Top Georgia Tech target Donavaughn Campbell, a four-star offensive lineman and current LSU commit, will make his final college decision early tomorrow morning, just before signing day on Wednesday. Campbell has narrowed his decision down to Georgia Tech and LSU but still faces a difficult decision, that of whether to join his brother Christian at Tech or reaffirm his commitment to LSU and play out his college career closer to home. Having to choose which college to get a free education from may seem like an enviable dilemma to most, but there is a huge number of forces at work in the background. Hopefully Campbell chooses the best school for he and his family.
Making my finally decision in the morning around 9 ,— underrated (@_donavaughn91) February 1, 2016
Georgia Tech will play one of its biggest conference games of the season tonight when the Duke Blue Devils come to town. Duke's season, though it hasn't been as rough as Georgia Tech's, has been very uncharacteristic of a Coach K team -- the Devils have lost four of five in ACC play and currently stand at 15-6 on the year including 4-4 in the ACC. Regardless of Duke's success, however, I fear that McCamish Pavilion will be overwhelmingly blue later on tonight. It's hard to beat a team like Duke, even at home, in the first place. When the crowd teeters in favor of the visiting team it gets even tougher.
Georgia Tech picked up another commitment yesterday, this most recent one from Walton defensive end Josh White. White, who is rated as a three-star prospect, elected to commit to Tech over reported offers from Syracuse and others. Interestingly enough, he will begin his Tech career as a preferred walk on, or a player without a scholarship but high up on the list to receive one. He is presumably eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, which should bridge the gap between his walk on status and scholarship. Congratulations to Josh!
I'll leave you today with this interesting article about how the emergence of social media has impacted the recruiting landscape of college football, courtesy of CBS Sports. It goes without saying that recruiting today, with Twitter and other such platforms, makes it much easier for coaches and players to interact. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for players and fans to interact, which is.... not always ideal. Please don't Tweet at recruits, especially not on NSD eve.
Have a great Tuesday!