National Signing Day Live Chat - February 4-5th, 2014

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  1. SwarmBot

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    Feb 4, 2014 7:02 PM - Eric: Chat is open :)
    Feb 4, 2014 7:25 PM - GTNavyNuke: Hey! One question I had is how many recruits have we lost this year? It seems like only a few .... and less than the last two years.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:28 PM - Eric: only lost two. not bad...coaches have done a good job.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:32 PM - GTNavyNuke: That is real good. Thanks for this site.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:33 PM - Madison Grant: Any insight as to what happened with Rogers?
    Feb 4, 2014 7:37 PM - Eric: He wasn't coming here and he was sort of playing games with the staff.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:37 PM - Eric: by the way the chat will stay open tonight so we can be prepared for NSD.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:38 PM - John: hey guys
    Feb 4, 2014 7:38 PM - NorthGaJacket15: Eric and staff, kudos on a great site and thanks for all of your work!
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - Eric: Well look who the cat drug in
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - John: Eric's a BEAST with recruiting info is all i've got to say.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - GTNavyNuke: Lynch committed and Scout has him as not rated ....... why would that be so this late in the process?
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - Madison Grant: So Sawyers to Ole Miss? Has he made a commitment
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - NorthGaJacket15: did you get new info to make your prediction of Autry in the thread...or were reaffirming your earlier prediction?
    Feb 4, 2014 7:39 PM - Eric: thanks man! appreciate the compliments!
    Feb 4, 2014 7:40 PM - John: not a compliment, was just stating a fact haha
    Feb 4, 2014 7:40 PM - Eric: Thanks John...site wouldn't be what it is without you though.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:41 PM - Eric: John handles pretty much all the behind the scenes work.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:41 PM - John: would just have a different look, i imagine but same info
    Feb 4, 2014 7:41 PM - Eric: There's just so many players to rate...impossible to get them all.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:42 PM - John: looking forward to what NSD brings
    Feb 4, 2014 7:42 PM - Eric: I still say Sawyers to UT but Ole Miss could be close
    Feb 4, 2014 7:42 PM - Eric: I have been confident on Autry for awhile.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:43 PM - Eric: Me too! Very anxious. Big day for the program.
    Feb 4, 2014 7:43 PM - NorthGaJacket15: great! very happy with the effort of the staff and closing well! hoping for no bad surprises tomorrow!
    Feb 4, 2014 7:48 PM - NorthGaJacket15: do you have a gut that we've offered (or will offer) any additional folks other than Lynch here in the last few days?
    Feb 4, 2014 7:49 PM - Eric: No more offers will be going out...Myles Autry anf Sawyers are the only two left for us.
    Feb 4, 2014 9:23 PM - DSGB: Good job on the site Eric. Will you be attending Edge tomorrow?
    Feb 4, 2014 10:17 PM - Midlands Jacket: I know this is off topic, but did you guys just watch the JV basketball game that was just played at clitsun?
     
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    Feb 5, 2014 6:21 AM - Eric: NSD is here!
    Feb 5, 2014 6:38 AM - DSGB: Yes it is. Getting my son ready so I can head down now.
    Feb 5, 2014 6:40 AM - Eric: have fun
    Feb 5, 2014 6:40 AM - DSGB: You're not coming down?
    Feb 5, 2014 6:45 AM - gtdrew: Ill be down there, DSGB.
    Feb 5, 2014 6:47 AM - gtdrew: So, Sawyers swaying back and forth between UT & Ole Miss. Any chance for a dark horse like us?
    Feb 5, 2014 7:00 AM - TheTaxJacket: Carvells article yesterday has Autry saying the message boards are wrong and he can go to FSU...that true?
    Feb 5, 2014 7:01 AM - TheTaxJacket: Btw....pretty cool the chat feature works in my phone. Great site Eric!
