Posted: 3:32 pm Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Preddy ready to give ’110 percent’ 

By Ken Sugiura

Having grown up playing basketball, Michael Preddy had to be talked into playing football. At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, it isn’t hard to understand why his high school coaches wanted him to try out.

Preddy, from Charleston, S.C., will play offensive line for the Yellow Jackets, one of six incoming freshmen on the line.

His message for Tech fans, given just prior to his arrival on campus last week, is “that I’m a hard worker and whenever I come there, I’m going to give Georgia Tech 110 percent.”

Preddy was twice an all-region selection in football and also a two-time all-state pick in basketball. Louisville and Wake Forest also made scholarship offers to him. He played tight end and defensive end in high school.

Aside from his private-school education at Porter-Gaud School, Preddy can rely on at least one more source of support from home. Preddy’s mother Linda Jenkins moved with him to Atlanta.

“Having that support system and having someone move, completely relocate to be up at Georgia Tech with me, that support is just unreal,” Preddy said.

 

 

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25 comments
gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Keep them coming, sounds like a hard worker.

CynthiaTuckerrhymeswith
CynthiaTuckerrhymeswith

We note that Preddy, a Tech man, did not say, erroneously, he'd give '110%' for Tech.  He said, correctly, he'd give '100%'.

The moronic and possible UGA dropout AJC headline writer put in the '110%'.

Clarke County and/or the AJC, the places where mathematics went to die.

Welcome, Mr. Preddy and don't ever read the AJC...it's beneath you.

unajacket
unajacket

weird discussions of the thread topic

juvenal
juvenal

at least we don't have to dread Italy..... 

juvenal
juvenal

Welcome to a life process learning experience-hard work is who we are....... 

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@juvenal 

Don't you know that all top athletes give 110% these days?  It's the equivalent of the lead guitarist's equipment in Spinal Tap ("it goes to eleven")

BTW - I expect Germany-USA to be a replay of Germany-Austria in the 1982 WC. 

juvenal
juvenal

@gtcaryd @unajacket BC, Paul, & me like to pull for at one successful football team.......Mutti had no choice about being in die Hitlerjugend......

juvenal
juvenal

@PaulinNH heading/text mis-match-which is what Thursday should be.......still,fine with me if my #2 draws, after drawing with Portugal........

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

@juvenal @PaulinNH 

Don't give up!! We can take the Nazis.

Otherwise, Belgica & the incomparable Ha-Zard await. :(

Beat the Germans -- We'll boat-race the Reds! :)

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 @juvenal 

Germany and the US both go through with a draw - Google Germany Austria 1982 to see what is likely to happen.

GTMan1949
GTMan1949

 BigCrimson,  this is a comical statement, good to have a chuckle for the day

juvenal
juvenal

@BigCrimson75 @juvenal @PaulinNH i could take offense at that if i were 1 of the thin-skinned-as it is, still laffing at your 21st C crack(see Jer5:12)....wish Schuerrle would stay onsides........no team that played in Manaus won the next game, suspect it's "Mann aUS" for the popsicles.....

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@GeorgeStein 

You'll never make it as a striker for Uruguay or Liverpool then.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@PaulinNH Who can blame him, really?   It is difficult to resist Italian subs.


/rimshot

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Impressed by my boy Eden coming thru in crunch time!?

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Relax Juvie.

And yes, unfortunately this Country is home to more believers of that ideology than Deutschland.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 

He was invisible until the end - but he setup the winner very well.

Watch out for the Oranje - Robben and RvP are playing very well

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 

Heck BigC - there are almost as many people on the USMNT who were born in Germany as on Der Mannschaft