Address: 603 Walker Drive
City: Locust Grove, GA
Web site: http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/lhs/
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Roderick Sweeting||A||6'0"/170||Luella High School||Cornerback||Georgia Tech|
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.”
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."