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1.21.2009

Recruiting roundup

Hey everyone. This is the 988th post in HABOTN history. We're rapidly approaching 1,000 and I'll welcome any ideas about how to mark this historic milestone.

This little endeavor would be nothing without you. So thanks for that.

On to the business at hand:

RECRUITING IS HOT
  • Auburn is busy making a lot of follow-up calls on last week's visitors. Coaches made trips to see WR Emory Blake and DE Nosa Eguae on Tuesday. Eguae is expecting to make a decision after visiting Texas Tech this weekend. Blake probably will wait until February before announcing anything.

  • Auburn still is assessing prospects and making offers. The latest one, according to our friends at AuburnSports.com, is linebacker Joel Kight of Lithonia, Ga. Kight is a high-energy player. At 5-foot-9, though, Kight is something of a niche player. Gene Chizik must like that niche because Kight earned an Auburn offer Tuesday night. He's scheduled to visit this weekend.

  • This will be another major recruiting weekend for Les Tigres. Chizik has 13 prospects scheduled to arrive on Friday afternoon. Another weekend visitor, junior-college defensive Myles Wade, will be doing the Thursday-Friday-Saturday thing.

    Other major visitors this weekend include: Texas quarterback Tyrik Rollison, former Auburn commitment LaDarius Perkins (now with MSU), Atlanta linebacker DeDe Lattimore and Brewton defensive end Jamar Travis.

    Travis soon will be a graduate of W.S. Neal High. He'll share that honor with at least one HOTTIE ...

76 Comments:

Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

1

12:08 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

buy us all a beer on 1000

12:09 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

I like the Monica reference, if I got that corretly.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Shut HABOTN down on 1,000- Everything goes black like the Soprano's ending.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

How about we buy each other beer?

I'll get you Beast.

Whatcha gonna get me?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Natty Light.

12:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...

How about a "Best of the HABOTN Comments." Someone could scour through all the old posts and pick 15 or so of the most memorable quotes on various subjects. I nominate Monica to do the digging.

Or, for the 995th post, just make a blog entry for various commenters to throw in their favorite comments, and Mr. Jay G. Tate can pick from those.

It's like a sitcom highlight episode!

12:13 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Jay, do you know if the coaches visited Cobi Hamilton and Tyrik Rollison yesterday as well?

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

One of Auburn's planes was in that general vicinity -- eastern Texas -- so it's reasonable to assume that's what was happening.

12:15 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Wish you were on the Round Table today. My wife even listened to it the other day when you were on. She usually never listens to any of the sports shows.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie - Don't mess with the Natty Boh. Boh knows football!

12:17 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Natty light Jay.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd love to be on the air more often.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd prefer Olympia if you're doing the budget beer thing.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It's the water.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A 5'9" linebacker? Ummm, well, okay.

12:18 PM  
Blogger ballin said...

Heineken and cracker jack. A great combo.

12:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

How about a $4 bottle of wine from Wal-Mart?

12:19 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

More of Doggystyle fan...you know the beer

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Steve: I was thinking the same thing.

12:20 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

How is Columbia, Steve? Sounds like it is pretty cold up that way. It was 20 here in Savannah this morn.I have flown into Columbia Metro a few times. Ran into some folks from USC up there getting off one of the jets, so naturally I yelled War Eagle at them. They all gave me a scowl so I hopped in the bird and flew back to GA.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially since I am in Baltimore.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Columbia has been ungodly cold. I am in hibernate mode and will not leave the apartment until the temperature is in the 50s.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoegaarden is pretty tasty.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ummm, could would supersize that linebacker? I watched a Pat Dye team weeks ago and one of the things that really stood out was the size of the linebackers. Back then our linebackers could tackle a runningback with an evil stare. They were that big and ugly.

12:25 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

I see ILB Deontae Skinner
(Noxubee County HS) Macon, MS just popped up on Scout's visit list for AU this weekend.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Jay ... you cannot let it get to 1,000 ...

Start over with a new post count ... kind a like when the threads get over 200, you get all freaked.

I'd hate to see what happened if you had 1000 posts on HABOTN ... I don't think we could survive.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am recalling a quote for Charley Wilson. "You can teach them to type. You can't teach them to grow tits". You can't coach height. Small and speedy wide receiviers and DBs can work, but linebackers need more size.

12:28 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I will assume that 5-9 Kight is being considered for a Safety position and not a LB. I hear he can really lay the wood though.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

No offense, Steve, but I think Dear Leader has blown your "teaching" theory out of the water.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Didn't we reach 1000 comments on a post a couple weeks ago? I know we got durn close if we didn't get there...

12:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

They said the same thing about Blackmon, that he could play safety if necessary, and that plan worked out really well.

I don't know all that much about Kight, but he either has safety instincts or not. I don't think they're learned.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It's 1,000 blog entries.

Not 1,000 comments.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

1,000 threads.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BigCat - I did read that is why he is cosidering AU. He wants to play defense I believe.

Kight

12:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We shouldn't have offerred Kight. His name just bothers me. Every time I look at it I think typo. We need to recruit some polish players. Those are football names.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Interesting that you bring up Blackmon as a comparison.

