina and Rutgers. No offer from UGA or Georgia Tech.
- David Yankey, OT, Stanford, Centennial High School: He claimed early offers from both UGA and Georgia Tech, but it’s unclear how heavily either school recruited him. Yankey was serious about academics, and ended up picking Stanford over his other finalists of Duke, Wake Forest and South Carolina.
- Kevin Minter, LB, LSU, Peachtree Ridge: Minter grew up a Georgia Tech fan, and that was the school where he attended his first Junior Day. Minter said the Yellow Jackets never really followed up, and he accepted an early offer from LSU. Had 19 tackles in the state championship game for Peachtree Ridge.
- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State, Peachtree Ridge High School: Roby committed early to Vanderbilt, then flipped late to Ohio State. UGA extended an offer the week before signing day but it was too late.
- Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame, Monroe Area High School: He had offers from Georgia Tech and UGA, and almost ended up signing with the Yellow Jackets. Tuitt originally committed to Notre Dame, then switched to Georgia Tech after telling the AJC “I think Tech is where my heart was the whole time.” The next day, Tuitt flipped back to the Irish after coach Brian Kelly immediately hopped on a jet to Georgia for a face-to-face meeting.
THIS JUST IN
WHILE TAKING A BREAK FROM CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
WE’RE LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY FROM SIGNING DAY
- – By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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