    Feb 5, 2014 7:11 AM - GTNavyNuke: Scoout has our class at 53rd. Dropped a bit with Lynch being NR and a 2 star. Why would Lynch be NR after having committed to GSU? I guess Scout really is pretty narrow in ranking focus.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:24 AM - Scott: Let's hope Myles Autry stays home
    Feb 5, 2014 7:25 AM - Scott: Sawyers won't be a jacket, though I hope he surprised us
    Feb 5, 2014 7:25 AM - Scott: Surprises
    Feb 5, 2014 7:28 AM - Scott: Sawyers will be a Vol
    Feb 5, 2014 7:33 AM - Minawreck: Of course Autry "can go" to Florida State...he'd just have to pay his own way for a bit.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:34 AM - Madison Grant: Yeah, I'm thinking Autry's been told he can 'greyshirt', but if FSU loses out on too many targets he may get the LOI today
    Feb 5, 2014 7:35 AM - Madison Grant: Thus, him waiting until 4 PM
    Feb 5, 2014 7:36 AM - collegeballfan: Autry just wants his moment under the bright light.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:38 AM - TheTaxJacket: I hate the SEC. The rich get richer if UT gets Sawyers. They have like 5 DTs committed.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:39 AM - dtm1997: Got the ESPN3 coverage on. FSU has 27 commits as of last night and waiting on at least 2 big time receivers. They'd have a Tennessee sized class by the time Myles announces. I think I saw UT lost a commit last night.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:43 AM - TheTaxJacket: Damn. Hope it wasn't that DT people were saying would flip. Sawyers would then slide on in.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:45 AM - dtm1997: I think I saw that. Had hoops on my mind, so let's hope I misread.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:56 AM - dtm1997: FSU just picked up a DT commit. Should put them at 28.
    Feb 5, 2014 7:57 AM - GTJared21: Thoughts on Clinton Lynch?
    Feb 5, 2014 7:59 AM - TheTaxJacket: I just saw Lynchs film this morning. Kid looks like a great AB. He has great hands. Like a taller bigger Godhigh. I actually think the staff did a great job here.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:00 AM - TheTaxJacket: Also....according to Rivals the Norcross coach doesn't do a good job selling his non-elite players and there is a lot if talent on that team.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:01 AM - TheTaxJacket: The kid fights for the ball like Godhigh does. That's where I get my comparison.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:06 AM - Kmag: I love national signing day!
    Feb 5, 2014 8:07 AM - CrackerJacket: It's 7am in Texas, and everybody's sitting around the NSD campfire. Is the bacon ready yet?
    Feb 5, 2014 8:09 AM - Minawreck: I agree that Clinton Lynch seems to have some nastiness to him which is necessary at the A-back position IMO
    Feb 5, 2014 8:10 AM - CrackerJacket: But we really need a nasty B-back. A big play threat there makes it easier to get to the outside.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:12 AM - TheTaxJacket: Let's give Custis a chance to fill that role.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:13 AM - GTJared21: Where are y'all finding his higlight tape?
    Feb 5, 2014 8:13 AM - GTJacket: The internet
    Feb 5, 2014 8:15 AM - Eric: Klock says he has snt his LOI in
    Feb 5, 2014 8:17 AM - #1stinga6: I wish I had a dang Watch ESPN login.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:17 AM - Minawreck: Is it a "badge of honor" of sorts to be "first?"
    Feb 5, 2014 8:19 AM - GTJacket: It could be for some, but I imagine many are just ready to send theirs in early to get the whole process over with
    Feb 5, 2014 8:19 AM - xenoabe: Morning gents.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:21 AM - DrJacket: Eric, are any of you all here in Edge Center?
    Feb 5, 2014 8:23 AM - xenoabe: I'm across the street at Turner. :)
    Feb 5, 2014 8:25 AM - xenoabe: Sawyers may have eliminated us from consideration.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:26 AM - Eric: I posted in his thread this morning that he's likely down to Ole Miss and UT
    Feb 5, 2014 8:27 AM - xenoabe: Just saw that he chose UT.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:27 AM - dtm1997:
    Feb 5, 2014 8:29 AM - Eric: yep Sawyers will be going to Tennessee.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:29 AM - xenoabe: Where they 430 DL sign this year.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:30 AM - dtm1997: Tennessee is up to 83 commits
    Feb 5, 2014 8:31 AM - dtm1997: ESPN3 special is live
    Feb 5, 2014 8:33 AM - GTJacket: I heard Tennessee is trying to fill out an entire roster with just this recruiting class
    Feb 5, 2014 8:33 AM - gtwin: maybe GT should pounce on UTs scraps
    Feb 5, 2014 8:33 AM - gtwin: someone has to be getting the boot over there
    Feb 5, 2014 8:35 AM - xenoabe: I don't understand how the math can even work out for them.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:35 AM - GTJacket: Backcounting + grayshirts
    Feb 5, 2014 8:35 AM - Sonsir: don't forget blueshirts too
    Feb 5, 2014 8:36 AM - Eric: Michael Preddy is official!
