We’re talking about things falling into place for Saturday morning’s Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Columbus Trade Center.

Former Kendrick and Auburn football star Dell McGee is the big name in the Class of 2024, and he’s about to make a big move in his coaching career. Multiple media outlets are reporting that McGee is set to be named head coach at Georgia State, perhaps as early as tomorrow.

McGee has been the running backs coach at Georgia since 2016, building a reputation as one of the nation’s top recruiters and earning a pair national championship rings in the process.

He led the Carver Tigers to the GHSA Class AAA state title in 2007, developing future NFL players like Jarvis Jones, Isaiah Crowell, Chris Hubbard and Gabe Wright. He spent 2013 as an analyst at Auburn, as the Tigers made it to the BCS Championship game, followed by two years at Georgia Southern as running backs coach and associate head coach, taking over as the interim head coach when Willie Fritz left for Tulane, leading the Eagles to a win over Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile.

In other words, everyone in Columbus has been waiting for Dell to get his shot, and it’s time.

He should get a great reception on Saturday morning.

Also being inducted, Glenwood basketball and softball coach Dusty Perdue, former Spencer and Tennessee State football star Monk Johnson, former South Girard HS basketball standout Tommy “Mac” Chambers, and Mason Lampton, driving force behind the Columbus Steeplechase.

Tickets are still available, and full disclosure, I’m a member of the Board of Directors.

Hope to see you there Saturday morning!

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