Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Recruiting - Football

Some random notes from the world of recruiting.......Evidently the AP thinks GT had a "woeful" start to recruiting. A bit overdramatic if you ask me.......This on Will Miller.......

Will Miller, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman out of Cherokee County High School, has switched from the Blazers to Georgia Tech.

"Georgia Tech is where I've wanted to go from the beginning," Miller said. "I decided to switch."

Miller said he has informed UAB coaches of his decision.

He plans on visiting Georgia Tech this weekend.

QB's switching committments is not unique to Jonathan Garner...

In the "laugher" quote of the day, check out the comments from George O'Leary's latest QB recruit:

Dynamic as he was diminutive, Joe Hamilton started four years at quarterback for Georgia Tech, amassing 10,640 yards of total offense and throwing for 65 touchdowns.

So the fact Central Florida football coach George O'Leary sees a whole lot of Hamilton in Southeast High senior Marquel Neasman should be taken as nothing less than a robust compliment.

Neasman appreciates the thought but prefers to embrace their differences.

"I'm bigger than Joe Hamilton," said Neasman, who on Monday committed to play for O'Leary, the former Georgia Tech coach, at UCF. "I have a better arm than he did coming in, and I think I bring more to the table as far as intangibles, things you can't teach. Like leadership."

This tells me one thing - that George O'Leary TOLD HIM all that stuff. Obviously it worked - he's signing with UCF.......O'Leary is evidently having a good recruiting year.......... Could GT pick up a Defensive End recruit who has already committed to North Carolina?

North Carolina could lose another player from its class, which would bring its total of defections to four. Jason Hill, a 6-5, 260-pound defensive lineman from Atlanta, said that he has not heard from North Carolina's coaches and doesn't know where he stands in the recruiting class.

Hill was to have visited North Carolina last weekend but didn't. The assistant who recruited him, Gunter Brewer, left the staff to join the Oklahoma State staff. Hill visited Oklahoma State last weekend.

He is also considering UAB, Georgia Tech and East Carolina. He said that he still wants to play for North Carolina but has no idea if he will be signed.

In recruiting to the NFL, a tidbit about Kyle Wallace and his recruiting days with Auburn senior Danny Lindsey:

Lindsey was the only Auburn player in the all-star game, but he did run into someone he knew from prior to his days at Auburn. “Kyle Wallace from Georgia Tech was there,” Lindsey says. “I ran into him when we were being recruited. It seemed like we were always taking the same visits. It was pretty weird we ended up in the same all-star game.”