    Feb 5, 2014 8:38 AM - Eric: Antonio Simmons is official!
    Feb 5, 2014 8:40 AM - Eric: Step Durham is 3rd official in.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:42 AM - 1Techfan: Thanks, Eric. Good work.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:42 AM - DuckGT: Is that Qua' picture they have for Simmons on RR?
    Feb 5, 2014 8:42 AM - GTJason: The production value of the show on ESPN is great. Considering the last few years it was the equivalent of a shaky handy cam in the back of a room, this is great
    Feb 5, 2014 8:47 AM - ATL1: 2 of the best players out of Jacksonville good job Coach Owens
    Feb 5, 2014 8:48 AM - Eric: Klock is 4th.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:49 AM - gtwin: Eric...what is your no BS assessment of this class? What about the recruiting ability of this staff?
    Feb 5, 2014 8:49 AM - gtwin: I ask you b/c other sites are like the Spin Zone.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:50 AM - DuckGT: Really excited about Klock
    Feb 5, 2014 8:50 AM - ATL1: Tech should move towards UCLA with the LOI phone app. all kids have to do is send
    Feb 5, 2014 8:51 AM - xenoabe: Dean Buchan said they can take a picture and e-mail their LOI.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:51 AM - Eric: Andrew Marshall is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 8:52 AM - Eric: i will do assessment and all that after NSD
    Feb 5, 2014 8:52 AM - gtwin: ok, thx
     
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    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM - dressedcheeseside: Hey gang, what a glorious day to be a Jacket!!!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM - collegeballfan: I know Klock is coming in as OL, but do not be surprised to see him on defense.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM - Moonknightatl: With Lynch coming in as Aback will Leggett start out primarily at bback?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM - Eric: KeShun Freeman is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM - Brian Johnson: eric, do you expect any surprises today? maybe get another LOI other than autry??
    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM - Kmag: Marshall is a huge get that is quietly signing with us. I thought he was going to switch his commitment but stayed true to his word.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM - GTJason: I know Gaudin isn't a big guy but Freeman looks HUGE
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Eric: No dont expect any surprises.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM - Eric: Yeah getting Marshall is huge for us. very good player.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM - gtwin: Marshall seems like a good kid too. I've seen him a few times at the gym he workouts at. Comes in and goes about his business. Gets after it and heads out.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - xenoabe: Freeman comes off very impressive in that interview with Brandon.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - GTJacket: phew. Would have been worried if Marshall was breaking mirrors and yelling at children in the weight room
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - Kmag: Haha
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - dressedcheeseside: Watching the live broadcast on ESPN3. It's really worth the look. Nice interview with KeShun Freeman. What a quality young man he is! It's important to me that these guys are great both on and off the field.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - MacJacket: Wow, Freeman is an impressive 18 year old. Hope to see big things from him.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM - ATL1: I like the OL signings
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM - gtwin: nah...none of that.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM - gtwin: Eric, was Jordan Ellis ever on GTs radar?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM - ATL1: I also like how this class is for the most part very strong academically
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM - Eric: KeShun is a great kid...one of the best I've interviewed.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM - GTJacket: Lynch said he was in his AP Lit class when he got his GT offer. Love hearing our SAs are taking AP courses
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM - GTJacket: Believe Freeman took a few, including Calc, himself
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:07 AM - Eric: Yes we looked at Ellis
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM - Eric: Lance Austin
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM - Eric: Austin twins are in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM - gtwin: any reason why a UGA and Clemson pic are behind CAM?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM - Minawreck: Denzel McCoy shot from Coach Mac?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM - GTJason: 2004, the year of "the catch"
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM - gtwin: seems like that is one minor detail GTAA would make sure of...GT,GT, GT
