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2.02.2009

Aycock bound for Auburn?

MONDAY NIGHT
Post No. 1,026

Sounds like one of the Tigers' "secret" visitors may switch affiliations.

Tampa QB Dontae Aycock, whom Auburn wants at tailback, reportedly has lost his offer to Georgia Tech. He had been committed to the Yellow Jackets. They want/wanted him as a quarterback.

An excerpt:
“Auburn called him on Thursday and offered him on Friday,” Chamberlain coach Brian Turner said. “He was told [by Georgia Tech coaches] that if he took the trip [to Auburn over the weekend] the scholarship would be pulled.

72 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

This recruiting updates are crazy. I'm ready for Wed.

6:21 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I like 4 star athletes but what in the world are we going to do with all of these RBs??

6:24 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

dos...again
I was trying to find the blog on him...
Kathy, the link didn't work for me but I finally found it

6:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's an excellent question, BigCat!

6:24 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

why are all these school threatening these kids....don't they know they don't know what they want to do at 18?

6:25 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Did these folks learn nothing from the BC controversy?

6:26 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Sorry WEG. I was too lazy to link the url! Jay got it on the front page.

If my child was being recruited, I would advised him/her to take all of their allotted visits. It's a time they should enjoy.

6:28 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

jay are you trying to see how proficient we are at following more than one blog????

6:30 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I am ready for this to be over. I'm starting to dislike recruiting season a lot

6:30 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Here's an article on Farms:

Never a boring recruiting moment with Perry OL Johnnie Farms

6:35 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Stay Classy Harrison.

6:35 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Kathy - you are a wealth of info.

Aycock's coach's "support" isn't exactly supportive

6:38 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

THT we've had more than our fair share of un-supportive HS coaches this recruiting season.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Boy that's the truth BigCat.

6:49 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

HELP
Tim of "Private Practice"?
(crossword)

6:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Now THAT is a kicker on a stick! I told y'all JZ's logo was killer.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Tar - Tim Daly

6:56 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Thanks, Mon - I got it by filling in all the other words.

My computer screen is real hard to read while wearing my Chuck 3D glasses. I'll give y'all a break and take a break.

7:00 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

off to watch a new House......check back lata

7:00 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Did someone mention the BC coaching situation? Because that is a complicated situation worth our attention in my opinion due to its many ramifications.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

J-Z ...

Well done, son. I was afraid I was going to have to pull my offer.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

What if BC had hired a puppet?

7:07 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I just saw this video of Aycock. I see why he is a 4* athlete and recruited as a RB.

Aycock

7:08 PM  
Blogger jaywall14 said...

Wonderful news. Thanks Ga Tech!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Wouldn't be the first puppet to coach. Bobby Bowden and JoePa were the first.

7:13 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Aycock has a great pedigree. His brother, Dwight Smith, has spent 9 years in the NFL (7 if you don't count the last two when he was a Detroit Lion). Smith guided him through his recruitment - to a great conclusion.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Big Cat - What we are going to do with all these RBs is ... RUN LIKE HELL.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

From the ajc.com

Perry offensive lineman Johnnie Farms had said he was going to wait until Wednesday to pick between North Carolina and Auburn.

On Monday, Farms changed his mind, saying that he was sticking by his commitment to North Carolina. He made an official visit to Auburn this past weekend.

“Auburn is not where I want to go,” he said.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior said he will sign with UNC on Wednesday.

7:15 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Michael - the BC coaching situation was the first thing that came to my mind as well. I applaud these folks for taking a hard stand, but when everyone else plays by different rules you're only hurting yourself.

7:16 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Aycock's coach should take a page from Randle's coach and make some calls...that will keep the AU boogieman away.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

From AU Undercover:

An assistant coach at Melrose High School in Memphis told AuburnUndercover.com on Monday morning he expects linebacker Greg King to sign with Tennessee on Wednesday.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Phred ... can we book Pink Floyd to play the song for us?

7:19 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

The Farms info explains the offer to Cann. Thanks, Keith.

7:19 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I wonder if Jet is near finished stewing from earlier?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Let's get it loaded on the jumbotron.

7:20 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Correct me if I'm wrong (unlikely) but I believe that the administration at BC is made up exclusively of puppets.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Awesome idea, Phred.

Best idea in ages.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Emory Blake on Tech Talk today. It's close to the beginning of this clip.

Emory Blake

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BC coaching situation = dispute over an employment contract among adults.

Aycock-GT = An unreasonable $aban-like, redneck ultimatum to a 17-year old kid.

7:22 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Saw the Division Bell tour at Legion Field and GA Tech....closed with Run Like Hell both times.

7:23 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Tennessee is looking at losing six once-committed recruits. Auburn is in on two of them, OKU and Phillips. Their recruiting boards are lamenting the loss of Trooper.

7:23 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Runing backs...

