City: Memphis, TN
Conference: Conference USA
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Demetrius Green||B-||6'1"/195||Cedartown High School||Linebacker||Ball State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Navy and Wofford|
|DeWaine Coleman||B-||6'1"/175||Camden County High School||Cornerback||Central Florida, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State|
|Jordan Miller||No Rating||6'8"/275||Harrison High School||Offensive tackle||Memphis|
|Ricky Hart||A-||6'3"/320||Charlton County High School||Defensive tackle||Memphis|
|Ryan Attaway||No Rating||6'6"/310||Camden County High School||Offensive tackle||Memphis|
Stone Mountain linebacker Milton Meeks has added South Alabama, Lousiana-Monroe and Liberty to the list of schools who have offered. Memphis also is on his list. Meeks said he will try to set up a visit to Liberty after Thanksgiving, but wasn't sure about visiting any of the other schools.
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.”
Stockbridge linebacker Thad Rachell is planning to visit Memphis University this weekend for the Tigers’ game against Nicholls State. Rachell, who is awaiting official offers, has drawn interested from SEC and ACC schools, but Memphis has drawn his attention because former Stockbridge quarteback Tyler Bass is playing for the Tigers. “It’s a good school,” said Rachell, a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. “They have good academics and a good program. It seems like the coaches are real good and they take care of you up there.”
Injured Tucker defensive lineman Deion Roberson still has a cast on his injured left ankle and won’t begin his rehab for a few weeks. Roberson said he was due last week to have a walking boot put on the ankle that he severely dislocated during the second play of the season, but couldn’t be fitted for one. He said his size 15 foot was the problem. “They didn’t have my size,” he said. Roberson’s next doctor’s appointment is Oct. 20, he said, and by that time he hopes to be completely off crutches. “I was looking forward to the boot, but I guess things happen,” he said. Roberson said he has scheduled an official visit Nov. 22 to Louisville. He also said he has heard from three new schools (Kentucky, UCLA, Rutgers), but there were no offers. The 6-foot-3, 258 pound senior says he has had offers from North Carolina State, Memphis, Duke, Iowa State, Georgia Southern and South Alabama. As for returning to the field for Tucker this season, Roberson still hopes to play sometime during the playoffs.
He didn’t grow up a Georgia fan, but Northview junior defensive tackle Denzel McCoy is still hoping for a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs. “Georgia is a great school and it’s close to home,” said McCoy, who will be at Sanford Stadium Saturday night to watch the Dogs play Alabama. “They offer a great education and have a winning program.” McCoy, who attended Saturday’s Mississippi State-Georgia Tech game in Atlanta, was born in North Carolina. He moved to Georgia during the second grade after calling Florida home for a brief period of time. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman picked up a scholarship offer from Oregon earlier today. He already had offers from Alabama, Duke, Georgia Tech, Memphis, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, Stanford, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. He’s eager to see if the Dogs will make their move this weekend when he attends the highly-anticipated SEC contest along with his parents. “I’d say it’s 50-50 that Georgia will offer me on Saturday,” said McCoy, who is being recruited by Bulldogs assistant coach Rodney Garner. “Hopefully, they will. I’ve been receiving a lot of e-mails and mail from them.”