"Big Purp" Camps On The Flats

Lorenzo Mauldin is a 6'4" defensive end from Atlanta's Maynard Jackson High School and recently spent some time at two camps on the Georgia Tech campus. Mauldin, who's nickname is "Big Purp", enjoyed his time and learning some new things from the Georgia Tech coaches.

They call him "Big Purp". Most people know him as Lorenzo Mauldin, a 6-4, 240 pound, Class of 2011, defensive end, from Atlanta's Maynard Jackson High School. He was recently on the Tech campus for a pair of camps and shared his experience and updated is recruitment.

Mauldin's first trip to Georgia Tech's campus this past week was for the Offensive/Defensive lineman camp. He followed that up by attending the one day Junior-Senior Camp.

Lorenzo got to experience some things that he had yet to experience with his high school team. "The coaches worked on technique, finesse, and stances and a lot of that was new to me," said Mauldin. "We also did some one on one and I worked with Coach (Al) Groh and Coach (Andy) McCollum."

Mauldin also had a chance to chat with Coach (Paul) Johnson. "He said that I gave a good effort." Lorenzo left the camp without an offer from Tech. "I have offers from Kentucky, South Carolina, Troy, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, and a new offer from Marshall."

Two of those schools are paying Mauldin more attention than others. "I hear more from Kentucky and South Carolina and I have visits planned there soon and I'm also going to summer camps at each school."

Lorenzo plans on waiting to see what offers he gets before making a decision. "I will pick a school based on academics and then their football program." Mauldin currently has a 3.1 GPA. "I hope to make a decision midway through my senior season."

Mauldin came about his nickname because his taste in clothes. "I like to wear a lot of purple so my buddies shortened it and they call me "Big Purp"."

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