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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.”

WR Marlon Brown says he’s coming back to UGA for another look

6:46 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008

Georgia coach Mark Richt, who has gone public with his wish to sign two big-time wide receivers in February, is making advances with No. 1 target Marlon Brown of Memphis. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Brown told the AJC that he plans to return to Georgia for an unofficial visit “in the near future.” Brown took his official visit to Athens for the Alabama game. “I’m going back there, and it’s going to be for a basketball game,” Brown said. “I’m still very impressed with Georgia, it was nothing like I thought it would be. I want to go back and meet with Georgia’s basketball coaches because I’d like to play [both] in college.” Brown’s emerging interest is a much-needed boost of energy for Georgia in its national search. The Bulldogs have been reeling after narrowly losing out to LSU on Rantavious Wooten of Belle Glade, Fla., in August. Other than Brown and perhaps Andre Debose of Sanford, Fla., Georgia doesn’t appear to be major players with any of the Southeast’s top uncommitted wide receivers. Brown’s desire to return to Georgia for a second look is proof of his serious interest. He said he couldn’t name a visit date yet because of his own football and basketball schedule, along with making college visits for both sports. Last weekend, Brown took an official visit to Ohio State, where his host was freshman quarterback sensation Terrelle Pryor. Brown said his three remaining recruiting trips are LSU on Jan. 10, Florida on Jan. 24, and Tennessee on Jan. 31. Wednesday was a big day for UGA’s recruiting efforts. Booker T. Washington cornerback Brandon Smith, ranked as the state’s No. 1 prospect, finally scheduled his official visit to UGA

Luella DB Roderick Sweeting picks Tech

12:41 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008

For the second day in a row, one of the state's top prospects committed to Georgia Tech before its practice session. Luella defensive back Roderick Sweeting told Tech coach Paul Johnson that he intends to sign with the Yellow Jackets. The day before, Newnan offensive lineman Raymond Beno also committed before Tech's practice. Sweeting is perhaps Tech's most celebrated 2009 commitment thus far. He is ranked as the nation's No. 20 cornerback by Scout, and picked the Yellow Jackets over Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee and Auburn, among 17 offers. The 6-foot, 175-pounder said he spent most of Thursday touring Tech's campus with his parents and finished it by committing. Said Sweeting: "I just felt great about Georgia Tech. They have been recruiting me very hard and showing a lot of love. Coach Johnson seemed excited. He told me I was always at the top of his list of cornerbacks." Luella coach Paul Burgdorf said Tech is getting a versatile player in Sweeting. "I think in the ACC he could be looked at as a corner or safety, " he said. "He could also return kicks and punts. For us [at Luella], we've even got a quarterback package for him. He's got great size and loves to hit. Georgia Tech is getting a pretty good student and a pretty good football player."

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