National Signing Day is upon us! Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, is the first day that college seniors can sign Letters of Intent (LOIs) to play football at NCAA institutions. Nate and I will be at the stadium at 7am tomorrow to do a little LIVE BLOGGING as the faxed letters roll in.
LIVE COVERAGE from the Edge Center, 7am-9am tomorrow, folks. Get excited! Also, be on the lookout for a post giving an update on the guys we may get tomorrow. It may happen this afternoon, this evening, or in the morning....but regardless, it'll be up.
"hearing the Todd Spencer is out. He has not been on the road and I haven't seen him at GT in the last two weeks. I'll post a story or something when I get confirmation. [Coach Charles Kelly] and [Coach Andy McCollum] have his recruiting areas now so that seems to confirm it for me."
Rumors are saying that OL Coach Todd Spencer may be out at GT. He hasn't been on the road, and is expected to be the only coaching change of the off season. He was apparently in a bit of trouble with the NCAA early in the season, and is said to have had something to do with the recent Junior Gnonkonde debacle. Shame saying goodbye to him, but he sounds like a guy that needed to go. No signs of who will replace him yet, but maybe it'll be a special teams guy?
GT commit OL Will Adams has spoken with Gene Chizik and will visit Auburn this weekend. How Coach Johnson will react to this is yet to be seen. Updates to come tomorrow.
Rodwell, an all-state selection for the Bulldogs last season, wants to study Industrial Engineering and Georgia Tech is known as one of the country's top engineering schools.
"That's what kind of sealed the deal for me was in the field that I wanted to study. They're No. 1 in the nation," Rodwell said. "I know that's what I wanted to do and it just all worked out."
-'Patience pays off for Deland's Rodwell' - Daytona Beach News Journal
AJC reporting that DT Dalvin Tomlinson will not make an OV to uga. Not sure what that means, but Alabama currently has 27 commits and has reportedly not seen him since December, and uga came into his recruitment somewhat late. Signs are pointing more towards him signing with Georgia Tech. Stay tuned....
DE Alex McCalister commits to Florida over Georgia Tech and UNC at his ceremony this afternoon after an OV with the Gators this weekend. Ceremony was streamed online at Ustream.
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In this age of new media, there are new and varied ways of using and sharing content that didn't exist just a few years ago, and content owners want to make sure that those uses don't go too far. The problem with SOPA as drafted is that the legislation could not only greatly reduce our ability to find the content we're looking for online, but it could also have serious implications for SB Nation and many of our other favorite sites.
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"Vad told me that the school is a great school, and that the next four years of my life will be a great experience. Vad is a cool guy, he's like a big brother," Summers said.
Hopefully this puts to rest any rumors or thoughts that Vad may be transferring. Being used to recruit other guys and making comments like this sounds like he's here to stay.
One of the nation's toughest college football recruiting challenges may have just gotten a little bit easier...Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas' breakthrough effort Sunday in the Denver Broncos' 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't merely advance his team to the next round of the playoffs.
Dec 20 - WR Demaryius Thomas leads all NFL players with 338 receiving yards in the month of December. Hakeem Nicks of the Giants ranks second (324) with Calvin Johnson of Detroit third (312).