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM - GTJacket: Are the Austins fraternal or identical, Eric?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM - gtwin: not that one on the right, the one onf the bottom left
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM - gtwin: did not see anything GT in it
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM - stevo0718: Clem and UGag game programs
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM - dtm1997: Coach just called the Austin twins "Piranhas". Love that.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM - Eric: Qua now in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM - DiveKeepPitch: Any possibility of some 2-way players out of this class with the athleticism they seem to have?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM - GTJason: bottom left says 2004 on it... I'm assuming it is highlighting that game from bigplayCJ
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:15 AM - dressedcheeseside: Didn't know the twins and Qua are all track guys and fast!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM - stevo0718: Agree that it's silly that the biggest readable words on the screen are Clemson and Georgia. Poor chair placement
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM - DiveKeepPitch: We definitely have a need for speed...the more the better no matter the position but especially at A-back
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM - DuckGT: Qua starting out at DB or on offense?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM - Eric: WR
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM - stevo0718: So are these commercial breaks or just breaks in the action?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM - kg01: Ok, just made it to work. Time to join the recruit chat
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:20 AM - Eric: Jalen Johnson is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:20 AM - DuckGT: Eric, would you consider Qua as a more developed WR prospect than Messick was last year coming in?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM - Eric: Matthew Jordan is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM - ATL1: i wouldn't be surprised if Que switches to safety, he looked good at safety
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM - Minawreck: I am just as excited about Jordan as Coach Pelton is
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM - Eric: Tyler Merriweather in now.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM - kg01: I really think the twins will be big-time for us. Like having 2 Jemea's
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM - DSGB: Pelton is a superstar. We need to keep this guy around. Great on the mic.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM - Minawreck: ...listening to Coach Pelton talk...We need to pay this man. We should start an alumni network JUST to pay for football assistants or something like that.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM - dressedcheeseside: Pelton is huge! Not in stature, but in importance our recruiting effort. It's all about having contacts and relationships with coaches in your recruiting zone. That's why it's so hard to just say "OK, let's recruit nationally." You don't have the contacts.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM - collegeballfan: Yeah, Pelton is a coach they need to find some way to keep on the Tech staff.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM - DSGB: Yeah. We need to put him in South Georgia too
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM - xenoabe: Agree on all fronts. Pelton is vital to the future of this defense.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM - DSGB: Screw that national recruiting. We can find enough players in GA, AL, SC, TN, and FL. Focus on those states and results will increase.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM - DSGB: Is Steven Sylvester a GA for us?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM - Eric: Gary Brown is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM - Eric: yes he is.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM - xenoabe: I like the national recruiting. You get outside of the SEC bias a little bit and GT is looked at as a great school nationally.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM - ATL1: @DSGB No
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM - Kmag: Haven't heard much about Merriweather can someone give me a little insight?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM - DSGB: Hard to get those guys though. Look at Vandy. They have a great national name too. They pound GA and TN.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM - xenoabe: Merriweather has a huge upside to me. One of my favorite guys in this class actually.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM - Eric: Jake Whitley is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM - xenoabe: You have to balance it.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM - dressedcheeseside: I like national recruiting. We just need staff with contacts in key national hot spots. When I say that I mean spots that produce strong academic kids.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:39 AM - DSGB: I like all of the DEs. Including Klock.
