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5th February 2009, 08:41 AM
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1. Eagle Football Receives 30 Commitments

[“When we were evaluating our needs for this recruiting class, both sides of the line were our biggest concerns. Between high school and junior college transfers I felt we addressed those needs. Similar to last year we needed to sign players that are capable of stepping in and helping out immediately,” said Hatcher. “Our goal every year is to win a Southern Conference championship and get to the point of competing for a national championship. Time will tell how good of a signing class this will be, but we think this group can help us accomplish our goals.]


2. Men's Basketball Continues Homestand Against Elon

[Georgia Southern continues a three-game homestand on Thursday night (Feb. 5) as the men’s basketball team plays host to Elon. Tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.]


3. Parr and Creighton Honored by CCSA

[Lauren Parr (Canton, Ohio) and Katie Creighton (Snellville, Ga.) helped lead swimming & diving to a 178-105 win over Campbell on Senior Day and were honored by the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association as Swimmer & Diver of the Week respectively.]


4. Elon men at Georgia Southern preview box

[The Phoenix has lost six of seven meetings with Georgia Southern since joining the Southern Conference prior to the 2003-04 season.]


5. Basketball, beer and Curry, too

[Georgia Southern coach Jeff Price needs just two wins for 300 in his career. The top five coaches in the SoCon for career wins:]


6. Fledgling Eagles hope to break skid

[“All you need to know about Elon is that they just went to the College of Charleston and held them to eight in the first half and beat them on their floor, which is extremely hard to do,” said GSU coach Jeff Price. “Obviously we understand what we’re in for. Our team is certainly in no position to look past anybody the way things are going with us right now.”]


7. GSU Signing Day 2009 coverage

[“Our number one position we were concerned with was our wide receivers,” stated Hatcher. “Our top three concerns were receivers, offensive line and defensive line. If you look at the list of our recruits, a majority of our players are linemen.”]


8. Ashley Melson leads team on and off the court

[GSU was a top choice for Melson ever since she was recruited by the school. “I came to Georgia Southern because of the atmosphere, tradition, and my family like it here as well,” said Melson. “It’s very family oriented.”]


9. GSU fills needs with 2009 recruiting class

["From the first day Coach Hatcher came to GSU , he made it clear he wants to recruit local athletes," SHS, coach Steve Pennington said. "He extended his arm, not only to us, but the entire southeast Georgia area."]


10. Eagles go for substance over flash

[Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher unveiled his third signing class with the Eagles on Wednesday, and by his own admission there was not a lot of flash and sizzle. “You don’t have that when you recruit offensive and defensive linemen and receivers,” said Hatcher, who had a signing class of 30 players from four states.]


11. Thomson players sign

[The 6-2, 185-lb., Eubanks, signed a letter of intent to play for the Georgia Southern University Eagles in Statesboro. Eubanks was a star wide receiver and defensive back at Thomson.]


12. Dublin Signees

[Briceton Cannada heads to the United States Air Force Academy while Jontrel Colbert, makes his way to Newport News and Jack Whittle will be wearing the colors of Georgia Southern. Last, but certainly not least, Anthony Thomas is heading to Savannah State.]


13. Nine Syrupmakers sign letters-of-intent

[Cairo’s other signees include offensive lineman Anthony Brown and wide receiver J.J. Wilcox with Georgia Southern, Terrell Perkins with Albany State and Justin Palmer with Valdosta State. The nine signees are Cairo’s biggest class ever to sign on National Signing Day.]


14. Williams signs with Jaguars

[Also signing at Thomasville were offensive linemen Hank Summitt with Georgia Southern and Cedric Brown with Savannah State. Both were Times-Enterprise first-team all-area selections last season. “It’s just another step,” Summitt said. “(The school’s) big enough but just small enough, and the coaches remind me a lot of coach (Richie) Marsh and all them. They’re all young and excited.”]


15. Newnan High sees baker’s dozen of athletes sign college scholarships

[Fellow senior linebacker Will Koran chose Georgia Southern over a host of schools including Western Carolina, Akron, and Alabama-Birmingham. “I just felt like Georgia Southern was the best fit for me,” said Koran. “I got to meet all of their coaches and some of their players and see the facility.”]


16. Area athletes sign on to next phase of football careers

[Osborn and Rowe will be getting much more familiar with each other at Georgia Southern over the summer and fall. Rowe said he found out the Valley signal-caller was interested in the Eagles after Rowe made his campus visit. So Rowe called Osborn up and did some recruiting of his own. “I told him he needed to check it out, because it was a really good place to be,” Rowe said. “When he went down, he called me and said, ‘You’re right.’ “I told him if we go down there and get focused, maybe we can make some things happen.”]

http://www.oanow.com/oan/sports/high_school_prep/football/article/area_athletes_sign_on_to_next_phase_of_football_ca reers/57978/

17. Eight Naples players fly 'home'

[Three other Naples players also signed national letters of intent. Tight end Cole Gordon will go to Georgia Southern and offensive lineman George Davila (University of Charleston) and defensive back Mark Pearson (Concord) signed with Division II schools.]


18. Area athletes make commitments official

[Weingart had two teammates sign, as linebacker Kyle Oehlbeck (Georgia Southern) and quarterback Kevin Prindle (Hamilton) made their decisions official.]

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090204/ARTICLES/902050992/1010/LIVING02?Title=Area_athletes_make_commitments_offi cial

19. Six-cess for Nease

[Also signing his letter of intent was The Record's Player of the Year, receiver Patrick Barker. After leading North Florida in receiving at 1,301 yards, Barker is headed to Georgia Southern. He visited the school, which has won six Football Championship Subdivision national championships, over the weekend. He chose the Eagles over offers from Arkansas State and Air Force, among others. "I fell in love with the school," he said.]


20. Gillislee relieved he's now a Gator

[Other area recruits who made things official Wednesday were Seabreeze defensive back Jonathan Scott, who signed with West Virginia, and Seabreeze offensive lineman Lawrence Martin, who signed with Georgia Southern.]


21. Parents face a deluge of information in helping their child sort through the recruiting process

[“One thing coach Rusty Cram at Georgia Southern said, when you pick a school, make sure it’s somewhere you’ll be happy if you don’t have your sport,” Scott said. “If not, it’s probably not the place for you.”]

http://www.insidenova.com/isn/sports/high_school_prep/article/parents_face_a_deluge_of_information_in_helping_th eir_child_sort_through_th/29253/

22. Non-football signees

[The Golden Eagles had two baseball signees - Josh Patton (North Florida) and Ryan Sadler (Georgia Southern).]


23. Baylor's Scales Signs With Georgia Southern

[Baylor midfielder Caroline Scales has signed a soccer scholarship with Georgia Southern University. She signed with the Southern Conference School, coached by Ashley Hart, on February 4th – National Signing Day.]


24. Area athletes busy on National Signing Day

[Another area standout runner, Mary O’Sullivan, who holds Wren High’s records in the 400- and 800-meter runs, signed with Georgia Southern University.]


25. Mason athletes ink letters-of-intent on Signing Day

[Matula was one of five girls soccer players to ink letters-of-intent. The others were: Skylar Chew (Ball State); Courtney Collins (Georgia Southern); Rachel DeFrank (Valparaiso); and Hailey Morris (Emory).]


5th February 2009, 09:34 AM
So, in looking at these articles I see three guys (Kyle Ohlbeck, Will Koran and Hank Summit) in various places that say they signed with us, but they're not on our list from yesterday. Are there more than 30 with these guys signing late, or are they maybe grayshirts, or what? Inquiring minds............