We'll be going from High as a Kite to Kight.

OK, that's wrong. I'm sorry for hatin' on the Little Dime Bag of Hate.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Pass it over Jet.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Kight plays D, he might be fast and can fly down the field. In addition he might be able to leap high for an INT.

Just sayin'

12:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Blackmon is listed as 6' and 220#, but he certainly didn't look like it. Is it definite that he is gone? I thought there was some question recently.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i hope this doesn't turn into one of those Y2K things. there is no reason for any hotties to panic. it will all...be....okay.

congrats JG. i say hold off till monday if you can so we can all tip up a cup at the same time. it would be fantastic if you could make it on the Roundtable at the same time to mark this momentous occasion.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Sorry JGT.... I knew you were talking about 1000 blogs, i just misread Jet's comment above

12:43 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Jay G., you should try to time the 1,000th post to coincide with Pat Summitt's 1,000th Win, then you two could celebrate together.

Any ideas from the HOTTIES on how Jay G. Tate and Pat Summit could celebrate their career milestones together?

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why all the music on roundtable or is it off the air?

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: I'd love to be on the air more often.

You see the radio/media giant Clear Channel news this morning?Laid off 10% of their force. Wow.

12:46 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

JGT-
What do you make of Goldberg's report that Gulley hasn't committed to AU because Chiz is not currently extending an offer?

12:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jay, two questions. What is the status of Todd? Also, is Blackmon definitely gone?

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll get you a PBR, Schlitz, or Ole' Mill. Gotta love Milwalkee beer.


Commemorate your 1000th post with a live event, broadcast over the internets.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Jay, one additional question, will Clinton Durst be on the squad next yr?

12:49 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

The opening quote from Phred about Franklin's link to the bball problems is great, but should we limit our inquiry to athletics only? The current global economic meltdown has Franklin's fingerprints ALL over it. Do we know what he's been doing since loading up his Hyundai??

12:50 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Jay when you going to be on the Roundtable again???

12:54 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

AU1 thanks for the link. The tech fans are over there gloating of their last two wins against us. We ought go over there and break all their rulers.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Apparently Franklin has started a music career playing the bass.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

One thing, Minister, the Hyundai plant in Gump Hull, southwest of Mont-Gump-Ree, has all but been shuttered since Franklin drove off.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

As for the reason for Franklin's departure, I find this story plausible. The title of the story would also make for a good movie title.

1:01 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Sounds like LB Kight is ours for the taking. Sounds like he wanted to go to AU all the time never got a call until Roof came on the staff.

Where are we going to put all these LB's Evans, Gaston, Ford, Lattimore,Freeman, Kight and maybe P. Smith ?

1:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

DoWhat?, currently I think we need to feed them well and call them offensive linemen.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have no doubt the Kight has the potential to be the best 5'9" offensive linemen in the SEC.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Kight's first name wouldn't be Spencer, by chance?

1:10 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

For everyday drinking Mr. Jay G. Tate, I recommend the PBR longneck. Got hooked on them in Nashville when I went to watch the Vandy debacle. Good ice cold and ready to break over someone's head if need be.

For special occasions such as T1000, I'd go with something a little more umph to it like a Fat Tire. Too bad you can't buy it in Alabama. I just might have a small supply in my fridge for you Mr. Jay G. Tate. My wife rations them out out to me.

1:12 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Zteve I have got the perfect article for you!!

Why Punt?

This HS coach decided to never punt on 4th down and won a state title in 2008! His logic is undeniable.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I need to get back to my positive thinking. If sucks were bucks, we would have the richest offense in the SEC. There is definitely a lot of potential for improvement. I just hope the defense stays sound.

1:14 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Jet, please tell me that wasn't a sly banker reference and tell me that you're not a friend of his. Please...

1:14 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Where are we on the Koonz watch anyway?

1:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have read that article before and actually wondered if we would have had a better record the second half of the season doing that. A solid defense increasing the number of plays the offense has to get a first down is intriguing.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

J-Z ... I'm not that sly ... or am I? Nah.

I love bankers. They have the money. Is there a specific banker that gives you concern?

1:17 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

Zteve, that guy playing the bass is WAY to clean shaven to be the formerly employed at Auburn TF.

However, there is a possibility the bass player is also a self-proclaimed "dumbass."

1:20 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Just had a bellyful of one in particular with a name that rhymes with Spencer Kight. I'll fill you in later.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i'm sorry but for such a monumental milestone such as the 1,000th post, why would we delegate the HOTTEST blog on the net to watered down cheap beer? BLASPHEMY!!!!! i'll be toasting an ice cold Sam Adams Winterfest when the day comes.

1:20 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I forgot all about that Tony Franklin. He's a-radioactive.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

The way ESPN describes Joel Kight he may have just enough coverage skills to be a monster across the middle at SS.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Emmett ...

Is the SS in your last post "strong safety" or "Savannah State?"

Just wonderin'

1:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

sewing savant

1:38 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Hey we had a 5-9 SS in this class before he decommitted. Conner out of MS.

1:39 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

I thought Monica went to T.R. Miller the arch nemesis of W.S. Neal?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

j-z, I love the PBR quote.

New thread up.

1:44 PM  

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