     
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    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM - DSGB: Really nice foundation class. OL/DL heavy. They make the smaller guys look much better
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM - Eric: Jake Stickler is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM - kg01: I've always wanted us to focus on GA/Southeast but it's becoming a losing battle. I say don't neglect local HS but branch out with a purpose
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM - kg01: Also as a PSA, don't bother tuning into local radio coverage. The poor-mouthing on GT is in FULL effect.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM - gkendrick102: FSU is on South GA big time. Sean Jones would be great to get on board to hel with recruiting down there!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM - xenoabe: Local radio coverage is terrible anyway. Chuck and Chernoff is the only show I like and they don't know crap about recruiting.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM - GTJacket: Yep, Chuck and Chernoff are entertaining but you have to take most things they say with a grain of salt. Though Chuck certainly knows CFB history pretty well. I wish SVP and Rusillo was on in Atlanta - that's the best sports radio show out there
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:50 AM - xenoabe: Yeah, I know the way they lean on certain things so I know what they are knowledgable on and what they are just spouting off on.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM - DSGB: I don't like SVP and Russillo. Hate national radio. Chuck and chernoff have a good show. My favorite show locally.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM - Kevin Donnelly: Any surprises outside of GT stuff? I know it's still early for flips, but it's seemed quiet so far.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM - Eric: #15 is CJ Legett
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM - DSGB: The truth is we can and should recruit better. We don't and that gives the radio guys something to talk about in relation to our performance.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM - kg01: I'm thinking no surprises may be a good thing for us this year. Holding all but what 2 is great compared to prior years
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM - Eric: Clinton Lynch LOI in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM - xenoabe: They also don't fully understand the circumstances at GT that hinder that as well.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM - DSGB: Who is left? Autry, Jackson?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM - xenoabe: Although, I do agree that we should do better. However, I think we are getting better starting with this class.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM - ATL1: I Like Archer & Bell, Jamie and Rick more so for Jamie, Jason at Night is cool cause he's an a hole, Chuck Oliver I absolutely can't tolerate or any show on 680, Bring Back The Stews !!!!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM - kg01: DSGB, they are outwardly rooting against us. It's not like it's negative analysis which I'd somewhat understand
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM - kg01: Didn't mean to derail, just had to vent on that
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM - xenoabe: Some are but I don't think it's quite as prevalent as we make it out to be.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:56 AM - Eric: Tre Jackson LOI is in
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:56 AM - DSGB: Even given our limitations, we can do better. Got to make recruiting a bigger item during the coach interview process
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:56 AM - MacDaddy2: Not sure I care about their academics, it is a business and we need to get in the winning business
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:57 AM - DuckGT: Still waiting on Lewis, Whitehead, and hopefully Autry
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM - MacDaddy2: Eric assuming we get Lewis whitehead and Autry , how many ships will go unused
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM - kg01: And Sawyers of course. Let me believe :geek:
    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Eric: I think 1.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM - ATL1: sawyers is a UT committ
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM - ATL1: well player now he signed
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:01 AM - ATL1: wow dont care about academics smh :shifty:
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM - kg01: :censored:
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM - DuckGT: has sawyers signed his LOI yet?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM - ATL1: yes
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM - MacDaddy2: It's a business and we are going to be Kodak if some things don't change
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM - GTJacket: Really impressed by this Tre Jackson interview. Seems very excited to be at Tech.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:04 AM - ATL1: no its not actually. its an institution of higher learning
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:04 AM - Eric: No Sawyers has not signed the LOI yet...he has told the schools hes going to UT
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM - Ish: whitehead is in
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM - GTJason: not seeing that anywhere... sounds like a rumor to me... UT has 36 other guys committed, of those 36 9 haven't sent in LOIs.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM - MacDaddy2: So you still believe in the student athlete theory. Not arguing your point of view but college football is nothing other than a business
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM - Eric: Great seeing that Whitehead LOI come in!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM - kg01: Agreed on Whitehead
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM - Kmag: Hopefully he comes in starting next year.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM - GTJason: Nice Star Dig by CAM
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM - daculajacket: "His stars probably dropped since he's coming here.... It always happens" CAM
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM - jchens_GT: Haha, I like it
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM - DuckGT: Whitehead gives me alot of hope for the D line this season