I figure Demond Washington ends up at corner

Gulley will be a receiver/wingback type (the guy that runs the jet on the wildcat)

I see Jacobs as a LB

and McCalleb and Oku (god willing) are way too good to pass up

odd man out.... eric smith

7:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I made some great bean and beef stew.

I've decided to take the day off on Wed.

7:26 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

LMAO Phred! Yea we're gonna have to 'RUN LIKE HELL' since we dont have any WRs or OL lol

7:26 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Here's the link on Johnnie Farms that Keith was talking about:

Perry OL Johnnie Farms sticking with North Carolina over Auburn

7:27 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Sponge here. Getting kind of crazy on the last days of cruitin. Just the fact that we may get some kids that UT,Ole Miss, Alabama etc wants is good enough for me. TT's initial class before his firing (eh.. resigning) we were kicking UT Martins and Lousianna Layfayett's butt for guys.

7:32 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

now that is kicker on a stick...sweet.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

right?

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy Sponge....don't get me started. xCTT had a higher player star average than we do even now. In fact, several of the original recruits have higher ratings now that their seasons are over than when initially recruited by xCTT.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

As for RB's. We need some, cause we aint got none. Maybe Fannin, but he hasn't bowled me over yet..maybe due to his shoulder surgery/recovery. Who else do we have that can take it to the house? Nobody on the roster now. We better sign about four of em and see if a couple pan out.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Listen to Run Like Hell on Gameday Friday afternoons of high school football season my senior year.

Didn't help one bit ... but I love the song.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Can any of these RB's Punt??? That would help....Maybe we are just wishing Brian Eagan will walk on for punts & FG.

7:40 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Jet - there was no help or hope for that team as I recall.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hoop. Yes and no. Lets see how we end up at the end. I'll say this. Rarely does a 5'7" player that weighs 170 make it for long in the SEC. I'm ok w/ one or two for a change in pace. Just take a look across the state. Hate to say it, but Nicks cruits have size and speed. NFL bodies. People didn't rave at his LSU teams talking about "how talented" they were for nothing. Lastly, players that AU recruits do get some credibility from the services regarding stars. They figure if we want them, they must be pretty good. I say stars dont' mean diddly UNLESS, a lot of other SEC teams are after these kids. Just my opinion.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Rivals postseason rankings

7:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's time for this madness to end.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Utah averages around 40th each year in recruiting, I would say Stars don't automatically mean alot. Since only around 1/3 of recruits actually end up contributing to a team, it's as much about pedicting/managing attrition as it is assembling stars.

I trust watching the kids live in camps/workouts than watching stars and film or worrying about the rest of the SEC.

We need more OL and tall, fast WRs.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It will be interesting to see how Tyrik develops.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Hoopie - Even Tom Luginbill made a similar point on the radio today. That Most schools, even big BCS teams, still have to refine and teach most prospects. Some time under the right coaching, and those are the players that can build a base for the team.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

I agree w/that too Hoop. I'm not so big into stars as I am in seeing who else is recruiting the kid. Size and speed. We need both. Especially at WR, for sure.

Is the dead period on now? Or can the REC still buy a kid a car on Tuesday?....

7:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I put up a new thread on Gaines/Farms ... but you can keep talking here if you like.

I just throw 'em up as I see 'em.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon....I was considering Tyrick and his possible academic qualification issues. I remembered reading in the book "The Blindside" what Michael Oher's family (adopted Mother)did to get him NCAA cleared. If we need to go those extremes...let's do it.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

I agree...With a few 2x4's and some stakes you can construct anything out of cement. However, without the right combination of ingredients ie, rebar, water mortar and TIME...the structure will crumble. Coaching is key. Coaching good talent is AUsome.

8:00 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

I have no problem with coaches pulling offers when committed players decide to visit other schools. It is a lesson in commitment.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm here to do my part. Put me in Coach Hoopie.

8:01 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Wasn't Farms one of the recruits CTT had before the disaster we called a season?

8:03 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

We saw what poor coaching can do to a team for sure. SEE AU 2008

8:04 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Slim - what in the Sam Hill is "water mortar?"

8:09 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

Sponge- The house has been cleared. A fire is obviously lit. hopefully it will rage out of control with or without a great wed. Let remember how long our new fearless leaders have had to do what they have done, with what they had to do it with.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

Phred- its new..water mortar as opposed to dry

8:12 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

Sorry...Calculas on the brain and not making any sense. We started over. things seem to be looking up. Regardless of what happens Wednesday, our program is on the way up...

8:15 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

It is really hard to tell what direction Auburn will take, and it is only partially because of Auburn. The competition in the SEC West is going to be even tougher. The first goal has to be to be in the top two or three in the West. As of now, we are likely 4th or 5th depending upon how much improvement we see from Arkansas.

11:21 PM  

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