There's a low 3 star that had offers from Akron, East Carolina, Illinois, UVA and of course GT. He wasn't given a position or national ranking by Rivals. His name is Jeremiah Attaochu. I think he did ok for us.
Pj Daniels>godhighHit-- Godhigh-maybe the best walk-on in 50 yrs
Miss-Hobie Holliday- a 4-5 star that did little
DJ Donley was not a miss folks. He was a player that didn't want to play in this crappy offense we have now.
Ibeeballin, please elaborate on Laurence Marius. I heard he had a ton of talent but didn't like being yelled at.
Hit and miss all in one Charles Dudish.Just a little fun topic of discussion. Regardless of who they signed with, who are some recruits you all hit and/or missed on? Who are some guys you thought would be all world and did nothing and vice versa? Who were some less heralded guys that you all believed would be good and went on to carve out a nice career and vice versa?
2 star Vance Walker (All ACC, still in NFL, considered a better DT during his time here than even 4star Darryl Richards)
2 star Andrew Gardner (multi year ACC, still in NFL)
3 star Jemea Thomas (lightly recruited due to size, our best overall defender his last 2 years)
3 star Demaryius Thomas (recruited to play TE by other schools, All ACC WR in run heavy option offense, now considered a top 5 WR in NFL)
Hobie Holiday (would be considered 5 star today, didn't live up to the potential of his prep school credentials)
DJ Donley (washed out due to grades, but probably more naturally gifted than Demaryius Thomas. Probably would have starred like DT in this offense had he not listened to the wrong people. Never lived up to his 4 star rating...anywhere)
Jordan Luallen (4 Star QB who never played a snap for us. Transferred to Cincy and ended up playing other positions)
Demarius Bilbo (Considered on of the top dual threat QBs in that class, and probably a high 4 star recruit. Recruited under O'Leary, but never caught on to Gailey's offense and was moved to WR. Did see a lot of time, but never had the impact of a 4 star QB)
I did not know him but was familiar with high expectation and issues with father. Probably would have done better if he had gone to school away from home. Calvin Ramsey on the other hand was a family friend and coached my Father-in-law at Trussville H.S. outside of Bham before coming to Dekalb. I know Avondale was a great pipeline to Tech at one time. I think maybe Bo Bruce was the last of Ramsey players to come to Tech?The Pride of Avondale and Coach Calvin Ramsey and dad Andy Dudish. His persona was pretty tarnished, but he was/is a pretty good guy.
Milton Bruce went to Athens. Is Bo a different Bruce. The Blue Devils were never known to be a cerebral bunch.I did not know him but was familiar with high expectation and issues with father. Probably would have done better if he had gone to school away from home. Calvin Ramsey on the other hand was a family friend and coached my Father-in-law at Trussville H.S. outside of Bham before coming to Dekalb. I know Avondale was a great pipeline to Tech at one time. I think maybe Bo Bruce was the last of Ramsey players to come to Tech?
Donnie Davis was recruited by Ross and O'Leary to run the system that Shawn Jones ran. He was perfect for that system. It was a similar system that Joe Hamilton ran.
Ross left for the NFL and "he who shall remain nameless" came in and totally screwed up Davis's development...which culminated in the Nameless Coach's decision to bring in Luginbill (who's now a big talking head for ESPN). That decision divided the locker room.
O'Leary came in and slowly built up Davis's confidence. Davis was a big part in O'Leary's and GT's turnaround in the aftermath of the Nameless Coach's tenure. If Davis had played under Friedgen's tutelage, who knows what may have happened to Davis's career. If anything, Davis was just unlucky with the timing and coaching changes. Had Davis been a QB in this zone read/option era he would have been a star.
Donnie Davis eventually led the Arizona Rattlers to an Arena Bowl championship if that means anything.
Davis is far from being the "biggest miss of all".
BTW...Davis is a great example of how much Ma Tech cares about its SAs even far after their playing days. Read this if you haven't already: