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1.25.2009

Recruiting updates

SUNDAY MORNING
Post No. 998

OK. Here we go.

  • (@9:22 a.m.)
    CB Izauea Lanier (right) of Gordo High, an Auburn commitment, said matter-of-factly that QB Tyrik Rollison committed this weekend. Saying that and meaning that are two different things sometimes. Not sure what to make of that.

  • (@10:30 a.m.)
    WR DeAngelo Benton has left the building. He didn't want to talk, which is OK with me.

  • (@10:15 a.m.)
    LB Jonathan Atchison of suburban Atlanta, an Alabama commitment, has left the building. His uncle, John Williams, spoke for him. Williams said Atchison's appearance at Auburn this weekend signifies significant interest. He also said James Willis' jump to Alabama doesn't affect anything.

  • (@9:11 a.m.)
    DT Jamar Travis from W.S. Neal High in Brewton has received an offer from Auburn. He seemed elated to have received that, but said he remains committed to Southern Miss right now. Travis said he intends to make a final decision tomorrow. Auburn and Southern Miss are the only candidates.

  • LB Joel Kight, WR Travante Stallworth and ATH Robert Cooper left from an alternate location. That means I wasn't able to get them today. It happens.

  • A couple of administrative things. LBs DeDe Lattimore and Greg King didn't make the trip this weekend as previously reported. So they're not here. They may reschedule; they way not.

  • Rollison arrived on Saturday (he had a basketball game on Friday night) and won't leave until Monday. Prospects have 48 hours to tour each college. He won't be visible today.

68 Comments:

Anonymous FSJ said...

Ok..because some tire easily of folks proclaiming they are #1....

I will simply say Uno

8:53 AM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

Early bird catches the worm...go get em Jay G Tate...

UNO

8:54 AM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

See I wasn't early enough....I hope you have better luck...

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JGT... Good news only today please

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post 998?

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We're nearing the 1,000th blog post in HABOTN history.

9:16 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Good job JGT! With so many cancellations and the 2 suprise visitors, I cant keep up with who was actually here. Definately grill Atchison if you get the chance. Tell him no hard feelings and we want him back. lol

9:26 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Izauea Lanier reports that Tyrik Rollison committed this weekend.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the drama!! Good morning all!

9:39 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Mornin' all.

Jay GT - once again you prove to be the single most indispensiab, er.. important source of AU recruiting info. Hope you get a chance to speak to DeAngelo B and Robert C. THANKS!!!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Inverness Chris said...

Stan White!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Inverness Chris said...

Jay - What's Tyrik's size vs what's listed?

And can he get in to school?

9:44 AM  
Blogger Jet N. Fuego said...

Fox and CNN have started wall-to-wall coverage in anticipation of 1,000.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I haven't seen Tyrik Rollison and won't today. He's out of sight ... so to speak.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

OK. I take that back. I just saw Rollison strolling by. He stopped to talk with Lanier.

I'd say Rollison is two inches taller than Lanier. Pretty thin guy. Built like Kodi Burns.

9:50 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Great work, Jay. Thank you. You take reporting to the next level. Even though I'm a member of a pay site, this is my first stop for recruiting news.

Have fun at the game today.

9:52 AM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I will be glad when the style of hat the kids wear today goes out of style. Man that big flat bill on a hat looks similar to what grand pa used to wear. We always called them duck-bill caps. Oh well to each his own.

Good work JGT.

9:55 AM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay you saying Kodi is thin?

9:56 AM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay I check out all the sights on Sunday morning before church and someone always post a link to your blog.

good work.

10:00 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Jay GT- I just camp out at your site. I learnt stalkin from you!

10:02 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Hello to HABOTN! New flat bill hat... it will be out of style when you see it on a punter on a stick!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hunter Stout = great football name

10:09 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm confused.

This is from CNN Truth & Rumors:
Brian Butler, mentor for Miami oral commitment Bryce Brown (the nation's top high school running back) said Butler won't sign anywhere until at least March; he also is considering Tennessee, Kansas State, Auburn and Southern California; and he wants to learn about UM's new offensive coordinator. Butler said his website will charge $9.99 monthly for Brown updates. Signing day is Feb. 4.

Does this raise questions for anyone else?

10:13 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

I can't quote the rules, but someone is definitely crossing the line!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

The website is potentialplayers.com and they say:

"Our Goal
To assist student-athletes in making positive decisions by recognizing the impact their lives have in our world; while preparing them physically and spiritually to overcome the challenges of life.
What Potential Players Provides
Academic College Tours
Career Development Seminars
Golf and BBQ Charity Event
Host Nike Sparq Camps and Combines
Speed, Agility and Football Skill Training
Academic and Athletic Assessment
Academic Enhancement
ACT, SAT Preparation
Player Highlight Films
Player Recruiting Assistance
Attending Fall College Games
Weekly Film Study
Attending Winter and Summer Combines and Camps
Host Seminars and Coaching Clinics"

10:22 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Monica - that's way too scary.

10:24 AM  
Blogger auburnfan71 said...

Was Lanier wearing a bama hat?

10:24 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

And I wonder whose idea it was for Bryce to post the web address to that site in his Facebook status.

10:25 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Jay G.
as always you get the good stuff beforeanyone else.... "You da Man"

10:26 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Explain "Academic Enhancement".

10:27 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Lanier was wearing a black Alabama hat, yes. I was surprised. He explained that the hat represented "the state of Alabama."

Lanier is from Carrollton, which is the epicenter of Alabama love.

Still, the kid is 100% Auburn.

Courtney Taylor, another Carrollton grad, is Lanier's hero.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Jet N. Fuego said...

Looks like someone stole my business model.

10:33 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

i can't imagine there are too many people that would pay $10 bucks for that. what would the updates be like? "hasn't yet committed." "hasn't yet committed, but likes the saffron duck in in LA." "hasn't yet committed."

10:33 AM  
Blogger Jet N. Fuego said...

New idea: Street Agent on a Stick!

10:35 AM  
Blogger MillerTime said...

Do we have a kicker on a stick logo yet?
Someone has fallen behind...

Jay G,
How do you pronounce Iz... Lanier's first name?

10:38 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I can support that, Jet.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

or "mentor" on a stick

sheesh

10:38 AM  
Blogger MillerTime said...

By the way, folks...
It appears that the wife has decided her time is best spent studying and will not accompany me to the game this afternoon. So, I have an extra ticket if anybody needs one.

10:42 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Miller,
Its Isaiah...

Well looks like another good weekend. I have a great feeling about signing day.

10:50 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Thanks for the excellent coverage Jay. If Rollison actually committed, that would certainly be big news.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Lanier is "Isaiah" ...

10:54 AM  
Blogger Jet N. Fuego said...

As Isaiah said, Here am I. Send me (to fight the Infidels).

10:58 AM  
Blogger MillerTime said...

Interesting spelling... I can't spell it, but, I like it...

10:58 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I bet we end up getting Jamar Travis. I think Jared Cooper helps.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Jet N. Fuego said...

Geraldo is setting up outside of Beard-Eaves, waiting for 1,000

11:01 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Wasn't Brandon Moore the last one to leave last week? If so, I'm not thinking happy thoughts right now re: DeAngelo.

11:06 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I would love for us to get Jamar Travis. He reminds me of Tommy Jackson (not sure if comparison is accurate or not since I've never actually met either). I really like TJ.

11:11 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Can we have a party at war eagle supper club for the 1,000th blog post?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Benton left out the back door. No report on him today. That is Benton's decision.

11:25 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

JGT - Thanks again!!! I hope you can grab some lunch before heading into the cavernous bowels of BEMC.

11:28 AM  
Blogger youngpj said...

Supposedly there will be a "real" student section for the Tennessee game, I'm kind of excited to see how that turns out.

A classy bammer gets number one today. Is there no Jay GT equivalent for Alabama??

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atchison is considering AU after his visit.....Really likes it in Auburn - wouldn't that be delicious?!

Tana cancelled trip to So Cal

11:41 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Hoo RAY for Tana!

All that Hollywood glitz can be tempting. I'm glad he was smart enough not to go. I hope he's smart enough to choose Auburn! That would be SO cool.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the differences are between the Chiz and xCTT when speaking to the recruits. Some have spoken to both, right?

JGT - Has anyone mentioned anything about style or motivating capabilities?

Just curious. It is nice to see big names have "major" interest.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that would be an atlanta braves hat.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If you're talking about Lanier, Jay G. already confirmed that it was black bamer head gear.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So?

12:14 PM  
Blogger youngpj said...

Do you think the team will "link up" when they come out of the tunnel for the first Auburn game next season?

I certainly hope so!

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope not. That's yesterday's news

12:17 PM  
Blogger youngpj said...

He was an Auburn commitment coming into this visit, so his choice of hats seems a little inappropriate.

Let's look back in the archives and see if Willis wore a bama hat on his official visit.

12:18 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

So will Rollison qualify or will he be a sign and place?

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign and place more than likely.

12:20 PM  
Blogger youngpj said...

ACT is a bit low...

12:20 PM  
Blogger Carney said...

Couple things. The longer Benton goes without commenting the better. Auburn made a huge move with tis kid this weekend. Lanier has a younger brother that is a super star. He is only in the 8th grade.

Rollison will be on campus till tomorrow.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Carney ... I posted the information about Rollison three hours ago.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

So? So you were wrong. You're welcome.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You can see the Alabama hat in the picture I posted in the "recruit-by-recruit" thread.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. I apologize Mrs. Monica. :)

12:44 PM  

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