GT Swarm Recruiting Live Chat - June 11th, 2014


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Jun 11, 2014 8:46 PM - TampaGT: What is the feeling/mood around the program (outside the coaching staff) after the last couple of weeks from the number of commits.
Jun 11, 2014 8:47 PM - Eric: Have to be happy, everyone is on a high note right now. Really on a good tear.
Jun 11, 2014 8:49 PM - TampaGT: Is this a result from the extra $ in recruiting or a combo of things coming together this year
Jun 11, 2014 8:49 PM - Eric: I think it has a lot to do with having the same staff in place for awhile and the new front office help.
Jun 11, 2014 8:50 PM - dressedcheeseside: So are we still going after DE's and if so, why'd we sour on Hunt? Sorry if this has already been discussed, I missed it somehow.
Jun 11, 2014 8:51 PM - Eric: I think we may end up taking one more DE down the road but it will be a WDE instead of a SDE. That is my belief...Looks like Logan waited to long.
Jun 11, 2014 8:52 PM - TampaGT: Any news on this year's incoming freshman? When do players report?
Jun 11, 2014 8:52 PM - OldJacketFan: Eric what can you tell us about Evyn Cooper?
Jun 11, 2014 8:53 PM - Eric: Players report in 6 days. All besides Whitehead..really nothing to be reported on them until they are here.
Jun 11, 2014 8:54 PM - dressedcheeseside: "waited too long"???? We've waited a lot longer for lots of other guys.
Jun 11, 2014 8:54 PM - Eric: Evyn is an A back prospect for us that is really interested in our academics...visited last week and has a lot of interest.
Jun 11, 2014 8:55 PM - Eric: Well if you're only taking 1 SDE and one commits that leaves no spots at that position..which means he waited to long. That spot is no longer there.
Jun 11, 2014 8:56 PM - OldJacketFan: With Cottrell and Jarrett on board would Tech take another A back?
Jun 11, 2014 8:56 PM - dressedcheeseside: Got it. We're done at his specific DE spot.
Jun 11, 2014 8:56 PM - Eric: Yes, I think we will take one more. We have numbers to play with.
Jun 11, 2014 8:56 PM - Eric: Yes, that is what I was told.
Jun 11, 2014 8:57 PM - OldJacketFan: He's a good looking player, again with good size for an A back, any info on his speed?
Jun 11, 2014 8:58 PM - OldJacketFan: So 3 OL projected for this year and 2 DTs?
Jun 11, 2014 8:58 PM - dressedcheeseside: Do we have any soft verbals remaining now that Cottrell is nolonger one?
Jun 11, 2014 9:00 PM - UgaBlows: Who's our top B back target? Looking for a stud that can come in and play right away, that should be a good sales pitch
Jun 11, 2014 9:03 PM - Eric: He has good speed, not a Cottrell. But good speed.
Jun 11, 2014 9:03 PM - Eric: Yeah 2 more OL and at least two DTs
Jun 11, 2014 9:04 PM - Eric: Depends on Campbell, if it goes to other camps or nots. Coachs are aware of the situation though.
Jun 11, 2014 9:04 PM - Eric: Top B back targer is Mikell lands Davis
Jun 11, 2014 9:04 PM - OldJacketFan: LOL not many legitmate 4.3 guys out there ;)
Jun 11, 2014 9:05 PM - Eric: No, very very few. Kid can be dangerous for us.
Jun 11, 2014 9:06 PM - OldJacketFan: To me Cottrell is a prototypical A back, got to see him in the state playoffs last year
Jun 11, 2014 9:07 PM - Eric: I agree, brings the totally package for us. Really has a chacne to be special here. Best offense for him...I am sure it was fun seeing him live!
Jun 11, 2014 9:08 PM - OldJacketFan: Brentavious and who else at DT are the main targets? Any shot at Qunetez?
Jun 11, 2014 9:09 PM - Eric: Kyle no no on Quentez. Kid is ALLLLLL drame. Dont want him here.
Jun 11, 2014 9:09 PM - OldJacketFan: It was, I said the time how much I'd like to see him Tech's offense not having a clue he was interested in Tech LOL
Jun 11, 2014 9:09 PM - OldJacketFan: Didn't know anout the dramaaaaaaaaaa I agreed LOL! Kyle' mom gonna sign off?
Jun 11, 2014 9:11 PM - Eric: Will take a good job by the staff...he really liked the visit. We will see.
Jun 11, 2014 9:15 PM - TampaGT: Which coach has done the best job in recruiting this year?
Jun 11, 2014 9:18 PM - Eric: I am gonna have to go with Coach Cook..Campbell, Bryan and Ratliffe.
Jun 11, 2014 9:21 PM - TampaGT: Any more transfers?
Jun 11, 2014 9:22 PM - Eric: Still the chance for 1.
Jun 11, 2014 9:23 PM - TampaGT: Timeframe?
Jun 11, 2014 9:23 PM - Eric: Probably mid Summer.
Jun 11, 2014 9:28 PM - OldJacketFan: If Brown commits is Tech full at WR?
Jun 11, 2014 9:29 PM - Eric: I could see him as a flex..where as they would take 1 more WR the. Would have to be someone they really like though.
Jun 11, 2014 9:30 PM - OldJacketFan: How's Shamire looking? You know me and O lInemen LOL!
Jun 11, 2014 9:30 PM - OldJacketFan: and I can't wait to see Chris Griffin in action
Jun 11, 2014 9:31 PM - Eric: Havent talked to him since the last update I posted...hopefully he is still working hard. I was told they had the OL running last week trying to get them to lose some weight lol
Jun 11, 2014 9:31 PM - Eric: Yeah, I think I am the biggest Griffin fan around lol
Jun 11, 2014 9:33 PM - OldJacketFan: OL linemen running, add heat and viola instant weight loss, my son used to b**ch that while he was trying to add weight his coaches were running it off him
Jun 11, 2014 9:34 PM - Eric: You got that right! A few of ours guys need it!!
Jun 11, 2014 9:38 PM - GTNavyNuke: Are we still looking at 20 or so open scholarships for 2015?
Jun 11, 2014 9:41 PM - Eric: I would say around 22
Jun 11, 2014 9:44 PM - OldJacketFan: was it Stickler or Whitley that was injured?
Jun 11, 2014 9:44 PM - thagooseisloose: eric, any difference noticeable in how tech coaches are pitching recruits? or just more luck this year?
Jun 11, 2014 9:46 PM - kg01: BBall-related: Any news on Charles Mitchell's visit?
Jun 11, 2014 9:51 PM - Eric: Whitley, but he is good to go.
Jun 11, 2014 9:52 PM - Eric: LIke I said earlier I think our staff has been here awhile so they have devoloped good relationships with kids. That and the recruiting office are the main two
Jun 11, 2014 9:52 PM - Eric: Nope, really havent heard a word on Mitchell.
Jun 11, 2014 9:52 PM - OldJacketFan: Good to know that about Whitley, I feel Tech will most likey RS all the O linemen with the possible exception of Gary Brown but we want all of them coming in healthy!
Jun 11, 2014 10:03 PM - GTNavyNuke: I'm going to bed, but one more question -- do you think that the Scout rankings of 3 of our 8 commits at 2 stars are because Scout hasn't been able to evaluate?
Jun 11, 2014 10:06 PM - OldJacketFan: thnaks for all the info Eric, like Nuke I'm going to call it an evening, pleasant night to all!
Jun 11, 2014 10:08 PM - Eric: Yeah they just havent been graded yet!