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM - wuzjrbuzz: Sawyers tweeted that he is signing at 10:15 FWIW
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM - DallasBuzzFan: CAM Now that was Funny
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM - kg01: So ... you're saying there's a chance? :nailbiting:
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM - Ish: gaudin just teased another LOI....Sawyers says he'll announce at 10:15....omg don't get my hopes up
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM - MacDaddy2: I think our coaches use the "star explanation" as a cover for their results. Like anything numerical, the odds of variance is large for a small sample but directionally there is a strong correlation between recruiting rankings and success
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM - Eric: Sawyers is 11:15 eastern time. hes going to UT
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM - motynes: anything new on Autry?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM - Eric: Announces at 3:50 today
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM - Midlands Jacket: With the kid flipping from FSU to UF is Autry now going to FSU?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM - Eric: And Terrell Lewis is in.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM - ATL1: that kids wants to be a qb not wr not sure how that would effect Autry
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM - iopjacket: Is that everyone but Autry?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM - ATL1: well thats that great class
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM - kg01: Definitely a step in the right direction for us. Many of these kids look like difference makers, some early
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM - ATL1: i wish we could have held on to Miles tho
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM - Eric: We are done until the Autry announcement.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM - DuckGT: Still feeling good about our chances with Autry?\
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM - gtg771r: ^^^ what he said
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM - GTJason: CPJ confirmed, waiting on one this afternoon
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM - dtm1997: Probably meant waiting on a decision, more so than LOI.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM - DSGB: Why does a guy flip from FSU to UF. UF will have a new staff in 12 months
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM - DSGB: To be young and dumb...
     
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    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM - Minawreck: SEC
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM - techman78: Has Whitehead signed yet?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM - TheTaxJacket: Can't believe UT came in like that stole Sawyers. I also can't belive that Sawyers would fall for that. UT with 36 commits with many left to sign. This is bull****.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM - TheTaxJacket: Someone needs to be looking into UT and their numbers
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM - ATL1: No UF promised him a shot at QB and once the OC from Duke was hired they rrevisited him and told him he fits thier offense better than FSU's
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM - poodleface: I'm sure GSU feels the same way about Clinton Lynch
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Eric: Yes Whitehead has signed.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM - techman78: Awesome! So theoretically Autry is the only one left?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM - Eric: Yes
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM - TheTaxJacket: Poodleface, yes about our 20 commits vs. UT's 39? No even the same.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM - techman78: No surprises in store?? ;)
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM - poodleface: UT misunderstood the rules, they thought they could sign 85 per year
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM - Sheldon's: Eric can you share now who the expected flip was that didn't materialize?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM - Eric: No surprise.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM - dtm1997: Quinlan tweeted GT to sign 20+ again next year and CPJ sat down with Bud last year to get leeway on admits
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM - Eric: Darius West was the guy that I expected to flip
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM - DSGB: So 6 is the internal attrition number based on my quick math.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM - yjack: re: West -- since he broke his leg (ankle?) we backed off? Uncertain about healing?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM - Eric: he was unable to visit due to his injury.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM - vamosjackets: Seriously, what a hose job by lady luck. 4* kid (at a position of need) is going to flip to us and breaks his leg the week before he's supposed to visit and flip. Just got to SYH.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM - DallasBuzzFan: CAM had some interesting comments regarding Qua. He said WTTE that Qua wasn't a "camp guy" and that if he would attended several camps and been more out there he would have been a 5 star guy. How often does this happen? Is that one of the major reasons so many low rated kids are missed by the services?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM - Eric: Yeah camps are a big thing.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM - GTJackets: Camps are an easy way for them to hit a lot of guys at one time without having to sit and watch tons of tape. And compare them against better competition.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM - Eric: If you guys have questions I have some free time now.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM - DuckGT: Were there any other potential flips to us that weren't as likely as West?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM - Eric: West was the most likely...there's always communication with other commits though.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM - DuckGT: Should we expect similar success for the 2015 class?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM - Eric: It's early and there's no way to project that far ahead but were off to a great start with Will Bryan...
