Georgia Tech Recruiting: January 24th Weekend Preview

Sometimes, Paul Johnson gets tired of answering questions. - Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

This weekend marks the second of three major recruiting weekends, and yet things are mighty quiet around the Flats...

Out of Play

The following 4 players are out of play for Georgia Tech, or at least would appear to be based on recent actions. All have either committed or flipped somewhere, and all have called off any official visit they had scheduled for this weekend.

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Rivals || Scout Committed?
Jimmy Bayes DE/LB 6'3" 197 lbs Immokalee, FL ||
Ja'Merez Bowen OL/DL 6'5" 270 lbs Cleveland, OH ||
Rashawn Shaw DE 6'3" 234 lbs Fort Pierce, FL ||
Grant Haley AB/CB 5'10" 180 lbs Atlanta, GA ||

The one I'm most disappointed about here is Shaw, who is a high 3-star prospect per Rivals and seems to have solid prospects at 6'3", 234 lbs. His actions are said to be a result of our coaches backing off of him. However, it's said that there's good reason the coaches backed off of him. Why, you ask? Well, we've got a new prospect.

In Play

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Rivals || Scout Interests
Kenderius Whitehead DE 6'4" 225 lbs Lithonia, GA ||

A three-star DE, Whitehead started his college career at NC State for a year, before transferring down to Georgia Military College. Now, another year later, he's looking to transfer back up to the show, and it would seem that Georgia Tech's coaches like what they see and like their chances with him. He'll be coming in for a visit next weekend, and with the coaches backing off of Shaw there would appear to be a little writing on the wall.

Visiting This Weekend

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Rivals || Scout Committed?
Michael Preddy DE 6'5" 240 lbs Charleston, SC ||
Myles Autry AB/DB 5'10" 175 lbs Norcross, GA || Uncommitted

With only two visits this weekend, this was bound to be a quiet one. Combine that with the fact that one is already committed and the other has visited here about as often as he's wanted for the past two years, and it's just really hard to think anything will happen this weekend for Tech.

Big Board

As a refresher, here are the main guys we're looking at.

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Rivals || Scout Interests
Kenderius Whitehead DE 6'4" 225 lbs Lithonia, GA ||
Myles Autry AB/DB 5'10" 175 lbs Norcross, GA ||
Mike Sawyers DT 6'2" 307 lbs Nashville, TN ||
Mike Rogers AB/BB/DB 6'0" 180 lbs Smyrna, GA ||

We'll keep you updated on any developments that happen this weekend! Here's to hoping something good happens before Monday.

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