GT Swarm Live Chat - May 1st, 2014


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May 1, 2014 9:35 PM - Eric: hello fellas
May 1, 2014 9:36 PM - dtm1997: Unfortunate he's leaving, but nice job breaking the Ty Griffin news
May 1, 2014 9:37 PM - Eric: Thanks man, appreciate that! trying to become the go to place for ALL gt fans
May 1, 2014 9:37 PM - LibertyTurns: Does this kid really think he can play at Oregon or is that just random internet BS?
May 1, 2014 9:37 PM - dtm1997: it's a good board, even with the robots
May 1, 2014 9:39 PM - Squint: so we need some good recruiting news to lift us up...
May 1, 2014 9:40 PM - wingsrlevel: I heard he was transferring right after the spring game. I'm thinking its more of a school issue than a football issue
May 1, 2014 9:41 PM - Eric: lol is both. Not just a academic issue.
May 1, 2014 9:43 PM - DuckGT: Who is more likely to end up at GT Cofer or Gant?
May 1, 2014 9:46 PM - Eric: Cofer by far. No shot with Gant
May 1, 2014 9:47 PM - DuckGT: Gotcha, I guess Gant is gonna stick with mizzou
May 1, 2014 9:47 PM - Eric: Maybe so.
May 1, 2014 9:49 PM - Eric: Good news is this 2015 class is going to big.
May 1, 2014 9:50 PM - GTonTop88: is this a make or break year for CPJ
May 1, 2014 9:50 PM - Squint: quality is better than quantity...mostly
May 1, 2014 9:51 PM - Eric: I think it is.
May 1, 2014 9:51 PM - Eric: I like both :)
May 1, 2014 9:52 PM - Squint: I hope we can reel in some big fish
May 1, 2014 9:52 PM - thagooseisloose: when you say the 2015 class will be big, do u mean football, basketball, or both?
May 1, 2014 9:52 PM - Eric: yeah need some quality lineman.
May 1, 2014 9:52 PM - TampaGT: Any news of the incoming freshman?
May 1, 2014 9:53 PM - Eric: will be 3.
May 1, 2014 9:53 PM - Eric: Stats quo of incoming Freshman...really wont hear anything on them until they get here. They are just doing workouts now.
May 1, 2014 9:53 PM - thagooseisloose: cool. I'm excited for this class. you think the relaxed admissions standards will pay some dividends?
May 1, 2014 9:54 PM - daBuzz: Griffin is still in good academic standing. He's not leaving because he was struggling in the classroom
May 1, 2014 9:55 PM - Squint: I'll be at Tech tomorrow.. any recruits I need to slip some $$ to?? haha j/k.
May 1, 2014 9:55 PM - daBuzz: LOL
May 1, 2014 9:56 PM - dtm1997: Squint - let me know if you need some xtra, I've got Venmo or Paypal... instant transfers
May 1, 2014 9:56 PM - thagooseisloose: you think recruits take bit coin?
May 1, 2014 9:57 PM - daBuzz: well they are potential GT recruits so they might :)
May 1, 2014 9:57 PM - dtm1997: 2015 for football, hoops, or both? As far as Cofer goes, we should be all over him. I've said it on the board, but a bird in the hand is better than not. Bring in 2 kids in 2015... hopefully JB and an SG
May 1, 2014 9:57 PM - thagooseisloose: truth. this place is great, btw. best gt board I've found by FAR...
May 1, 2014 9:58 PM - daBuzz: on an unrelated note, Coach McCollum is very excited about the play of the LB's. Thinks they're going to be a strong unit this year
May 1, 2014 9:58 PM - Eric: Griffin is fine in the classroom but he did tell me that was a factor...Moreso football though.
May 1, 2014 9:59 PM - Eric: Thanks.
May 1, 2014 10:00 PM - Eric: I think everyone is excited about the LB's...we have good players and good depth...CAM said during Spring Practice that he is excited to get Harrell back in the Fall. He thinks his light has clicked on.
May 1, 2014 10:00 PM - daBuzz: yeah. he mentioned 2 or 3 times in a very short conversation that "boys are looking awesome"
May 1, 2014 10:00 PM - Squint: Hope they can cover over the middle
May 1, 2014 10:01 PM - daBuzz: he's also pulling for Attouchu to get drafted highly. he & jerry still very tight from when Andy coached the DL
May 1, 2014 10:01 PM - daBuzz: said Jerry is one of those kinds of players who make you enjoy coaching
May 1, 2014 10:02 PM - OldJacketFan: I know it's a long shot but is there any potential for Thompson and/or Settle?
May 1, 2014 10:03 PM - daBuzz: no idea; thats a question for Eric. I rarely hear anything about recruits
May 1, 2014 10:03 PM - Eric: To be honest no....Thompson is UGA bound. Settle hasnt visited yet but he visited somewhere a ton of schools so we are going to have to do something special to stick out to him
May 1, 2014 10:04 PM - OldJacketFan: Thx Eric, I figured that was the case but had to ask.
May 1, 2014 10:04 PM - Eric: Everybody loved Jerry...Work ethic out the roof. He is what fits the mold as a GT SA...Also he really did himself well by returning this year.
May 1, 2014 10:04 PM - daBuzz: agreed
May 1, 2014 10:05 PM - Eric: Some team is going to get a steal in Jemea Thomas.
May 1, 2014 10:06 PM - OldJacketFan: Eric I like what I'm seeing the '15 recruits, especially on the O line, but not seeing many interior D linemen. Any thoughts?
May 1, 2014 10:06 PM - daBuzz: if Dee Ford is gone by the 2nd round when Falcons draft, I think they may go after him; he fits their needs
May 1, 2014 10:08 PM - Eric: In the interior the main people I have heard about are Ken Allen who they think we have a good shot with and Kyle Henderson who also has a ton of people after him...Darius Fullwood could also grow into a DT but I think he stays up north. I am looking for more DTs to come onto the radar soon...It is a big need for us this cycle as you know.
May 1, 2014 10:10 PM - Eric: We also seem to be after a ton of Rbs in this class.
May 1, 2014 10:12 PM - OldJacketFan: I'll be keeping any eye out on the interior D line, you know how I am about the big uglies lol
May 1, 2014 10:27 PM - Eric: I expect Travis Custis, Devine, Commissiong and Chris Griffin to all help a lot this year.
May 1, 2014 10:35 PM - Longestday: what was Ty's issue for football?
May 1, 2014 10:37 PM - dtm1997: Please refer to Devine as the King of Pancakes
May 1, 2014 10:39 PM - Eric: Ty asked me to keep that off the record...he best summed it up as "Gt wasnt the school for him" is what i posted in a thread
May 1, 2014 10:39 PM - Eric: From what I was told is that Ty didn't want to put in the off the field work at the QB position and didn't feel like he was grasping the offense...instead of staying at GT and trying another position he would rather go somewhere else. He really wants to play with his brother Taj and could be a package deal to Oregon.
May 1, 2014 10:39 PM - Eric: lol Devine is killer of buffet.
May 1, 2014 10:58 PM - Longestday: Thanks Eric
May 1, 2014 11:00 PM - tugdog235: do you know if the issues with transfers (at least the academic, or partially academic ones) has anything to do with the looser rein the Hill has given us for recruiting people who fall below the academic standards?
May 1, 2014 11:07 PM - Eric: No it has no bearing on that really.