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|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Darren Myles||A+||6'1"/175||Carver-Atlanta High School||Defensive back||Tennessee|
|Demond Dennis||B||5'9"/190||Carver-Atlanta High School||Running back||New Mexico|
|Kevin Myles||B-||5'8"/155||Carver-Atlanta High School||Cornerback||Akron, Alabama-Birmingham, East Carolina, Louisville, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan|
|Phillip Harvey||B-||6'3"/215||Carver-Atlanta High School||Defensive end||Western Carolina and Western Michigan|
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson met on Wednesday with Carver-Atlanta safety Darren Myles, one of the nation's top uncommitted players. What did Johnson have to say? "He said they really want me, and they wanted to know what it was going to take to get me there," Myles told the AJC. Myles said after meeting with Johnson, he has decided to take an official visit to Georgia Tech in January (date to be determined). Myles will take recruiting trips to LSU this weekend and Alabama on Jan. 9. He said his other top schools are Michigan, West Virginia and Purdue. Myles also said he is no longer consideriing UGA.
Carver-Atlanta safety Darren Myles, one of the nation's top uncommitted prospects, still isn't sure why he hasn't heard from UGA in recent weeks. He is no longer considering the Bulldogs. "You'd have to ask [UGA], I'm really not sure what is going on," Myles said. "I guess they found someone else they like better at the safety position. They had one commitment at safety [Early County's Shawn Williams], and I knew that they had limited scholarships this year." "I guess they found someone they liked better for that other scholarship at safety, I don't really know." If UGA tried to get back into the picture, would Myles be interested? "No, I don't think so. Georgia has moved on, and so have I." Did Georgia lose a golden opportunity with Myles? That appears to be unlikely. When asked if UGA was ever at the top of his recruiting list, Myles would only go as far to say that the Bulldogs were in his top 10. Myles was visited by Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday and agreed to take an official visit to the ACC school in January. Myles will make recruiting trips to LSU this weekend and Alabama on Jan. 9. He is also considering Michigan, West Virginia and Purdue.
Carver-Atlanta defensive end Phillip Harvey got offers from Western Michigan and Western Carolina during the summer. Now some bigger schools are getting involved. Middle Tennessee State called the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Harvey on Tuesday night, and Auburn and Ole Miss have shown a little interest. Harvey was excited about hearing from MTSU. “They asked me how everything was going, how I felt about their school, and how they have been thinking about me and want to recruit me hard,” Harvey said. Harvey said until MTSU offers, his favorite is probably Western Michigan, although the cold weather concerns him. He said he plans to set up official visits to Western Michigan and Western Carolina.
About half of Georgia’s top 25 recruits remain uncommitted. Here are the best 10 still on the market. Three of our reporters then make predictions on their final destinations. Darren Myles, Carver-Atlanta: The only surprise would be if Myles, a Super 11 safety, committed early. He’s very interested in LSU and Georgia, but the sense here is that he’ll be swayed by something in early winter, not the fall. This battle is just beginning. Predictions: Michael Carvell: Georgia Jeff Hood: Georgia Todd Holcomb: LSU Jarvis Jones, Carver-Columbus: The consensus No. 1 recruit in Georgia, Jones is another who’s not likely to commit until after the season. Best guess is that this linebacker will go with Clemson, Florida, Georgia or LSU, but he has not ruled out Miami, Texas or Southern Cal. He could wind up a safety in college. Predictions: Carvell: LSU Hood: Clemson Holcomb: Georgia Jamal Patterson, Henry County: This swift wide receiver told our Michael Carvell this month that he’ll make official visits to Stanford and Central Florida. His other choices are Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, Auburn and Oregon. Great student, which is one reason he made our Super 11 list. Predictions: Carvell: Central Florida Hood: Central Florida Holcomb: Stanford Johnnie Farms, Perry: This Super 11 lineman says he’d like to stay near home. He has gone to camp at Alabama and South Carolina and recently visited Auburn. He’s believed to be an Auburn lean. Predictions: Carvell: Auburn Hood: Auburn Holcomb: Auburn Jonathan Davis, Tucker: Many feel this is the best football player in Georgia, even if his size - 5-8 - doesn’t make him a 5-star recruit. He’s got offers from Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Louisville, Central Florida and UAB, although there’s blog talk that South Carolina may back off after getting commitments from two safeties and two linebackers this month, including Apalachee’s Chaun Gresham. Predictions: Carvell: Oklahoma State Hood: Central Florida Holcomb: Central Florida Branden Smith, Washington: The best corner prospect in Georgia, Smith told us this month that he plans to make his decision Jan. 4 at the Under Armour All-Star game. He’s camped at LSU and Auburn and visited Georgia and Alabama this summer. Predictions: Carvell: Georgia Hood: LSU Holcomb: Georgia Izaan Cross, Flowery Branch: This defensive end told our Jeff Hood last weekend that Clemson just made an offer. We still think he’s a Georgia Tech lean. His Flowery Branch teammate, Daniel Drummond, is a Tech commit, and quarterback Connor Shaw has a Tech offer as a junior and is the brother of current Tech freshman Jaybo Shaw. Predictions: Carvell: Georgia Tech Hood: Georgia Tech Holcomb: Georgia Tech Michael Bowman, Ridgeland: This 6-foot-5 receiver told our Seth Coleman that he’s down to Auburn, Georgia and LSU. Predictions: Carvell: Prep school Hood: Georgia Holcomb: Auburn Julian Burnett, Westside-Macon: This is a linebacker that we rank higher than the recruiting services, who don’t like his height, 5-10. Auburn is perhaps his favorite, but he’s waiting on an offer. Predictions: Carvell: Mississippi Hood: Alabama-Birmingham Holcomb: Auburn Darius Slay, Brunswick: Not the best ‘’prospect’’ because he’s got grade issues that keep some top schools from offering. Georgia hasn’t even visited. But Slay, a cornerback with 4.37 speed, is a player with Super 11 and perhaps NFL talent. Clemson and South Carolina have visited and essentially offered — contingent on Slay coming through academically. Predictions: Carvell: South Carolina Hood: Prep school Holcomb: JUCO
Demond Dennis of Carver, Atlanta was thrilled to learn earlier this year that he had received scholarship offers from SEC powerhouses Alabama and Auburn. But the euphoria subsided just a bit once he read the fine print. “I was excited when I first got [the offers], but now they both want me to switch over to defensive back,” the 5-foot-10, 193-pound senior said. “I want to play running back. “I haven’t had time to talk to either of them face-to-face. But I’ve been told that their depth charts at running back are full.” Dennis also holds offers from East Carolina, Illinois, Louisville, Western Kentucky and UAB. He is being recruited by each of those programs as a running back. Alabama and Auburn’s decision to target Dennis as a cornerback could open the door for the Cardinals. “I know I’m going to take a visit to Louisville,” said Dennis, who started at cornerback for Carver as a sophomore before moving to running back during his junior season. “I’ll try to take a visit to UAB, Alabama and Auburn.” Dennis, who runs the 40 in 4.45 seconds, has plenty of research ahead of him this fall. “I believe once I do all of my visits and meet all of the coaches, I’ll commit,” he said. “It will probably be after the season.”