Thursday, July 07, 2005

Around the Hive

Michael Jordan Jr. is 16-years old, is a hoops player "like his dad", and is hearing from the Jackets. Of course it sounds like UNC is the hands-down choice - that is if they'll have him......... An article on the shoe camps with a Paul Hewitt mention:

Everywhere you looked, there was greatness, coaches and players alike.

Florida coach Billy Donovan was seen standing near an entrance to the gymnasium, with Seton Hall's Louis Orr, Louisville's Rick Pitino and Bill Self of Kansas also in clear view. Later on came Thad Matta of Ohio State and Paul Hewitt of Georgia Tech, among others.

Mention of Jarrett Jack and ending the era of the "Jailblazers"............ Here's an interesting recruiting article on Josh Guillory, who is being recruited by Tech....... Jarrett Jack gets a new head coach, and a good one - Nate McMillan........

Kenny Scott quote on soon-to-be FSU QB Xavier Lee:

Lee graduated from Seabreeze High as the most prolific passer in Florida high school history. In a municipal stadium about 60 miles up Interstate 4 from Orlando, he would drop back in the shotgun and show off a right arm as powerful as his feet were fast.

"I put in a highlight tape from my senior year the other day," says Kenny Scott, now a cornerback at Georgia Tech and a former Seabreeze teammate of Lee's. "I was thinking, 'Man, he was running like that in high school, with 60-yard throws off his back foot?'"

PJ Daniels and Chris Reis were at some news conference on Wednesday, but this article focuses solely on UGA. Just a brief mention at the bottom............ Here's a look at the Wide Receivers across the nation left in school, with Calvin Johnson listed 7th (yeah right).

7. CALVIN JOHNSON - The ACC Rookie of the Year in 2004, Johnson made an immediate impact for Georgia Tech last season, picking up Freshman All- American honors in the process. At 6-4, 225 pounds, he already has an NFL body, despite his youth. In Tech's run-first offense, Johnson still managed to put up a solid freshman campaign, leading the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (837) and TDs (seven). His star is on the rise, so expect big things from him in Atlanta this year.

Here, Michael Lough discusses questions for in-state (GA) teams.......

Tyler Greene mention, who had a hit and was beaned the other night....... Another Tyler Greene article with nice quotes on GTech:

The reason I chose Georgia Tech,Greene said. It was because of the excellence of the baseball program and also the excellence of the academic programs as well. There are not many schools across the country that has a top 10 academic program and also a top 10 baseball program.

Evidently Tech is the 2nd most prolific college at "lending" talent to Team USA. Stanford is #1, having placed a player on the team 18 consecutive years - wow!!! Well, except that this string just came to an end.......

Well, check out the "massive" celebration at Fenway Park welcoming Boston College to the ACC. No wonder you didn't hear about this - I guess this private bash was quite exclusive..........