With the regular season ending and NSD rapidly approaching the recruiting trail has been quite busy...Georgia Tech has been busy sending out offers and hosting players on visits. Recaping the last week What a busy week it was for Georgia Tech.....The staff hosted 4* Erick Smith and 4* Marshon Lattimore on official visits Wednesday thru Friday morning...making a surprise visit was 4* ATH Mike Rogers who showed up at Tech on Thursday and then had a in home visit with Coach McCollum that night. Friday thru Sunday mid-day Tech hosted commits Matthew Jordan, Tyler Merriweather, Tre Jackson, KeShun Freeman and Shai Mckenzie. Erick Smith and Lattimore seemed to have a good time on the trip and really enjoyed the nightlife in Atlanta more than anything. After these visits they followed them up with going to Ohio State on Friday....from all reports they really enjoyed the Ohio State visits and will be announcing for OSU at the Army All American game. Another Thursday visitor (Mike Rogers) was someone who we have been trying to get on campus for a longtime....he is a very talented kid who committed to UCF very early in the process and has seen his recruitment blow up with offers from GT, Arky, Vandy, etc. He is a highly talented kid on both sides of the ball...I like him a lot at S but from what I hear he would start out at A back here. The staff will now be trying to get a OV from him....UCF, Arky, Vandy, UGA, Ohio State and Auburn all also are pushing him for visits. Will be one to watch till NSD...he is a quiet kid so he could pop out anytime and make a commitment to a school. The last surprise visitor of the week was Kenderius Whitehead. As I have posted on here before I feel that Whitehead is one of the "1-8" guys that CPJ talks about...I think if Whitehead comes to Tech he will our top pass rusher the day he steps on campus. The coaches are still working on things from the academic side are trying to find a way to get him in...He had a very good visit to Tech and if he can get in then Tech is likely where he ends up at. Some other schools are starting to watch him as well. Now on to the weekend visitors Matthew Jordan is a early enrolle who will start Tech in January...Coaches have done a great job with him since he committed and have kept him solid to Tech the last time...last weekend was the last chance he will have to visit a school before he enrolls and Tech blew him away again. He was hosted by Tim Byrerly and Zach Laskey and had tons of compliments for everything this weekend. I am glad we have him enrolling early. Tre Jackson is another guy enrolling early...he signed his aid agreement with Tech about a week ago now...All reports I have heard from his side say that he had a very good visit and loved his time in Atlanta. It also seems that all of the current commits are really gelling well together...Jackson coming in early is a big advantage and I would not be surprised to see him earn some time next year at least on special teams. Another official visitor this weekend was the highly talented and longtime DE commit Tyler Merriweather...Merriweather gushed about his visit and the time he had with his fellow commits. He stated he wished he would have enrolled early. He told me that on his way to visit GT it felt like he was "on his way home"...He along with the other GT visitors ran into the Falcons in the hotel...great exposure for GT and is really a great thing for the recruits to see. The last commit that visited this weekend was KeShun Freeman. As the others he had nothing but great things to say...he told me "It was great! I really enjoyed seeing everything and being in the town. It was amazing all around!". KeShun and his family loved the visit...he also signed his financial aid agreement will he was here which means he will be enrolling early. I saved the biggest on for last in Shai McKenzie...The highly touted running back prospect made his final official visit to Georgia Tech..For those who don't know his Mom and sister live in Atlanta. His Mom favors GT but is also okay with Pitt because she wants one of the parents close to him if needed...however they are both leaving it all up to him and are fine with whatever school he picks...Matthew Jordan, Freeman and Merriweather really pushed hard for him this weekend and Jordan is still on him...the feeling from those guys is that Georgia Tech has a good shot with him. Most recruiting experts and people I have talked to feel that he will commit to Pitt..the other few say VT. So not many people outside of GT are giving us a shot...My gut feel on Shai is Pitt. I have no confidence in that pick and it is just a guess. He is down to GT, VT and Pitt. Will announce at 1 on Friday. New offers After watching North Gwinnett in the Dome the Tech coaches extended a scholarship to RB CJ Leggett. I have often wondered why we were not in on him...he is a good fit for this offense. He has shown good hands in high school and can really catch...he is good sized as well and I like him a lot in the A back spot. He has named Tech his leader and it would not be a surprise to see his name called for GT on NSD. If you want to talk about a big time sleep then look no further than Dominick Sanders...That kid can really play. He could be a A back or a DB. Personally I would like to see him on the defensive side of the ball as he has a knack for big plays...after bumping his test scores up it was reported by the AJC that Tech has extended a offer to him. I would look for him to visit in January...a lot of schools are looking at him. What's Left I have already covered McKenzie, Sanders, Legget, Smith and Lattimore above...just because I do not mention them below does not mean they are not still targets for us. Myles Autry - It seems every time I do a write up there is some new twist or turn with Myles...Well once again that is the case. In the state championship game Myles showed why he was so highly regarded last year and coming into this year...He is a electric player when he is healthy and has gamechanging abilty...I think the performance in the dome is really going to help his recruiting going forward. He has set up a official visit to Georgia Tech the weekend before NSD at the Autry family's request...He says he plans to announce on NSD. I personally hope the staff takes Autry and can get him to decide before NSD because I do not think we will save a spot for him if Leggett/Rogers and McKenzie all jump on board. Georgia Tech is still the most likely choice here and I think he will end up a Jacket somehow. Trevon Mathis - He is someone we have been keeping a eye on all year and as I reported in one of my updates not too long ago he is working to set up a official visit to Tech in January...Tech likes him at DB. I do think he is a backup option but I am interested to if the coaches are willing to take him over someone like Lamont Simmons. I have not heard much on him lately besides what is above...I do not think he is a take right now and I would no longer project him to Tech. Kenderius Whitehead - As I have posted on here before I feel that Whitehead is one of the "1-8" guys that CPJ talks about...I think if Whitehead comes to Tech he will our top pass rusher the day he steps on campus. The coaches are still working on things from the academic side are trying to find a way to get him in...He visited Tech on Thursday. Lamont Simmons - What a up and down recruitment we have seen from Simmons...after pledging to Rutgers awhile back he backed off of that and said he picked up offers from Southern Cal and Penn State. He took a official visit to Auburn last weekend and said he had a good time...he is visiting Southern Cal on Jan 17th, GT on the 24th and Penn State on the 31st. Tech has been a favorite of his for some time now...if we decided to take him we will be right in the thick of it. Southern Cal appears to be the team to beat at this time. Ja'Merez Bowen - I posted early on that Bowen was a lineman that I really liked and the coaches did as well...he had some grade problems and then we filled up so his name was not mentioned for a long time. Now he has set up a visit to Tech in January...I assume that he is a backup option but I would have no with the coaches taking him in this class. Really athletic guy...He has visited Cincy and they are the favorite for him right now. Marcelys Jones - The Ohio State commit was scheduled to take a official visit to Tech with his teammates Erick Smith and Marshon Lattimore...however Urban Meyer told him that if he visited he would pull his scholarship so he decided not to visit. Which means he won't be coming to Tech. Jamiyus Pittman - All is status the same here...He is not a take for Tech and with all the other targets we have I doubt we decided to take a gamble on him. He is likely going to take the greyshirt from Ole Miss unless some school steps up with him.