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Tucker DL Deion Roberson is finished for season with injury

12:02 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tucker defensive tackle Deion Roberson, who has been out since dislocating his left ankle on the second play of the season, found out last week that his rehab will definitely keep him off the field the rest of the season. The 6-foot-3, 258-pound senior had hoped he’d be able to return sometime during the playoffs, but the rehab will be “much longer” than first thought. He’ll now have to settle on watching practices and games from the sidelines and helping the Tigers in other ways, like giving pointers to younger players. “It’s hard to take, but I’ve got to make sure my ankle will be ready for when I get to college,” he said. Roberson said he has two official visits planned: Nov. 22 to Louisville and Jan. 16 to North Carolina State. He said he will reschedule a trip to West Virginia. He had originally planned a trip to Morgantown on Dec. 6, but had to cancel because that’s the same day he will take the SAT. He also has been offered by Memphis, Maryland, East Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa State, Georgia Southern and South Alabama. Clemson is still a possibility, but no offer has been made. “I like the campus, coaches, atmosphere and all of that,” he said, adding that despite Tommy Bowden’s recent resignation he’s still interested in the ACC school. “They’ve recruited me hard, but I’m going to take it day by day and we’ll see what happens.”

Maryland withdraws offer to Charlton County’s Ricky Hart

4:06 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008

Maryland has rescinded its scholarship offer to Charlton County offensive lineman Ricky Hart, who had committed to the Terrapins. Charlton County coach Rick McWhorter said Maryland had concerns about Hart meeting college entrance requirements. “We were worried about this happening,” McWhorter said. “[However] Maryland said they’d love to see him go to a prep school next year.” The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Hart is listed “questionable” for Friday’s game against Appling County with a strained left shoulder

Tucker's Roberson out for the season with injury

11:52 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2008

Tucker's Roberson out for the season with injury Tucker defensive end Deion Roberson, a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150 list, will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated ankle, his coach said. Roberson suffered the left ankle injury in Tucker’s season-opening 26-12 victory at Brunswick on Aug. 29, when a teammate was blocked into his leg during the game’s second play. Tucker coach Franklin Stephens said Monday that Roberson is expected to make a full recovery. “Anytime a player of that size [6-3, 258] and caliber is lost it affects the team tremendously,” Stephens said. “The loss of Deion is a big blow for a team that could not afford any injuries.” Tucker is 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA. Roberson has been offered by Memphis, West Virginia, N.C. State, Louisville, East Carolina, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State, Georgia Southern and South Alabama, and has said that he’s not concerned his injury will scare schools away.

Clemson offers Flowery Branch DE Cross

9:37 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just when it appeared that Georgia Tech might have the inside track on scoring a commitment from Flowery Branch’s Izaan Cross, ACC rival Clemson officially threw its hat in the recruiting ring last week after extending a scholarship offer to the talented defensive end. Cross, who also has offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Central Florida, wasn’t surprised when Clemson’s offer arrived. The Tigers have been recruiting him aggressively for several months. “With Clemson, the recruiting coach has been to my school, but the defensive line coach wanted to see me before they offered me,” said Cross, a member of the AJC’s Georgia Top 150. “But with me not being able to get over there yet, they finally said ‘we’ll go ahead and offer you.’ “And it’s just an hour and-a-half from home. That’s good, and a positive on their side.” Cross will likely take a road trip to Clemson this fall. “I would say so,” he said. “I’m going to try to get up there to one of their games this year, and it possibly might be one of my five [official visits],” he said. “As far as two or three of my other [four official] visits, I’d say Georgia Tech and probably Mississippi State.”

Other schools not giving up Tech commit Sweeting

6:41 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2008

Georgia Tech had two commitments for its 2009 class switch to other schools. Luella defensive back Roderick Sweeting, who was leaning toward Auburn before committing to the Yellow Jackets, said he is standing by his college decision. Sweeting said Alabama, Kentucky, and Maryland are still making overtures, trying to convince him to change his mind. “I thought I made it pretty clear that I was going to Tech, but I’m not surprised I’m still hearing from the other schools,” Sweeting said. “It doesn’t bother me. That’s their job, to recruit, so I’m sure they’ll stay on me but I’m going to Georgia Tech.”

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