Thursday, January 22, 2004

A Daily Dose

On the recruiting trail, we will hear today at 3pm where Darius Walker wants to go to college. This young man from Buford has scholarship offers from about half of ALL the Div I-A schools in the nation. He is a 5'11" 200lb tailback who re-wrote Hershal Walker's high school record books and didn't even play every entire game. He scored 46 touchdowns as a senior. He has narrowed his choices to Ohio State, Standford, Notre Dame, Alabama, Arkansas (where his dad played) and GEORGIA TECH. Personally I put the odds of landing this young man at about 10%. Most people believe Ohio State is the front runner............................ To stay on recruiting, we have picked up talented safety - DJay Jones. He is 6'1" 185, runs a 4.65 40 and plays WR and Safety on his Camden County HS team. He is a member of the GA Hot 100 from insiders, shown as #60. WELCOME TO GT DJay!!! You made the right choice......................."GTDean" at the Hive found out on the net that it looks like we have a new linebacker coach, Brian Jean-May. Here is the link showing he has quit his current job. He is the quote - "And now, defensive backs coach Brian Jean-Mary has resigned. He is expected to be named linebackers coach at Georgia Tech." Here is his background profile. A young guy (28) who has ties in Florida which should help our recruiting there. If this becomes "official" we will let you know.

Remember last week when we reported about Ra'Sean Dickey's Marlboro team walking off the court at the Nike Martin Luther King Classic in Jacksonville FL? Well, here is an article discussing what happened in more detail and how to handle these types of situations in the future. I guess only those who were there will know what REALLY happened.................. Our friendly 7-footer Luke was on the radio this morning. I didn't hear it but these guys at the Hive did................... Will Bynum is starting to get some press after his last 2 performances - this from a Tacoma WA paper - "Think Arizona misses guard Will Bynum, who transferred to Georgia Tech midway through last season? Considering what he's done of late, pretty much anybody could use Bynum. Bynum scored 20 points against Wake Forest on Tuesday and 25 against Maryland on Saturday."....................... I LOVE this article about the Jackets. All about not settling for what they did against WF - looking for that edge, how to get to the next level. I LOVE IT!!!!! Another well done article by Brian Murphy at the Macon Telegraph.................. Is THIS any surprise????? Dickey V was the ONLY person on the "blue ribbon" panel NOT to vote for Mark Price on the ESPN All-Time ACC team. What a putz. Guess who he voted for??? Surprise surprise - a Dorkie - Jason Williams. That guy is the most predictable guy in all of broadcasting. One head coach this week was quoted as saying he could not say 15 words withou the word "Duke" coming out of his piehole. Again, what a putz...................... Meanwhile, looks like Wake Forest is pissed about their 3-game losing streak and is going to take it out on FSU...........