Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away…

I would not be doing my job here at GTP if I didn’t take a moment to point out that the Johnson Doctrine died a quiet death this past weekend.  I hope you’ll take a minute to join me in mourning its passing.

Crawford said he talked with Georgia Tech assistant Charles Kelly on Sunday and was assured that he still had a scholarship offer waiting for him after returning from Miami[Emphasis added.]

Not that it did Tech any good.

Georgia Tech lost one of its recruits on Sunday.

Antonio Crawford, a defensive back from Tampa, flipped from the Yellow Jackets to Miami. He had been committed to Georgia Tech since last summer, but changed his mind after getting a last-minute offer from Miami a few days ago and taking a recruiting trip with the Hurricanes over the weekend.

Capitulation to a 17-year old is only worse when it doesn’t pay off.  Don’t cry for Paul, though – Johnson’s found his new Bey Bey.

“They said I was a pretty big dude for wide receiver and if I grow too much that I could play linebacker,” Henry said.

You know, that’s what every quarterback wants to hear from the candidate to be his next big target.

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17 responses to “Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away…

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Sounds like Johnson offered his honor but Crawford didn’t honor his offer.

    And, a wide receiver who could go to linebacker? That’s gotta be a perfect fit at receiver. Heh.

    • Doug

      And don’t we have a guy from the 2011 Dream Team who was offered a scholly to play QB at Tech but decided he’d rather play safety for UGA? That Paul Johnson sure is a keen evaluator of talent.

  2. adam

    Catch this one, Senator?

    http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/21/georgia-tech-first-commitment-for-2012-gets-scholarship-offer-revoked/

    Johnson is such an asshole. Wonder of the kid really is good and flying under the radar. Maybe he ends up a dawg. Regardless, he was clearly mistreated by GA Tech and the staff there. And not only that.. But they dragged him along and lied to him and his HS coach. That’s awful. Now the kid has 3 days to try to get another offer before signing day. Though, I know he could sign after, if he’s willing to wait.

    Still, that’s tough and is just not how you should do business. Kind of makes me hope he ends up in Athens and turns out to be a great player (especially against Tech).

    • Comin' Down The Track

      Look, I’ll rag on Trek as much as the next guy, but that article is dated nine days ago, and the kid just committed to UNC last night. Now, it does raise a few more questions. UNC, Syracuse and (I think) Wake offered the guy. Surely their academic standards are approximately the same as The Nerds. Also, the coach who was hadling Junior’s recruitment was fired yesterday, out of the blue. One can’t really admit to recruiting violations while already being punished for improprieties, can one? It’s called “Lack of Constipational Control” or something. It means you’ve finally crapped yourself.
      Methinks there is something rotten in the state of North Avenue.

      • Comin' Down The Track

        PS Cheap Trick was my first rock concert.

      • Cojones

        It also doesn’t sound like Bobo got back to him. If his ACT score was sufficient, does that necessarily mean that Tech’s standards for football players is higher or are they just snootier?

        My first thought was agreement on “there is something rotten in the state of North Avenue”. Not sure that all is up front with the HS coach, but the acceptance to UNC and offers from Syracuse and Wake doesn’t belie the doubt. Hoped the kid does well and ends up helping win a game (whenever played) over GT. Their noses have always ended up so high they can smell their hair. And for no good reasoning.

  3. Normaltown Mike

    Re: The Johnson Doctrine

    Sounds like it shrunk when it mattered most.

  4. Go Dawgs!

    The Johnson Doctrine turned out to be idle grandstanding with an exception for good players? I’m shocked… SHOCKED!

  5. Macallanlover

    Even for Tek this guy is an unpleasant head to have at the prick of your program. Guess he was this bad at GSU but a 1AA program doesn’t have the AJC giving it as much ink as a mid-major gets.

  6. charlottedawg

    Georgia tech: where 2′s want to believe they’re 10s. Applicable to everything at that school from girls to the fans to the football coach.

    • Cojones

      And their academics. Posturing because you have Science/Math requisites for an ED doesn’t mean that even your Science programs/Research matches UGA. Give them the Nuclear Physics and us the Biological Sciences for the rub. They haven’t changed their arrogant-ignorant stance for years. Screw’em.

  7. You are a pu$$y is a GASH (Gay Arian Skin Head)

    Comrade, we must not take to the intertubes yet. Are time is nigh.

  8. Faulkner

    Senator-
    Please install the douche filter for comments.
    Thank you.