Thursday, January 26, 2012

Georgia Tech In Danger Of Losing A Commit?

It will be interesting to see what Paul Johnson's reaction is if Crawford does indeed visit Miami on the last recruiting weekend.

Johnson deems a player not committed if they are taking official visits to other schools or to Tech.
The Tampa product was talking with the Canes a few weeks ago about visiting.

Then after his official visit to Georgia Tech he "reaffirmed" his commitment to the Yellow Jackets...or so it appeared

The trip to Atlanta cemented Antonio Crawford's commitment to Georgia Tech. “It was great. I loved every thing about the trip.” Antonio let us know that he will not be taking anymore visits. “My commitment is firm and I know I made the right choice.”

In his post season press conference last week, Johnson talked about "babysitting" your commits at this time of year.

Last year at this exact same time in the recruiting calendar, Tre Jackson stopped taking calls from Georgia Tech coaches despite being committed since July.  After several days of uncertainty, Jackson decided to visit FSU that weekend even though it was uncertain if he would obtain an offer for 2011 or a grayshirt for 2012.  Johnson called Jackson's high school coaches and decided to part ways with his only defensive line commitment.

After a few days of consternation, Jackson landed a 2011 offer from FSU and signed with the Seminoles. 

Two years prior, Johnson thought he had his QB of the future line up in Dontae Aycock who was from, ironically, Tampa.  Aycock visited Georgia Tech and committed to the Jackets but wanted to keep the news silent for a few weeks.

On the last recruiting weekend, Aycock decided to visit Auburn and despite warnings from Johnson and Aycock's own high school coach he went on the visit.  After being dropped from Tech, Aycock said he didn't really think he would lose his scholarship offer.  Aycock spent a few years at Auburn before transferring back home to South Florida.  He left the Bulls program this past season without ever playing a down. 

Georgia Tech currently has 17 commitments, including Crawford. Miami has 31 with 7 already enrolled and counting towards last year's numbers.

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