Thursday, December 30, 2004

Recruiting - Football

Well, it's been an up-and-down recruiting season for the Jackets. What was looking like Gailey's most promising class has had a little bit of air taken out with the loss of Todd Walker and Carlos Thomas. However, the current signees are some real talented players and we know that Coach is an outstanding evaluator and developer of talent. In addition the fat lady doesn't start singing until February during signing day and there are some big recruits with GT in their final list. So stay tuned.

In recent news, it did become official that Carlos Thomas dropped the Jackets. While nothing is official on why, it appears that academics were the reason. Here's a story on him............. In QB recruiting we seem to be the leader for Jonathan Garner, a former U of Florida commit who de-committed when Urban Meyer told him he wasn't the style QB that fits his offense. Here's what he said about the Jackets:

When asked if he had a favorite at this point, Garner said, "Right now it's probably Georgia Tech." When asked what he liked about GT he stated, "I know the coaches real well. I know Buddy Geis pretty well. And the players, I met a few of them like Kenny Scott & LeShawn Newberry. And it's just a real good school."

Here's more on Garner from the Orlando Sentinel.

........ In running back recruiting, we are still heavy in the running for Maurice Wells, the super-talented back out of Florida. Recent stories lead you to believe it is really a toss-up, with no clear favorite. Wells will announce in mid-January. It is down to GT and Ohio State. For awhile it appeared that we were tied with Miami as the final choices for the #1 fullback prospect in the nation - Kalvin Bailey. However, he surprised a lot of people last week by chosing the Iowa Hawkeyes. Here's another story on Bailey........... Current GT recruit Tony Clark was named to the all-greater Savannah Area football team.