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UGA commit Deon Rogers feels better after coaches visit

2:50 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Deon Rogers had a Georgia entourage come to his house on Monday and he’s feeling a lot better about things as a result. Head coach Mark Richt, tight ends coach John Lilly and running backs coach Bryan McClendon paid Rogers a visit Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He also spoke to new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham via telephone. Rogers said he was still committed to the Bulldogs before their meeting but he was even more committed afterward “It went real well,” said Rogers, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound linebacker from Treasure Coast High School. “It took a lot of stress off my shoulders. Now I’m ready.”

Miller Grove speedster to decide between football and track offers

6:52 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2008

Miller Grove's Kenneth Gilstrap, a two-sport prospect in football and track, has an official visit to Middle Tennessee State this weekend, he said in a text message on Friday. He also reported he was named to the East squad in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl all-star game next month in Myrtle Beach. S.C. The game is scheduled Jan. 2 at Coastal Carolina University, Gilstrap, who has 4.31 speed in the 40, is a blue-chip track prospect as a sprinter with offers from Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville and Western Kentucky. His football offers include Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap can play receiver, kick returner and defensive back in football. He wants to play both sports in college.

Dunwoody DE may be headed to West Virginia

4:19 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dunwoody defensive end Malcolm Mitchell, an AJC Georgia Top 150 prospect, said he "probably" will visit West Virginia this weekend. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior said in a text message Monday evening that the visit hasn't been scheduled, but he added that he would "definitely" visit Tulane on Dec. 12. West Virginia is one of three programs in the lead in his recruitment. South Carolina and Louisville are the other two. Tulane, Central Florida, Marshall, Indiana and Alabama-Birmingham also have offered.

Injured Tucker DL Deion Roberson has plenty of big-time offers

11:23 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tucker lineman Deion Roberson is 6-foot-3 and 258 pounds, but there's still some growing to do, says his high school coach. Once that happens, look out in college. "Deion is a big athletic defensive lineman who will demand double teams on the next level," said Tucker coach Franklin Stephens. "When he finishes growing and maturing, he will be an excellent lineman on the next level." Where Roberson will end up at the next level has yet to be decided. He said recently that he has official visits set with Louisville (this weekend) and North Carolina State in January. He also said that a visit to West Virginia, originally planned for the first weekend of December, had to be re-scheduled because it's the same day he is taking the SAT. There hasn't been anything else new to report on Roberson's recruitment, perhaps a product of the ankle injury he suffered in the first game of the season. The severely dislocated left ankle has kept him off the field the entire season. Stephens said Roberson's rehab "is on schedule." Roberson also has been offered by Memphis, Maryland, East Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa State, Georgia Southern and South Alabama.

Kell tight end Middleton receives offer from Ohio

10:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2008

After sending out a fresh set of highlight tapes, Kell’s Will Middleton has found new interest for his services. The Longhorns tight end received a scholarship offer from Ohio University last week. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Middleton has received offers from Indiana, Louisville, Rutgers, Marshall and South Carolina. Kell’s defensive coach Doug Orebaugh has a connection on the Bobcats staff. The friendship has proved beneficial for Middleton. “I like what they [Ohio] do with their tight ends,” Middleton said. “They catch a lot of balls, and they really like to use them in the passing game. That’s what I like. I want to be that option.” Middleton is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. He previously committed to South Carolina but ended that through a “mutual separation.” Now, he’s open to any school. “I’m just leaving it open until I take my visits,” Middleton said. “I want to be certain this time. I’ve still got interest in Louisville and Marshall, but it’s too early to say.”

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