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM - mkemkay: Sorry if you answered above, but any thoughts on whether or not that Autry LOI will go to us or FSU?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM - jchens_GT: Eric, will you be doing any kind of post to summarize and wrap up the 2014 class?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM - Eric: I project him to GT.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM - Eric: I hope to get around to one sometime.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Body Massage Machine: Probably been asked a baker's dozen times, but who are likely to play as a freshman next year?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Whiskey_Clear: Hope we cap a nice class with a loi from Autry. Any known back up plans if we get disappointed on that one?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM - dtm1997: Jimbo was just on ESPNU talking like they're waiting on 1 more letter in the next few minutes and they're done. Didn't seem like it would be from Autry.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM - southernhive: Do any of the 2014 recruits fit into the elite 1 - 8 player that CPJ mentioned when talking about recruiting?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM - dtm1997: CPJ on ESPNU now
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM - dtm1997: Luginbill stating we've done a good job this year. Pollack pointing out level of athlete has dropped off & questioning CPJ. Luginbill mentions battling realities of our recruiting.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Minawreck: I don't understand that comment at all. Sure we've been snakebit against "the better teams." But then they've also been snakebit against teams we've beaten with some regularity. Hell FSU only beat us by 5 in the ACCCG in 2012.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Minawreck: It's just very insulting to everyone that puts on the GT uniform, and it's repeated even by our own fans. The level of athlete hasn't fallen off, so much as the level of competition in the ACC has increased.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM - Minawreck: There's no doubt we've had our fair share of misses on high-rated players and ill fortune on the recruiting trail and we are not a program that can afford that. But don't tell me that simply because we lose to VPI, Miami, Clemson, and UGA in double OT we suddenly don't have the athletes to compete at their level
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM - gtrower: To this day i wonder how much Tuitt's mom affected our program. To some extent it's our own shortcomings that allow one recruit to have such a large impact. But it's difficult not to imagine what having a 300lb all-american wrecking ball at DT could have done for this defense the last 3 years. Suddenly we have one of the best DLs in the conference to go with one of the most explosive offenses.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM - IEEEWreck: We need more Tuitt's mom jokes
    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:12 PM - IEEEWreck: Just a thought on ESPNU- the extent to which they talk **** is inversely proportional to the extent of their understanding. If you watch ESPN coverage of the NDT, the policy debate championship, you'll see this in hilarious focus
    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:34 PM - GTonTop88: what happened with Jamauri Bogan?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM - Eric: Signed with Western Michigan.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM - Eric: Andrew Williams announcing at 2...down to UGA, Auburn and Clemson.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM - DuckGT: Picked Aub
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM - dtm1997: Jimbo was just on ESPNU talking about the completeness of the class.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM - splinterGT9: If you want to see some real smart folks saying some real smart stuff, you should... not head over to Stingtalk's signing day thread
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM - GTNavyNuke: Splinter - I agree this is the best around for GT. I wish there were more excitement or suspense. This year is notable to me in how few defections we have had.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM - dtm1997: Got hiim
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:48 PM - gtrower: good to hear
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM - splinterGT9: Nice to end signing day on a high note!
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM - Kevin Donnelly: Was it a hat thing, or did he just announce?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM - GTNavyNuke: Autry?
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM - jchens_GT: Yeah, Autry picked GT
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM - AugustaJacket: Hat
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM - jchens_GT: He did a hat thing....
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM - Kevin Donnelly: Good stuff.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM - Kevin Donnelly: Thanks
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM - GTNavyNuke: Well at least Scout has Autry as a 4 star. He's our only one by the Scout rating. So we are at 47th Scout class by total stars and 44th by average stars
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM - GTNavyNuke: Another average ranked class for us - will probably yield the same results as the past.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM - gtrower: ^ agreed
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM - slugboy: Considering we've been well-below-average for years, we should be thrilled with this class.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM - slugboy: I'll cross my fingers for big impacts out of these kids.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM - Whiskey_Clear: Solid class overall I think. OL and DB appear to me to be the biggest gains this year. Don't see any sure fire 1-8 players but think a couple have possibility. Wish them all the best success.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM - forrest: love this class. Very solid to me.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM - Whiskey_Clear: Let me edit...I think Autry is likely to be a 1-8 player.
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM - Whiskey_Clear: Many seem to be high academic achievers which is also always good for us.
     
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    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM - GTNavyNuke: The winners in this class are the kids who will make it through GT and get a degree. We'll get some good play and a bunch of close games.
     

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