Cade is still out, but now he's taking a Magic Carpet Ride tour all through Antarctica. That means you're stuck here with us. I promise to try and not drop the ball the rest of the week.
So y'all remember Craig "Ironhead" Heyward -- the former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl fullback -- right? I would hope so, since his son Corey plays basketball for us. As it turns out, Heyward's third son is getting to the age to where he needs to decide on college. According to Michael Carvell of the AJC, Georgia Tech was one of the first schools to offer Connor Heyward. He's being recruited as an athlete, but due to positional needs at Peachtree Ridge, he is slated to play quarterback this season. Among the other offers he has received are Louisville, Arizona State and Pitt.
SB Nation has been busy making different compilations of teams. I just want to mention a couple of them here. First up, we're gonna bring in the big guns -- the All-Big Dude offense (after you click on that, please look at the full URL). Unfortunately, Ray Beno was not eligible for the team, otherwise he would have definitely been a receiver for them. Tech did, however, have a representative on the offensive line of this team with Shamire Devine being the light guy on the O-line (no kidding). This other team, unfortunately does not have any Tech representatives. This team is comprised of NFL players who, when being recruited, were ranked at two stars or lower. There are some pretty decent players on there.
Man, the AJC had a lot of Tyler Cooksey news this weekend. First up, Ken Sugiura continued his "New in '15" series by taking a look at Cooksey. Sugiura writes that Cooksey will have great impacts both on and off the field. On the field, that will come from his blitzing prowess that Ted Roof has fallen in love with. Sugiura also writes that Cooksey is a "computer and technology enthuisast." Apparently he and his brother combined their intellects and built a computer. Sounds like a Tech man to me. Another interesting thing from that article was the relationship between him and former Tech offensive lineman Chase Roberts, describing him as a mentor.
In other Cooksey news, Ken Sugiura made him and his father the focus of an AJC Father's Day article. Cooksey's dad, a former nose guard for the Jackets in the late '70s, did not want to be involved in the decision-making process of his son. That almost cost his son's commitment too. He was very close to committing to North Carolina, but he said he just couldn't pull the trigger. Cooksey soon made his way back to Tech for a visit, at the request of Ted Roof, who told him that instead of following in his father's footsteps, he'd be able to leave his own legacy on the Flats. With UNC in the midst of a potential academic scandal, Cooksey made the decision to commit to Tech. And he decided to go public with it on Father's Day.
In other Father's Day news, I just wanted to give y'all an update. A few months back, my grandfather had to go to the hospital with an infection in his leg that led to a whole mess of other things. Anyway, the last few weeks have been really good for him, and he was able to join my family for Father's Day yesterday. I wanted to thank all of y'all for all of the thoughts, prayers and good vibes sent his way. And now, since I'm a millennial, here's a selfie I took with my dad and my grandpa (mom's dad)
I hope all of y'all had a great Father's Day! What kind of impact do you think Tyler Cooksey will leave on the Flats?